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Admission arrangements 2017 - 2018

Admission arrangements 2017 - 2018

Every school has a set of rules known as admission arrangements to help them allocate school places:

  • Schools use these rules to allocate places if they receive more applications than available places
  • We consult with parents before we confirm and publish the arrangements

Schools which set their own admissions arrangements

This includes academies, voluntary aided and free schools.

You can view the admission arrangements for each school below:

Schools which follow the arrangements we set 

This includes voluntary and community controlled schools.

You can view the full arrangements by reading the Determined Co-ordinated Schemes for Admission to Primary and Secondary Schools (PDF document).   

You can see which schools follow these arrangements in our directory:

      

Designated or 'catchment' areas

Most schools have a designated area for admissions which is given the highest priority for admissions.

Go to the schools and catchment areas web page to find out more.

Schools which set their own admissions arrangements

This includes academies, voluntary aided and free schools.

You can view the admission arrangements for each school below:


Schools which follow the arrangements we set

This includes voluntary and community controlled schools.

You can view the full arrangements by reading the  Determined Co-ordinated Schemes for Admission to Primary and Secondary Schools (PDF document).   

You can see which schools follow these arrangements in our directory:

Designated or 'catchment' areas 

Most schools have a designated area for admissions which is given the highest priority for admissions.

Go to the  schools and catchment areas web page to find out more.

Some admissions follow a different set of rules known as in-year admissions arrangements. They are: 

  • Applying to move to another school during the school year
  • Waiting until compulsory school age to start at infant or primary school
  • Applying to move from an infant school into year 3 of a primary school
     

You can read the full arrangements for 2017 - 2018 by reading the determined local in-year coordinated admissions scheme (PDF document).

Some schools have a nursery or foundation unit for children aged 3 - 5. Applications are made directly to the school for these places.

Nurseries which set their own arrangements.

Some schools set their own arrangements. You can view their admission arrangements below:


Nurseries which follow our admission arrangements

Voluntary and community controlled schools follow the admission arrangements we set. 

You can view the full arrangements by reading the  determined WBC foundation stage 1 admissions policy 2017 - 2018 (PDF document).

You can view these nurseries in our directory.

Most schools in the borough have a sixth form which covers years 12 and 13. 

Sixth forms which set their own admissions 

Some secondary schools set their own arrangements for sixth form. You can view their admission below:


Sixth forms which follow our admission arrangements

To view the full arrangements, read the determined sixth form admissions policy for community secondary schools 2017 - 2018 (PDF document).

You can view these schools in our directory.

Some schools need extra information when you apply. You will need to this by completing their supplementary and extra information forms. 

Infant, junior and primary schools

You can find the forms below:

Secondary schools

You can find the forms below: 

You can make an objection to the Office of the School's Adjudicator if you think that the arrangements we have set, or school's or academy's arrangements are:

  • Unlawful
  • Not in compliance with the School Admissions Code
  • Not in compliance with relevant law relating to admissions
    

To do this:

    

Objections to admission arrangements for entry to September 2016 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2016. 

Certain exceptions apply as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the School Admissions Code. 

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