Decision details

Outcome of consultation and request to approve funding to permanently increase learning places at Allerton Grange School from September 2021

Reference: D50561

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outcome of consultation to permanently increase learning places at Allerton Grange School from September 2021.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report presenting the outcome of a consultation exercise regarding a proposal to expand secondary school provision at Allerton Grange School and which sought a decision to fund the delivery of a scheme to create the additional learning places required.



(a)  That the publication of a Statutory Notice on a proposal to permanently expand secondary provision at Allerton Grange School from a capacity of 1200 pupils to 1500 pupils in years 7 to 11, with an increase in the admission number from 240 to 300 and with effect from September 2021, be approved;


(b)  That provisional approval for Authority to Spend (ATS) of £4.8m (based on a Department for Education (DfE) funding rate of £16,056 per new secondary place) to deliver the proposed permanent expansion of Allerton Grange School, be granted;


(c)  That it be noted that the implementation of the proposal is subject to funding being agreed based upon the outcome of further detailed design work and planning applications, as indicated at sections 4.4.1 and 4.4.3 of the submitted report, with it also being noted that the proposal has been brought forward in time for places to be delivered for 2021;


(d)  That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Roundhay;

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

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.



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

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 37 83588 Email:

Report author: Vivienne Buckland

Publication date: 14/02/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020

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

Effective from: 22/02/2020

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