Agenda item

School Admission Requests - Secondary School Places

Report of the Executive Director, People Services

Minutes:

7.1

Request for a Fresh Right of Appeal

 

 

7.1.1

The Director of People Services, submitted a report and commented upon a case where parents had expressed a wish for their child to be admitted to a secondary school of their choice.  The 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 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 granting a fresh right of appeal (Case No.S1).

 

 

7.1.2

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

 

 

7.1.3

RESOLVED: That the pupil be not granted a fresh right of appeal on the grounds that the Committee considers that there are no exceptional educational, financial, medical or family circumstances demonstrated (Case No.S1).

 

 

7.2

Requests to Prioritise on Waiting List

 

 

7.2.1

The Director of People Services submitted reports and commented upon three cases where parents had expressed a wish for their children to be admitted to secondary schools of their choice.  The 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 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. 

 

 

7.2.2

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:-

 

 

7.2.3

RESOLVED: That the 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.M1, KE1 and KE2).