Statutory guidance that schools must follow when carrying out duties relating to school admissions.
This statutory guidance is for:
- headteachers and school leaders
- school staff
- governing bodies
- local authorities
- admission authorities of maintained schools as defined in section 88(1) (a) and (b) of the School Standards and Framework Act (SSFA) 1998
- schools adjudicators
- admission appeal panels
It applies to:
- maintained schools
- academies and free schools
- admission arrangements
- applications and offers
- ensuring fairness and resolving issues
- relevant legislation
It also features an admissions timeline for the 2013 to 2014 academic year.
It should be read alongside the ‘School admission appeals code’.