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.
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 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 will make a final decision on this proposal at it's meeting in March.
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 a summary report of the repsonses recieved during the period will be considered by the Executive Board of Leeds City Council at it's meeting in March.
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.
A report summarising the repsonses recieved during the consultation period will be considered by the Executive Board of Leeds City Council at it's meeting in March.
Following several years of increased birth rate there is significant pressure on school places in the Guiseley area. As part of the process to find a suitable solution to increase the total number of school places available to Guiseley children we held an OBA (outcomes based accountability) session in the area in autumn 2013. This session was attended b y 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.
We have now written up these options into a more formal document which can be downloaded from the ‘related documents’ section on this page. In order to allow further discussion around these ideas an online forum area has been created (you can find this here
). This forum will provide a space for the options to be discussed and refined over a period of two weeks and should result in the identification of a preferred option for further consultation which can then be developed into a formal proposal.
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.
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
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
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.