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Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

8.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted reports and commented upon 36 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

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:-

 

 

8.3

RESOLVED: That (a) 14 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.1, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 32, 33 and 36);

 

 

 

(b) two pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment with sibling’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 7 and 31);

 

 

 

(c) one pupil be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘catchment with feeder’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case No. 12);

 

 

 

(d) nine pupils 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 Nos. 3, 5, 6, 15, 21, 27, 28, 29 and 34);

 

 

 

(e)  two pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘sibling’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 10 and 11);

 

 

 

(f)  three pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘feeder’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 2, 4, 8 and 17); and

 

 

 

(g)  three pupils be prioritised at the top of the waiting list in the ‘other’ category on the grounds that there are exceptional medical and/or family circumstances (Case Nos. 9, 20 and 35); and

 

 

 

(h) consideration of one request be deferred to enable the Executive Director to see further information  (Case No.13).