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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Primary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

7.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 21 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

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:-

 

 

7.3

RESOLVED: That (a) nine 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. J1, J4,  J6, J8, J10, J11, J12, J17and J18);

 

 

 

(b)  four pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case Nos. J3, J7, J13 and J21);

 

 

 

(c) two pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘sibling’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos.J2 and J14);

 

 

 

(d) six pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘non-catchment” category on the grounds that there are exceptional family, medical and/or social circumstances (Case Nos.J5, J9, J15, J16, J19 and J20).