Decision details

In-year admission arrangements 2021-22- permission to consult

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve to consult on the changes to in year admission arrangements for 2021-22 required by the School Admissions Code 2021 (currently before parliament). These changes will involve a new co-ordinated scheme for community and Voluntary Controlled schools, as well as tighter timescales for in year admissions to reflect the deadlines in the new Code.


33.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services seeking permission to consult with schools on an in-year variation to admission arrangements, to vary in-year arrangements and introduce admissions co-ordination for 2021-22 as required by the Schools Admissions Code 2021.


33.2     RESOLVED – to

1) approve consultation with schools on amendments to in-year admission arrangements as set out in Appendix 1 of the report (this will require an In-Year Variation to be consulted on at the same time)

2) Approve consultation on the introduction of  a co-ordinated scheme of admissions for in-year applications as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.




33.3     Consultation approval is being sought so that East Sussex County Council can meet its consultation requirements for the changes expected by 31 October 2021, as set out in the report.


Report author: Jo Miles

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 22/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2021 - Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

Effective from: 30/07/2021

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