School Organisation Park Hill Primary School

Closed 13 Jun 2017

Opened 3 May 2017

Feedback Updated 6 Jul 2017

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal for an In-Year-Variation to reduce the published admission number of Park Hill Primary School for September 2017.

You Said

We received 2 responses via this website.

An anonymised summary of the responses is attached to this consultation webpage, called: Park Hill Summary of consultation response.

 

We Did

We anylised your responses to the consultation and replied to individuals where appropriate.

The analyised responses have been collated and your comments have been sent in full to the decision maker, the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, for their consideration (your personal information has been removed).

Determination (Decision): The Adjudicator has issued a letter and report to Birmingham City Council with the following conclusion and determination.  Full details are attached in the document: Adjudicator Decision.

Conclusion

The admission authority, with the support of the school’s governing body, wish to reduce the school’s PAN for 2017 to 60, from the current PAN of 90. This is due to a falling birth rate in the area of the school and a drop in numbers applying to the school and consequently in offers made. This situation is placing pressure on the school financially and, together with a recent Ofsted judgement of Requires Improvement, on the school’s efforts to raise standards. However, 68 offers have been made for September 2017 and the local authority predicts 63 offers for September 2018.  Maintaining PAN at the current level will ensure that demand for places is met for 2017 and 2018. If, as the admission authority anticipates, actual numbers starting in reception drop to 60 or below, only two reception classes will be needed and following the conclusion of the normal admissions round further pupils need not be admitted as long as prejudice can be demonstrated.

Determination

In accordance with section 88E of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, I do not approve the variation to the admission arrangements determined by Birmingham City Council for Park Hill Primary School.

Overview

Park Hill Primary School

In-Year Variation: To Reduce the Published Admission Number for Reception Places in September 2017

Park Hill Primary School is a community primary school located within the Moseley and Kings Heath ward of the Hall Green District. The school caters for pupils aged 4 to11. Currently the school operates at 90 places per year group for Reception through to year 4.

The school is situated on Alcester Road in Moseley.

The Local Authority would like to give all current and future parents and all other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the Local Authority’s proposal to reduce the admission number.

Why We Are Consulting

The Local Authority, in collaboration with the Governing Body and the Leadership Team of the school, has agreed that a reduction in the admission number should be sought from the Schools Adjudicator from 90 to 60 for entry into Reception in September 2017.

The change to the admission number from 90 to 60 will not affect the current pupils at the school or those with an offer for a reception place in September 2017.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 3rd May 2017

Full details of the proposed change are detailed in the attached consultation document.

We are keen to receive your comments on the proposal; and you can comment online here until midnight on 13th June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens Next

The consultation will start on  3rd May 2017 and will run for 6 weeks until 13th June 2017.

During this time anyone who wishes to make comments/objections about this proposal should do so via this survey. 

Following this consultation, all comments received will be forwarded along with the proposal to the Office of The School Adjudicator for a decision. We will publish the decision of the Adjudicator on this site when this has been made.

 

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Children in Care/looked after
  • Gypsies/Travellers
  • Internet users
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Homeless
  • Offenders
  • People‚Äôs panel
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

Interests

  • Education