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 for Education new Admissions Code and Appeals Code and all governors should be familiar with these documents.

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 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.

Who to contact

  • Natalie Paull

    School Organisation & Governance Adviser

    Tel: 01749 685120

  • Kayleigh Methven

    School Organisation & SIAMS Administrator

    Tel: 01749 685117

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