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Consultation:

Relevant areas for admission arrangements 2019-2021

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.

Devon LA proposes to the following as relevant areas for admission arrangements for 2019-20 and 2020-21:

Devon County Council as the admission authority for community and voluntary-controlled infant, junior, primary and secondary schools and with responsibility for co-ordinated admissions schemes and the Fair Access Protocol 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 in 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.

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.

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 over subscription 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.

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

If you wish to comment on these proposals, please email or write to the address below:

Contact information: Address: Relevant Area Consultation, Policy and Strategy Officer (Education), Room L102, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD
Email: schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk
From
03/11/2016
Until
06/01/2017
District