Between Wednesday 2 November and Wednesday 14 December, the council is consulting on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools for the 2024-25 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 2024-25 that are currently in draft form, are procedurally identical to those for previous years. There are some minor changes to improve clarity or define current practices in more detail. There are also some more significant changes, for example to the admission number of eight schools - more details on these changes are shown below.
One significant change proposed this year is to the catchment areas of Beverley St Nicholas Community Primary School and Woodmansey CE VC Primary School, to reflect new housing that is starting to be inhabited. The area proposed to be removed from the Woodmansey CE VC Primary School catchment area, and added to the Beverley St Nicholas Community Primary School catchment area is defined as being between the existing boundary between these two areas, to the north of Minster Way, and to the east of the Beverley-Cottingham railway line as per the map below. The summary of key changes document includes the rationale for this proposed change.
Several proposed changes this year relate to the coordination of in-year admission applications and include the introduction of in-year waiting lists for school places, whereby applicants refused a place in the current school year are placed on a waiting list for if a place becomes available before the end of that school year. Full details of this proposal are included in the summary of key changes document.
Changes have been proposed to the Published Admission Numbers (PANs) of 8 schools, by the governing bodies of community and voluntary controlled schools.
These changes are:
- Bridlington School – from a PAN of 165 to 200 for Year 7
- Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School – from a PAN of 50 to 30 for Reception
- Hornsea Burton Primary School – from a PAN of 17 to 15 for Reception
- Keldmarsh Primary School – from a PAN of 30 to 45 for Reception
- Skidby CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 12 to 15 for Reception
- Snaith Primary School – from a PAN of 40 to 45 for Reception
- Sutton upon Derwent CE VC Primary School – from a PAN of 7 to 15 for Reception
- Swinemoor Primary School – from a PAN of 40 to 30 for Reception.
The Summary of Key Changes document includes the rationale for these proposed changes:
Summary of Key Changes (pdf 141kb)
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 being consulted on this year.
The arrangements can be seen by clicking on the document 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 2024-25 school year.