Issue details - Merger of South Sefton College with Hugh Baird College

Issue details

Merger of South Sefton College with Hugh Baird College

As part of the Area Review of post 16 education and skills it is proposed to merge the two colleges in the south of the borough and the two colleges in the north of the borough prior to all four colleges becoming The Sefton College to provide a better post 16 offer for Sefton residents. Because South Sefton College is set up as a school the Council legally need to 'close' it as a school and Hugh Baird simultaneously 'open' it as an FE College.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2016

Financial: No;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 16 Feb 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Children, Schools and Safeguarding

Lead director: Head of Schools and Families

Department: Children's Services and Safeguarding

Contact: Mike McSorley, Head of Schools and Families Email: mike.mcsorley@sefton.gov.uk Tel: 0151 934 3428.

Consultation process

Following consideration by Cabinet if approved the process has a defined statutory consultation process

Consultees

Defined in statutory guidance

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Merger of South Sefton College with Hugh Baird College