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Consultations and Reviews

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Here you will find a summary of recent, current and future school consultations. These include proposals for new schools, proposals to physically expand existing schools, proposals to change the current admission number of a school or change the age range of a school.
Major changes to schools require a statutory process, involving consultation with colleagues, schools, pupils, parents and carers, councillors and the general public.

The 'documents' section will give more information about a particular consultation and allow you to view or download documents relevant to that proposal. There is also a link to an archive page which lists past consultations and their outcome.
 

Recent consultations

Leeds City Council has recently consulted on the proposals below to expand primary school provision across the city, in order to meet the growing demand for school places in Leeds.

CALVERLEY AREA:
 
Calverley Church of England Primary School - Increase the capacity of the school from 315 to 420 places, by increasing the admission number from 45 to 60 with effect from September 2015. The statutory notice period has now ended for this proposal and the Executive Board of Leeds City Council gave approval for this expansion, at it's meeting in March.  
 
HORSFORTH AREA:
 
Broadgate Primary School - Increase the capacity of the school from 210 to 420 places, by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from September 2015. The consultation period has now ended and the Executive Board of Leeds City Council gave approval for a statutory notice to be published for the proposal to expand this school. The notice is now published (from Wednesday 9 April 2014 until Wednesday 7 May 2014) and can be found in the documents section on the left of this page. Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, i.e. by 4pm on 7 May 2014, any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to The Director of Children's Services, PO Box 837, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency, Leeds City, LS1 9PZ, or by email to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk.
 
 
FARSLEY AREA:
 
Farsley Westroyd Infant and Nursery School and Farsley Springbank Junior
School - changing both schools into primary schools to create an extra 30 school places in Farsley. The consultation period ended on 25 October 2013 and at it's meeting in February, the Executive Board of Leeds City Council gave approval for statutory notices to be published for the proposal to expand both schools. The notice will be published from Wednesday 26th March until Wednesday 7th May.  
 
 
GUISELEY AREA:
In October 2013, an OBA (Outcomes Based Accountability) session was held to identify a solution to the long term school places problem across the area. This session was attended by a number of key stakeholders representing different parts of the local community. In the meeting the local issues were outlined and a number of potential options to provide more reception places in the Guiseley area were identified. These options are detailed in a document and can be found in the ‘documents’ section on this page.
 
In order to allow further discussion around these ideas an online forum area was established which can be accessed here. This forum provided a space for comments and ideas based on the four main themes that had come out of the OBA session. The forum was live for a period of two weeks and identified a preferred option where further consultation can take place. 
 
The preferred option is a combination of:
 
• retaining Guiseley Infant Schools as 3 forms of entry Infant school, with an admission number of 90 places in reception

• developing a through school with junior capacity on the site of Guiseley School, with an admission limit of 90 into year 3; and

• converting St Oswald’s C of E Junior School to a 2 forms of entry primary school, with an admission number of 60 into reception class each year.
 
This has been developed into a formal proposal and a detailed document has been produced and can be found in the 'documents' section. This preferred option has been added to the online forum to enable more in depth discussion. During that time we will also arrange some drop in type meetings in the area for face to face discussions (dates to be confirmed).
 
This forum also forms part of a new system for engaging and consulting around making changes to school. A new system became necessary when central government brought in new legislation on 28th January 2014. This legislation was implemented very quickly and as a result it is to be expected that this new process will evolve over the coming months as we use it. We are allowing for this and we hope that by developing the system using feedback from stakeholders and partners we can deliver a consultation and engagement process which is appropriate for Leeds.

If you are interested in receiving updates on school place planning or on specific proposals please email us using the ‘contact us’ box above, telling us the area you are interested in and whether you’re interested as a resident, parent, teacher, governor or representing a specific group.
 
We have taken the decision to extend the consultation period for the current Guiseley consultation by one week. The consultation will now end at 4 pm on 18 April. Please ensure you have submitted any comment you wish to make by then.
We have also organised an additional drop in session, this will be held at the Aireborough Leisure Centre on 10 April from 5 – 7 pm.

If you would like to take part in the discussion but don’t have regular access to the internet you can download a paper form from this website and return to us at: PO Box 837, Capacity Planning & Sufficiency, Leeds City, LS1 9PZ
BRAMLEY, ARMLEY, WORTLEY AREA:
As part of the process for identifying options to deliver more school places in Bramley, Armley, and Wortley an OBA (outcomes based accountability) event was held on 27 March. Attendees at the meeting included school governors, head teachers, elected members, parent groups’ representatives and members of staff from the Capacity Planning team, Highways and transportation teams, Planning and Built Environment officers.
The outcomes from this session are now available for wider discussion and comment in our on line forum site here: http://leedsschoolplaceplanning.wordpress.com/category/bramley-armley-wortley/
 
SEN/SILC PROVISION:
 
All the information about the following proposals is available to view or download from the 'Complex needs consultation and review' page - see related pages:
 
  • BESD (Behaviour, Emotion or Social Difficulty) provision
  • West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College expansion
  • South Specialist Inclusion Learning Centre (SILC) expansion
  • Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

 
Proposals approved

The Executive Board of Leeds City Council approved the following proposals to expand primary school provision.
 
Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School - expand the school from a capacity of 315 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 45 to 60, with effect from 1st September 2015.  
Allerton Bywater Primary School - expand from 210 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from 1st September 2014.
Asquith Primary School - expand from 210 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from 1st September 2014.
East Ardsley Primary School - expand from 315 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 45to 60 with effect from 1st September 2014.
St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley - expand from 154 to 210 pupils by increasing the admission number from 22 to 30 with effect from 1st September 2014.
Robin Hood Primary School - expand from 315 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 45 to 60 with effect from 1st September 2014.
Hollybush Primary School - proposal to lower the age range from 4-11 to 3-11 with effect from 1st September 2014.
 
To view documentation relating to the above proposals please see the Documents section on the left of this page.
 
For further information, please contact the Capacity Planning & Sufficiency team on: 0113 2475793, or e-mail using the contact us section at the top right of this page.