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 consultation will run from Thursday 12 October to Wednesday 29 November and as part of the consultation there will be several drop-in sessions. These events provide an opportunity to ask questions and gather more information from council officers on an informal one to one basis. 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 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 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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The consultation on a proposal to provide additional primary school places Beeston Hill St Luke’s Church of England Primary School has now closed. We would like to thank all those who have contributed.

We are currently collating all the responses and will provide an update here as information becomes available to share.

Contact us by email: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk or write to: Leeds City Council, Sufficiency and Participation Team, c/o Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

Consultation on a proposal to expand primary school places and establish SEN provision at Beeston Hill St Luke’s Church of England Primary School

The number of 0-5 year old children living in the Holbeck and Hunslet areas has risen significantly in recent years and this is increasing the demand for school places locally. In response, Leeds City Council is already implementing a previously approved proposal to provide 15 extra school places per year at Hunslet Moor Primary School from September 2018. However, demographic analysis based on National Health Service (NHS) data of children aged under 5, has highlighted a need for a further 15 primary school places per year group in Holbeck. The sustained rise in the birth rate across Leeds coupled with demand from new housing in the Holbeck area further reinforces the view that additional places are needed from 2019 onwards to ensure a sufficient long term supply of good school places.

Holbeck has been identified by the Local Authority’s Complex Needs team as an area with a deficit of provision for children with complex learning needs, including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), compounded by a parallel rise in demand for primary resourced provision from families with children who have Education, Health and Care plans. This proposal would prevent children living in this area from having to travel long distances across the city to access an appropriate learning place and would enable children to be fully included in the life of the school whilst benefiting from the specialist support they require.

The proposal

It is proposed that Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School should expand from a capacity of 315 to 420 pupils, and increase the admission number from 45 to 60 in reception from September 2019, creating 15 additional places. The school would grow incrementally, from the lower year groups. It would, therefore, take several years for the school to reach its full capacity. It is also proposed that a new resourced provision for approximately 8 pupils with complex learning needs, such as ASC, should be established at Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School from September 2019.

Reasons for proposing the expansion of Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School

Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary is an ‘Outstanding’ school which is popular with local families and is situated within an area of high demographic need. The school’s governing body supports consultation on the proposal in order to meet the needs of their local community and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people.

 How can stakeholders put their views forward?

  • You may attend one of our informal drop-in sessions at Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School where you will be able to ask questions and find out more about the proposal. The details of the sessions are:
  • Wed 13 September 2017 4.15pm-5.15pm
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 8.30am-9.30am and 2:45pm – 4:15pm

The consultation booklet, along with information on the progress of the proposal, is available at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Currentschoolsconsultation.aspx

The consultation on a proposal to expand primary school places at Allerton Church of England Primary School has now ended. The consultation responses are currently being analysed and a further update on next steps will be given in due course.

Update 12 September – we anticipate that we will report the outcomes of the consultation to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 18 October however this may be subject to change.

Update 18 October –  a report on the outcomes of the consultation will not be presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 18 October as we are continuing to investigate key issues raised in the consultation.  An update will be given as soon as we are able to.

 

 

Consultation on a proposal to expand primary school places at Allerton Church of England Primary School

In order to address a growing pressure on school places, Leeds City Council has permanently increased primary places across the Alwoodley and Roundhay areas over a number of years and more recently additional places (bulge cohorts) have been agreed at a number of local schools on a temporary basis. This includes Allerton C of E Primary School.  We anticipate that there will be a continued demand on places and as we have provided physical accommodation to enable the school to admit additional children on three separate occasions, it is appropriate for us to consult on whether this should become a permanent change, as the statutory guidance from the Department for Education recommends.

 The consultation is on a proposal to expand primary provision at Allerton C of E Primary School from a capacity of 420 to 630 pupils, with an increase to the admission number from 60 to 90 in reception from September 2018. The consultation period will run from Mon 26 June 2017 to 4pm on Fri 21 July 2017 and during this time there will be three drop-in sessions at the school which will be open to parents, local residents and other interested parties where you can have your say or find out more. The dates of the drop-in sessions are as follows:

Monday 26 June – 5:00pm-7:00pm;
Monday 3 July – 8:30am-9:30am;
Thursday 13 July – 2:45pm-4:00pm

To find out more information about the proposal, please read the consultation document Consultation booklet_Allerton C of E PS

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/yaxtq82k

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 21 July.

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

 

 

 

The Roundhay area of Leeds has been identified as needing an additional 60 reception places (two forms of entry) to ease ongoing pressure on primary school places in the area. A free school bid from the Roundhay Park Primary School Trust has been approved by the Secretary of State for Education to provide these additional places. Finding a suitable site to establish this school on has so far been difficult. Leeds City Council, the Education Funding Agency and the Free School Trust agreed to undertake a joint consultation with all interested parties and stakeholders on 4 potential sites in the Roundhay area which had been considered by the Education Funding Agency as having potential to be brought forward for educational use. One of these sites is on a part of Roundhay Park so we feel it is right that the whole city has a say on whether it should be further considered for this purpose.

Next steps

The site plans are available within the RoundhayFreeSchoolSiteConsultation2017document, and if you wish to formally respond to the consultation you can take the survey below:

 Alternatively, you can email us at educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk or write to us at Leeds City Council, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, C/O Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ.

 

The plans and survey questions will also be available in Leeds Civic Hall and Tropical World. There will be a drop in session where staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the consultation at the Civic Hall. Please see details of the drop in session below. This consultation will run until  midnight on Friday 12 May 2017 to enable a broad range of interested parties to express their views on the options as they are. We would encourage citizens of Leeds to share this consultation with those they may feel have an interest and would want to take part.

A further drop in session will be held from 5.00pm – 8.00 pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at:
Civic Hall (West Room)
Calverley Street
Leeds
LS1 1UR

Please access the building via the Portland Crescent entrance.

Get directions to Civic Hall

When will a decision be made?

The outcomes of this consultation will be passed on to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for inclusion in their appraisal of which site(s) to consider progressing for the free school.

Any site the EFA does move forward with would need to be purchased from the current owner and also require planning permission. Issues such as planning constraints and purchase costs are covered in the attached site specific information.