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 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 list, within their respective categories, 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 (a) three 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. S1, HS1 and M1); and




(b) one pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical circumstances (Case No.N1).