Check if you're the admission authority
|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.
Whoever is managing in-year admissions must:
- Provide a suitable application form for parents
- Notify parents of the outcome of their application in writing within 15 school days (although, they should aim for 10 school days), detailing any reason for refusal and information about the right to appeal
Local authority (LA) requirements
Information on how in-year admissions can be made