School organisation in Cheshire East

School organisation

The Local Authority as Strategic Commissioner of school places has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient places in its schools to meet the demands for residents in its area. 

Local authorities and schools can make proposals in relation to school organisation.  The Department for Education has provided guidance for both proposers and decision makers.

Cheshire East has determined their own decision making process where it is the proposer/decision maker. This process was approved by Cabinet at a meeting held on 27 May 2014.

School organisation strategy

The Council is in the process of developing a strategy for the next five years based on the latest pupil forecasts.   This strategy will drive the Local Authority's Capital Strategy and provides the mechanism for discussion and decision to be acted upon by the Local Authority. Further information will be published once this has been completed.

School Organisation Strategy Group.

A priority for Cheshire East is to  work in partnership with its key stakeholders when reviewing pupil forecasts,  identifying options for change and commissioning new school places.

The Cheshire East School Organisation Strategy Group (SOSG) has been established to facilitate collaborative working and its membership will have a key responsibility for making recommendations to inform school organisation process.

Current expansion proposals

Alsager School

Previous expansions

Disley Primary School - 2017

Shavington Primary School - 2017 

Crewe Schools - 2016  

For details of school expansions prior to 2016 please contact 0300 123 5012.