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Primary and secondary admissions prospectus

Admissions policies

School places are allocated according to the admission criteria set out by admissions authorities.

We are the admissions authority for: 

  • community schools
  • voluntary-controlled schools

Read our school admissions arrangements for 2024

We are not the admissions authority for: 

  • voluntary-aided schools
  • academies
  • free schools

These schools set their own admissions policies. They should be available to view on the school's website. You can also request a hard copy of the admissions policy by contacting the school.

LA School Admissions policy amendments for 2024

For Admission into reception (primary) or Y7 (secondary) for September 2024 onwards the following criteria 'Pupils with exceptional social and/or medical reasons for attending the school' will no longer apply. In particular where a school is oversubscribed (i.e. the school has received more applications than places available). This was consulted on and removed as part of the LA's Determined Admission arrangements for entry in September 2024 for all maintained primary & secondary schools. This also applies to all other schools that have subsequently converted to an Academy and have retained the LA's oversubscription policy. If during the application phase you tick for your child's application to be considered for 'social/medical' reasons, then please check with the relevant Academy / Free School to ascertain how this will be processed.

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