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St.Helens Council is currently consulting on its proposed Pupil Admission Arrangements for 2020-21 for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools. These arrangements include the number of places available at each school and the priorities that will be used to decide which pupils are offered places when there are too many applications.
In response to Department for Education guidance, the Council is proposing to amend criterion 1 of its oversubscription criteria to include children adopted from state care outside of England. A number of own admission authority schools and academies are also proposing to amend their admission arrangements for 2020-21 in light of this guidance and these are detailed below.
Proposed Pupil Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools 2020-21
Proposed Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes 2020-21
Proposed Pupil Admission Arrangements 2020-21 for Own Admission Authority Schools/Academies
Responses on the above proposed admission arrangements should be submitted in writing to: School Admissions Team, People's Services, Atlas House, Corporation Street, St Helens WA9 1LD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultation closed on 30th January 2019.
In accordance with The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 St.Helens Council determined its 2019-20 admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools.
Each Academy, Voluntary Aided (faith) and Foundation Trust School has its own policy, including an admission number; these can be viewed on the school's website.
The Local Authority's schemes for co-ordinating primary, secondary school admissions at the normal point of entry and in year school admissions can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
If you consider that the admission arrangements of a maintained school or academy do not comply with the School Admissions Code, or other legislation relating to school admissions, it is possible to make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) subject to the relevant sections of the above act.
If you have any queries about this matter, please contact our School Admissions Section.
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