Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
24.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services, together with consultation responses, including those received after the closing date, regarding the outcome of the consultation on the proposed closure of Broad Oak Community Primary School and the recommendation of next steps.
24.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED – to approve the publication of a statutory proposal for the closure of Broad Oak Community Primary School on 31 August 2020
24.3 While recognising the level and nature of objection to the proposal, the case for the closure of Broad Oak continues to be strong. The challenge of the school’s deficit budget remains and will be made worse by the reduction in pupil numbers at the school since the consultation was launched. The situation of significant surplus places in the Heathfield area, and at the school in particular, remains. No solutions or actions have been identified in the consultation process to address these critical issues.
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 23/12/2019
Effective from: 04/01/2020