Decision details

Academy Conversion - Marsden Heights Community College

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


Lancashire County Council received a directive Academy Order for Marsden Heights Community College from the Department for Education on 8 February 2017, following the special measures Ofsted judgement in December 2016 and in line with Section 4 of the Academies Act 2010.


The academy conversion process to implement the Academy Order requires the Authority and Trust to each enter into various legal documents.


This report seeks permission from Cabinet to delegate authority for finalising and approving the detailed legal documents to the Director of Corporate Services, and to provide the necessary authority and indemnity to the Chief Executive and Director of Resources to complete the transfer.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report with the following amendment:


Replace recommendation (ii) with the following:


"the Chief Executive and Director of Resources be authorised to issue all necessary certificate(s) within and for the purposes of the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997 in respect of the Deed of Variation to the Project Agreement with Lancashire Schools SPC Phase 2A Limited (the contractor responsible for designing, building, financing and operating the school facilities) (and any other certified service contracts with a term exceeding five (5) years being put in place to implement the directed academy conversion)"


Urgent item?: Yes

Date of decision: 14/05/2020