Decision details

Outcome of consultation regarding a proposal to establish an academy (free school) on a site at Fearnville

Reference: D45051

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outcome of consultation regarding a proposal to establish a free school on a site at Fearville.


Further to Minute No. 59, 20th September 2017, the Director of Children and Families submitted a report presenting the outcome of the consultation in respect of a proposal to establish a new 8 form entry secondary free school (1,200 place – 240 pupils per year group) for learners aged between 11-16 years, including a Resourced Provision for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition and Moderate Learning Difficulties. The report sought approval for the commencement of a ‘free school presumption process’ under the terms as detailed within the Education and Inspections Act 2006.


RESOLVED – That the consideration of this matter be deferred, in order to enable further consideration to be undertaken on all of the available options which have been brought forward to ensure the future sufficiency of school places in this area, with a further report on such matters being submitted to the Board in due course.


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Gipton and Harehills; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Temple Newsam;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As prescribed by the Education Act 2011, the Education and Inspections Act 2006, the Academies Act 2010.


Parents, all Leeds schools, Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), potential academy sponsors, prospective parents, local residents, ward members, MPs, Diocese, neighbouring LAs and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Richard Amos, Sufficiency and Participation Lead 0113 3787232 Email:

Report author: Richard Amos

Publication date: 18/12/2017

Date of decision: 13/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2017 - Executive Board

Effective from: 23/12/2017

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