Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability


DECISIONS made by the Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Councillor Bob Standley, on 6 February 2024 at Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams



Councillor Abdul Azad spoke on item 4 (see minute 43)



39.         Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on Tuesday 14 November 2023


39.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2023.




40.         Disclosures of interests


40.1     There were none.




41.         Urgent items


41.1     There were none.




42.         Reports


42.1     A copy of the reports referred to below is included in the minute book.





43.         Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2025-26


43.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services to determine the admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary controlled schools in East Sussex for 2025-26 and to agree the co-ordinated schemes for admission for the same year as required by the School Admissions Code 2021.




43.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) agree the admission arrangements for 2025-26 as set out in appendix 1 of the report (unchanged from 2024-25).


2) agree the Published Admission Numbers (PAN) for the same year, as set out in appendix 2 of the report, including the revised PANs for Chailey School and Mayfield CE Primary School; and


3) agree the co-ordinated schemes of admission as set out in appendices 3, 4 and 5 of the report.




43.3     The School Admissions Code 2021 states that admission authorities must determine their admission arrangements annually.


43.4     The determined admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in 2025-26 will be published on the Council’s website by 15 March 2024 as required under current legislation. Any objection to these arrangements can be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator until 15 May 2024. The final arrangements will be published in the composite prospectus online (and available in hard copy on demand) by 12 September 2024 as required by the Code.