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Decision details

School Admission Arrangements for the 2023/24 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 the 2023/24 academic year.  The key decision is to determine the Council’s Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools.


To consult on the admission arrangements for 2023/24 including any proposed reductions to admission numbers in line with the City wide strategy to manage falling pupil numbers at Reception age.


To ensure that the City Council is carrying out its statutory duty to determine its Admission Arrangements for 2023/24 by 28 February 2022.



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


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

2.       Proposed Admission Numbers

3.       The statutory Primary and Secondary co-ordinated admission schemes

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation to approve the proposed admission arrangements for 2023/24 will ensure that the Authority carries out its statutory duty to consult and determine its admission arrangements for the 2023/24 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: 10/02/2022

Date of decision: 10/02/2022

Effective from: 17/02/2022

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