Issue details

School Admission Arrangements for 2020/21 Academic Year

To determine the following school admission arrangements for 2020/21 academic year:

The Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes for all schools and academies
The Admission Arrangements for Community & Voluntary Controlled Schools
The Protocol for pupil admittance over Published Admission Number for Community & Voluntary Controlled Schools

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/01/2019

Decision due: 28 Feb 2019 by Cabinet Member - Children and Young People

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People

Contact: Sam Roberts.


Full consultation took place in 2016. There are no significant changes to the proposed admission arrangements for 2020/2021 and therefore full public consultation is not required by law.

Informal feedback throughout the past year from schools and parents have led to minor changes of clarification to some points within the documentation

Scrutiny Input: No change to previous admission policies and schemes

Planned Dates: Legislation states that the council must determine its 2020/21 admission arrangements by 28th February 2019 and publish by 15th March 2019.


  • The School Admissions Codes 2014 and associated Regulations  
  • DfE Guidance notes  
  • Determined Co-ordinated Scheme and Admission Arrangements for 2016 and previous years