Hawthornes Free School/Closure of St.George of England High School
Decision maker: Leader of the Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
At their meeting on 15 May 2012 the Council resolved that the Leader be given authority to take urgent decisions. Consequently, the Leader of the Council has authority to determine the closure date of St. George of England High School, subject to Department for Education’s confirmation of the Funding Agreement arrangements for the Hawthorne’s Free School.
(1) following confirmation that the Secretary of State has entered into a Funding Agreement for the Hawthornes Free School, the request from the Free School Trust and the Governing Body to bring forward the closure date for the St. George of England High School from 31 August 2013 to 31 August 2012 be approved; and
(2) it be noted that the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny (Children’s Services) had given his consent, under Rule 17 of the Constitution’s Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules, for this decision to be treated as urgent and not subject to "call in" on the basis that this decision cannot be reasonably deferred because the decommissioning of the school cannot be delayed.
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Date of decision: 06/06/2012