Determined Admission Arrangements 2020

2020 Determined Community and Voluntary Controlled School Admission Arrangements

The consultation period ran from 1 October 2018 to 7 December 2018. The Council proposed amendements to the priority for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children. One comment, supporting the proposal, was received.

The Council also proposed to combine the Templemoor/Moorlands/Worthington Catchment Areas.

Comments were received from four governing bodies:

  • Templemoor Infant School
  • Moorlands Junior School
  • Wellfield Infant School
  • Worthington Primary School

The Governing Bodies of Templemoor Infant School and Moorlands Junior School supported the proposal in principle, although they did seek reassurances from the LA that the proposal would not unduly disadvantage local residents or schools. The Governing Body of Worthington Primary School supported the proposal. The Governing Body of Wellfield Infant School did not comment on the proposal to combine the catchment area.  Rather the Governing Body sought information about the possible expansion of schools in the area in the future. No other consultees responded.

Trafford Council is the Admission Authority for all Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools in Trafford.  In all other schools (Own Authority Schools) the Governing Body or Trust is the Admission Authority.

In accordance with the School Admissions Code, Trafford Council (Admission Authority for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools) and Admission Authorities for Academies, Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools in the area have determined their Admission Arrangements for the academic year 2020.

The Executive determined the admission arrangements for Trafford Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools, as proposed, with effect from 12 February 2019. They can be viewed here:

Trafford Primary/Infant/Junior Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools - 2020 admission arrangements

The determined Admission Arrangements for Academies, Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools in Trafford have also been determined. They can be viewed on the relevant website and will be included in Trafford’s 2020 Composite Prospectus, which will be available on Trafford’s website from 12 September 2019.

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.  Objections to the 2020 admission arrangements must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15th May 2019. Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.