Agenda item

Determination of School Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families which seeks approval of the Local Authority admissions policy and admissions arrangements for entry to voluntary controlled and community schools in September 2022.



The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which presented for approval the Local Authority Admissions Policy and Admissions Arrangements for entry to Voluntary Controlled and Community Schools in September 2022.


In responding to a concern regarding the proposed location of some catchment area boundaries, Members discussed the increasing complexities involved in establishing school admission arrangements and catchments areas for the city.



(a)  That in determining the school admissions arrangements for the academic year 2022/23, the admissions policies for the Leeds Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Secondary schools (as detailed at Appendices A, B, & C of the submitted report), be approved;


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


(c)  That the following be noted:-


(i)  The Co-ordinated scheme for admissions arrangements for entry in September 2022 (as detailed at Appendix D to the submitted report) and that there are no significant changes to the content, but the scheme has been re-worded to be simpler, clearer and make the policy more accessible to all Local Authority colleagues and families;

(ii)  That the officer responsible for the implementation of such matters is the Lead for Admissions and Family Information Service;

(iii)  That the statutory date for implementation (i.e. determination of the policies) is no later than 28 February 2021, with the policy being published by 15 March 2021.

(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 (b) above, and for the reasons as detailed within section 4.5.2 of the submitted report)


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillors A Carter required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)



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