Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a) that the decision of the Secretary of State for Education to close Kingswear Primary (Academy) School be endorsed; and


(b) that the proposed new designated area for the area currently served by Kingswear Primary School to inform school transport eligibility be approved, should the decision be made by the Secretary of State to close Kingswear Primary School.

Reason Key: Strategic, Political or Financial Significance;

Divisions Affected: Dartmouth & Marldon;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

It is anticipated that the Trust would widely publicise the listening period through email and information on the Trust website. DCC would also publicise the listening period to stakeholders and publish on the DCC Have Your Say website.


As an Academy School, the Trust will be required to carry out a Listening Period following a substantive decision to close the school by the DfE. The Listening Period will provide information on why the school is closing and is an opportunity for stakeholders and other interested parties to submit their views on how the closure process can be best managed. The DfE considers the following individuals and organisations to be interested parties: the Local Authority, local district council, parish council, county councillors, parents of any pupils at schools affected by the closure including early years provision, trade unions, MP.

Contact: Meg Booth, Director of Climate Change, Environment and Transport Email:

Report author: Meg Booth

Publication date: 08/05/2024

Date of decision: 08/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/05/2024 - Cabinet

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