Consultation period: 20th November 2023 to 18th December 2023
Why Are We Consulting?
The Schools Admissions Code 2021 (Sections 1.45-1.48) sets out a requirement for all admission authorities to undertake statutory consultation where they propose a variation to the Published Admission Number of a school. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of parents, carers and other interested stakeholders on the proposal to increase the admission number at Levenshulme High School for September 2024. The schools admissions code can be found at:
The Trustees of the Greater Manchester Education Trust (GMET) propose that the published admissions number (PAN) at Levenshulme High School be increased from 1000 to 1020 from September 2024. The local authority has also been notified of the proposal. The proposal to increase the academy’s PAN will mean that the number of places available for children in year 7 from September 2024 onwards will be 220. This means that over the course of the following four years the academy’s overall capacity will increase from 1000 places to 1100 places. There will be no change for children who already have a place at the academy and no change to the admissions policy and procedures in allocating places at the academy. A link to existing arrangements can be found here:
Manchester’s population has grown considerably and beyond expectations in recent years as a result of new housing development and new arrivals into the city. Current pupil numbers and projections for children requiring a secondary place in the local area mean that there is insufficient space for those pupil numbers in existing school capacity. Increasing the PAN at Levenshulme High School will enable some of those pupils to have a place at the academy.
The proposed increase will mean a small development of the academy’s building, to provide brand new facilities to accommodate the additional pupils over time and to continue to deliver the best possible education and facilities for pupils.
Who Are We Consulting With?
During this consultation period, we would like to see representations from:
- Parents and carers of children between the ages of 2 and 18
- Governors in Trust academies
- Other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposal
- Other schools (primary and secondary) in the local area
- The local authority
- Adjoining local authorities
What Happens Next?
At the end of the consultation period Greater Manchester Education Trust will consider all responses to the proposal and will consult with the office of the Regional Director to determine the admission number for 2024.
How to Respond to the Consultation
The consultation runs from Monday 20th November, 2023 to Monday 18th December, 2023. Please respond by completing the form which can be found by using the following link:
You can also respond in writing to the Co-Headteachers via the Co-Headteachers’ Personal Assistant:
Mrs B. Gallagher,
Levenshulme High School,
Please note that representations received after the end date specified above will not be considered.