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Cabinet Decision: 15th February 2018
Title of Item/Report
Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary & Secondary Schools in September 2019
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that outlined the admission arrangements the Local Authority (LA) was proposing for primary and secondary schools in September 2019. In order to comply with legislation for admissions in 2019, the report included the full Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements, the Admission numbers for Primary and Secondary Schools for that year and the proposed Admission Policy for entry in September 2019.

An attachment to the report provided further detail of the proposed Co-ordinated Admission arrangements timetable - 2019/20.

The proposed Admission Numbers for September 2019 in Community, VA, Academies and Free Schools and highlights those schools to be considered for expansion were attached to the report.

Also attached to the report was further detail on the proposed Admission Policy for September 2019 that would give priority to applications for admission to a school if that school is oversubscribed.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The proposed Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Primary, Secondary, Voluntary Aided (VA) schools, Academies and Free School (point 5 and Appendix 1) be agreed.

2. The proposed admission numbers for Primary and Secondary schools for September 2019 (point 7 and Appendix 2) be agreed.

3. The proposed Admission Policy for September 2019 (point 8 and Appendix 3) be agreed.
Reasons for the Decision
Legislation requires the LA to publish information annually and to be available for parents when they apply for a place at primary and secondary school. The information has to comply with the published 2014 School Admissions Code. The LA must as the admission authority determine, (i.e. formally agree) its admission arrangements, even if it hasn’t changed from the previous year and a consultation has not been required. These arrangements therefore must be determined by 28 February 2018 for admission to Primary and Secondary schools in September 2019.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Norma Wilburn declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary & Secondary Schools in September 2019 as she was a Governor at one of the schools listed in the report.

Councillor Bob Cook declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary & Secondary Schools in September 2019 as he had grandchildren at and was a Governor at some of the schools listed in the report.

Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary & Secondary Schools in September 2019 as he was the Chair of Governors at one of the schools listed in the report.

Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Procedure for Admission of Pupils to Primary & Secondary Schools in September 2019 as he had grandchildren at and was a Governor at one of the schools listed in the report.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 23 February 2018
Attachment

Date of Publication: 19 February 2018


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