Information, advice and guidance on the provision of school places. The service is responsible for ensuring there are sufficient school places available, and that these are appropriate for the ages of the children requiring such provision.

Current school reorganisation proposals

Developing Special Educational Needs (SEND) provision in mainstream schools

A non-statutory consultation is taking place on proposals for new Additionally Resourced Provisions (previously known as 'specialist provision') in mainstream schools. The new ARPs will specialise in social, emotional and mental health; cognition and learning; and complex communication and interaction needs. The consultation will run for four weeks from Friday 24 June 2022 until Friday 22 July 2022. Full details of the proposals and how to respond can be found below.

Have your say

The consultation closes on 22 July 2022

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After you have commented

All feedback will be published in a consultation outcome report. This will inform a decision by the local authority or the relevant Academy Trust, as appropriate, on whether to move to the next stage.

School place planning documents 2021-24

Securing sufficient school places 2021-24
Primary school planning areas
Secondary school planning areas

Historic school place planning documents

Previous school reorganisation proposals

Changes to St John's CE (VC) Infant School

On 2 December 2021, the Schools Adjudicator made the decision to approve the proposal from the governing body of St. John's CE (VC) Infant School in Dewsbury to extend the school's age range from 4-7 years to 4-11 years from September 2022. This means that over time St John's will become an all-through primary school. As a result of the decision to change the age range, the local authority (as the admission authority) was obliged to make an application to the Schools Adjudicator to request a reduction in the Published Admission Number (PAN) of St. John's CE (VC) Infant School from 60 to 30 from September 2022. This is because the implementation plan put forward by the school's governing body and considered by the Adjudicator assumed the school's PAN would reduce from 60 to 30. On 21 December 2021 the Schools Adjudicator approved the reduction in the PAN of St. John's CE (VC) Infant School from 60 to 30 from September 2022.

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