Agenda and minutes

Urgent Leader's Decision, Portfolio Holder Decision Meeting - Thursday 9 May 2024 11.00 am

Venue: Third Floor, Meeting Room 1 - Harrow Council Hub, Kenmore Avenue, Harrow, HA3 8LU

Contact: Andrew Seaman, Senior Democratic & Electoral Services Officer  E-mail:


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Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from any Members present.

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RESOLVED:  To note that no interests were declared.



To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors.

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RESOLVED:  To note that no petitions had been received.


Public Questions

To note any public questions received.


Questions will be asked in the order in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.

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RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions had been received.

Resolved Items

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Increasing the number of places at Alexandra School pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Report of the Director of Children Services

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(1)            The Leader of the Council received a report which set out details of a proposed expansion of Alexandra School within the borough for the delivery of additional places for children with special educational needs.




(1)            the proposal of the Eden Academy to expand Alexandra School by 30 places and the consequential contribution to the increase of Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in the London Borough of Harrow be noted;


(2)            to contribute a fixed sum of £975,000 to support the expansion of Alexandra School by 30 places be approved.


Reason for Decision:  To enable the Local Authority to fulfil its statutory duties to provide sufficient school places in its area.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by the Leader/ Dispensation Granted:  None.


[Call-in did not apply to the decision above as it had been waived by the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the reasons set out in the public notice].