Venue: Online Live Meeting (Microsoft Teams - Audio Only) via the link below.
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Exclusion of the Public
Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public
· Public interest test checklist: Approval of the indicative budget costs for the permanent expansion of SCA.
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
I, Councillor Merry, Lead Member for Children’s Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve: Approve the indicative budgets costs to support the permanent expansion of Salford City Academy High School as of September 2021.
The Reasons are: For the last three academic years, Salford City Academy have accommodated additional bulge classes (additional 90 Year 7 places). In order to support the increased cohort as they move through the school, there will be a need to undertake expansion works to the dining area and some further internal remodelling in order to create additional class bases. In addition to supporting immediate need, the additional capacity created will also provide the local authority with a solution for meeting further projected secondary pupil demand, going forward.
Assessment of Risk: If the city council does not increase its secondary school provision to meet the projected demand, then the city council would not be fulfilling its statutory duty in relation to the provision of sufficient school places.
The source of funding is: The capital cost will be met from within the councils Basic Need grant allocations, provision for which is included within the Children’s Services Capital Programme. There is also a commitment from the Multi Academy Trust to make a financial contribution.
Procurement advice obtained: Deborah Derbyshire – Category Procurement Manager.
HR Advice obtained: N/A
Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A
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