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School Admission Requests - Primary School Places - Requests to prioritise on waiting lists

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

7.1

Reception Year Group 2019/20

 

 

7.1.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 24 cases where parents had expressed a wish for their children to be admitted to primary schools of their choice.  The Executive Director stated that places in primary 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The Committee were informed that 16 cases had been withdrawn, as they no longer required prioritising (Case Nos. M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7, M9, M10, M11, M12, M13, M16, M17, M20, M21 and M24).

 

 

7.1.3

RESOLVED: That (a) three 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.M14, M19 and M23);

 

 

 

(b)  one pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘sibling’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case No.M8); and

 

 

 

(c)  four pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘non-catchment” category on the grounds that there are exceptional family and medical circumstances (Case Nos.M4, M15, M18 and M22).

 

 

7.2

Transfer to Junior School 2019

 

 

7.2.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon two cases where parents had expressed a wish for their children to be admitted to primary schools of their choice.  The Executive Director stated that places in primary 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. 

 

 

7.2.2

The Committee were informed that one case had been withdrawn from consideration, prior to the hearing (Case No.TJ2).

 

 

7.2.3

RESOLVED: That one pupil be not prioritised on the waiting list, within their respective category, on the grounds that the Committee considers that there are no exceptional educational, financial, medical or family circumstances demonstrated (Case No.TJ1).