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School admission arrangements

12 September 2017

The determined admission arrangements for a school are the full set of arrangements which set out how a school will admit pupils.

 

This includes the published admission number (the maximum number of pupils intended to be admitted to the relevant year group), the oversubscription criteria and information on waiting lists.

 

The admission arrangements for all schools must be determined 18 months in advance from September of the academic year to which they are relevant. For the academic year 2018/19, all admission authorities must have determined their arrangements by 28 February 2017.

Determined admission arrangements for Essex schools

Essex County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex. This means that the council sets the oversubscription criteria and makes the decisions as to which pupils are admitted to these schools. The admission authority for foundation, voluntary aided schools and Academies is the governing body or Academy Trust of the individual school.
 
A comprehensive list of the determined arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools can be downloaded here: 
 
     Viewing and objecting to school admission arrangements

The determined admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools within Essex can be viewed using the links above. The admission arrangements for all foundation, voluntary aided schools and Academies are required to be displayed on the individual school websites. 

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy’s arrangements are unlawful or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. 

Objections to the arrangements determined for admissions in the 2018/19 academic year must be referred to the adjudicator by 15 May 2017. Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator via schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk. The postal address is:

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road
Darlington
DL3 9BG

 

  • Annual Report to the Schools Adjudicator

Administrative area of Essex

You live in the area served by Essex County Council if your council tax is payable to one of the following local councils: Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Tendring or Uttlesford.