Consultation:

Relevant Areas for Admission Arrangements 2018-2020

Under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998, local authorities are required to establish a ‘Relevant Area’ in which admission authorities must consult regarding their admission arrangements. The Education (Relevant Areas for Consultation on Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999 requires local authorities to consult on these proposals every two years.

Where there is an agreement to do so, Devon County Council will consult on behalf of our own admission authority schools. The schools themselves will be required to publicise the consultation on their own websites and in school newsletters.

We propose the following as relevant areas for admission arrangements for 2018-19 and 2019-20:

Devon County Council

As the admission authority for community and voluntary-controlled infant, junior, primary, and secondary schools, and with responsibility for coordinated admissions schemes and the Fair Access protocol, we will consult within the following relevant area:

  • The administrative area of Devon County Council (not including the administrative areas of Torbay Council or Plymouth City Council) and
  • An area within 3 miles of the border with the local authorities of Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay.

Consultees will include:

  • all community and voluntary-controlled infant, junior, primary, and secondary schools within the relevant area
  • all other admission authorities within the relevant area, including neighbouring Local Authorities
  • Diocesan authorities
  • parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen
  • other persons in the relevant area who, in the opinion of the admission authority, have an interest in the proposed admissions

Academy, free, foundation, and voluntary aided infant, junior, and primary schools

The academy trusts or governing bodies of academy, free, foundation, and voluntary aided infant, junior, and primary schools acting as their own admission authorities, located within the Devon County Council administrative area, will be required to consult within the following relevant area:

  • a 10 mile radius of the school, or, where this covers a neighbouring authority area, up to 3 miles into that area.

Consultees will include:

  • Devon County Council
  • The Diocesan authority (for voluntary aided schools or academy schools which were previously voluntary aided or voluntary controlled)
  • all other admission authorities of infant, junior, or primary schools within the relevant area
  • any relevant neighbouring Local Authority where this is the admissions authority for a school within the relevant area
  • parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen
  • other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions

Academy, free, foundation and voluntary aided secondary schools

The academy trusts or governing bodies of academy, free, foundation and voluntary aided secondary* schools acting as their own admission authorities, located within the Devon County Council administrative area, will be required to consult within the following relevant area:

  • a 15 mile radius of the school, or, where this covers a neighbouring authority area, up to 3 miles into that area.

Consultees will include:

  • Devon County Council
  • The Diocesan authority (for voluntary aided schools or academy schools which were previously voluntary aided or voluntary controlled)
  • all other admission authorities of secondary, infant, junior, or primary schools within the relevant area
  • any relevant neighbouring Local Authority, where this is the admissions authority for a school within the relevant area
  • any primary or junior schools that are not covered within the relevant area but which form part a designated area used in the secondary school’s oversubscription criteria
  • parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen
  • other persons in the relevant area who, in the opinion of the admission authority, have an interest in the proposed admissions

*secondary schools include studio schools and University Technical Colleges.

Have your say

If you have any views that you would like Devon County Council to take into account, please email us at mailbox@devon.gov.uk or write to Relevant Area Consultation, Policy and Strategy Officer (Education), Room L102, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QG.

For further information on school arrangements and policies please see our page at new.devon.gov.uk.

District Devon
Contact information: Address: Relevant Area Consultation, Policy and Strategy Officer (Education), Room L102, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QG
Email: mailbox@devon.gov.uk
From
14/07/2016
Until
16/09/2016