Decision details

Cromwell High School Conversion to Academy Status

Decision Maker: Deputy Executive Leader (Children and Families)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


That it be DETERMINED that:

1. The Council enter into a 125-year Lease in respect to the school site with the Kingfisher Learning Trust in the form set out in Appendix 2;

2. The Council enter into the Commercial Transfer Agreement, in the form set out in Appendix 3, which takes into account the principle that risk and liability does not transfer back to the Council and in respect of which the funds and reserves to manage the risks/liabilities will transfer to the Academy and consequently the Council should be in no worse position because of the transfer.

3. The pension arrangements be agreed so that Academy Trust funds are pooled with Council funds, in respect of the pension fund liabilities in the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

4. Delegation of authority to the Assistant Director, Finance or their nominated representative to execute any necessary Greater Manchester Pension Fund for Transferee Admission Bodies documentation.

5. Delegation of authority to the Borough Solicitor (Monitoring Officer) to execute any necessary deed of surrender to bring the Council’s occupation of space in the adjoining Rayner Stephens High School to an end.

Reasons for the decision:

To support Tameside schools to convert to Academy status.

Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024

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