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Decision details

School Admission Arrangements for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Local Authority is responsible for setting admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. It must “Determine” and publish its admission arrangements every year.  There is a requirement to consult on the arrangements once every seven years unless there are significant changes proposed. 

 

There are proposed changes to catchment area arrangements at King Edward VII School for 2021/22 and therefore the Authority has taken the opportunity to consult on its full Admission Arrangements.  Admission Arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2020 at the latest.

 

Decision:

That, in accordance with the details contained in the report, approval be given to:-

 

  1. The oversubscription criteria (including for external Sixth Forms);
  2. The proposed extension to the King Edward VII Catchment area;
  3. Proposed Admission Numbers; and
  4. The statutory Primary and Secondary co-ordinated admission schemes.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation to approve the proposed admission arrangements for 2021/22 will ensure that the Authority carries out its statutory duty to consult and determine its admission arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year, including:-

 

  1. The oversubscription criteria (including for external Sixth Forms);
  2. The proposed extension to the King Edward VII Catchment area;
  3. Proposed Admission Numbers; and
  4. The statutory Primary and Secondary co-ordinated admission schemes.

 

Alternative options considered:

The Admissions Review was a City wide consultation which asked whether the current admission arrangements were still supported and were still fit for purpose.  There continues to be a high level of support for the current arrangements and, apart from the minor amendments to existing catchment areas, there have not been any alternative arrangements considered.

 

Publication date: 11/02/2020

Date of decision: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

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