Primary School Admission Arrangements Consultation

After several years of expanding primary schools across the city, we have recently seen reducing birth rates and lower demand for places in reception at primary school. This trend is forecast to continue. Where schools have high numbers of spare places this creates financial difficulties for the schools. The proposed reductions are to help to keep enough spaces to allow for parental choice in the city (5%), and at the same time to make sure that we continue to have our high level of good and outstanding primary schools in the city.

Coventry City Council is proposing to reduce the Published Admissions Number for three community primary schools starting in September 2021. These schools are:


School Name
Current Number
Proposed Number
Aldermans Green Primary
90
60
Frederick Bird Primary
12090
Spon Gate Primary
60
30


The reductions will apply to reception in 2021 and for each year after this. The size of all higher year groups in the school will remain unchanged whilst children progress through the school.

Please read the attached consultation information document for further details and then complete our short survey to add your views.

The consultation period will be from 27th November 2019 to 8th January 2020.

If you need any further information, or wish to submit comments by email, please contact:

Erin Rée

Appeals and Policy Officer

School Organisation
Coventry City Council
Tel: 024 7697 5445
Email: admissionsconsultation@coventry.gov.uk

After several years of expanding primary schools across the city, we have recently seen reducing birth rates and lower demand for places in reception at primary school. This trend is forecast to continue. Where schools have high numbers of spare places this creates financial difficulties for the schools. The proposed reductions are to help to keep enough spaces to allow for parental choice in the city (5%), and at the same time to make sure that we continue to have our high level of good and outstanding primary schools in the city.

Coventry City Council is proposing to reduce the Published Admissions Number for three community primary schools starting in September 2021. These schools are:


School Name
Current Number
Proposed Number
Aldermans Green Primary
90
60
Frederick Bird Primary
12090
Spon Gate Primary
60
30


The reductions will apply to reception in 2021 and for each year after this. The size of all higher year groups in the school will remain unchanged whilst children progress through the school.

Please read the attached consultation information document for further details and then complete our short survey to add your views.

The consultation period will be from 27th November 2019 to 8th January 2020.

If you need any further information, or wish to submit comments by email, please contact:

Erin Rée

Appeals and Policy Officer

School Organisation
Coventry City Council
Tel: 024 7697 5445
Email: admissionsconsultation@coventry.gov.uk