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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Primary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

7.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 24 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

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:-

 

 

7.3

RESOLVED: That (a) 13 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. AL1, B1, D2, H1, HiN1, HH1, HB1, L1, L2,  NG1, NG2, NG3 and NF1);

 

 

 

(b)  two 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. D1 and NE1), respectively;

 

 

 

(c) three 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. Be1, Br1 and S1); and

 

 

 

(d)  six 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. Bra1, E1, G1, HK1, Mo1, Mu1).