Category: Education

  • SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION – LEEDS EDUCATION

    Please find below information in respect of changes to the Council’s Schools Admissions Policy and notification of the consultation period which is from 22nd October to 7th December 2018 for admissions to Primary Schools from September 2020. The list of schools with changes is set out below. This will not affect Adel St. John’s Primary.…

  • PRINCE HENRY GRAMMAR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION – UPDATE

    In respect of the current consultation being carried out by Prince Henry Grammar School on their Admissions Policy it is important to note that the consultation does not involve a change to the current “Polygon” by which children are measured as being closest to the school. The Polygon as it stands excludes a number of…

  • PRINCE HENRY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY 2020 CONSULTATION

    You may remember this spring (2018) there were a number of issues with local children not being able to get into Otley Prince Henry’s School. One of the outcomes was that the school would be consulting on proposed changes to their admission criteria. In this respect consultation documents have now been issued.  If you would…

  • POST 16 NEXT STEPS EVENT – 30TH AUGUST

    I have received the information below from Children’s Services Post 16 “This is a chance for school leavers and their parents/carers to find out about post-16 learning opportunities, including apprenticeships, which are still available across the city for a start in the 2018/19 academic year. Young people will be able to talk to different providers,…

  • TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRINCE HENRY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL FROM SEPTEMBER

    I received the following information in relation to changes to transport to Prince Henry’s Grammar School from September. On Friday Caroline and I had a briefing from a representative of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and in addition to services below they are introducing a new service called PH5 which will serve Kings Road, Bramhope and…

  • LEEDS SCHOOLS CONSULTATION ON EASTER HOLIDAY PERIOD – DEADLINE 8TH JUNE

    See below, you may be interested in taking part in this consultation. Easter school holiday consultation   Leeds City Council is seeking views on the timing of the Easter school holidays for the next few years.  This will be our third consultation on the fixed Easter school holiday arrangement – we originally consulted in 2009, and…

  • LEEDS CHILDREN’S MAYOR – VOTING CLOSES 12 NOON 15TH SEPTEMBER

    As you may be aware there are 2 children from local schools in Adel & Wharfedale in the final 12 for the Children’s Mayor for 2017/18 – Maisy Micklethwaite from Adel Primary School and Elissa Lyon from Cookridge Holy Trinity. I have been sent the Manifesto for Elissa which is set out below. Leeds Children’s…

  • BE CURIOUS 2017 – LEEDS UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 25TH MARCH

    I have been sent this by Leeds University. Dear Councillor, We would like to invite you to Be Curious 2017 the research open day of the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds is opening its doors to the public showcasing its research with free, interactive and exciting activities. Find out about research that is…

  • EXPANSION OF IVESON PRIMARY SCHOOL

    I received the following update from the Planning Manager, Children’s Services: I would like to give you an update about primary school places in the Cookridge/Adel planning area.  We understand that the governing body of Iveson Primary School is proposing to permanently increase the Published Admission Number of the school from 45 to 60 children…

  • EDUCATION UPDATE – SUMMER BORN CHILDREN

    I have recently been asked the following question: “Does Leeds back the NGA recommendation to allow #summerborn children to start reception at CS Age?” I received the response below: “At present, it is worth noting that the Admissions Code allows for parents to request deferment, but that parents to not have the right to choose…