Issue details

Outcome of statutory notice on a proposal to lower the age range of Wetherby High School from 11-18 years to 11-16 years from September 2022

The governing body of Wetherby High School, working in partnership with Leeds City Council, is proposing to lower the age range of the school from 11-18 years to 11-16 years with effect from September 2022. Following an initial consultation with stakeholders, the governing body of Wetherby High School decided to progress to the 4-week representation period with the publication of a statutory notice on 22nd November 2021. Executive Board is asked to note the outcome of the statutory notice and make a final decision on the proposal.

The decision on the proposal has been classed as a “key decision” as the outcome would have a significant effect on secondary school aged students in the Wetherby area.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Wetherby;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/12/2021

Decision due: 9 Feb 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 378 3588 Email:

Consultation process

As prescribed by: Section 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006; The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013.


Parents/carers, staff and governors of Wetherby High School, prospective parents via local primary schools, head teachers of Leeds schools and sixth form providers, local North Yorkshire secondary schools and sixth form providers, community committees, local residents, local ward members, Wetherby Town Council, Dioceses, local MP, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Economy, Culture & Education.


Agenda items


  • Report to be provided with the agenda for the meeting  

Background papers