The School Organisation Team is committed to ensuring that the population of Leeds is provided with the right number of school places, in the right location, and at the right time. As a major part of our duties, the team carries out a number of area-based reviews each year. Each review contains a detailed analysis of the area, considering the current and future demographics, new housing developments, the capacity of the schools, the condition and flexibility of school buildings, along with a large amount of other relevant data.
Most of these reviews are “desk-based” and conducted without any major change to the schools in an area. Outcomes might be: working with a school to increase or reduce their capacity and/or their admission limit; or to continue to monitor the situation. However, in a number of cases, it becomes apparent that a more formal review is required, involving consultation with colleagues, schools, pupils, parents and carers, councillors and the general public.
We are also heavily involved with securing funding for refurbishing or rebuilding schools. This might be through Building Schools for the Future, the Primary Capital Programme or the Government's Academy Programme.
Below is a link to documentation relating to some of the SILC reviews and consultations that the School Organisation Team are or have been involved with:
Consultation over proposed West SILC (Victoria Park) move
(Monday 4 January to Friday 11 February)
Education Leeds is proposing to move the Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) for young people with special educational needs (SEN) provided at the West SILC (Victoria Park) on the Farnley Park Maths and Computing College site to Bruntcliffe High School, Morley.
This consultation document gives an overview of the proposal and the details of how to respond.
This has been distributed to all affected schools, ward members, local libraries, GP surgeries and to other interested parties.
If you would like to advertise the public meetings, please print off the back page of the response form accessed via the link above, which contains all dates and locations of meetings.