Admission Policies and Consultation
Admissions Consultation 2019/2020
Community/Voluntary Controlled Schools Admission Policy
We want to ask people about our school admission arrangements for the 2019/2020 school year.
The areas for consultation include the School Admissions Policy, Secondary, Primary and In-year Co-ordination Schemes and planned admission numbers for the 2019/2020 school year.
The consultation period will last for 6 weeks between 13 November 2017 and 22 December 2017.
Our Admissions Policy is for admission to Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. A number of Trust Schools and Academies also use our Admissions Policy. The policy includes details of how places are allocated if the Council receives more applications than there are places available
See the proposed admissions policies and proposed admission numbers for 2019/2020 below.
Academies and Voluntary Academies
These schools follow guidelines from their governing body and do not have to follow our Admissions Policy. Their Admissions Policies will also contain details of how places are allocated if the Academy is oversubscribed.
Any changes to an Academy's Admissions Policy will also have a six week consultation period that has to be finished by 31 January 2018.
Details of each academy's admissions policy and any changes they are making for 2019/2020 will be available on their website.
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 305624 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any information regarding an academy who is changing their admissions policy.
Voluntary Aided (Church) Schools, Foundation Schools and the Education Ossett Community Trust Schools
These schools 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 2018.
Details for each school's admissions policy and any changes they are making for 2019/2020 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.
Any comments to the Local Authority’s proposed Admission Arrangements for 2019/2020 should be made in writing no later than 22 December 2017 to:
The Policy and Strategy Officer, School Admissions Team, Wakefield Council, Room 42
County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2QL
Once the consultations are completed all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements for 2019/2020 by 28 February 2018.
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 or email