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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Primary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

7.1

Reception Year Group 2021/22

 

 

7.1.1

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 prior to the allocation of places on the National Allocation date.

 

 

7.1.2

The Committee gave consideration to all the supporting evidence and information provided by the pupils’ parents and, arising therefrom, it was:-

 

 

7.1.3

RESOLVED: That (a) one pupil be prioritised within their admissions category of ‘sibling’ prior to the allocation of places, on the grounds that there are exceptional family circumstances (Case No.TM1); and

 

 

 

(b) one pupil be prioritised within their admissions category of ‘non-catchment’ prior to the allocation of places, on the grounds that there are exceptional family circumstances (Case No.M1).

 

 

 

(NOTE: In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 26 of the Council’s Constitution and the provisions of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the Chair decided that Case No. TM1 be considered as a matter of urgency in order for the request to be considered at the earliest possible opportunity although it had not been possible to give five clear days’ notice that the request was to be considered.)

 

 

7.2

Transfer to Junior School 2021

 

 

7.2.1

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 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 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:-

 

 

7.2.3

RESOLVED: That three 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.DB1, HA1 and HB1).