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Issue details

Proposal to open a voluntary aided Roman Catholic primary school - KEY/06JAN20/06

The Cabinet Member:


·         approve the proposal for the RCDEA to open a new voluntary aided Roman Catholic primary school at Hampton Water having regard to the Opening and closing maintained schools, statutory guidance for proposers and decision makers (DfE November 2018) and taking into consideration:

a)    the responses submitted during the initial 6 week consultation held by the RCDEA in September/October 2019

b)    the views/comments submitted during the statutory 4 week representation period which concluded on 19 December 2019, including support for, objections to, and comments on the proposal.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Hargate and Hempsted;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/12/2019

Decision due: 24 Jan 2020 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead member: Councillor Lynne Ayres, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead director: Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Clare Buckingham, Strategic Education Place Planning Manager (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) Email:

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders


The RCDEA carried out a 6 week local consultation in September/October.  Over 1100 responses were received.  Subsequently, via statutory notice on 21 November 2019, the RCDEA formally proposed to the Council that a voluntary aided Roman Catholic primary should be established at Hampton Water.  This launched a 4 week representation period which closes on 19 December 2019

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee


Agenda items



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