Decision details

Provision for permanently excluded seconday age pupils

Decision Maker: CPH Children and Education Decision Session

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet Member on developments relating to Alternative Provision for secondary age students and seek approval to support an innovative proposal from Solihull Academy on how the local authority meets its statutory duty for provision immediately following the exclusion of a secondary age pupil, known as “Sixth day provision.


The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:


(i)  Endorse the proposal from Solihull Academy (Alternative Provision Free School) to extend their age range and develop a dedicated Intervention and Assessment Centre for vulnerable secondary age students from September 2021;


(ii)  Authorise officers to work with corporate colleagues to identify and secure appropriate premises to accommodate the new provision;


(iii)   Agree in principle to commission 20 FTE places at the newly established 6th day provision; and


(iv)   Note the ongoing development of an Alternative Provision Strategy which will include an evaluation of future alternative provision place requirements.

Report author: CPH Children and Education Decision Session

Publication date: 23/02/2021

Date of decision: 22/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2021 - CPH Children and Education Decision Session

Effective from: 03/03/2021

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