Read about how the Board of Education team can support schools in determining their admissions arrangements.
All Voluntary Aided, Foundation schools and Trusts are their own admissions authorities. They must set, consult on and determine admissions arrangements. We recommend that this is done annually, and supply model documentation new every year for this purpose
All admissions arrangements are subject to the Department for Education’s School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Codes. All governors should be familiar with these documents.
All Church of England Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools must submit their proposed admissions arrangements to the Board of Education for review before they go out for formal consultation.
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We 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.
If you are a parent or guardian seeking details of a particular school’s admissions policy, please contact the school directly.
Admissions Model Policy for Schools 2024 - 2025
Main contacts for further support
Senior Adviser for Trusts (SAFT)
Education Services Assistant