School Organisation Strategy Group

As the strategic commissioner of school places, the Local Authority (LA) has responsibility  for ensuring sufficiency of suitable school places for children residing within its boundary and, in accordance with the latest School Organisation regulations, supports the government's aim in increasing school autonomy by allowing schools to have more control when making decisions about their size and composition.

The Local Authority's School Organisation Strategy Group is therefore constituted for the purpose of partnership working to allow key stakeholder involvement at an early stage in the planning process.

Government guidance issued for those proposing to open, close or make changes to schools (e.g governing bodies, academy trusts and LAs) decision-makers (LAs the Schools Adjudicator, governing bodies and academy trusts), and for information purposes for those affected by a proposal (dioceses, trustees, parents etc,) will inform the process.

Minutes of Meetings