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Approval of associated budget costs for the creation of extra capacity at Buile Hill Academy and Salford City Academy high schools pdf icon PDF 208 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Cammell, Lead Member for Children’s Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve: the indicative budgets costs to enable the creation of additional capacity at Buile Hill Academy and Salford City Academy High Schools to support the city’s secondary school population.


The Reasons are: To enable the Local Authority to continue meet its statutory to duty in relation to the provision of sufficient school places and enable the young people of the city to access local school provision.


Options considered and rejected were: Not Applicable


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 costs will be met from within the councils Basic Need grant allocations. Funding for these works will be awarded in the form of a grant allocations, in line with the relevant agreement and commitment.


Equality Impact Assessment: All works will be undertaken in accordance with relevant equality and DDA legislation and guidance.


Legal Advice obtained: Nicky Smith, Senior Solicitor. The proposals will enable the Council to comply with its statutory duty under the Education Act 1996 to provide sufficient places for secondary education in its area.

Financial Advice obtained: Natalie Birchall – Finance Manager. The indicative capital costs for both schemes detailed in this report, will be funded from within the councils Basic Need grant allocations, to the value of £1.00m. Provision is included within the Children’s Services Capital Programme. The funding will be awarded to both Multi Academy Trusts in the form of a Grant and will be awarded in line with the relevant agreement, funds will only be passed once the projects have commenced. Spend will be closely monitored to ensure the final project costs where possible do not exceed this figure.


Procurement Advice Obtained: Deborah Derbyshire, Category Manager Procurement. There are no procurement implications as the delivery of the scheme will be led by the relevant Multi Academy Trusts and their external partners, the procurement and delivery of the scheme should be in line with the procurement rules, also following their own governance procedures.


HR Advice obtained: N/A


Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection.

Contact Officer: Craig Monaghan/Paula Newall           

Telephone number: 0339/0447


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The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel                

Signed:       Councillor Jim Cammell                   Dated:    16.06.23                                                 

Lead Member for Children’s and Young People Services


For Democratic Services use only


This decision was published on 16.06.23                                       

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 23.06.23                                                   unless it is  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a


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