ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE CO-ORDINATED ADMISSION SCHEMES FOR 2020-2021
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Authority is required to determine
admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled
primary and secondary schools. The New School Admissions (England)
Regulations (2003) also require the Authority to have in place a
coordinated scheme for admissions to all primary and secondary
schools including Academy schools, in 2020-21. The proposed schemes
are attached along with proposed admission numbers for community
and controlled schools (Appendices 1 and 2).
Councillor Bernie Mooney, Cabinet Member – Children & Families, said:
“Making sure your child gets into the right school is incredibly important for every family in the borough. It is important we have a fair, equitable policy to determine school admission arrangements. This report provides that policy for Wirral parents”.
Councillor Bernie Mooney introduced a report which invited the Cabinet to determine the Authority’s Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Secondary Schools and the Co-ordinated Schemes for 2020-2021, a statutory requirement.
Appended to the report was the Primary Co-ordinated Scheme of Admissions 2020 – 2021(Appendix 1) and the Secondary Co-ordinated Scheme for Admissions 2012 – 2012.
Consultation on the Co-ordinated Scheme had taken place with all Wirral Schools, other relevant Admission Authorities and all statutory consultees. The consultation period had taken place between 17 October and 28 November 2018 which complied with requirements set out in the School Admissions Code 2014.
The Cabinet noted that the date by which the School Admission Arrangements must be determined was 28 February 2019, that they must then be published on the Council’s website by 15 March 2019 and that the deadline for objections against the Admission Arrangements to the School Adjudicator was 15 May 2019.
That the proposed Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools and the Wirral Co-ordinated Schemes for 2020-2021 be agreed.
Report author: Sally Gibbs
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Date of decision: 25/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/03/2019