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.
Church schools and academies
All Church of England voluntary-aided and foundation schools and academies 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. The diocese engages Tim Pollock from Go Admissions to lead on much of this work. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org should you need to contact them directly.
A number of bespoke training sessions and workshops on admissions are held throughout the year to inform and update governors. These are led by Go Admissions. You find out about these on the Training Opportunities page linked below.