Consultation for Admission Arrangements
Why are we consulting?
Academies are their own admission authority and must meet all mandatory provisions of the School Admission Codes 2014 that came into force in December 2014 except where variations have been written in to their funding agreement to support fair access.
We consult on our admission arrangements to ensure transparency and openness on the contents of our arrangements and to allow parents, carers and other stakeholders who might not previously been interested in admission arrangements (perhaps because they didn’t have a child of school age) to make a representation that can then be considered as part of the determination of the arrangements.
The school admissions codes states that when changes are proposed to admission arrangements, all admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements (including any supplementary information) that will apply for admission applications the following school year. Where the admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult, subject to the requirement that admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.
Consultation must last for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January in the determination year.
Connect schools are not proposing to make changes to their current admission arrangements and are consulting for their current admission arrangements to continue.