School admission arrangements for 2022-23

Supporting documents for the forthcoming public consultation.

What are admission arrangements?

Each year all admission authorities have to review the admission arrangements for their schools, and formally set - or ‘determine’ - these arrangements by 28 February. For admission into the 2022-23 school year, this determination must take place by 28 February 2021.

Admission arrangements include the number of places made available in the year of entry, called the published admission number, as well as how preferences for places will be considered if there are more preferences than places available, called the oversubscription criteria. Together these details are sometimes known as the ‘admissions policy’.

The admission authority for a school may be a Local Authority, governing body, or academy trust. For community and voluntary controlled schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the admission authority is East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The council is responsible for 98 primary, infant, junior and secondary schools across the area.

If an admission authority wants to make any changes to their admission arrangements, the admission authority must consult on any proposed changes to those arrangements before determining the arrangements. Even where changes are not proposed, a consultation must take place at least every seven years.

What admission arrangements for community and voluntary schools in East Riding of Yorkshire are being proposed and consulted upon?

Between Wednesday 4 November and Wednesday 16 December, the council is consulting on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools for the 2022-23 school year. During this period we are interested in the views of any residents, schools, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that all views be expressed via the online survey below.

The vast majority of the admission arrangements for 2022-23 that are currently in draft form are procedurally identical to those for previous years.  There are some minor drafting and technical changes, mainly to improve the level of clarity and guidance in these arrangements or capture current practice, including following feedback from schools and parent/carers who have previously been through the admissions process. This year we have included more details on 'in-year admissions' separate from the main policy documents on admission to the first year of a school. In-year admissions are those to start other than at the start of the first year of a school, or part way through the first year. 

Other changes include updating definitions due to changes in other laws and regulations that have or are due to take place shortly, for example new guidance on the admission of children who were previously in care outside England recently published by the Department for Education.

There are some changes to the Published Admission Numbers (PANs) of schools that are being proposed either by the council and/or by the governing bodies of community and voluntary controlled schools. 

These changes are:

  • Acre Heads Primary School, Anlaby – from a PAN of 50 to 60 for Reception
  • Anlaby Primary School – from a PAN of 50 to 60 for Reception
  • Bempton Primary School – from a PAN of 12 to 15 for Reception
  • Beverley Minster CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 60 to 30 for Reception
  • Burlington Junior School, Bridlington – from a PAN of 90 to 80 for Year 3
  • Garton-on-the-Wolds CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 8 to 15 for Reception
  • Hallgate Primary School, Cottingham – from a PAN of 40 to 45 for Reception
  • Kingsway Primary School, Goole – from a PAN of 50 to 60 for Reception
  • Pocklington CE VC Infant School – from a PAN of 90 to 60 for Reception
  • Roos CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 14 to 15 for Reception
  • South Cave CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 60 to 30 for Reception
  • Thorngumbald Primary School – from a PAN of 40 to 30 for Reception
  • Walkington Primary School – from a PAN of 40 to 30 for Reception
  • Woodmansey CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 7 to 15 for Reception.

The Summary of Key Changes document includes the rationale for these proposed changes.

Each year the council also has to update its policies about how admissions applications are processed between schools and other local authorities. These documents are known as ‘coordinated admissions schemes’, and along with other admissions policy documents below, these schemes are also being consulted on this year.

The proposed arrangements can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Please note: that the admission arrangements for academy, foundation and voluntary aided schools are not included within this consultation and that those admission authorities may or may not be consulting on their admission arrangements for the 2022-23 school year.  

Can I access any supporting documents for the school admissions 2022-23 consultation?

Yes, supporting documents are downloadable as PDFs, when available, from the panel below:

How can I respond to the consultation?

If you would like to comment on the proposed admission arrangements, please complete the online survey

Or, if you would like, you can send your comments to the School Organisation team at the address given below.

The deadline for making comments is 16 December 2020. 

School Organisation
Children, Families and Schools
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
HU17 9BA 

Tel: (01482) 392100 

Email: schoolorganisation@eastriding.gov.uk 

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