SCC FoI Request 27/5/2016 Ref. 3281

Q.   Please provide me with copies of all documents, papers, minutes, analysis and statistics etc. that relate to: 

  1. Formal meetings or conversations that have taken place between Councillors or Officers of Surrey County Council and Councillors or Officers of Guildford Borough Council regarding:
  • increasing the intake for undersubscribed schools in Guildford Borough

  • increasing the planned admission numbers for secondary schools in Guildford Borough

  • enlarging existing school premises as opposed to building a new secondary  school in the west of the Borough

A.   Verbal response from SCC School Commissioning Officer:

I was told that there have only been informal discussion.

  1. Formal meetings or conversations that have taken place between Councillors or Officers of Surrey County Council and Headteachers/Chairs of Governors of secondary schools in Guildford Borough, including those just over the County Boundary in Hampshire, regarding: 
  • strategies for increasing the intake, if their school is undersubscribed
  • increasing the planned admission numbers for their school
  • enlarging their school premises to increase their admission number 

as opposed to building a new secondary  school in the west of the Borough 

  • the concern that Headteachers and Chairs of Governors have about a new school reducing the intake to their school 

A.  Verbal response from SCC School Commissioning Officer:

I was told that the School Commissioning Officer discusses issues relating to school roll and premises with Headteachers and Governors. However, the Officer was unable to confirm that any formal meetings or conversations had taken place related to the Local Plan.

4.   Any financial  calculations that have been made to compare the cost of enlarging existing schools in Guildford Borough to cope with increased numbers of pupils arising from the local plan with the cost of building a new school at Normandy, assuming that the serviced land will be provided by the developer.

A.  Verbal response from SCC School Commissioning Officer:

I was told by the School Commissioning Officer that there have  not been any such calculations

I would also like to see all documents etc. between Taylor Wimpey (South West Thames) Ltd   and Councillors or Officers of Guildford Borough Council which relate to the construction of a school on Strategic Site 46 Normandy/Flexford

A.   I  was told by the School Commissioning Officer that no formal conversations had taken place between SCC and the developer

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