Consultation on a proposal to join together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange High School from September 2018

In response to an ongoing need to provide additional primary school places in the Roundhay area, Leeds City Council is bringing forward a creative and innovative proposal to provide an additional 420 permanent school places (60 per year group) in the Roundhay and Moortown area. Leeds City Council is proposing that Allerton Grange High School and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School join together to form a through school for children aged 3-19 years.

The first phase of the consultation process will run from Thursday 12 October to Wednesday 29 November, as part of this there will be several drop-in sessions. These events provide an opportunity for questions and conversation and allow us to gather and share information on an informal one to one basis.

Following this all the issues raised will be reported to executive board who will then decide whether to progress to the formal, statutory part of the consultation process which we anticipate taking place in December and January, but we will update this timeline when we have definite dates.

The dates of the drop in sessions are as follows:

Moor Allerton Hall Primary School Thursday 19th October 2017 5.00pm – 7.00pm
North East Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue Wednesday 1st November 2017 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

Punjabi & Urdu interpreter present

Wednesday 15th November 2017 8.45am – 9.30am
North East Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue Thursday 16th November 2017 5.00pm – 7.00pm
North East Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue

Punjabi & Urdu interpreter present

Saturday 18th  November 2017 10.00am – 12.00pm

To find out more information about the proposal, please read the consultation document Roundhay Area Through School Consultation booklet

You can share your views with us about the proposals as follows:

Take the online survey by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yd9hgtqy

Write to us at: Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Sufficiency & Participation Team, c/o Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

Email us at: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk

Leave a comment or discuss this proposal by clicking the ‘leave a comment’ button at the bottom of the page;

So that your views are counted, please ensure that we receive your response by 4pm on 29 November 2017.

If any of the information above is required in large print / Braille / alternative language version of the document please contact us.

 

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4 Comments

  1. I understand that the Highwood Pub will be part of the proposals, can you point me to the Leeds City Council report where this was approved and provide the paper which was the basis for this decision. I assume that this is a public document as the YEP are quoting from it.

  2. Having read the text in your ‘about’ section setting our your process, I don’t believe you are actually following it in the case of the current Roundhay consultation for the proposed through school and expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School. In particular, I am not aware that you have conducted any stakeholder engagement sessions to discuss potential options – you have simply moved straight to the ‘formal proposal’ stage outlined in the fifth paragraph above.
    Please could you explain why you are not following your own process in this case?

    In addition, I think it is very misleading to title the consultation in this way, because it fails to mention the fact the Council is expanding the primary intake by doubling it to 4FE. The same is true of leaflets the Council has arranged to be delivered to local residents. They cannot appreciate the potential impact on them of this proposal and provide an intelligent response to the consultation without this vital detail.

  3. I am deeply saddened and extremely concerned by the negativity surrounding this consultation. The existing MAH parents seem to be giving little consideration to the desperate situation that the Roundhay area faces and the worry that every single new parent has about whether their child will get a school place. Do you really think that the council would allow your child’s education to be compromised so much that it is worth jeopardising the solution that will resolve the school places issue for hundreds of children in the future? Many of the black hole parents seem hell bent on derailing the consultation by encouraging this negativity to push their own agenda, (the Roundhay Park site), which would not only be legally and ethically challenging but evidently has no support from the council, (Local authorities have an obligation to provide recreation/green space/health and wellbeing services as much as they have to provide education.), and would receive enormous, city-wide, (possibly nationwide), opposition from the public.

    Please, before responding negatively, look around you. There is not one single piece of land in this area that does not already have a house, business or public service on it. Not one single piece of land.

    This is the last throw of the dice, there are no other options. It may not be the perfect solution but we have chosen to live in an urban area that has zero land resources left, it is the only solution, we need to compromise. I want my child to have a school place in 3 years’ time and without this school, I don’t believe he will have. Please stop and think.

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