Decision details

Outcome of consultation to join Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange School as a Through-School and to increase primary learning places

Reference: D46258

Decision maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Outcome of consultation on a proposal to join together Allerton Grange School and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School to form a through school for children aged 3-19 years with a linked proposal to create an additional 60 primary places per year group from September 2018.

Decisions:

The Director of Children and Families submitted a report describing the outcome of the consultation undertaken regarding proposals to join together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange School as a through- school, and to expand primary school provision within the through-school. In addition, the report sought permission to publish a statutory notice in respect of revised proposals following the large number of responses made during the consultation period.

 

With the agreement of the Chair, Board Members were in receipt of correspondence from the ‘Save Moor Allerton Hall Primary School’ Group regarding the proposals detailed within the submitted report. In response, the Chair thanked all relevant parties who had contributed towards the related consultation process to date.

 

The Executive Member for Children and Families advised the Board that since the publication of the submitted report, further discussions had taken place with relevant parties including Roundhay and Moortown local Ward Councillors and the School Council, Governors and the Senior Leadership Team of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School, and in response to the feedback received, it was proposed that the report’s recommendations, as submitted, be withdrawn, with a proposal to commence a further round of consultation in order to gain the views of a wider range of stakeholders on the proposed expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School as a stand-alone three form entry school (rather than a through-school), prior to any final decisions being made.

 

Members welcomed the revised proposal, as set out by the Executive Member.

 

RESOLVED - That a further round of consultation be undertaken in order to gain the views of a wider range of stakeholders on the proposed expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School as a stand-alone three form entry school (rather than a through-school), prior to any final decisions being made.

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillors A Carter and Golton both required it to recorded that they respectively abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)

 

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Moortown; Roundhay;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As prescribed by The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013; updated statutory guidance 2016 and Education Act 2011.

Consultees

Parents, staff and governors of proposed school, HTs of neighbouring schools, prospective parents via Early Years providers, local residents, ward members, Dioceses, MP, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 3783588 Email: vivienne.buckland@leeds.gov.uk.

Report author: Vivienne Buckland

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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