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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Fiona Young, Democracy Officer 

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 4 (Coordinated Admissions Schemes and Admission Arrangements for the 2020-2021 School Year), as his wife was a teacher at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School in York.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 20 February 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 20 February 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.

3.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Monday, 21 January 2019.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast ,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

4.

Coordinated Admissions Schemes and Admission Arrangements for the 2020-2021 School Year pdf icon PDF 336 KB

This report seeks approval for proposed admissions policies and admissions numbers in community and voluntary controlled schools and for co-ordinated admissions schemes in the City of York area, with regard to the school year beginning in September 2020.

 

Note: Annexes J-Z and Annex AA to this report have not been included in the printed agenda papers but are available to view with the published agenda on the website.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the coordinated schemes and admission policies for all City of York Council schools for the 2020-2021 school year, as set out in Annexes B-I and AB-AF to the report, be approved.

 

                   (ii)      That the proposed published admission numbers for all City of York Council schools for the school year beginning in September 2020, as set out in Annex A, be approved.

 

Reason:     To meet the statutory requirements of the School Admissions Code of Practice.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which sought approval for proposed admissions policies and published admissions numbers for:

·        community and voluntary controlled schools (for which City of York Council (CYC) was the admission authority) and

·        co-ordinated admissions schemes for the City of York area, for which CYC was the co-ordinating local authority

with regard to the school year beginning in September 2020.

 

Consultation carried out on the proposals was detailed in paragraphs 10 to 18 of the report.  The Executive Member had the option to approve, reject or modify the proposals relating to community and voluntary controlled schools and could choose to raise a statutory objection to the admission arrangements of voluntary aided and academy schools.

 

The following proposed changes to published admissions numbers (PANs) were detailed in paragraphs 30 to 50:

·        Voluntary controlled schools: St Paul’s CE Primary - increase from 27 to 28.  Recommended for approval.

·        Voluntary aided / academy schools: Manor CE Academy – increase from 232 to 240 and Vale of York Academy – decrease from 190 to 150.  Both recommended not to oppose.

These changes were included in the proposed admission numbers attached at Annex A.

 

In response to questions from the Executive Member, officers at the meeting confirmed that admissions arrangements for voluntary aided and academy schools were broadly similar to those for the local authority’s schools.  It was considered to be in the interests of residents to align these processes as far as possible in order to maintain equality of opportunity. The Executive Member thanked officers for their comprehensive report and

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the coordinated schemes and admission policies for all City of York Council schools for the 2020-2021 school year, as set out in Annexes B-I and AB-AF to the report, be approved.

 

                   (ii)      That the proposed published admission numbers for all City of York Council schools for the school year beginning in September 2020, as set out in Annex A, be approved.

 

Reason:     To meet the statutory requirements of the School Admissions Code of Practice.

 

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