Report of the Head of Education
Further to Minute No. 94 of the meeting held on 3February 2022, the Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Education that sought a determination on the proposal for the closure of St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School, Southport. In accordance with the School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 the decision maker for the proposal was the local authority. The Public Notice and Complete Proposal for St. Teresa’s was attached to the report at Appendix A.
Cabinet Members paid tribute to the governing body of the School for its efforts made to explore alternative options for the School and expressed regret at the recommendation now under discussion.
(1) the contents of the report be noted; and
(2) the closure of St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School, Southport, with effect from 31August 2022, be approved.
Reasons for the Decision:
The Local Authority has the power to consider all options including closing a maintained school following the statutory process detailed in the report.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:
Alternative options have been explored by the governing body with support from Officers prior to the governing body making their request.