Update 13 September 2018

Following publication of a Statutory Notice, a report seeking approval to permanently expand Moor Allerton Hall PS will be presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 19 September. If approved, the school will permanently admit 3 forms of entry (90 places) in its reception class from 2019.

Link to agenda and all reports 

Direct link to Moor Allerton Hall report 

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Consultation on a proposal to expand Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

Latest update – Leeds City Council’s Executive Board will consider a report on the outcomes of the consultation at its meeting on 27 June 2018. A link to the report is here.

Roundhay has been experiencing pressure on primary school places for some time. Previous proposals had suggested bringing together Moor Allerton Hall Primary School with Allerton Grange school, to form an all through-school with four forms of entry in the primary phase. However in response to concerns from some parents and the school’s leadership about timings and the scale of change an amended proposal is now out for consultation.

We are proposing a permanent expansion of Moor Allerton Hall Primary School from 2 forms of entry (60 places) to 3 forms of entry (90 places) from September 2019.

The consultation will run from 23 March 2018 to 4pm on 4 May 2018 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.

All meetings will be held at Moor Allerton Hall Primary School.

Session Type Date Time
Drop-in session please attend any time between  9.00am-10.00am Wed 28 Mar 2018 From 9.00am
Drop-in session please attend any time between  3.30pm-4.30pm Tues 17 April 2018 From 3.30pm
Drop-in session and public meeting As part of the drop-in there will be a formal questions and answers session starting at 6.30pm Thurs 19 April 2018 From 5.30pm

Responses can be made in the following ways:

Use our on-line survey at: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/MoorAllertonHallConsultation/

Complete a consultation response form – provided in the consultation booklet and available at the drop-in sessions and:

  • Hand it in during a drop-in event;
  • Leave it with the school office;
  • Email it to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk or
  • Post it to PO Box 837, Sufficiency and Participation team, Children and Families, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

All responses to this consultation must be submitted no later than 4pm on 4 May 2018

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