School admission arrangements 2021/2022 consultation

About the school admission arrangements 2021/2022 consultation

Consultation closed: 30 January 2020

All local authorities with responsibility for school admissions must adhere to the School Admissions Code which is the legislation and guidance issued by the Department for Education under Section 84 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

The code states that admission authorities "...must ensure that the practices and the criteria used to decide the allocation of school places are fair, clear and objective. Parents should be able to look at a set of arrangements and understand easily how places for that school will be allocated."

Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the law states that the body responsible for admissions must publicly consult on the changes.

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