Recent proposals and school place consultations

​Where we have identified an area where additional school places are needed we may hold a stakeholder event.

At the event data such as the numbers of children aged under 5 is discussed with schools and other partners. We focus on how many additional places are needed, where the places are needed and when. Any options put forward are investigated after the event before a preferred option is consulted on.

Further detail about current public consultations and how you can respond are on this page. Responses​ during consultations can be made via our WordPress blog: Leeds School Place Planning.

Current consultations

There are no consultations running currently.

Recent proposals and closed consultations

Consultation about the permanent expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

New update – At its meeting on 17 September Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved the recommendation to permanently expand Moor Allerton Hall Primary School from 2 forms of entry (60 places) to 3 forms of entry (90 places) from September 2019.

This decision was ‘called-in’ for review and Leeds City Council’s Scrutiny Board met on 10 October to consider the reasons for ‘call-in’. The outcome of the Scrutiny Board meeting was that the Executive Board’s decision was released for implementation meaning that the proposals can now go ahead.

Roundhay has been experiencing pressure on primary school places for some time. Previous proposals had suggested bringing together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange school, to form an all through-school with four forms of entry in the primary phase. However in response to concerns from some parents and the school’s leadership about timings and the scale of change an amended proposal is now out for consultation.

We are proposing a permanent expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School from 2 forms of entry (60 places) to 3 forms of entry (90 places) from September 2019. The consultation will run from 23 March 2018 to 4pm on 4 May 2018.

You can find out more information in the consultation document (PDF 562KB) and you can comment on this proposal by responding through our online survey or by accessing the online forum. You can also read the consultation document in Urdu (PDF 8MB) or Punjabi (PDF 0.9MB).

You can also access a summary of the Questions and Answers session (PDF, 46KB) that was recently held at the school.

Secondary School Provision – Outer North East Public Engagement Exercise

The engagement exercise has ended and the responses are now being collated. The survey responses received will soon be passed on to the Regional Schools Commissioner and a further update will be provided in due course.

Strategic Review of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Provision in Leeds 2017-2021

Update 6 December 2017 - The consultation has now ended and responses are being collated. A further update will be given in due course.

We are currently in the process of developing a new strategy for SEND, and as part of the strategic review we want to know if parents, carers and young people think we are focusing on the right priorities.

Please take some time to read the draft Strategic Review document (PDF 2MB) and use the consultation document (PDF 2MB) to give us your feedback on the key priorities we are proposing, the principles and approach we intend to take. If you prefer you could complete the online questionnaire.

If you would like us to send you a paper copy of the document please contact the SENSAP Team on 0113 378 5256. If you would like to ask questions or learn more about the review, then please feel free to join us at one of the drop in sessions, details of which are included in the consultation document. If you have any access issues, or need any support or assistance to enable you to take part in a drop in session, please contact us on 0113 378 5256 or SENDreview@leeds.gov.uk.

Once we have analysed all the feedback, further consultation opportunities will follow on specific options, as and when we identify future additional needs or funding becomes available to support this.

We have been allocated approximately £3 million of government funding to help provide sufficient places for children with SEND. This funding will be released to us as £1 million per year for the next three years. Whilst this funding is very welcome, we know that it will not cover all the options we might wish to consider – for example, to build a new Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) would cost considerably more than £3 million. However, we have had to proceed with some developments for new provision for children with SEND as part of school building projects so that we did not miss important opportunities, and these consultations have either already taken place, for example Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School, or are already underway; the proposal regarding a new secondary academy free school at Fearnville.

We would appreciate any feedback you are able to provide us with by midnight on 4 December 2017, and will take all comments into consideration.

If you have any questions regarding this review, please contact the SENSAP Team on 0113 378 5256.

Consultation on a proposal to join together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School and Allerton Grange High School from September 2018

In October and November 2017 Leeds City Council consulted on a proposal to establish a through-school by joining together Allerton Grange School and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School. The proposed through-school included increasing the number of primary places from its current 60 per year to 120 places per year. The consultation ended on 29 November 2017 and the outcomes were reported to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 7 February 2018.

In response to concerns raised during this consultation, and following visits to Moor Allerton Hall Primary School to listen to the children, governors, and senior leadership team it was determined that a further round of consultation be undertaken. This was in order to gain the views of a wider range of stakeholders on a proposal to expand Moor Allerton Hall Primary School as a stand-alone three form entry school rather than as a through-school, prior to any final decisions being made.

Consultation about potential sites for the Roundhay Park Primary Free School in Roundhay

Following a consultation regarding suitability of potential sites for the Roundhay Park Primary Free School in April and May 2017, a summary report with appendices (PDF 1.3MB) was produced which provided an analysis of the consultation responses. Due to significant planning and other issues the Free School bid was withdrawn.

St Chad's Church of England Primary School

Following the recent 4 week public consultation on a proposal to expand St Chads C of E Primary School, utilising a section of the West Park playing fields for sports provision/playing fields, the Abbey Trust Board has met and voted to proceed with the proposal. As many concerns were raised during the consultation regarding the location and size of the proposed playing field area, the Trust, in discussion with LCC, has suggested using a smaller section of West Park Playing Fields located on the Arncliffe Road side of the school site. This was also suggested by several respondents at the drop-in meetings and via response forms. This option needs to be investigated further before the proposal can progress to the next stage.

The next steps

  • Children’s Services officers will go through an internal approval process
  • If approval is given, an application would need to be submitted to Fields in Trust (FiT) for a request to change use of a section of West Park playing fields (the earliest date an application could be made is mid-end of May 2017)
  • If FiT approve the proposed change, Children’s Services would need to report to the executive board of LCC for approval (if all approval stages are progressed, this would likely to be early Autumn 2017).

