Cabinet Member for Education
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 5.00 pm

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Willows Centre for Children - end of statutory consultation to close and reopen the Centre under Solent Academies Trust pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Purpose of report


The report sets out the outcome of the statutory consultation which was undertaken between 18th January 2019 and 15th February 2019 on the proposal to close Willows Centre for Children and to continue to deliver the specialist provision provided by Willows as part of an expanded Cliffdale Primary Academy, operated by Solent Academies Trust.




It is recommended that the Cabinet Member:


a)        Consider the response to the statutory consultation carried out on the proposal to close Willows Centre for Children


b)        Authorise the Director for Children, Families and Education to implement the proposal so that Willows Centre for Children closes at midnight on 31st August 2019 provided that the application to make significant changes to Cliffdale Primary Academy from 1st September 2019 is approved by the Secretary of State.

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