Admission Policies and Consultation

Community/Voluntary Controlled Schools

Wakefield Council is consulting on its School Admissions Policy for all Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools within the Wakefield District.

There are no proposed changes to the School Admissions Policy and it is the Council's intention that the agreed School Admissions Policy for 2020/2021 will be 'rolled over' for 2021/2022 school year.

Proposed published admission numbers

Proposed changes to published admission numbers are attached to this page.

Co-ordinated admission arrangements

No changes (other than new dates for the 2021/2022 admission round) are proposed to the co-ordinated admission arrangements. The co-ordinated admission arrangements are attached to this page.

We would like to hear your views and comments about the proposed changes to the School Admission Policy and published admission numbers by the deadline of 24 January 2020 so that we can decide whether to include them in the admissions policy for 2021/2022.

Any comments should be made in writing by 24 January 2020 to:

The Policy and Strategy Officer, School Admissions Team, Wakefield Council, Room 42, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2QL.

Email: koxer@wakefield.gov.uk

Academies and Voluntary Academies

The Governing Body of these schools are the Admission Authority and do not have to follow the Local Authority's Admissions Policy although a number of Trust Schools and Academies do adopt the Local Authority's Admissions Policy.

If an academy proposes any changes to its Admissions Policy the Governing Body will also have to undertake a six week consultation period that has to be finished by 31 January 2020.

Details of each academy's Admissions Policy and any changes they are making for 2021/2022 will be available on their website. The proposed Admission Policies for these schools will also be attached to this page as we receive them from each school.

You should respond to any proposed changes to the academy itself by the date specified in their consultation notice.

You can contact the School Admissions Team on 01924 306052 or by email at koxer@wakefield.gov.uk if you need any information regarding an academy who is changing their policy.

Voluntary Aided (Church) Schools, Foundation School and the Education Ossett Community Trust Schools

These schools also set their own admission arrangements.

Any changes to their Admissions Policies will also have a six week consultation period that has to be finished by 31 January 2020.

Details of each school's admissions policy and any changes they are making for 2021/2022 will be available on the school's website.

You should respond to any proposed changes to the school itself by the date specified in their consultation notice.

Once the consultations are completed all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements for 2021/2022 by 28 February 2020.

If you would like a paper copy of any of the Admission Policies or catchment boundary maps available on our website, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01924 306052 or email koxer@wakefield.gov.uk

Contact us

School Admissions

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
WF1 2QL

01924 306 052