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Primary Review - Phase 4

Meeting: 15/01/2009 - Cabinet (Item 326)

326 Outcome of Proposal to close Arrowe Hill Primary School pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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At its meeting of 12th June 2008, Cabinet decided that following consultation with governing bodies, staff, parents and other stakeholders, statutory notices should be published regarding the closure of Arrowe Hill Primary School. Notices were published on 22nd October 2008. The Director of Children’s Services presented a report which described the outcome of the subsequent representation period and recommended that the proposal be approved, and that authorisation be given for the proposal to close the school to be implemented.


With the permission of the Chair, the Headteacher of Arrowe Hill Primary School addressed the Cabinet in support of the School.


The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services thanked Ms Williams for her contribution and referred to the OfSTED report that was contained within the Cabinet agenda.  Councillor Phil Davies indicated that the proposal to close the school would enable the resulting savings to be recycled for schools generally and paid tribute to all those that had contributed to the consultation process.  He supported the recommendation.


The Leader of the Council indicated that this was a fine school and there was no dissatisfaction with the levels of quality within the school, moreover this issue concerned the number of children on roll at the school.  Councillor Foulkes also thanked Ms Williams for her contribution and, on behalf of the Cabinet, expressed appreciation to everyone at the school for their contribution to the life of the community.


The Deputy Leader of the Council supported the comments of the Leader of the Council.


Resolved:  That the proposal for the closure of Arrowe Hill Primary School be approved, and that the Director of Children’s Services be authorised to take all necessary steps to ensure the prescribed procedures are followed, including proposals for the re-zoning of schools, in furtherance of the proposal, with closure of the school on 31st August 2009.