Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services



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 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  The Executive Director stated that Case No.2 had been withdrawn from consideration prior to the meeting as the child had been placed prior to the hearing.  The Committee was therefore requested to consider prioritising the pupil in Case No.1 on the waiting list, within their respective category, for admission if and when places become available.




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




RESOLVED: That the pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case No.W1).