Decision details

School Admission Arrangements for the 2022/23 Academic Year

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


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. 


The arrangements were consulted upon last year for 2021/22, therefore this key decision is to determine the arrangements for 2022/23.




  1. The oversubscription criteria (including for external Sixth Forms);


  1. Proposed Admission Numbers; and


  1. The statutory Primary and Secondary co-ordinated admission schemes, be approved.



Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation to approve the proposed admission arrangements for 2022/23 will ensure that the Authority carries out its statutory duty to consult and determine its admission arrangements for the 2022/23 academic year, including:


  1.  The oversubscription criteria (Including external Sixth Forms)
  2.   The proposed Admission Numbers

3.    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: 17/02/2021

Date of decision: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 24/02/2021

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