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School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

8.1

Request to Prioritise on Waiting List – Mid Term

 

 

8.1.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report and commented upon two cases where parents had expressed a wish for their child to be admitted to a secondary school of their choice.  The Executive Director stated that places at the 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 pupil on waiting lists, within the “other” category, for admission if and when a place becomes available.

 

 

8.1.2

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

 

 

8.1.3

RESOLVED: That (a) in relation to Case No. T1, (i) the pupil be not prioritised on the waiting list in the “other” category on the grounds that there were no exceptional circumstances, and (ii) 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; and

 

 

 

(b) in relation to Case No. KE1, (i) the pupil be prioritised on the waiting list in the “other” category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances, and (ii) 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.

 

 

8.2

Request to Prioritise on Waiting List – Y7 September 2021

 

 

8.2.1

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

 

 

8.2.2

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:-

 

 

8.2.3

RESOLVED: That (a) two 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.1 and 3);

 

 

 

(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.4); and

 

 

 

(c) one pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘other’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case No.2).