Management Information Sheet

Consultation on Admission Arrangements in Norfolk 2020/21

MI Sheet TypeAction
To Be Completed By: 13/12/2018
MI Number:147/18
Publication Date:02/11/2018 12:00:00
LA Contact:Eric Clarke (01603 223489)

Consultation on Admission Arrangements in Norfolk 2020/21

1. Norfolk County Council is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for 2020/21 and on the co-ordination schemes that will apply to all Norfolk Schools via our Survey

All appendices are accessible from this consultation and also are accessible on

The consultation closes on 13 December 2018. Following the consultation the proposed admission arrangements will be referred to Children’s Services Committee for determination at a meeting planned for 22 January 2019.

Summary for 2020/21

A summary of the main changes can be found below

  • No changes proposed to Admission Co-ordination and timetables for 2020/21
  • Proposal to continue in-year co-ordination for Norfolk schools for 2020/21
  • Consultation on the change to the priority for Looked After Children, to include children who are adopted from abroad within over-subscription rules for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools
  • A revised Fair Access Protocol, to include consolidation of current Fair Access processes and documentation and to establish Fair Access Panels across Norfolk at both secondary and primary.

Schools are strongly encouraged to alert parents to the consultation by including the details in their newsletter and on their website.

2. All other admission authorities (Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust schools and Academies and Free schools) are required to consult on any changes they wish to make to their admission arrangements. Consultation must take place between 1 October and 31 January and must be for a minimum of 6 weeks. Any changes to these schools existing policies must be detailed on the school's website inviting comments on the proposals. Those proposed arrangements must then be formally determined by the governing body for voluntary aided, trust and foundation schools and by the academy trust for academy and free schools by 28 February. Even where no changes are proposed the admission arrangements must be determined by the appropriate body.

A copy of all determined admission arrangements should be sent to Admissions Team for display on School Finder.

The County Council will also display on School Finder on our website admission arrangements for own admission authority schools who wish to use this facility and schools can also comment on these proposals via School Finder.