School Organisation: Selection of a Sponsor for Kingsley Fields Primary School, Nantwich
To inform the committee of the progress of the free school presumption process in the identification of a sponsor trust.
The committee received the report which provided an update to the previous committee paper, considered by the Children and Families Committee on 10 January 2022, on the selection process for a sponsor for the new primary school at Kingsley Fields.
That the Children and Families Committee:
1. Notes the progress of the free school presumption process in the identification of the preferred sponsor trust following formal applications and interviews and notes that the final decision is determined by the DfE Regional Director in association with the Secretary of State.
2. Notes that the School Organisation team, working alongside the DfE representatives has adhered to the Free School Presumption Departmental advice (DfE November 2019) and that, following the necessary process, has put forward the local authority’s preferred sponsor to run the new primary school at Kingsley Fields, Nantwich.