Issue details

Outcome of consultation and request to approve funding to permanently increase learning places at Leeds City Academy from September 2023.

The White Rose Academies Trustees, working in partnership with Leeds City Council, are consulting on a proposal to permanently expand Leeds City Academy on its existing site from 150 places to 210 places in Year 7 from September 2023 onwards. The total number of pupils in the academy would increase year on year until the academy reached its full capacity.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/04/2022

Decision due: 27 Jul 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

The changes that are proposed form prescribed alterations under Department for Education advice for academy trusts, Making Significant Changes to an Open Academy (November 2019). Consultation has been carried out by the Trust in line with good practice which will be included in the report for information.


Parents/carers, staff and governors of Leeds City Academy, prospective parents via local primary schools, head teachers of Leeds secondary schools, community committees, local residents, local ward members, Dioceses, local MPs 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