Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2020/21 – BLP Primary and Secondary Schools
Dates for Consultation: 19th December 2018 to 30th January 2019.
The Brigshaw Learning Partnership, as the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater; Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools, is proposing changes to the admissions arrangements to the schools for the academic year 2020/21. Please find proposed policies and catchment areas below.
In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are required to consult on their admission policy whenever they would like to make a change.
We are consulting on the following proposals, and would like to hear your views and comments about these, so that we can decide whether to include these changes for the admissions policy for 2020/21:
- To adopt the Local Authority term “catchment priority area” to be consistent with the Leeds City Council proposed policy for 2020/21 should that policy be adopted. We propose that our catchment areas follow the existing polygon used by Leeds City Council for admissions.(Please note, addresses can be in the catchment priority area of more than one school).
- Increasing the Public Admissions Number for the High School's Sixth Form.
- In line with the Local Authority proposals, remove the requirement for a sibling to be older than the applicant to qualify for sibling priority in the normal round. For clarification, there is no proposal to remove sibling priority. The proposal is to extend the priority so it applies to both older and younger siblings.
- That applications received after the statutory deadline for school applications will be considered as ‘late applications’ if received 4 weeks after the national deadline (rather than using the national deadline as in the existing policy). This is in line with Leeds Local Authority proposals and neighbouring authorities.
- In line with the local authority's request, change the application process for school transfers (in year applications) so that all applications are submitted by parents to the Local Authority rather than to each individual school.
- A new priority 4 for Brigshaw High School under its oversubscription criteria:
Children who, at the time of application, are on roll at the primary schools in the Learning partnership which was originally formed through the Brigshaw Co-operative Trust including: Allerton Bywater; Kippax North; Kippax Ash Tree; Methley; Great Preston; Kippax Greenfield; Swillington and Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary schools.
There are some additional changes which we must make to the previous policy for accuracy and clarification. These changes are:
- Expanded definition of the children eligible to receive Priority 1 (CLA and Previously CLA) to include children previously looked after outside England, to be in line with 2018 DfE guidance
- Clarified information about waiting lists, appeals, tie-break, deferment and home addresses
- Update to dates to ensure accuracy for 2020/21
- Minor wording changes to provide further clarity for parents
- Clarification that if schools are not oversubscribed, all applicants will be offered a place.
- Amendment to the type of CLA Orders which are required and how parents can qualify for priority 1
- Clarification that the Sixth Form PAN covers Years 12 and 13
- Clarification on grades required to enter the High School Sixth Form following changes to the GCSE grading structure
- More detail provided for parents on Fair Access Protocols
- Confirmation that nursery places to not offer priority for primary school admissions
All comments and suggestions are invited and you can respond in writing or by email to Mrs Wendy Harrington:
Compliance and Governance Officer
Brigshaw Learning Partnership
Brigshaw High School
or e mail: email@example.com
by no later than the consultation deadline of 30th January 2019.