Category: Education

  • 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…

  • 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. …