You can download and read a summary report (PDF 118KB) of the outcome of the consultation period for more details.

Statutory Notices

There are no current Statutory Notices.

Approved Proposals

Holbeck area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21 March 2018, final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School from a capacity of 315 pupils to 420 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 45 to 60 with effect from September 2019. 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 8 pupils with effect from September 2019.

Alwoodley area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21 March 2018, final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Allerton C of E Primary School from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 60 to 90 with effect from September 2018.

Cockburn Secondary Academy

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 19 April 2017, approval was given to spend capital funds to support a permanent expansion of Cockburn (Academy) School from a capacity of 1050 pupils to 1200 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 210 to 240 with effect from September 2019.

Meanwood area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 8 February 2017, 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.

Harehills area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 14 December 2016 final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Hovingham (Community) Primary School from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 60 to 90, with effect from September 2017.

Kirkstall area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 14 December 2016 final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Beecroft (Community) Primary School from a capacity of 210 pupils to 315 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 30 to 45, with effect from September 2017.

Burmantofts and Richmond Hill area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21st September 2016 final approval was given to proceed with the proposal to increase the permanent admission number for Shakespeare Primary School from 45 to 90 from September 2018 increasing the overall capacity of the school from 315 to 630. This expansion involves a relocation of the primary school to the Dolly Lane site, former Primrose High School. Linked to this is a proposal to expand secondary places at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds from a capacity of 900 students to 1,200 students with an increase in the admissions number from 180 to 240 with effect from September 2019.

Hunslet area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 14 December 2016 final approval was given on the permanent expansion of Hunslet St Mary’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School from a capacity of 210 pupils to 315 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 30 to 45, with effect from September 2017.

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21st September 2016 final approval was given to proceed with the proposal to increase the permanent admission number for Hunslet Moor Primary School from 45 to 60 from September 2018 increasing the overall capacity of the school from 315 to 420.

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 27 July 2016 final approval was given on the expansion of Low Road (Community) Primary School from a capacity of 140 pupils to 210 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 20 to 30, with effect from September 2017.

Beeston area

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 27 July 2016 final approval was given on the expansion of Cottingley (Academy sponsor led) Primary Academy from a capacity of 315 pupils to 420 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 45 to 60, with effect from September 2017.

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Does an increase in school places mean class sizes will be bigger?http://leedsschoolplaceplanning.wordpress.com/, Link to online forumDoes an increase in school places mean class sizes will be bigger?<div class="ExternalClass2F790795556940DEA98D15CD6AF002AB"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p class="MsoNormal">Primary schools are organised around classes of 30 children per teacher. Current Infant Class Size Regulations state that infant classes (reception, year 1 and year 2) must have no more than 30 pupils in a class with one qualified teacher. Therefore, extra accommodation would have to be provided and more staff would be recruited to manage the additional pupils.​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
How is the impact of new housing taken into account?How is the impact of new housing taken into account?<div class="ExternalClass24D222029BB74FDEA079CBDA6B8B7948"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Where new housing is proposed, developers are asked to make a financial contribution or provide land for education provision when they build developments of over 50 family houses.  It is assumed that 100 family houses would generate 25 primary aged children, 3-4 per year group, and 10 secondary aged children, 2 per year group. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
What is the process of opening a new school?What is the process of opening a new school?<div class="ExternalClass350D9C4C36854B4196485B2A6920D815">If there are no options for expansion within the existing schools in the area, then we would begin the process of considering a new school. If a new school is proposed, a vacant Leeds City Council site or an alternative site would need to be purchased on which to build the new school.  The Council would fund the construction of the school but would have to seek an academy sponsor to run the school.  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
Why are some spare places required?http://leedsschoolplaceplanning.wordpress.com/, Online forum linkWhy are some spare places required?<div class="ExternalClass202C48F30D15449FB1928ECEFF797C7E"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Additional places are required to ensure that the admissions system can operate effectively and offer some degree of parental preference and also so that school places are readily available locally for children moving into the area.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br>​</div>

 

 

Fearnville leisure consultationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Fearnville leisure consultation.pdf88108pdf
Fearnville proposed new location for consultationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Fearnville proposed new location for consultation.pdf202693pdf
Fearnville Consultation documenthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Fearnville Consultation document.pdf1964911pdf
Benton Park Consultation Documenthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Benton Park Consultation Document.pdf840387pdf
Allerton C of E School Consultation 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Allerton-C-of-E-School-Consultation-2017.pdf421959pdf
Child/young person SEND consultation formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Child young person SEND consultation form.pdf370404pdf
DRAFT SEND Strategic Reviewhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/DRAFT SEND Strategic Review.pdf1583060pdf
Fearnville questions and answershttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Fearnville questions and answers.pdf67670pdf
Moor Allerton Hall Consultation booklet - Punjabi https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Moor Allerton Hall Consultation booklet - Punjabi Translation.pdf919625pdf
Moor Allerton Hall Consultation booklet - Urduhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Moor Allerton Hall Consultation booklet - Urdu Translation.pdf8450085pdf
Moor Allerton Hall Consultation Booklethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Moor Allerton Hall Consultation Booklet.pdf569579pdf
Roundhay Park Primary - outcome of consultationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Roundhay Park Primary - outcome of consultation.pdf1368811pdf
SEND Review Consultation booklethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/SEND Review Consultation booklet.pdf372306pdf
St Chads C of E Primary School - consultation booklethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/St Chads C of E Primary School - consultation booklet.pdf143499pdf
St Chad's consultation summary reporthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/St Chad's consultation summary report.pdf184778pdf
Moor Allerton Hall Consultation Summary of Questions and Answers Sessionhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Moor Allerton Hall Consultation Summary of Questions and Answers Session.pdf46869pdf

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