Decision details

Education Capital Strategy 2022-26

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To note the proposal for the creation of a new Capital Strategy for Education & Learning from 2022 – 2026 (5 years).


RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Children and Young People that the proposed plan to develop a new Capital Strategy for Education & Learning 2022-26 is noted.

Reasons for the decision:

The Capital Strategy has the following objectives:

·       To comply with the Council’s statutory duty to provide sufficient school places

·       Make recommendations following discussions with Headteachers, Governors and Trustees for the best use of the Education estate

·       Consider in consultation with Headteachers, Governors and Trustees whether any potentially surplus mainstream accommodation could be used for SEND use

·       Produce specific outcomes as projects on the Council’s capital programme

Alternative options considered:

Alternative options will come forward as part of consideration of each proposed project and these will be evaluated and reported on as part of the capital bidding process to bring projects onto the capital programme in each year.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing and future budgets

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director, People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Workshops, presentations, meetings and emails


Schools and Schools Forum

Contact: Chris Hilliard, Interim Assistant Director: Education & Learning Email:

Report author: Chris Hilliard

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Accompanying Documents: