Decision details

Determination of school admissions arrangements 2019/20

Reference: D46257

Decision maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Executive Board is required to determine the proposed admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled Leeds Schools for the academic year 2019/20.

Decisions:

The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which sought approval of the Local Authority admissions policy and admissions arrangements for entry to school in 2019. The report described the changes to the policy, described changes to the published admission number for two all-through schools in line with their previously published statutory notices, and invited the Board to note the co-ordination arrangements.

 

RESOLVED – That the school admission arrangements for 2019 be determined as follows:

(a)  That the Admissions Policy, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved, with the following being noted:-

·  the wording in relation to Children Looked After will be amended to reflect current legislation and practice;

·  PAF (Postcode Address File) will no longer be the main source of data for our measuring system, being replaced by LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazzetteer);

·  The policy will include clarity that the Local Authority may withdraw an offer if it is found that a family have used a false address on their application;

 

(b)  That the changes to the admission number for 2 all-through schools at their secondary phase of admission, be noted;

 

(c)  That the co-ordinated scheme for admissions arrangements for entry in September 2019 be noted, with it also being noted that there are no changes to the 2018 arrangements other than the updating of timelines;

 

(d)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for such matters is the Lead for Admissions and Family Information Service, and that the date for implementation (ie determination of any revised policy) is by no later than 28 February 2018;

 

(e)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for the publication of the determined arrangements is the Lead for Admissions and Family Information Service, and that the date for implementation (ie publication) is by no later than 15 March 2018.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The consultation process is defined in statute (School Admissions Code 2014). We must consult for a minimum of 6 weeks on any proposed changes.

a) parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;

b) other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;

c) all other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools need not consult secondary schools);

d) whichever of the governing body and the local authority who are not the admission authority;

e) any adjoining neighbouring local authorities where the admission authority is the local authority; and

f) in the case of schools designated with a religious character, the body or person representing the religion or religious denomination

Consultees

As outlined in the School Admissions Code, consultation will be with:

a) parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;

b) other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;

c) all other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools need not consult secondary schools);

d) whichever of the governing body and the local authority who are not the admission authority;

e) any adjoining neighbouring local authorities where the admission authority is the local authority; and

f) in the case of schools designated with a religious character, the body or person representing the religion or religious denomination

Contact: Rebecca McCormack, Lead for Admissions & Family Information 0113 3787217 Email: rebecca.mccormack@leeds.gov.uk.

Report author: Rebecca McCormack

Publication date: 12/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 17/02/2018

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