Be clear on who the admission authority is
The rest of this article is aimed at governing boards who are the admission authority for their school.
|Type of school||Admission authority|
|Academy||Academy trust (the board of trustees)*|
|Foundation school||Governing board|
|Voluntary aided school||Governing board|
|Community school||Local authority|
|Voluntary controlled school||Local authority|
This is outlined in paragraph 11 on page 6 of the School Admissions Code.
* If you sit on a local governing body in a multi-academy trust (MAT), check your scheme of delegation to see if you have any responsibilities regarding admissions.
If you want to increase the PAN
You're not required to have a consultation
Although many schools still choose to have a consultation when considering increasing their published admission number (PAN).
Regardless, you must:
- Notify your local authority (LA)
- Make reference to any changes to your PAN on your school website
This is outlined in paragraphs 1.3 to 1.4 (page 9) of the School Admissions Code.