School Admissions Policy Consultation

If an admissions authority proposes to change their admission arrangements they must consult on the changes. If there are no proposed changes there is no requirement to consult.

Admissions authorities must consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January. Any consultation on admission arrangements will apply for the following school year.

Leeds City Council are the admitting authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools. The Leeds City Council 2017 admission policy was amended following a consultation period in 2015, and the following changes were made:

  • The admissions policy for primary and junior admissions (PDF, 82.5KB) is different to year 7 admissions. The nearest and non-nearest priorities in the Year 7 admissions policy (PDF, 60KB)​ have been replaced by catchment areas
  • The wording covering priority 1b has been refined in both policies and outlines the priority as: “1b admissions priority is specifically for pupils who have a significant physical disability or complex sensory impairment - e.g. pupils with a visual, hearing, or physical difficulty or those with pragmatics difficulties/autism, who do not have an EHCP and where higher level FFI funding is in place”

It was proposed that no changes were made to the policy for 2018/19 admissions. The policy for 2018/19 admissions to Primary and Secondary schools where Leeds City Council is the admitting authority have been determined and can be found in the related documents section.

Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020

The consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020 has now finished.

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Internal Memo and Junior co-ordinated admission scheme 2017.pdf84580pdf
Leeds 2019 secondary coord scheme 2019 secondary coord scheme.pdf218626pdf
Leeds proposed Admissions Policy 2019 Reception proposed Admissions Policy 2019 Reception.pdf45897pdf
Leeds proposed Admissions Policy 2019 Year 7 proposed Admissions Policy 2019 Year 7.pdf224739pdf
Internal Memo admission scheme for secondary schools in Leeds 2017.pdf78263pdf
Internal Memo Admissions Policy 2018-19 Primary.pdf66512pdf
Internal Memo on LCC School admissions policy 2018.pdf50707pdf

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