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Year 7 Admission Arrangements

The local authority, the LA, is the admitting authority for all community schools in the area.  

Each child about to transfer from primary to secondary education will be invited to apply for a place at a school maintained by the LA.

Parents/carers can either apply online for a place at the catchment school or express a preference for a placement at an alternative school. Support can be provided for parents who need assistance if necessary. Requests for a place will be granted unless to do so would:

  • prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources, and
  • for voluntary aided schools, be incompatible with the admission arrangement agreed between the governing body and the LA.

Those parents who apply on time for a place at any school will be given priority over those who have not.

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