Decision details

Determination of School Admissions Arrangements for 2021/22

Reference: D50560

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Determination of the admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Leeds for Admission from September 2021.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which sought approval of the Local Authority Admissions Policy and Admissions arrangements for entry to voluntary controlled and community schools in September 2021.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry regarding the high demand for secondary school places in North Leeds, the Board received further information on how such demand was linked to levels of provision in other parts of the city, with details being provided on the actions being taken to manage the situation as a whole.



(a)  That in determining the school admissions arrangements for 2021, the admissions policies for the Leeds Community and Voluntary Controlled Primaryand Secondary schools, as detailed at Appendices A and B to the submitted report, be approved, with approval also being given to the one yearreduction in the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Roundhay All ThroughSchool (secondary site) to 210 for 2021;


(b)  That the following be noted:-

(i) That the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Allerton High School has been permanently increased from 189 to 220;

(ii) That there are no changes to the admission policy for Primary and Junior schools;

(iii) The Co-ordinated schemes for admissions arrangements for entry in September 2021, as detailed at Appendices C and D to the submitted report, and that there are no changes to the 2020 arrangements other than updates to timelines and to some minor wording to ensure procedural accuracy;


(c)  That the resolutions of the Board in respect of this submitted report, as detailed within this minute, be exempted from the Call In process, for those reasons as set out in paragraph 4.5.2 of the submitted report;


(d)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for the implementation of such matters is the Lead for Admissions and Family Information Service, and that the date for implementation (i.e. determination of the policies) is no later than 28 February 2020, with the policy being published by 15 March 2020.


(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from the Call In process by the decision taker if it is considered that any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with this, the resolutions contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, as per resolution (c) above, and for the reasons as detailed within section 4.5.2 of the submitted report)

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As per statutory requirements (minimum of 6 weeks) consultation running 9th December 2019 to  19th January 2020.


Schools, Early Years providers, public, elected members, diocesan education boards, neighbouring LA’s, MPs and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Rebecca McCormack, Lead for Admissions & Family Information 0113 3787217 Email:

Report author: Rebecca McCormack

Publication date: 14/02/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Executive Board

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