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

Proposal to expand Benton Park Secondary School from September 2021

The statutory notice period relating to a proposal to permanently expand Benton Park School has now ended. The Executive Board is expected to make a final decision on the proposal and following that decision, there will be a further update.

Proposal to increase primary school places at 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.

Following the consultation to expand Moor Allerton Hall Primary School, at its meeting on 27 June Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved the recommendation to publish a Statutory Notice in relation to the proposal to expand the school.

A Statutory Notice will be published in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday 2 July 2018. This is a prescribed, legal process as set out in the Department for Education’s statutory guidance which will mark the start of a 4 week formal consultation period, also known as a ‘representation period’.

The formal consultation period will run from 2 July 2018 to 4pm on 30 July 2018. During this period anyone can comment on or object to the proposal to expand the school.

The Full Proposal (PDF 33KB) and the Statutory Notice (PDF 58KB) are available to read online.

If anyone wishes to comment on or object to the proposal they can do this by using the contact details on this page. Comments or objections should reach the Sufficiency and Participation Team by 4pm on 30 July 2018 in order to be counted.

Contact us



Leeds City Council
Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team
c/o Leeds Town Hall
P.O. Box 837
Leeds LS1 9PZ




What happens after a statutory notice period?What happens after a statutory notice period?<div class="ExternalClass9E1ACE790E7048EDA6156782866D0037">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. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
What happens if approval isn’t given following the statutory notice period?What happens if approval isn’t given following the statutory notice period?<div class="ExternalClass1032B5D73AC64BDE9BFE68A71CEEBD93">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.​ ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
What is a statutory notice?What is a statutory notice?<div class="ExternalClass0C10DEA90015432AACD561C188DD1E9E">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.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>



Allerton C of E Full Proposal C of E Full Proposal.pdf25855pdf
Allerton C of E Statutory Notice C of E Statutory Notice.pdf53259pdf
Benton Park Full Proposal Park Full Proposal.pdf165785pdf
Carr Manor Community Statutory Notice Manor Community Statutory Notice.pdf53750pdf
Carr Manor Community Full proposal Manor Community Full proposal.pdf21357pdf
Full proposal Beeston Hill St Lukes proposal Beeston Hill St Lukes.pdf86366pdf
Hovingham age range Full proposal age range Full proposal.pdf77868pdf
Hovingham age range Statutory Notice age range Statutory Notice.pdf78349pdf
Moor Allerton Hall Primary School Full Proposal Allerton Hall Primary School Full Proposal.pdf28163pdf
Statutory notice Beeston Hill St Luke's notice Beeston Hill St Luke's.pdf128136pdf
Statutory Notice Benton Park School Notice Benton Park School.pdf18392pdf
Statutory Notice Moor Allerton Hall Primary School Notice Moor Allerton Hall Primary School.pdf53536pdf

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