Greenwich Council

Decision details.

Conversion to Academy Status: Greenacres and Nightingale Primary Schools

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.       Noted the decision of the Secretary of State to approve the application from Greenacres Primary School to convert to academy status and that the Council has a duty under law to facilitate the conversion process.


2.       Noted that Nightingale Primary School, which received Secretary of State approval to convert to academy status and was included in a report received by Cabinet in June 2016 now intends to convert to academy status as part of the Maritime Academy Trust. The school had previously intended to convert in 2016 as part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust.


3.       Agreed to delegate to the Director of Finance authority to complete the formal agreements for the transfer of staff at Greenacres Primary School under TUPE arrangements.


4.       Agreed to the grant of the leases of the Greenacres and Nightingale Primary School sites to the Martime Academy Trust, for a term of 125 years at peppercorn rent, in accordance with the relevant standard documentation produced by the Department for Education.


5.       Agreed to delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills, authority to negotiate the detailed terms of the leases referred to in1.4 above and to enter into a sub-lease of the Children’s Centre at Greenacres School in the event that this tenure arrangement is agreed as the most appropriate.


6.       Agreed to delegate to the Director of Finance, authority to finalise all other legal agreements as detailed in paragraphs 4.2 and 4.4 of the report.

Publication date: 14/09/2017

Date of decision: 13/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/09/2017

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