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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, Children, Young People and Families

Minutes:

7.1

Requests to prioritise on Waiting Lists

 

 

7.1.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 47 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 prioritising the pupils on waiting lists, within their respective categories, for admission if and when places become available.

 

 

7.1.2

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

 

 

7.1.3

RESOLVED: That (a) 15 pupils be not prioritised on the waiting lists, within their respective categories, on the grounds that the Committee considers that there are no exceptional educational, financial, medical or family circumstances demonstrated (Case Nos.1, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 25, 29, 30, 33, 37, 38 and 47);

 

 

 

(b)       one pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment and sibling’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case No.24);

 

 

 

(c)        16 pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 2, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 22, 26, 35, 36, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 46);

 

 

 

(d)       six pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘feeder’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 3, 7, 8, 9, 27 and 28); and

 

 

 

(e)       nine pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘other’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 17, 20, 23, 31, 32, 34, 39, 41 and 43).

 

 

7.2

Request to reconsider a change in circumstances

 

 

7.2.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report and commented upon a case where parents had made a request for the Committee to consider a change in the family’s circumstances, in connection with their request for a place at their preferred secondary school and, arising therefrom, it was:-

 

 

7.2.2

RESOLVED: That upon consideration of the case, and with due regard to the additional information now submitted, the Committee considers that there had been a material change in the family’s circumstances, and therefore, authority be given for a new application to be processed in this case (Case No.FV1).