Proposal for a new secondary free school in East Leeds from September 2020

***CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER***

Leeds City Council is proposing to establish a new 8 form entry (1,200 place – 240 pupils per year group) secondary free school for pupils aged 11-16 within the boundary of the Fearnville site (see the Fearnville Consultation Document for more detail). The suggested location is situated next to the new proposed Fearnville wellbeing centre being put forward by Leeds City Council. It is proposed that the new school would be linked to the new wellbeing centre allowing pupils to benefit from the use of these brand new sports and wellbeing facilities, as well as the local community. We are therefore proposing a school with a sports, health and wellbeing ethos. A separate consultation document is available with all the relevant information about the wellbeing centre proposal, and can be found at http://active.leeds.gov.uk/fearnvilleleisurecentredevelopment

The proposed opening date for the school is September 2020 with the school gradually filling over a number of years. There is no identified need for new sixth form (16-18 year olds) provision in the area.

A shortage of provision for young people with a Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) has been identified in this area. A Resourced Provision for children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) is included in this proposal. A dedicated resource base for one to one support/development and access to specialist teaching methods is proposed, however pupils could access mainstream education as appropriate to their individual needs.

As part of the proposed new school and wellbeing centre Leeds City Council are proposing to utilise a section of the Fearnville playing fields. Although these fields are owned by Leeds City Council, in 1925 Leeds City Council applied to what was the National Playing Fields Association – now Fields in Trust (FiT) to protect them through a Deeds of Dedication. You can find out more about this in the consultation document here.

The extended consultation period now ends on Friday 3rd November 2017.   During this period, views on the proposal are being sought from parents, staff, residents and other stakeholders.

There is a drop in session to find out more about this proposal at Fearnville Leisure Centre, Oakwood Lane, Leeds, LS8 3LF, in the Activity Room on Tuesday 24th October (5pm – 8pm) **TIME EXTENDED UNTIL 8PM**

You may comment on this proposal by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ at the bottom of the page, or complete the online survey at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=150669152265.

You can contribute to this part of the discussion until Friday 3rd November 2017 at 4pm.

If any of the information above is required in large print / braille / alternative language version please contact Leeds City Council.

email: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds City Council, PO Box 837,  Sufficiency & Participation Team, c/o Town Hall, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

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The consultation on a proposal to expand Cockburn Secondary Academy has now closed. All responses are now being collated.

The Cockburn Multi Academy Trust and governing body of the Academy, and Leeds City Council will provide an update in due course.

Proposal to expand Cockburn Secondary Academy

The Cockburn Multi Academy Trust and governing body of Cockburn Secondary Academy, in partnership with Leeds City Council, are proposing to expand Cockburn Academy from a capacity of 210 pupils in year 7 to 270 pupils in year 7 and to increase the total admission limit from 1050 to 1350 pupils from September 2018.

The consultation period lasts for two weeks between Monday 6th March 2017 and Monday 20th March 2017.   During this period views on the proposal are being sought from parents, staff, residents and other local stakeholders.

The proposal will require an extension and improvements to the academy’s dining area.

You may comment on this proposal by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ at the bottom of the page.

You can contribute to this part of the discussion until Monday 20th March 2017 at 4pm.

If any of the information above is required in large print / braille / alternative language version please contact Leeds City Council.

email: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

 

Proposal to increase secondary places at Roundhay Through-School

At the Council’s Executive Board meeting on Wednesday 23 September 2015 the Board was asked to consider the outcome of statutory notices on proposals to expand secondary provision at Roundhay Through-School.

Approval was given as follows:

That changes to Roundhay Through-School by increasing its capacity from 1250 pupils to 1500 pupils in years 7 – 11, with an increase in the cohort sizes from 250 to 300, with effect from September 2017, be approved;

That the increase to the year 7 admissions number in 2017 and 2018 to 300, then its reduction to 240 in 2019, be approved, given that the primary children are already on the roll of the school and the admission number is the number of additional children from other primary schools that would be admitted.

Please click here to access the agenda and minutes of the meeting.

 

The statutory notice period relating to secondary school places at Roundhay  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.

Following a period of consultation regarding the expansion of secondary school places at Roundhay School, a formal proposal has now been published. This is known as a statutory notice and is a 4 week period during which representations can be made to the local authority.  The statutory notice period runs from 1st July 2015 to 4pm on 29th July 2015

The proposal is to permanently increase the year 7 intake at Roundhay School, from 250 places to 300 places, increasing the school’s capacity from 1250 to 1500 pupils in years 7 – 11 with effect from September 2017.

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, PO Box 837, Leeds City Council, LS1 9PZ, or by email to: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk