Decision details

Proposed closure of Pells CE Primary School, Lewes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


33.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services

33.2     The Cabinet RESOLVED – to approve the closure of Pells CE Primary School, Lewes with effect from 31 August 2017




33.3     The representation period following publication of the statutory notices brought only one response to the proposal to close Pells CE Primary School, Lewes.  The response does not bring forward any new information or evidence to suggest the recommendation for closure should be reconsidered. The Cabinet remains concerned about this very vulnerable school in terms of its long term sustainability on the grounds of its capacity to secure and maintain improvements in standards and in the context of declining popularity and financial viability.  The Council believes that children will achieve better outcomes if they attend other schools. For the reasons set out in the report and previous reports on this matter, the Cabinet approved the closure of Pells CE Primary School with effect from 31 August 2017.


Report author: Gary Langford

Publication date: 09/11/2017

Date of decision: 11/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 11/10/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/10/2016

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