In Year Admissions
Standard stationery for schools is available here
Admissions to Schools - September 2014
In the past, some headteachers have raised concerns that oversubscribed schools may seek to exceed their PAN to the detriment of other schools. The Local Authority expects that schools will be sensitive to each other's needs and to respect their determined and published PANs wherever possible.
The current School Admissions Code of Practice states that once an admission number has been set, admissions authority must notify the Local authority in good time to perform its coordination role if it decides to admit above its PAN. We would require any such notification by 10th March 2014 at the latest to enable us to carry out our final data exchange by 24th March 2014.
Where a school is considering exceeding its PAN you are asked to communicate with neighbouring schools concerning your intention in order to ensure transparency and to allow neighbouring/affected schools to plan accordingly.
The following documents provide first preference data for Staffordshire schools for September 2014
Secondary School 1st Preferences - September 2014
Primary School 1st Preferences (includes Junior Schools) - September 2014
Middle School 1st Preferences - September 2014
School Admission and Appeal Codes
New School Admission and Appeal Codes were issued by the Department for Education on 1 February 2012.
The full codes can be viewed and downloaded from the Department for Education: Current Codes and Regulations
DfE Advice on Summer Born Children (July 2013)
The Department for Education has issued advice in relation to the admission of summer born children. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help local authorities, admission authorities and parents understand the framework within which admission authorities must operate. DfE Advice on the admission of summer born children
Local Government Ombudsman
The Local Government Ombudsman has previously published two reports
School admissions: are parents and pupils getting a fair hearing?
In this report, the LGO identifies common faults by school admission appeal panels that cause injustice to the parents and the children concerned. Please click on the link which follows to view the report. Local Government Appeals Report
The following report is entitled Out of school....out of mind? and focuses on complaints about local authoritites, highlights what commonly goes wrong and what councils could do better in relation to children out of school. Out of School . . . out of mind?
From September 2013 applications to move school during the year will no longer be coordinated and...
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