Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2017
Decision due: Not before 24th Jan 2018 by Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Lead director: Keith Abbott
Department: Education & Young People's Services
Contact: Scott Bagshaw, Head of Fair Access Tel: 03000 415798 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 694185.
The report was discussed at the meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 18 January 2018.
A consultation was undertaken with schools and other relevant parties on the proposed scheme through November and December 2017.
Schools not controlled by the LA consult on their own admission arrangements and Kent County Council hosts these arrangements which can be viewed via the following link: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/admissions-criteria/admissions-criteria-201516/admissions-criteria-consultation-201516
Financial implications: Following the outcomes of the consultation there may be changes to school provision in identified areas. The costs to this provision were identified in the reports that were considered by Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 18 January 2018.
Legal implications: Every admission authority must, before the beginning of each school year, determine the admission arrangements which are to apply for that year 7. Local authorities are required to publish admission arrangements for all maintained schools in their area. It is the duty of a governing body of a community or voluntary controlled school, for which a local authority is the admissions authority, to implement any decision relating to the admission of pupils taken by the admission authority. Similarly, the governing body of a voluntary aided or foundation school must implement a decision of the local authority, made under the relevant coordinated admission arrangements, whether a child should be granted or refused admission to the school. Failure to do so would amount to a breach of the admission authority’s statutory duty.
Equalities implications: These were discussed in the report that was discussed by Children's, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 18 January 2018.