Admissions & Appeals in Academies and MATs 2018

Tuesday 6 Feb 2018 - London

Why is this conference relevant?

44,626 appeals were heard for 2016/17 entry into English schools.

22,031 (49.4%) of appeals heard were for entry into Academy schools and 23% of those appeals were upheld, resulting in 5,067 additional school places being offered.*

Oversubscription in good and outstanding schools continues to be a pressing issue and appeals are a time-consuming and costly process. It is therefore essential to have a robust admissions and appeals system in your academy in order to manage your pupil intake effectively whilst remaining compliant.

*Source: DfE Admissions appeals for maintained and academy primary and secondary schools in England: 2016 to 2017 (published August 2017)

What can I expect?

Full programme to be announced shortly. However, you can expect in-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of workshops:

Take part in the day’s mock appeals and learn how to avoid costly and time-consuming pitfalls of unsuccessful appeals – primary and secondary sessions available
Gain a vital legal update on the Code and find out what powers your academy has to make the Code work for you
Learn how to challenge your Local Authority on in-year transfers and compliance with its own fair access protocol
Attend the Prejudice Statement Masterclass and find out how to write a watertight prejudice statement

Who should attend?

This event is for all phases of education with a view that better relationships can be built between schools to improve the student journey throughout their school life

  • Admissions Officers & Coordinators
  •  Executive Headteachers
  • Principals
  • Headteachers
  • Vice Principals
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • PA to Headteachers
  • Governors

What our delegates said last year

“Excellent training session with good supporting resources”, Head of Administration, Apollo Studio Academy

“Really useful conference”,Admissions Officer, Bluecoat Academy Trust