Further to Minute No. 7
of the Cabinet held 21st June, 2021, consideration was
given to the report which outlined the responses to the period of
pre-statutory consultation of the prescribed alterations to the
Willows Special School. The report also sought approval to begin a
period of statutory consultation on the alterations with a further
report outlining the results to be brought back to Cabinet in
consultation on the alterations, which included an increase in the
number of planned places from 100 to 120 and a change to the age
range from 7-16 to 7-19, had taken place between 29th June and 9th
August, 2021, and had resulted in no responses. A range of
stakeholders had been consulted as detailed in Appendix 3 to the
The school had a Good
rating from OFSTED and was already oversubscribed.
approval is granted for the commencement of a period of statutory
consultation in relation to proposals to make prescribed
alterations to the Willow Special School.
further report be submitted to Cabinet in January 2022 outlining
the outcome of the statutory consultation and seeking determination
of the proposals.