School admissions

All Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust schools and Academies are their own admissions authorities and must set, consult on and determine admissions arrangements. We recommend that this is done annually. 

All admissions arrangements are subject to the Department of Children, Schools and Families' (DCSF) new Admissions and School Appeals Codes and all governors should be familiar with these documents.   

Church schools

All Church of England Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools must submit their proposed admissions arrangements to the Diocese for review before they go out for consultation.The Diocese can offer advice and guidance on admissions issues in partnership with Local Authority colleagues in School Admissions. Schools may need to check whether they have bought back local authority admission and appeals services.

New Admissions Code and School Appeals Code

The new Code came into force on 10th February 2009, with changes being phased in over 18 months.  There are significant changes, particularly for primary and in-year admissions arrangements. For more information click on the following documents or contact Suzanne McDonald


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