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
Effective from: 30/07/2021