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Decision details

School Admission Arrangements 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Local Authority is responsible for determining admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools each year.  Consultation must take place once every seven years where there are no changes, or whenever there are significant changes proposed to existing arrangements.  The last formal consultation was carried out for the 2018/19 academic year.  There are no proposed changes to the admission oversubscription criteria for the 2019/20 academic year.  This report seeks approval of the proposed admission arrangements for 2019/20, including the statutory co-ordinated admission schemes for primary and secondary.


The Cabinet Member, Children, Young People and Families, approves the recommended admission arrangements and co-ordinated admission schemes for the 2019/20 academic year for community and voluntary controlled schools.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation to approve the proposed admission arrangements for 2019/20 will ensure that the Authority carries out its statutory duty to consult and determine its admission arrangements at least once every 7 years. 

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: 14/02/2018

Date of decision: 14/02/2018

Effective from: 21/02/2018

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