If an admissions authority proposes to change their admission arrangements they must consult on the changes. If there are no proposed changes there is no requirement to consult. Admissions authorities must consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.
Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January. Any consultation on admission arrangements will apply for the following school year.
Leeds City Council are the admitting authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools. A consultation (PDF 131KB) on 2017/18 Leeds City Council admission arrangements took place between the 2 November 2015 until 14 December 2015. The following changes to the Leeds City Council admissions arrangements were agreed:
- The admissions policy for primary and junior admissions (PDF 82.5KB) is different to year 7 admissions. The nearest and non-nearest priorities in the Year 7 admissions policy (PDF 60KB) have been replaced by catchment areas
- The wording covering priority 1b has been refined in both policies and outlines the priority as: “1b admissions priority is specifically for pupils who have a significant physical disability or complex sensory impairment - e.g. pupils with a visual, hearing, or physical difficulty or those with pragmatics difficulties/autism, who do not have an EHCP and where higher level FFI funding is in place”.