Issue details

Outcome of statutory notice on a proposal to change the age range at Rothwell Primary School, from 3-11 years to 4-11 years and permanently close the 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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Rothwell;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/10/2023

Decision due: 13 Dec 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 changes proposed form prescribed alterations under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and are aligned with the statutory process set out in the Department for Education’s guidance document, ‘Making significant changes (prescribed alterations) to maintained schools’ (January 2023).


The Statutory notice period will run from 6th October to 3rd November 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. 

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.