Consultation on school admission arrangements 2019/20
This consultation closed on 8 December 2017 - any responses submitted after this date will not be considered. Thank you to all those who responded.
What happens Next?
Consideration of all feedback from stakeholders together with all other material considerations will inform the final report to be presented to Cabinet in February 2018.
All admission authorities must determine their final admission arrangements for 2019/20 by no later 28 February 2018. The Council's Cabinet will make the final decision on our arrangements in February 2018 and our arrangements will be published shortly after that date.
What we consulted on
We wanted to know what you thought about our proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled (VC) primary and secondary schools for the academic year 2019/20.
The proposed arrangements are set out below.
Proposal to introduce an additional oversubscription criteria for children of staff for 2019/20
The School Admissions Code 2014 permits all admission authorities to include priority for children of staff in their oversubscription criteria, following the appropriate consultation process. At paragraph 1.39 the Code confirms that oversubscription criteria to children of staff can apply in two circumstances:
- Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or
- The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
Given the challenge faced by some schools in recruiting and retaining staff resulting in staff shortages, Haringey is consulting on a proposal to introduce an additional oversubscription criterion for children of staff to follow after the sibling criterion. This means that children of staff who meet the following requirements will have priority over any children who apply for a place under the distance criterion:
"Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage."
Many own admission authority schools in London (academies and voluntary aided schools) have this as a criterion. An informal consultation was carried out with all Haringey community schools to seek views on introducing a criterion for children of staff. The majority of schools that responded welcomed the opportunity to be awarded the same flexibility as own admission authority schools. We are now consulting more widely as part of our annual public consultation to gather views from all stakeholders.
Consultation on school admission arrangements - own admitting authority schools
The following schools are also consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the academic year 2019/20:
- St Martin of Porres Catholic Primary School (external link)
- St Paul's Catholic Primary School (external link)
- Admission arrangements for 2019/20 - consultation document (PDF, 572KB)
- Admission arrangements for 2019/20 - questionnaire only (PDF, 75KB)
- Section 1 - Nursery (PDF, 22KB)
- Section 2 - Reception and Junior (PDF, 69KB)
- Section 3 - Secondary (PDF, 37KB)
- Section 4 - In-year scheme (PDF, 37KB)
- Section 5 - In-year fair access (PDF, 73KB)
- Section 6 - Sixth form (PDF, 46KB)
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