Decision details


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That the Executive agrees the proposals contained within the report be agreed as the detailed capital programme for 2021/22, specifically:


1.    Note the demand for primary and secondary school places in Section 2 and 4 of the report.


2.    Note the feasibility study and options appraisal in Section 3 of the report for refurbishment and expansion of the now amalgamated Stamford Park Primary School and approve the proposal not proceed with the expansion of Stamford Park Primary School and to reallocate the £8m budget and instead proceed with the expansion of The Willows Primary School.


3.    Approve the expansion proposals detailed in Section 6 of the report:

Willows Primary School (PAN 45 to 60)

Templemoor Infant School (PAN 60 to 90)

Moorlands Junior School (PAN 60 to 90)

Davyhulme Primary School (PAN 70 to 90)


Note and agree the completion of previous schemes and the demand for early years places in Section 5 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure compliance with the Council’s statutory duties as highlighted in Section 8 of the report - Legal Position; and to support Trafford’s vision of Excellence in Education and ensure that pupils are able to thrive and achieve their educational outcomes through fit for purpose and high quality learning environments.

Alternative options considered:

When considering the expansion of a school, the Local Authority (LA) must consider the impact on neighbouring schools and the proposed options will meet the needs of both current and future catchment area children and allow the LA to accommodate in year applicants that cannot achieve places elsewhere, creating the least impact on other schools. In Sale East, Lime Tree Academy could be expanded from PAN 60 to 90 but it is located in close proximity to the Manchester border, making it more difficult to secure the additional places for Trafford residents. None of the Capital grants are ring-fenced and could be used for other Council priorities; however they meet the Council’s Corporate Priorities of “ensuring a fair start for all children and young people” and “supporting our residents when they need it most”.

Publication date: 29/09/2021

Date of decision: 27/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/09/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 07/10/2021

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