School Admission Arrangements
How places are offered at schools and academies
School admission arrangements are the overall rules (including the procedure, criteria and supplementary information) used in the allocation of school places, and must comply with the School Admissions Code.
Arrangements are determined (set) by 'admissions authorities'.
Types of school, what they're called and who's responsible for them can be confusing. The Citizen's Advice Bureau has a helpful explanation of school types.
West Berkshire Council is the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools in West Berkshire.
Voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies set their own admission arrangements as each school's governing body is their own admission authority - you should contact them directly for more information.
Local authorities are required to have schemes to co-ordinate admission to schools.
The West Berkshire co-ordinated admission scheme applies to all maintained schools and academies in the area.
West Berkshire Council Admission Arrangements and Co-ordinated Schemes
After asking for feedback from schools and parents, we've now decided the admissions process for 2017/18:
If you think that the admission rules made by an academy or maintained school are unlawful, or against the School Admissions Code, you can object to the Department for Education's Schools Adjudicator.
Objections must be submitted by 15 May 2016. The forms for objecting are on the Gov.uk website.
Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Academy Schools
These schools are responsible for setting their own admissions policies.
The admission arrangements (and any supplementary forms required to apply for a school place at these schools) can be found on the individual school websites:
|Newbury Academy Trust Trinity School||The Downs (Federated) School|
|Little Heath (VA) School||Theale Green School (Academy)|
|Kennet School (Academy)||St. Bartholomew's School (Academy)|
|Denefield School (Academy)||Park House School (Academy)|