Issue details

20/00003 - Admission Arrangements and Scheme for 2021-22 Academic Year

Background:

Admission authorities are legally required to determine admissions arrangements for their schools by 28 February each year. It is intended that admissions arrangements for schools where KCC is the admissions authority are to remain broadly unchanged. It is proposed, however, that there are reductions to the Published Admissions Number for Four Elms Primary School, Herne Bay Infants School and West Kingsdown CE Primary Schools, which are detailed in the consultation documentation available through the link detailed below. The consultation is due to run until 16th December 2019. Local Authorities are also required to consult with all schools within their geographical boundaries on an Admissions Scheme, which details how the co-ordinated and in year admissions processes will operate for the forthcoming year. Following the completion of both consultations, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills requested to approve the proposed admission arrangements and scheme.

 

Proposed decision:

To determine the primary and secondary school co-ordinated admissions schemes for 2021 and the admission arrangements for Kent community and voluntary controlled primary schools and the admission arrangements for Kent community and voluntary controlled secondary schools 2021.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2019

Decision due: Not before 21st Jan 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
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 Education and Skills

Lead director: Keith Abbott

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Scott Bagshaw, Head of Fair Access Phone number: 03000 415798 Email: scott.bagshaw@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01622 694185.

Consultees

Public consultation on Admission arrangements here: (https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/admissions-criteria/admissions-criteria-consultation-202122)

 

Scheme consultation is not open to members of the public and has been circulated internally with all Kent schools

 

Cabinet Committee consultation planned or undertaken.  If planned – which meeting do you wish to attend? CYPE Cabinet Committee – 10 January 2020

Legal implications: Section 13A of the Education Act 1996 states 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 by Section 92 of the School Standards and Framework Act and the Education (School Information) (England) Regulations 2008 to publish admission arrangements for all maintained schools in their area. Under section 88(1A) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (as inserted by section 42 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006) 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.

Equalities implications: The Cabinet Member will consider the EqIA as part of the decision making process.

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