Decision details

School Place Planning Strategy 2019-23 Refresh

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider an update to the School Place Planning Strategy 2019 - 2023 that was approved by Cabinet in November 2018




(1)      To approve the refresh of the School Place Planning Strategy 2019-2023 provided as Appendix 1.


(2)     To note that following a reduction in demand, the demand for Reception places is expected to gradually increase over the next five years. This demand will be met by current school place capacity.


(3)     To note that demand for secondary places is increasing with a need for an additional 10 forms of entry by 2023/24 to meet forecast demand and ensure there is sufficient capacity to manage in-year admissions and unanticipated demand. Planning is underway to provide additional capacity through a combination of new schools and school expansions.


(4)     To note that demand for places that meet the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 is expected to increase and the planned strategies for addressing this need.


(5)     To note the strategies for developing Early Years provision.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Brian Grady, Operational Director, Safeguarding, Partnerships & Strategy Email: Tel: 0208 937 4173.

Report author: Brian Grady

Publication date: 11/11/2019

Date of decision: 11/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/11/2019

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