Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Deborah Miller  Tel: 07920 084239; E-Mail:

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


There were none.


Petitions and Public Address


There were none.


Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.


The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.


Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.



There were none.


Oxfordshire County Council's Recommended Sponsor for the New Primary School Located at Graven Hill, Bicester pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/181

Contact: Barbara Chillman, Service Manager – Pupil Place Planning


Report by Director for Children’s Services (CMDECS4).


The Cabinet meeting of 4 September 2012 approved a process for the identification of sponsors for new academies to meet the needs of population growth such as this which requires a new secondary school for 2020. It was subsequently agreed in the meeting of 15 July 2014 that the final recommendation should be a decision delegated to the cabinet member responsible for Education. 


This process has been followed and has now reached the point where a preferred provider has been identified from a group of 4 short-listed bidders which were assessed against criteria.


The Cabinet Member is asked to agree the recommended provider which will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Education for a final decision.  However, the Department for Education has directed that the recommendation must not be made public, therefore this has to be kept confidential.            


The Cabinet Member for Education & Cultural Services is RECOMMENDED to approve the preferred provider to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Education for final agreement.


The Cabinet Member for Education & Cultural Services AGREED the preferred sponsor.