Agenda item

School places projections for City academies

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.


Trustees considered a report of the Director of Academy Development outlining projections for demand in school places across Trust Schools. In presenting the report, Officers highlighted that


  • There was increased demand for primary places in Planning Area 2 where Galleywall and Redriff Schools were located and this increased demand was projected to continue in the medium term;

  • Overall, there were 540 Sixth Form vacancies across Trust Schools;


  • If Trust schools continued to outperform neighbouring schools, this would maintain demand for places.


  • There were concerns regarding the lower secondary admission numbers for Highbury Grove, Southwark and Hackney


In response to observations and questions from Trustees, Officers suggested that the admissions data should be considered by Local Governing Bodies and that discussions should take place at the earliest opportunity regarding scope for Galleywall School becoming a feeder school.


RESOLVED, That the projected demand for primary and secondary school places in local authorities where there are existing City sponsored Academies, as well as the trends in parental preference for each City sponsored academy be noted.


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