Issue details

Academy conversion of a maintained school – KEY/11OCT21/02

The Cabinet authorised the Corporate Director of People and Communities to enter into negotiations of the following for the purposes of giving effect to the conversion of Ken Stimpson Community School to academy status :


1.    A Commercial Transfer Agreement between the Council, the Governing Body of the School and the Trust;

2.    A Deed of Novation between the relevant parties, in relation to PFI contract, if required

3.    Deeds of Assignment between the relevant parties if required.

4.    Dual Use Agreements between the relevant parties if required.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Werrington;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix A is NOT FOR PUBLICATION in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 in that it contains information relating negotiations or contemplated consultations in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority.

Decision due: Not before 19th Oct 2021 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: People Services

Contact: Clare Buckingham, Strategic Education Place Planning Manager (CCC and PCC), Email:, 01223 699779.

Consultation process

Not applicable at this stage. As part of the DfE process school will have conducted required consultations.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee