Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Virtual meeting via MS Teams

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 173 KB

This Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services Decisions meeting will be held remotely in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9.00 a.m. on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9.00 a.m. four working days before the meeting i.e. 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 5 November. Requests to speak should be sent to together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account.


A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9.00 a.m. 2 working days before the meeting.  Where a meeting is held remotely and the addressee is unable to participate remotely their written submission will be accepted.


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Questions from County Councillors pdf icon PDF 309 KB

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.



Proposed Expansion of St Edburg's CE School, Bicester pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/142

Contact: Barbara Chillman, Service Manager, Pupil Place Planning Tel: (01865) 323804


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


This report follows the publication of a Statutory Notice relating to the county council's proposal to make prescribed alterations to St Edburg's CoE (VA) School.


The proposal entails:

·         Expanding St Edburg’s from 420 primary places to 630 primary places, including expanding the Nursery from one nursery room to three nursery rooms.

·         Splitting St Edburg’s onto an additional “satellite” site. Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 will move to the new site in a purpose designed new building and Key Stage 2 will stay at the current site.

·         Extending the age range of St Edburg’s CoE (VA) School from 3-11 to 2-11.


The statutory proposal was published on 25 September, and the 4-week consultation period ran until 23 October. A decision is now required within two months of the statutory represeantion period as to whether to approve the proposal.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposal to make the following prescribed alterations to St Edburg’s CoE (VA) School effect from 1 September 2023:

·         expand St Edburg’s CoE (VA) School onto an additional (satellite) site;

·         increase the school’s capacity from 2 forms of entry to 3 forms of entry;

·         reduce the lower age range by one year to include 2-year-olds.


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