Report by Director of Children’s Services
14.1 The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services.
14.2 It was RESOLVED to approve the publication of statutory notices to close Pells CE Primary School by 31 August 2017.
14.3 Parents, pupils, staff, the Governing Body and the local community are generally against the proposed closure of the school, although a small number of respondents understand the reasons for the Council proposing closure.
14.4 At Full Council it was resolved that the process for closure be halted while emerging plans are put in place. The Council remains very concerned about this vulnerable school and does not believe that a viable option to closure has been presented and that children will achieve better outcomes if they attend other schools.