Consultation on admission arrangements 2021-22

Consultations on admission arrangements for the academic year 2021/22

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: 

  • parents of children between the ages of two and 18
  • other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements
  • all other school/academies within the local area
  • the local authority (City of Westminster)
  • any neighbouring local authorities
  • any relevant faith bodies (e.g. the local diocese).

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. 

All consultations have now ended.

If you have any queries, please call the admissions team on 020 7745 6433 or email:

Last updated: 31 January 2020