Issue details

Consultation on a change of age range at Rothwell Primary School and permanent closure of its nursery.

Leeds City Council is proposing to change the age range of Rothwell Primary School from 3-11 years to 4-11 years and permanently close the nursery at the school. This proposal follows a temporary closure of the nursery from September 2022.

If implemented, the proposal could have a significant effect on families in the Rothwell ward in Leeds as there would be fewer school nursery places available in the area.

The decision required would determine whether the proposal should progress to a statutory notice stage.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Rothwell;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2023

Decision due: 20 Sep 2023 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 consultation will run from 30th June to 21st July 2023.


Parents/carers, staff, headteacher and governors of Rothwell Primary School, local early years providers, local primary schools including their parents/carers, local ward members, local MP and other stakeholders have been informed about the consultation.  During the consultation period there will be a meeting with the governing body and an informal drop-in session at the school. The headteacher has briefed staff at the school and invited them to attend the drop-in session.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships


Agenda items


  • Report to be provided with the agenda for the meeting.  

Background papers