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School Organisation Committees

These committees are independent statutory bodies set up under the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.Their principal role is to examine proposals for the closure and/or opening of schools as brought forward by a Local Education Authorities. They comprise: representatives from the Local Authority, elected Councillor Members, and nominees from the Church of England, the Catholic Church, the Learning and Skills Council and from the School Group School Governor representatives from the Primary/Secondary and Special sector schools.