At its meeting on 13 December 2017, Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved the publication of a Statutory Notice relating to the expansion of Allerton Church of England Primary School.

A formal proposal has now been published. This is known as a statutory notice, which is published at the start of a period during which representations can be made to the local authority. The statutory notice period runs from 8 January 2018 to 4pm on 5 February 2018.

The proposal is to expand Allerton Church of England Primary School from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 60 to 90 with effect from September 2018.

The full statutory notice is available to view via this link: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Statutory-notices.aspx

Please do not submit responses to the statutory notice using this site. Any responses should be made in writing to The Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, c/o Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds City Council, LS1 9PZ, or by email to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk to reach us no later than 4pm on 8 February 2018.

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Update 6 December 2017 – We have had significant engagement and contributions to the consultation a proposal to join together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange High School and there have been many thoughtful responses. Amongst them there were some concerns over the swiftness of the process, along with the OfSTED inspection at Allerton Grange School which took place during the consultation. In response to these concerns, we are now anticipating taking a report summarising the consultation and a proposal for moving forward with additional permanent places in the area to our Executive Board in February 2018. To create time to fully consider responses, this will make further bulge classes necessary in the area to ensure we have sufficient places for children starting in September 2018. A further update will be provided in due course.

The consultation on a proposal to join together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange High School from September 2018 has now closed. We would like to thank all those who have contributed.

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

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.

 

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.

At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 17 December the decision was made to proceed with the proposal to increase the permanent admission number for Gledhow Primary from 60 to 90 from September 2016 increasing the overall capacity of the school from 420 to 630.

For more information on the meeting click here

 

The statutory notice period relating to Gledhow Primary has now ended. The next stage is to report the responses to Executive Board who will then make a decision on whether or not to proceed. We will update you here when we have more information.