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Consultations and Reviews

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.
 
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 statutory notice period has now ended. A report will go to Executive Board for a final decision on the proposal.  
 
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. Statutory notices were published from Wednesday 26 March 2014 to Wednesday 7 May 2014. A report will go to Executive Board for a final decision on these proposals. 
 
 
GUISELEY AREA:
Following previous consultations regarding primary school place planning in the Guiseley area, Guiseley Infant & Nursery School are proposing to change the upper age limit from 3 to 7 to 3 to 11 with an admission limit of 60 in reception with effect from September 2015, and expand its capacity from 270 pupils to 420 pupils. 
St Oswald’s Junior School are proposing to change the lower age limit from 7 to 11 to 4 to11 with an admissions limit of 60 in reception with effect from September 2015, and expand its capacity from 360 pupils to 420 pupils. The school would cease to admit pupils directly into year 3 in 2017. 

Statutory Notices and full proposals have now been published and can be found on the Documents section on this page.

Objections or comments on the Guiseley Infant and Nursery School proposal can be sent to Richard Turner, Chair of Governors, c/o Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, PO Box 837, Leeds City Council, LS1 9PZ, or by email to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk and must be received by 4pm 23 July 2014.

Objections or comments on the St Oswald’s Junior School proposal can be sent to Roy Stevenson, Chair of Governors, c/o The Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, PO Box 837, Leeds City Council, LS1 9PZ, or by email to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk and must be received by by 4pm on 23 July 2014.​

You can also send us your responses through our Talking Point Questionnaire by using this link ​​
 
ROUNDHAY AND WIGTON AREA:

As part of the process for identifying options to deliver more school places in the Roundhay area, a stakeholder event was held on 3 June based on the OBA (outcomes based accountability) methodology. 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.
Demographic data showing children aged 0 to 5 years living in the area was presented and group discussions took place around this. From these discussions the consensus was that up to an additional 2 forms of entry (60 places) would be required.
A number of options were suggested to help meet the growing demand for school places. Details of these options were made available to view and comment on through our WordPress site for two weeks. Those options were refined and the following proposals have been developed:
•To expand Gledhow Primary School from 2 form entry (60 places per year group) to 3 form entry (90 places per year group)
•To expand Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School from 2 form entry (60 places per year group) to 3 form entry (90 places per year group)
For more information regarding these proposals, there is a consultation booklet in the Documents section on this page. Please also visit our WordPress site.
There will drop-in sessions at the schools where you can come and ask questions and find out more about the proposals. Dates of these sessions:

Gledhow Primary School: Wednesday 9 July - 6pm to 8pm
Gledhow Primary School: Tuesday 15 July - 2pm to 4pm
Gledhow Primary School: Thursday 17 July - 8:45am to 1 am 
Immaculate Heart Primary School: To be confirmed​

You can also send us your responses through our Talking Point Questionnaire by using this link to the survey.
 
BRAMLEY, ARMLEY, WORTLEY AREA:
As part of the process for identifying options to deliver more school places in Bramley, Armley, and Wortley a stakeholder event was held on 27 March 2014. 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.
Having reviewed the comments from the forum and taking into account the discussions at the stakeholder  event, the options were considered and have been refined to establish preferred options for the whole area.  In doing so local demographics, the preference patterns of families, the physical deliverability of build solutions and the location of new housing under construction have all been taken into account and the preferred options are:
- Expand Castleton Primary School from a one from entry primary school (30 places) to a two form (60 places) entry primary school.
This would create 30 further primary school places.
- Expand Hollybush Primary School from a two form entry (60 places) primary school to a three from entry (90 places) primary school.
These would create 30 additional primary school places in Bramley.
The consultation on Bramley, Armley and Wortley has now closed. We are currently collating all the responses and will provide an update in due course.
 
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.
 
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.
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 1 September 2015. 
Allerton Bywater Primary School - expand from 210 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from 1 September 2014.
Asquith Primary School - expand from 210 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from 1 September 2014.
East Ardsley Primary School - expand from 315 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission number from 45to 60 with effect from 1 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 1 September 2014.
Hollybush Primary School - proposal to lower the age range from 4-11 to 3-11 with effect from 1 September 2014.
 
To view documentation relating to the above proposals please see the Documents section on this page.
 
For further information, please contact the Capacity Planning & Sufficiency team on: 0113 2475793, or e-mail using the contact us section on this page.