The engagement exercise has ended and the responses are now being collated. The survey responses received will soon be passed on to the Regional Schools Commissioner and a further update will be provided in due course.


Update: Boston Spa and Wetherby Secondary Schools

Boston Spa School has applied to the regional schools commissioner to become an academy as part of the Gorse Multi Academy Trust. If Boston Spa were to become an academy in the near future it could jeopardise the future of Wetherby High School as pupil numbers in Wetherby and Boston Spa indicate that only one school is sustainable in the longer term. In addition Gorse Multi Academy Trust and Boston Spa included as part of their proposal to also academise Wetherby High School and close it.

 In light of this Leeds City Council were asked by the regional schools commissioner to submit a business case outlining the situation in the area and suggesting the most appropriate way of resolving the issue. We have also asked the regional schools commissioner to delay any decision on Boston Spa’s academy application whilst the sustainability of places is assessed.

 The regional schools commissioner is considering all the above but has not indicated their view.

 Any proposal bought forward by the council would be subject to full public consultation and we are actively working to make sure parents are fully consulted and get chance to feed in their views before any decisions affecting them are taken.

 Unfortunately as the schools application round for 2018 has closed we are not able to offer parents the opportunity to change their preferences at this time. However after national offer day on 1 March all parents are able to submit a waiting list request for other schools if they wish to do so.



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 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;

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:

The consultation on the proposal to expand secondary provision at Roundhay Through-School has now closed. We are collating responses and a further update will be posted on this site in due course.

This part of the discussion on secondary place planning in the Inner East and Inner North North East has also closed. To preserve the integrity of the thread no further comments will be approved.