Consultations begin on new school places in east Leeds

Consultation has started this week on provision of new school places in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing to permanently expand Micklefield Church of England Primary School to admit an additional 10 children into reception from September 2021, increasing the number of places from 20 to 30. As these places are filled and…

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Applications now open for Leeds primary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s Reception school place for next September. Parents and carers can visit the Leeds City Council website – www.leeds.gov.uk to complete an online application for their child’s primary school place, before the closing date of 15 January 2019. For those applying…

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Leeds GCSE students celebrate exam results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results on Thursday 23 August. Around 7300 years 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results, with early signs suggesting that many students are continuing to do well. Last year’s cohort was the first group to take reformed GCSEs in Maths and English. This was…

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A-level and post 16 qualification success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level and other post 16 results today. Over 2500 pupils across Leeds received their grades today and should all be extremely proud of their achievements. Leeds City Council is still collecting results from across the city, but provisional results from schools suggest an increase in average…

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Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2019 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Parents and carers are being encouraged to…

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Leeds youngsters put their debating skills to the test

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds schools to develop pupils’ confidence and debating skills, Leeds City Council hosted a city-wide debating competition for pupils in years five and six. The teams of three put their…

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Council unveils additional school places for Harehills

Following an upturn in the numbers of primary school aged children in the Harehills area of the city in the last 12 months, Leeds City Council has recently unveiled additional school places in the area. The places, provided by Shakespeare primary school as part of a previously agreed expansion, are to be brought online…

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Council Brings Forward More Primary school places for North Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider recommendations to permanently expand Allerton Church of England Primary School when it meets next week. Following several rounds of consultation and engagement with parents, residents and school communities in the area a report recommending the school expands from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils –…

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Community views on secondary school provision sought

Leeds City Council is seeking the views of communities in and around Wetherby and Boston Spa on the future of secondary school provision in the area. Following an application by Boston Spa School to become an academy, the council requested Lord Agnew, the academies minister who approves applications, to delay any decision while the…

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Additional school places plan for north Leeds

Plans for additional primary school places in north Leeds are to be discussed at executive board on 7 Feb. Proposals to merge Allerton Grange high school and Moor Allerton Grange primary to form a through school with additional primary places were consulted on late last year. A report summarising the consultation outcomes and proposing…

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Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020

Leeds City Council is currently consulting on changes to arrangements for school admissions for 2019-2020. 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. There are no significant changes to the priorities being offered within the policy. One…

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Applications now open for primary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s reception school place for next September. Parents and carers are being asked to visit the Leeds City Council website – www.leeds.gov.uk to complete an online application for their child’s primary school place, before the closing date of 15 January 2018.…

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New teaching partnership to improve the quality of education and employment for social workers

A new teaching partnership between Leeds and Wakefield councils and two universities in Leeds aims to improve education, training and career opportunities for social workers and students. The Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership (LWSWTP) consists of children’s and adults’ social work services within Leeds City Council and Wakefield Council, and the Leeds…

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Leeds GCSE students celebrate this year’s exam results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results with initial indicators suggesting 2017 is another successful year for many pupils in the city. Around 7200 year 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results today (Thursday 24 August) and, although the full extent of the results for Leeds won’t be known until later…

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