Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Petitions and Public Address


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.



New Primary School in NE Wantage (Kingsgrove) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/077

Contact: Allyson Milward, Head of Access to Learning Tel: 07733 003540


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


Following its meeting on 26 April 2019, the Headteacher Board (HTB) that advises the Regional Schools Commissioner for our area has requested further information from the authority before issuing a decision on the approved sponsor for the new primary school at NE Wantage.


The delays in issuing that decision mean that the consideration of that additional information must be ratified by Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services in confidential session to comply with OCC governance in respect of new schools.  A final decision is needed from the HTB at its meeting on 26 June 2019 to ensure statutory consultations can take place in time for this school to open as planned in September 2020. 


The Cabinet Member For Education & Cultural Services is RECOMMENDED to ratify the additional information to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Education for final agreement.