2022-23 School Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools

Closed 17 Nov 2020

Opened 7 Oct 2020

Overview

All schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school.  Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.  Cumbria County Council (the local authority) is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Cumbria.

Why we are consulting

The School Admissions Code 2014 requires admission authorities to consult where changes are proposed to admission arrangements which will apply in the following academic year. As the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Cumbria, the local authority is seeking views on the proposed admission arrangements and the co-ordinated admission scheme for 2022-23. For more information, including who admission authorities need to consult with, please refer to the School Admissions Code at      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/389388/School_Admissions_Code_2014_-_19_Dec.pdf

Alternatively, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team, tel: 01228 221582 or e-mail: school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk

Written responses can be submitted by e-mail to School Admissions - school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk or sent to School Admissions and Appeals, Cumbria County Council, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Business Park, Carlisle, CA6 4SJ.

What happens next

The consultation closed on 17 November 2020. Any responses that have been received will be reviewed. Responses will be used to inform the final admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the co-ordinated admissions scheme for all maintained schools and academies in Cumbria for 2022-23. The final arrangements will be presented, seeking approval, to the County Council Cabinet in December 2020. Subject to agreement, the final admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2022-23 will be published on the County Council website no later than 15 March 2021. The co-ordinated admission scheme must be determined by 1 January 2021.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Nursery education
  • Sixth form/FE colleges