Every school and academy will have admission arrangements in place which sets out how applicants are considered for a place. If there are more applications than places available at a school/academy, the admission criteria they use will decide the order of priority.
If a school/academy decide they want to change how they offer their places, the law requires that they carry out a consultation a year before they are due to change.
Consultations for schools and academies that will be shown on this page from 1 October 2019 and will apply to children that will be due to start either reception of primary school or Year 7 of secondary school from September 2021. The period of consultation must take place for six weeks or more and end by 31 January 2020.
A consultation process allows any concerns about the changes to be raised. The law expects schools/academies to bring their consultation to the attention of:
Decisions about admissions for community schools are made by the council. For academies and voluntary aided (church) schools, decisions are made by the governing body. Once a decision has been made the arrangements are considered as ‘determined’.
Admission arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2020 and published for public viewing by 15 March 2020.
If you have any queries, call the admissions team on 020 7745 6432, 020 7745 6433, 020 7745 6434, or email email@example.com.