Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Outcome of statutory notices to increase primary and secondary learning places in Leeds.
The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report providing details of proposals brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report was divided into three parts and included consideration of proposals in respect of Hunslet Moor Primary School; Hawksworth Wood Primary School; Shakespeare Primary School and the Co-operative Academy of Leeds.
When considering this matter, the Board noted that the paragraph 4.6.1 of the submitted report should read: ‘The statutory time limit for final decisions on each of the proposals detailed in this report is 2nd October 2016’, rather than 2nd September 2016, as detailed.
(a) That the proposal to expand Hunslet Moor (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 315 pupils to 420 pupils, increasing the admission number from 45 to 60, with effect from September 2018, be approved;
(b) That the proposal to expand Hawksworth Wood (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 210 pupils to 420 pupils, increasing the admission number from 30 to 60, with effect from September 2017, be approved;
(c) That the proposal to expand Shakespeare (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 315 pupils to 630 pupils, increasing the admission number from 45 to 90, with effect from September 2018, be approved;
(d) That the linked proposal to expand The Co-operative Academy of Leeds by increasing its capacity from 900 students to 1200 students, increasing the admission number from 180 to 240, with effect from September 2019, be approved;
(e) That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; City and Hunslet; Kirkstall;
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
As prescribed by School Organisation establishment and discontinuation regulations 2013 and Education Act 2011.
Parents, staff and governors of proposed and neighbouring schools, prospective parents, local residents, ward members, Diocese, MP’s, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.
Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 3783588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Vivienne Buckland
Publication date: 28/09/2016
Date of decision: 21/09/2016
Decided at meeting: 21/09/2016 - Executive Board
Effective from: 01/10/2016