Deadline for applying for a year 7 place in 2021 approaches

Parents and carers have until 31 October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2021. Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school as using less doesn’t increase the…

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A-level results are in for Leeds students

Around 4,300 Leeds pupils received their A level results after a challenging and unprecedented academic year. On 18 March, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that GCSE and A-level exams would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, schools were asked to produce Centre Assessed Grades for their students.  These are the most…

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Foster parents are still needed during isolation

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, a national fostering agency who provides care for those in the Leeds area is continuing to urge people to consider a vital career choice; becoming a foster parent. According to the latest statistics released by the ONS and Ofsted, as of March 2019, there were 55,000 children in care,…

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National awards for Leeds City Council Social Work

Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded the winning title in the ‘Best Social Work Employer’ and ‘Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice’ categories. Since…

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Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2020 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Parents and carers are…

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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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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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Little Owls Nursery Rothwell is flying high after boost in Ofsted rating

Children and staff at the Leeds City Council-run Little Owls Nursery Rothwell are celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in their latest inspection by Ofsted. The inspectors felt that the nursery, which is based at Rothwell Children’s Centre, had demonstrated significant improvements since their previous inspection only a few months ago, and rated them…

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Leeds praised for creating ‘flourishing’ children’s social care

Leeds City Council’s services for children in care have been described by Ofsted inspectors as ‘flourishing’ following the first new-style focused inspection to be carried out in the country. In a letter to the council summarising the findings of a focused visit to inspect children’s services, inspectors praised many aspects of the services for…

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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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Glowing report for Little Owls nursery New Bewerley

Children who attend the Leeds City Council run Little Owls nursery New Bewerley can expect outstanding provision, according to the latest report by government inspectors, Ofsted. Little Owls nursery New Bewerley has been judged as outstanding in all areas in the inspection which was carried out in January. The nursery, which is based at…

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Leeds children’s short breaks home rated outstanding by inspectors

A Leeds children’s home which provides short breaks and respite for children and young people with complex needs and disabilities has been rated as outstanding by government inspectors, Ofsted. Rainbow House provides care and accommodation for up to 12 children or young people who have learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or sensory impairment. Children and…

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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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Applications now open for Leeds secondary school places

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 2018 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Parents and carers are being encouraged to…

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Leeds secure children’s home is outstanding for second year running

Young people make exceptional progress at a secure children’s home in Leeds which has again been recognised as outstanding. For the second year running Ofsted inspectors have rated Adel Beck as outstanding overall, and this year, have agreed that the home’s leadership is also outstanding. The home provides secure accommodation for up to 24…

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Leeds and Kirklees Council partnership working

Leeds City Council Children’s services have been asked to enter into a formal ‘Improvement Partnership’ with Kirklees Council. On the recommendation of Eleanor Brazil, the Children’s Commissioner for Kirklees, Leeds City Council has been approached by the Department for Education to pilot a new model of support with Kirklees. Kirklees children’s services is currently…

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