Decision details

School Organisation Plan 2017/18 - 17JAN/CAB/05

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report and:


1)    Noted the 2016 update to the School Organisation plan (2025-2020); and


2)    Agreed its contents for publication.


Reasons for the decision:

The challenge of meeting the demand for school places remained a constant pressure.  Peterborough had the 3rd highest birth rate in the country and one of the highest rates of In Year school admissions in the country. The 2015 – 2020 School Organisation Plan had been reviewed and an Update was submitted to the Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee in November 2016. The demographic forecasts had been updated and a strategy was in place to ensure that Peterborough fulfilled its statutory responsibility to provide school places. The 2016 Update outlined how we meet this need.

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing – The consequences of not responding to the recommendations would mean that the Council would be unable to provide sufficient school places and would be in breach of its statutory responsibility.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

School Organisation Plan (2015-2020)


Publication date: 16/01/2017

Date of decision: 16/01/2017

Accompanying Documents: