Consultations - School Admission Arrangements 2020/21

Who can get involved? Schools
School governors
Childminders/nurseries/pre schools
Other LA
Other stakeholders
Start date 26 November 2018
Closing date 18 January 2019
Service delivery area School Performance & Development
Reason for consultation In accordance with the School Admissions Code (2014), admission authorities are required to consult on any proposed changes to the admission arrangements.
Telford & Wrekin Council is the admission authority for all Telford community and voluntary controlled schools.

The Council is consulting on proposed changes to the admission arrangements for entry to school in the academic year 2020/21 for Telford & Wrekin’s community and voluntary controlled nursery, infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.
Overview We are proposing the addition of Early Years and Pupil Premium and Children of Staff as over subscription criteria.

In summary, the oversubscription order will be the following

1. Children who are, or were, previously looked after by Telford & Wrekin, or by any other local authority

2. Children previously in state care outside of England and have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted

3. In area children
a) Medical
b) Siblings
c) Early years pupil premium or pupil premium
d) Any other in-area children, as measured by straight line distance to the school

4. Out of area children
a) Medical
b) Siblings
c) Early years premium or pupil premium

5. Children of staff

6. Any other out of area children, as measured by straight line distance to the school

Please note: in the cases of Donnington Wood Church of England Junior School, Newport Church of England Junior School and Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School there is an additional criterion which is applied before the consideration of in area children - this is those children who have attended the linked infant schools.

We are also consulting on:
Propose that a new attendance area be determined in the north east of the borough to incorporate the existing attendance areas for Redhill and Priorslee Primary Academies and the area around the new housing development in the north eastern part of the borough.
How to get involved? Consultation will be on council website and school websites
Information cascaded via schools and out to parents
Consult with PR on other forms of social media

Responses are invited by e-mail.
What happens next? Consideration of all feedback from the stakeholders with recommendations on arrangements to be agreed.

Findings will be discussed at Local Admissions Forum on 24 January 2019 and Cabinet 18 February 2019 .