Admission and Appeals

Admissions to Church Schools

In a Voluntary Aided School, Foundation School or Academy, the Governors /Director/Trustees are the legal admissions authority even though the arrangements may be in part administered by the Local Authority.

The Governors are responsible for the admissions policy which may differ from school to school.

The Local Authority is the legal admissions authority for the Voluntary Controlled Schools and so the LA determines the criteria and applies them.

Please note the Department for Education (DfE) have published a new Schools Admissions Code which is applicable from 1st September 2021. 

Please refer to our Guidance on Changes to September 2021 Admissions Code document in the first instance.

A further FAQ document is available for your reference: Frequently asked questions on implementing the new provisions on Fair Access Protocols and admissions priority for children adopted from state care outside of England

Current Department for Education (DfE) documents below:


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