19.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services with regard to publishing a statutory proposal in respect of the proposed reorganisation and expansion of Grove Park School.
19.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1) approve publication of a statutory proposal in respect of the proposed reorganisation and expansion of Grove Park School; and
2) delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services to amend the proposal prior to its publication if required.
19.3 The Local Authority is proposing to reorganise provision at the school by lowering its age range, bringing the primary, secondary and sixth form phases together on one site and expanding its overall capacity to meet the increasing demand for places with effect from 1 September 2025. The majority of respondents to the consultation are supportive of the proposal.