Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Leeds City Council are proposing to change the age range of Wykebeck Primary School from 3-11 years to 2-11 years, in order to create 24 places for 2-year-old children with effect from September 2023.
There were 13 representations received to the public consultation with 11 comments, 9 supporting the proposal and 2 objecting.
The decision on the proposal has been classed as a “key decision” as the outcome would have a significant effect on nursery aged children in the Gipton and Harehills ward in Leeds.
If any objections are received, this would be raised with the Exec member for discussion with the chair of scrutiny board.
Further to Minute No. 93, 14th December 2022, the Director of Children and Families submitted a report regarding a proposal to lower the age range of Wykebeck Primary School from 3-11 years to 2-11 years and create Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) provision for 24 eligible 2-year-olds in the area. Specifically, the report also invited the Board to consider and note the outcomes from the statutory notice process and recommended approval of the proposal, as presented.
(a) That the outcome of the statutory notice period, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;
(b) That the recommendation to permanently change the age range of Wykebeck Primary School from 3-11 to 2-11, with effect from September 2023, be approved;
(c) That the resolutions within this minute be exempted from Call In for the reasons of urgency, as set out in paragraph 31 of the submitted report;
(d) That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.
(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 the matter is urgent and 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 above and as set out within section 31 of the submitted report)
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: Gipton and Harehills;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education
Other reasons / organisations consulted
As prescribed by: Section 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006; The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013. As prescribed by: The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013; updated statutory guidance 2016 and Education Act 2011.
Parents, staff, headteacher and governors of Wykebeck Primary School. Local early years providers, primary schools, ward members, MP and other stakeholders.
Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 378 3588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Vivienne Buckland
Publication date: 20/03/2023
Date of decision: 15/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 15/03/2023 - Executive Board