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Cabinet Decision: 15th June 2006
Title of Item/Report
Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary and Secondary Schools in Septemebr 2007
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to the proposed admission arrangements for primary and secondary schools in September 2007; which, in accordance with legislation requirements, included the full co-ordinated Admission Arrangements for both sectors of school for that year. Key changes to the admission arrangements were summarised in respect of:-

(i) Changes to the admission policy for 2007/08 which includes
Moving Special Educational Needs to Criterion 2 and
priority to brothers and sisters apply for places in a primary school when older siblings were not able to get a place in the admission zone school at the time of entry to reception as Criterion 3.
(ii) Extension of the admission zone for Northfield Secondary and William Cassidi Church of England (CE) Primary School to include part of Wynyard Estate which is in Hartlepool Borough.
(iii) The withdrawal of free transport to Bishopton Primary School in Darlington Borough for Stockton on Tees residents who prefer to send their children to that school rather than their admission zone school
(iv) Agree the timetable for Stockton on Tees Primary and Secondary Co-ordinated admission arrangements and change of allocations for the majority of Roman Catholic (RC) Primary Schools to 1st preference 1st .
(v) The Protocol for Hard to place pupils.
(vi) Admission numbers for 2007 due to an update for Net Capacity Assessments
(vii) Policy on placement of pupils out of their chronological age group

RESOLVED that the proposed changes to the admission arrangements for primary and secondary schools be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
The Local Authority (LA) is required to consult annually regarding its arrangements for the admission of pupils to maintained schools.

Legislation requires the LA to publish information to be available for parents when they apply for a place at primary and secondary school.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Cook declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest in respect of this item as a result of the proposals affecting a family member.
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By no later than midnight on Friday 23rd June 2006

Date of Publication: 06 July 2006

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