The Department for Education (DfE) published a new version of the School Admissions Code, in response to its consultation. The new code came into force on 1 September 2021.
The updated code aims to:
- Clarify and improve the process for admitting children to school outside of the normal admissions round (i.e. in-year admissions)
- Provide additional information for admission authorities to support them in discharging their duties effectively
We updated our model admissions policy to reflect these changes.
The DfE has added a new section to the code on in-year admissions that includes the following provisions.
Local authorities (LAs) must publish information on their website by 31 August each year on how in-year admissions can be made and will be dealt with from 1 September onwards in that year, including details on: Which schools the