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Webinar: Admissions - what does a compliant and well planned consultation look like?

Consultation on changes to admissions arrangements in schools and academies must be undertaken in accordance with the Schools Admissions Code. Richard Freeth, education layer, offers expert advice


Richard Freeth is an associate in the Education team at Browne Jacobson. He has been advising on all aspects of education law, including SEN, disability, admissions and exclusions, for over 12 years. He can be contacted on 0121 237 3961 or by...

The governing bodies of maintained schools are required to consult on the admission arrangements they are proposing, if these include any changes from previous years. Similarly, the academy trusts (proprietors) of academies are required to consult if there are proposed changes to the academy admission arrangements.

It is important that local authorities and admission authorities work together to ensure that school admission arrangements meet the needs of all parents and children and, therefore, consultation is an important part of the process in formulating and determining arrangements.

In this webinar Richard Freeth, education lawyer, goes into detail about:

  • the consultation procedure
  • making changes for the 2017 entry
  • evidencing responses
  • the role of the OSA
  • prohibited arrangements.
Last Updated Date: 
12 Nov 2015