Decision details

Outcome of consultation to increase learning places at Allerton Church of England Primary School

Reference: D45052

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outcome of consultation to increase learning places at Allerton Church of England Primary School.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report on proposals brought forward to meet the Local Authority’s duty to ensure a sufficiency of school places, which supported the achievement of the Best Council priority to improve educational achievement and close achievement gaps. Specifically, the submitted report described the outcome of the consultation process regarding proposals to expand primary school provision at Allerton Church of England Primary School and which sought permission to publish a statutory notice in respect of such proposals.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, it was noted that concerns which had been raised in respect of highways and parking issues were being picked up via the associated consultation exercise, whilst assurances were provided that the implementation of any proposals would be taken through the normal planning procedures.



(a)  That the publication of a Statutory Notice on a proposal to expand primary provision at Allerton Church of England Primary School from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 60 to 90 with effect from September 2018, be approved;


(b)  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: Alwoodley;

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 13; updated statutory guidance 2016 and Education Act 2011.


Parents, staff and governors of proposed school, Headteachers 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:

Report author: Vivienne Buckland

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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