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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Primary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

6.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 19 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.

 

 

6.2

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:-

 

 

6.3

RESOLVED: That (a) four pupils be not prioritised prior to the allocation of places, within their respective admission categories, on the grounds that the Committee considers that there are no exceptional educational, financial, medical or family circumstances demonstrated (Case Nos. J9, J10, J17 and J19);

 

 

 

(b) one pupil be prioritised within the admissions category of ‘catchment with sibling’ prior to the allocation of a place, on the grounds that there are exceptional family and medical circumstances (Case No. J4);

 

 

 

(c)  seven pupils be prioritised within their admissions category of ‘catchment’ prior to the allocation of places, on the grounds that there are exceptional family and medical circumstances (Case Nos. J2, J3, J5, J6, J13, J14 and J16);

 

 

 

(d) two pupils be prioritised within their admissions category of ‘sibling’ prior to the allocation of places, on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case Nos. J8 and J18); and

 

 

 

(e)  five pupils be prioritised within their admissions category of ‘non-catchment’ prior to the allocation of places, on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case Nos. J1, J7, J11, J12 and J15).

 

 

 

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