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Proposed Admission Arrangements for Primary and Secondary Schools in York for September 2012

Meeting: 12/04/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services (Item 51)

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This report seeks approval of the City of York coordinated schemes and admissions policies for both primary and secondary schools for the 2012/13 academic year and approval of the proposed individual school maximum admission limits for the academic year beginning in September 2012.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:            (i)            That the City of York coordinated schemes and

admissions policies for primary and secondary schools for the 2012/13 academic year, as set out in Annexes C – I of the report, be approved.

 

                        (ii)            That the proposed individual school maximum admission

limits for the academic year beginning in September 2012, as set out in Annexes A and B of the report, be approved1.

 

REASON:            To meet the statutory requirements of the School Admissions

                        Code of Practice.

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report that sought approval of the City of York coordinated schemes and admissions policies for primary and secondary schools for the 2012/13 academic year.  The report also sought approval of the proposed individual school maximum admission limits for the academic year beginning in September 2012.

 

It was noted that the recommendations in the report had been prepared following consultation with the Local Admissions Forum. The Executive Member stated that she had been present at the meeting of the Local Admissions Forum at which consultation on the recommendations had taken place.  She supported the Forum’s recommendations, including the following:

·        Rejecting the requested increase in admission limit at Rufforth Primary School as numbers from within Rufforth catchment are low, so an increase would pull catchment pupils away from other schools and would result in children travelling across the city.

·        Supporting the proposed increase in the Year 12 admission limit at Joseph Rowntree School to bring the limit more in line with physical capacity and other post-16 providers in the city.

 

The Executive Member stated that she was pleased to note that 92% of parents had received their first choice preference of school for their child and that 96% had received their first or second preference.  She paid tribute to the work carried out by the admissions team.

 

RESOLVED:            (i)            That the City of York coordinated schemes and

admissions policies for primary and secondary schools for the 2012/13 academic year, as set out in Annexes C – I of the report, be approved.

 

                        (ii)            That the proposed individual school maximum admission

limits for the academic year beginning in September 2012, as set out in Annexes A and B of the report, be approved1.

 

REASON:            To meet the statutory requirements of the School Admissions

                        Code of Practice.


 

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