Catchment area proposals

Proposed Catchment Changes Overview

Due to the increased number of housing applications in recent years, the Local Authority recognised that it was important to review catchment boundaries to ensure that new houses were sited clearly, within one catchment area.

Furthermore, the team decided, through the review, to investigate the catchment boundary of each catchment area as a whole, to consider changes to the natural and infrastructural landscape and thus propose any amendments that would align the catchment boundaries where possible.

Following a period of consultation changes have been made to the following catchment areas to remove ambiguity around the catchment area for existing houses and offer clarity to those looking to purchase properties on new housing developments.


City Fields

Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery, and Heath View Academy

The change between the two catchment areas is substantial however this does not affect any houses that are currently occupied. The change considers the City Field housing development which will eventually reside across Stanley Grove Primary School, Heath View Academy and Newlands Primary School. The majority of the City Fields housing development is currently in the Stanley Grove catchment area however the school does not have the capacity to take all of the children that could potentially be generated from the housing development.

A proportion of houses in phases 1 and 4 will remain allocated to Stanley Grove, leaving the remainder of the planned dwellings in the Heath View Academy and Newlands Primary catchment areas.

Cathedral Pyramid

St Michael's CE Academy and Alverthorpe St Paul's CE (VA) JI

The LDF (HS15) site which has been earmarked for a housing development has been placed fully St Michael's CE Academy's catchment, where the bigger half of the development is currently. St Michael's CE Academy is a bigger school than Alverthorpe St Paul's CE (VA) JI and is in the Cathedral pyramid, a smaller pyramid than Outwood which can accommodate additional pupils should a housing development be pursued. The change does not affect any existing houses. 

Outwood/Cathedral Pyramids

Jerry Clay Academy and Alverthorpe St Paul's CE (VA) JI

This minor change aligns with the natural boundaries and does not affect any existing houses.

St Michael's CE Academy and Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate

The area in question is an industrial estate and there are no existing houses, nor plans to develop. This change aligns the catchment boundaries with the new infrastructural boundaries and this would mean that the site would fall within St Michael's CE Academy's catchment.

Outwood Pyramid

Jerry Clay Academy and Wrenthorpe Primary

This minor change aligns with the natural boundaries and does not affect any existing houses

Newton Hill JI, Wrenthorpe Primary and Wakefield St John's CE (VA) JI

The catchment boundary has been shifted to reflect the boundary of the Snowhill LDF site to the west of the A650. This means that the western part of the development is fully placed in the catchment for Wrenthorpe Primary School. This change affects new houses and 2 existing residential properties.

Newton Hill JI and Rooks Nest Academy

This change which does not affect any existing houses places the LDF (HS75) site fully into the catchment area for Newton Hill JI School.

Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate and Jerry Clay Academy

This change which does not affect any existing houses aligns with the natural boundaries and places the LDF (HS17) site fully in the catchment area for Jerry Clay Academy.

Newton Hill JI, Rooks Nest Academy, Stanley Grove Primary and Pinders Primary

This change which does not affect any existing houses aligns with the natural boundaries.

Horbury Pyramid

Horbury St Peter's and Clifton CE (VC) Primary and Horbury Primary

The LDF (HS67& 68) site has been placed fully in the catchment area for Horbury Primary School. The boundary has been adapted around an existing property to ensure that any current dwellings are not affected.

Ossett Pyramid

South Ossett Infants' Academy and Dimplewell Infant School

This change does not affect any existing houses and aligns with the natural and property boundaries. 

The LDF (HS73) site has been placed into the option area for South Ossett Infants' Academy and Dimplewell Infant School and does not affect any existing houses.

Ossett/Horbury Pyramid

South Ossett Infants' Academy and Horbury St Peter's and Clifton CE (VC) Primary

This change which does not affect any existing houses aligns with the natural boundaries of the fields.

Carleton/King's Pyramids

Pontefract Carleton Park JI, St Giles CE Academy and The Rookeries Carleton JI

The LDF (HS32) site has been placed fully into the catchment area for The Rookeries Carleton JI School. Other changes consider the natural boundaries. The changes do not affect any existing houses.

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