Category: Education

  • 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…

  • PRIMARY SCHOOL ALLOCATION – SCHOOL YEAR STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015

    I have received the following update from Leeds Education Capacity Planning: “We have allocated 9854 Reception places for September 2015 in Leeds schools (9774 last year, an increase of 80). 85% were for families successful with first preference schools, an increase in real terms of 113. A total of 10,224 places were available. 6% of…

  • CLOSURE OF SCHOOL PLAYGROUND AS CAR PARK – ADEL PRIMARY SCHOOL

    You may have heard recently as a result of a statutory visit from Leeds City Council’s Health and Safety Officers to complete a Health & Safety audit of the school building and grounds in December 2014, significant concerns were raised over the use of the school playground as a car park. These concerns led to…

  • SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY – PROPOSED CHANGES – UPDATE

    You may have noticed in the various media outlets that the Council has issued a proposal to change the siblings criteria in school admissions.  http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/School-Admissions-Policy-Consultation-.aspx I have now received the following update from Education: “Dear Cllr Anderson, the consultation refers to admissions to primary and secondary schools in September 2016, e.g. those in year 5 now. …

  • EDUCATION CONSULTATION, PROVISION FOR ADEL – OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION HELD SUMMER/AUTUMN 2014

    As you may be aware there was a public consultation in respect of education provision in Adel undertaken by Leeds Education Capacity Planning online in the summer/autumn. I have been chasing up the results of that consultation and have finally received the information below. “We have recently summarised the comments that were posted on the…

  • EDUCATION PROVISION IN ADEL – SURVEY EXTENDED TO 26TH SEPTEMBER

    Some residents have recently received a leaflet through their door advertising that there is a consultation exercise ongoing about education provision in the Adel area. When residents have tried to access the information they have been told the consultation is now closed. I was unaware that the Council had sent out any leaflets so I…

  • Well Done to Ralph Thoresby – school on the up

    I am delighted to see that Ralph Thoresby is celebrating an improvement in exam results for the second successive year. The percentage of students gaining C grades or better in both English and Maths rose to 55% which represents an increase of 8 percentage points over two years. The percentage of students making expected or…