Updated to remove the 'School admissions code 2014'. This is replaced by the 'School admissions code 2021', which came into force on 1 September 2021. Key changes include new provisions to support the in-year admission of vulnerable children and help reduce to a minimum any gaps in their education.
Updated the 'Fair access protocols: advice for local authorities and school admission authorities' to clarify when fair access protocols can be used on page 4.
Added 'Schools admission code 2021', 'Fair access protocols' and 'Admissions priority for children adopted from state care outside of England'.
We have updated the School Admissions Code 2021 with a correction slip, in relation to the footnotes in pages 36, 38, and 39.
Updated to include the school admissions code that applies from 1 September 2021.
Updated to note that reference to EU law should be discounted from 31 December 2020.
Added an explanatory note about school places for children of public officials returning from overseas.