School admission of children adopted from local authority care

This publication was withdrawn on 18 December 2015

This guidance is now included within the ‘School admissions code’.

Guidance for admission authorities managing the admission of previously looked-after children, as set out in the School Admissions Code.



This guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • school admission authorities
  • independent appeal panels

to help understand their obligations and duties in relation to granting school admissions priority to previously looked-after children.

This guidance will be reviewed in April 2015.