Consultation for additional school places at Bowlee Park CP School

Closed 30 Dec 2015

Opened 3 Dec 2015

Overview

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools)(England) Regulations 2013 (2013/3110) that Rochdale Borough Council, Children’s Services, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, ROCHDALE, OL16 1XU, intends to make a prescribed alteration to:

Bowlee Park Community Primary School, Windermere Road, Langley, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4LA with effect from 1st September 2016:

The proposed alteration is to enlarge the school to increase the capacity to admit a further 30 children in each new year group. The current Published Admission Number (PAN) of the school is 90, the new PAN will be 120.

The proposal has been made in response to the increase in pupil numbers that arise because of increased demand, including from new housing developments in this part of the Borough.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposals can be obtained from robert.aspinall@rochdale.gov.uk, or by writing to Robert Aspinall, School Organisation and Development Team, Early Help and Schools, Rochdale Borough Council, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by writing to Robert Aspinall, School Organisation and Development Team, Early Help and Schools, Rochdale Borough Council, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU. You may also complete the on-line response form on the Council website.

The closing date for representations is midnight on Wednesday 30th December 2015.

What Happens Next

Approval of Statutory Proposals for the Enlargement of Bowlee Park CP, Windermere Road, Middleton, DfE Number 354/3513

The reason for this letter is to tell you that the Local Authority has now approved the statutory proposals to increase the number of places at the school from 90 to 120 with effect from 1st September 2016.

At its meeting held on 25th January 2016, the Council’s Cabinet, as the Decision Maker, considered the statutory proposal published Rochdale Borough Council to make a prescribed alteration to Bowlee Park CP School. The proposal is to enlarge Bowlee Park CP School to 840 places with a PAN of 120, with effect from 1st September 2016.

I am writing to inform you that, having considered a full report on the proposal and taking account of representations to the published proposals and the considerations required by statutory guidance, the Cabinet has given approval the proposal to enlarge Bowlee Park CP School subject to the granting of planning consent for the required building work, by 31st August 2016. The call-in period for Cabinet decisions has passed and the decision can now be implemented.

The reasons for the decision are that additional school places are required in this part of the Borough over the next few years. Also the previous increase in places at the school, together with the proposed additional accommodation means that the Local Authority would meet the threshold for the publication of statutory proposals.

The Local Authority will implement the proposals.

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