Reports to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator Click to get info
Each year every local authority is legally required to send an annual report (by 30 June) to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA), with information about admissions from the last academic year.
The report must cover as a minimum:
- Information about how admission arrangements in the area of the local authority serve the interests of looked after children and previously looked after children, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs, including any details of where problems have arisen.
- An assessment of the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols and co-ordination in their area, including how many children were admitted to each school under them.
- The number and percentage of lodged and upheld parental appeals.
- Any other issues the local authority may wish to include.
Determined Admission Arrangements Click to get info
The Local Authority are required to set the school admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools each year.
School admissions arrangements for academies and voluntary aided (church) schools in the borough are made by the school’s governing body. These schools are their own admission authority.
The Local Authority and all own admission authority schools must carry out formal consultations of not less than six weeks before they make changes to their admissions arrangements. Admission Arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2021 for the academic year beginning September 2022. Admission arrangements must be published on the local authority or school website. A full list of determined admission arrangements will be available by 15 March 2021.