31.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services seeking approval to expand Willingdon Community School from 1000 places to 1200 places with effect from 1 September 2020.
31.2 RESOLVED to: approve the expansion of Willingdon community School from 1000 to 1200 places effective from 1 September 2020, contingent upon:
1) the Council consulting on, and the Lead Member determining, an increase to the school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) from 200 to 240 effective from 1 September 2020; and
2) planning permission for the enlargement of the premises being granted under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(a).
31.3 The Council has a statutory duty to ensure there is sufficient capacity to meet demand for school places. The proposal to expand Willingdon Community School will create additional capacity to serve the new housing developments in the area.