Decision details

School Admissions Arrangements for Community Schools

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Children and Public Health) setting out the admission arrangements for community schools for the academic year, and the Coordinated Admissions Scheme for 2023/24.




1. That the Admissions Arrangements for Community Schools for the academic year 2023/24, as set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be approved.


2. That consultation with governing bodies of community schools takes place on the published admission number (PAN) for community infant, junior and primary schools for September 2023, as set out in the Admission Arrangements in Appendix 1 to the report.


3. That the proposed Coordinated Admissions Scheme for 2023/24 onwards, as set out in Appendices 2 and 3 of the report, with any changes after School Governor consultation to be ratified by the Executive Director (Children and Public Health) in December, be approved for publication as required by law by 1st January 2022.


4. That the relevant area for schools be reviewed and approved as follows: Southend, Castle Point and Rochford for the years 2023 and 2024.


Reasons for decision:


The Council is required to publish the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme 2023/24 by 1st January 2022 and to consult the Governing Bodies of community schools as required for increased or unchanged PAN’s.


Other options:


The Council could change the admission arrangements for the community/local authority maintained schools.  However, this would add undue pressure on a small number of local schools for 2023, where no need for change has been identified.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: People Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Burton



Report author: Brin Martin

Publication date: 17/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2021 - Cabinet

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