Issue details

Proposal to charge maintained schools for the average cost of conversion to become an academy school

The cabinet member for all-age learning should approve:

1. In principle, charging schools for the costs to the council on an ‘averaged’ basis.

2. A scheme of charging for a community or voluntary controlled school, for a voluntary aided school (which does not require HR service input) and for foundation or trust schools (which do not require human resource or property service input). 

3. The annual consideration of charges, taking account of any inflation or deflation in the specific areas of work, being delegated to the executive director.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/06/2019

Decision due: 16 Jul 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning

Lead director: Executive Director Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture

Contact: Liz Mills, Director for Education, Lifelong Learning & Culture Email: Tel: 020 8541 7608.


In 2016 a consideration of charging was undertaken and there was discussion with school leaders at that time.  This decision is now being proposed following further review and consultation with Schools Forum on 12 June 2019.


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