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Statutory notices

Legislation states that a statutory notice must be published when a local authority proposes to make significant changes to a school. You can find more guidance on this on GOV.UK - School organisation: local-authority-maintained schools.

Any statutory notices published by the local authority relating to proposals to make significant changes to a school will be detailed on this page.

Any comments or queries made during any of the consultation meetings regarding proposals to make changes to schools will be summarised in a report to the Executive Board. A copy of the reports can be found in our meetings archive.

Current Statutory Notices

Hovingham Primary School change of age range consultation

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21 June 2017 the decision was made to proceed with publishing a statutory notice on the proposal to change the lower age limit at Hovingham Primary School. The statutory notice will run from Tuesday 4th July to 4pm on Wednesday 2nd August. The statutory notice on this proposal can be viewed on the documents section of this page.

Closed Statutory Notices

Following the end of the Statutory Notice in relation to proposals in the Meanwood area, a report was presented to the council’s Executive Board on 8 February 2017. At that meeting final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Carr Manor Community School from a capacity of 210 pupils to 420 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 30 to 60 with effect from September 2018. Approval was also given on the establishment of provision for pupils with Complex Communication Difficulties including children who may have a diagnosis of ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) for approximately 12 pupils (6 primary, 6 secondary) with effect from September 2018.

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Leeds City Council
Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team
c/o Leeds Town Hall
PO Box 837


Click to expandWhat is a statutory notice?

A statutory notice is the formal publication of a finalised proposal. This is a legally required part of the process and legislation states the notice must be published at the entrance to the school in question, in a local newspaper and in another conspicuous public space.​

Click to expand What happens after a statutory notice period?

Responses are reported to the council’s executive board which then makes the decision whether to proceed with the proposal or not. This decision must be made within two months of the end of the statutory notice. If the Executive Board do not make a decision the schools adjudicator will step in and make a decision for them. 

Click to expandWhat happens if approval isn’t given following the statutory notice period?

In that instance we would revisit the proposals to find a way of delivering the required school places in a different way. This might be through amending the initial proposal slightly, producing a completely new proposal (with public consultation) or making temporary arrangements (known as bulge cohorts) in local schools.​ ​

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