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In-year admissions: when can we refuse a pupil a place?

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Last updated on 17 March 2017
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Can we refuse an application for in-year admission? We refer to the School Admissions Code and explain when a school can and cannot refuse in-year admissions. We also explain that where pupils cannot be placed, local authorities may direct schools to accept pupils.

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  1. 1 Behaviour
  2. 2 Pupil numbers
  3. 3 Pupils a school must admit
  4. 4 LA's power to direct admission

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