Proposed admission arrangements 2017
Trafford community and voluntary controlled schools 2017
Where a school's admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement on the admission authority to consult, except that admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.
Where changes are proposed, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed admission arrangements.
Admission authorities must consult with:
a) parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;
b) other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;
c) all other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools need not consult secondary schools);
d) whichever of the governing body and the local authority who are not the admission authority;
e) any adjoining neighbouring local authorities where the admission authority is the local authority; and
f) in the case of schools designated with a religious character, the body or person representing the religion or religious denomination.
For the duration of the consultation period, the admission authority must publish a copy of their full proposed admission arrangements (including the proposed PAN) on their website together with details of the person within the admission authority to whom comments may be sent and the areas on which comments are not sought.
Admission authorities must also send upon request a copy of the proposed admission arrangements to any of the persons or bodies listed above inviting comment. Failure to consult effectively may be grounds for subsequent complaints and appeals.
Trafford’s Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools
The consultation process for Trafford’s community and voluntary controlled schools will commence on 2 November 2015 until 31 December 2015.
Consultees will be invited to consider and comment on the proposed arrangements which will be available to view or download here.
Other Trafford Schools
The admissions arrangements for all other Trafford schools and academies will be available on the relevant websites.