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  • Admission appeals: a how-to guide Parents can appeal admission decisions. If you're the admission authority for your school, you need to know how to handle these appeals. You can use our template appeal outcome letter, and see how other schools approach appeals.
  • How to change the published admission number (PAN) If you’re the admissions authority for your school, be clear on what you need to do if you want to increase, decrease or admit above the PAN, so you can stay compliant.
  • How to consult on admission arrangements If you're an admissions authority, you must consult on your admissions arrangements at prescribed times. Understand what you need to do to carry out your consultations.
  • School Admissions Code: changes from September 2021 The DfE has updated the School Admissions Code in response to its consultation. The most significant changes are around the rules on in-year admissions and fair access protocols (FAPs). If you're the admission authority for your school, get to grips with the amended code before it comes into force on 1 September 2021.