School admission arrangements

  School admission arrangements are determined annually by the school’s admission authority, even if they have not changed from the previous year.

We are the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in the area. Other types of schools have their own admission authority:

  • The governing body is the admission authority for foundation and voluntary aided schools
  • The academy trust is the admission authority for academies, free schools and UTCs

Admission authorities of schools wishing to make changes to their admission arrangements must publicly consult on the changes before determination.

Determined admission arrangements

In-year admissions for the 2022 to 2023 academic year

September 2023 intakes

September 2024 intakes

September 2025 intakes

The determined admission arrangements for own admission authority (OAA) schools (foundation and voluntary aided schools, academies, free schools and UTCs) can be found on individual school websites.

Objections to the Schools Adjudicator

Objections to the Schools Adjudicator regarding the admission arrangements determined by admission authorities for the 2024-2025 academic year, can be made until 15 May 2023.

The contact details are:
Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Bishopsgate House
Email: [email protected] 

To find out more about how to make an objection to school's admission arrangements see Gov.UK.

Co-ordinated admission schemes

Each year we publish a scheme to co-ordinate admission arrangements for the normal admissions rounds and late applications for all publicly funded schools within the local authority area.

Composite prospectuses

Admission arrangements for all schools in the council area, and information on how to apply for a school place, can be found in the composite prospectuses.

2024-25 intakes

Consultation and determination timetable for 2024 admissions



Email from the local authority to schools and trusts asking if any changes are proposed for admissions in September 2024

October 2022

Consultation period for 2024 admission arrangements

14 November to 31 December 2022

Admission authorities to determine (formally agree) their schools' admission arrangements for 2024

By 28 February 2023

Own admission authority (OAA) schools to send determined admission arrangements for 2024 to the local authority

By 15 March 2023

Objections to determined admission arrangements for 2024 to the Schools Adjudicator

By 15 May 2023

Schools to provide the local authority with up-to-date information for inclusion in composite prospectuses for 2024 intakes

By 8 August 2023

Local authority to publish composite prospectuses (primary and secondary) for 2024 intakes

By 12 September 2023

Last updated 26 February 2024