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Admission arrangements 2018 - 2019

Admission arrangements 2018 to 2019

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 places available
     
 
   

Schools which set their own admissions arrangements

This includes academies, voluntary aided and free schools. Visit the individual schools' website to view their 2018/19 admission arrangements or alternatively these can be found within the Parents Guide to Primary Admissions (PDF document).

Schools which follow the arrangements we set 

This includes voluntary and community controlled schools.

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.

Please visit the individual schools websites to view their 2018/19 admission arrangements or alternatively these can be found within the Parents Guide to Secondary School admissions (PDF document.)

Schools which follow the arrangements we set

This includes voluntary and community controlled schools.

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. Details are available within our Parents Guide to In Year Admissions (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 find out which nurseries below:

  • All Saints Primary nursery unit
  • Earley St Peter's Primary unit
  • St Teresa's Primary unit

Nurseries which follow our admission arrangements

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

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

You can view these schools in our directory.

The following change has been agreed and is part of our admission arrangements 2018/19:

  • That the definition of temporary and permanent address be clarified to ensure that families cannot make short term moves to the designated areas of popular schools simply to gain admission to those schools.

Applications will predominately be made via electronic means in accordance with the lean principles underpinning the transfer of admissions arrangements to customer services.  If you are unable to make an application electronically we are happy to help with an assisted application or paper application forms are available.

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 in September each year must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May. 

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

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