School admissions policy documents and annual reports

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Each local authority has a statutory requirement to publish their admission policies and annual reports.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The number and percentage of lodged and upheld parental appeals.
  4. Any other issues the local authority may wish to include.

Waltham Forest Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2018 (328KB PDF)

Waltham Forest Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2019 (359KB PDF)

Waltham Forest Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2020 (264KB PDF)

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.

 

Waltham Forest Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2019/20 (204KB PDF)

Waltham Forest Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2020/21 (216KB PDF)

Waltham Forest Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2021/22 (920KB PDF)

Waltham Forest Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23 208KB PDF)