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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services



The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon three cases where parents had expressed a wish for their children to be admitted to secondary schools of their choice.  The Executive Director stated that places in secondary schools had been identified by the City Council, in accordance with the published admission criteria, and it had been agreed that the Executive Director would provisionally allocate places at those schools where there were places available, up to the standard number/admission limit.  The Committee was requested to consider changes in the families’ circumstances and/or consider prioritising the pupils on waiting lists, within their respective categories, for admission if and when places become available.




The Committee gave consideration to all the supporting evidence and  information provided by the pupils’ parents, including, in one case, evidence and advice provided by voluntary or professional bodies and organisations, and, arising therefrom, it was:-




RESOLVED: That new applications be granted in all three cases, based on the fact that there are new circumstances which were not available when the original applications were submitted (Case Nos.KE1, PAR1 and TAP1).