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
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Recent proposals and closed consultations
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
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
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
Update 6 December 2017 – The consultation has now ended. We have had significant engagement and contributions to the consultation and there have been many thoughtful responses. Amongst them there were some concerns over the swiftness of the process, along with the OfSTED inspection at Allerton Grange School which took place during the consultation. In response to these concerns, we are now anticipating taking a report summarising the consultation and a proposal for moving forward with additional permanent places in the area to our Executive Board in February 2018. To create time to fully consider responses, this will make further bulge classes necessary in the area to ensure we have sufficient places for children starting in September 2018. A further update will be provided in due course.
In response to an ongoing need to provide additional primary school places in the Roundhay area, Leeds City Council is bringing forward a creative and innovative proposal to provide an additional 420 permanent school places (60 per year group) in the Roundhay and Moortown area. This part of the consultation process will run from Thursday 12 October to Wednesday 29 November. The proposal involves bringing together two existing schools, Allerton Grange High School and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School, to form a single through school for children aged 3 to 19.
You can find out more information in the
consultation document (PDF 697KB),
consultation process document (PDF 82KB), consultation summary (view in
English (PDF 379KB),
Punjabi (PDF 564KB) or
Urdu (PDF 655KB)) and
frequently asked questions (PDF 209KB) documents. In addition, a
plan of the site (PDF 2MB) is available to view. You can also comment on this proposal by accessing the
online forum or respond through our
Consultation on the proposal to establish a new 8 form entry (1,200 place – 240 pupils per year group) secondary free school for pupils aged 11-16 within the boundary of the Fearnville site from September 2020 has now closed.
We are currently collating all of the responses and will provide an update in due course.
Consultation about potential sites for the Roundhay Park Primary Free School in Roundhay
Update 14 July 2017: Outcome of consultation on potential sites for the Roundhay Park Primary Free School in Roundhay
Following the recent joint consultation regarding suitability of potential sites for the Roundhay Park Primary Free School, please see the
summary report with appendices (PDF 1.3MB) which provide an analysis of the consultation responses. Once the ESFA and Trust applicants have made a decision on next steps, a further update will be given. Alternatively please access via the documents section at the bottom of this page.
Update 17 May 2017: Consultation on potential sites has now ended
Leeds City Council extended the consultation on potential sites for a free school in the Roundhay area by two weeks. This ended at midnight on Friday May 12th 2017.
This was in response to requests from residents and other stakeholders for more time to fully consider the issues around each potential site and due to the fact that we are unable to publish the outcome of the consultation during the General Election period. The consultation, being run by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Education Funding Agency and the Roundhay Park Primary school trust, which was due to end at 5pm on 28 April ran an additional two weeks until 12 May. Extending the consultation will not delay progress of this matter, as the responses will be collated and the outcome of the consultation will be passed to the EFA for consideration as soon as we would be able to within the Civic Service guidelines, after the general election on 8 June 2017.
The outcomes of this consultation will be passed on to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for inclusion in their appraisal of which site(s) to consider progressing for the free school.
Any site the EFA does move forward with would need to be purchased from the current owner and also require planning permission. The site plans are still available to view within the
consultation document (PDF 4.7MB), although the consultation has now closed.
The Roundhay area of Leeds has been identified as needing an additional 60 reception places (two forms of entry) to ease ongoing pressure on primary school places in the area. A free school bid from the Roundhay Park Primary School Trust has been approved by the Secretary of State for Education to provide these additional places. Finding a suitable site to establish this school on has so far been difficult. Leeds City Council, the Education Funding Agency and the Free School Trust agreed to undertake a joint consultation with all interested parties and stakeholders on 4 potential sites in the Roundhay area which had been considered by the Education Funding Agency as having potential to be brought forward for educational use. One of these sites is on a part of Roundhay Park so we felt it was right that the whole city had a say on whether it should be further considered for this purpose.
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.
Proposal to expand Beeston Hill St Luke’s Church of England Primary School from September 2019
Following a period of consultation regarding the expansion of Beeston Hill St Luke’s Church of England Primary School and to establish SEN provision, a statutory notice has now been published. Further information, including details of how to respond, can be found on our Statutory Notices page.
Proposal to expand Allerton Church of England Primary School from September 2018
Following a period of consultation regarding the expansion of Allerton Church of England Primary School, a statutory notice has now been published. Further information, including details of how to respond, can be found on our Statutory Notices page.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
Please see the
External links section on this page for details about Executive Board meetings.