Report by Director of Children's Services
12.1 The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services
12.2 It was RESOLVED – to approve the publication of statutory notices in relation to a proposal to close Rodmell CE Primary School by 31 August 2018
12.3 The governing body has been unable to find an alternative partnership model to deliver a sustainable future for its children. As a result, the governing body has agreed that the school should move to closure by 31 August 2018. Pupil numbers at the school continue to decline, with only 18 children on roll at the beginning of Term 6. No children have been allocated a Reception year place at the school for September 2017. The local authority’s view is unchanged from last year in that it remains very concerned about the long term sustainability of the school in terms of its financial stability, securing good outcomes for pupils and the absence of demand for places from within its community area. The local authority supports the governing body’s decision to move to closure. This view is shared by the diocese.