Admission to St. Stephen’s Junior School
Consultation on the Admission Arrangements for Academic Year 2020/2021
Consultation is for 6 weeks from 29th October to 10th December 2018.
St. Stephen’s Junior School converted to an Academy in January 2011. The Directors / Trustees of this Academy are the Admission Authority for St. Stephen’s Junior School. (DFE 886 2608)
In order to meet the needs of the local area and to fully comply with the School Admission Code, the Admission Authority are required to consider and consult for at least 6 weeks on any changes, or every seven years if no changes have occurred and determine the academic year admission arrangements by 28thFebruary 2019.
The Admission Authority will consider any comments made within this consultation period and determine the arrangements for the Academic Year 2020/2021 at a Trustee meeting in January 2019. The arrangements will then be published on our website and with the Local Authority.
Consultation will take place between 29th October and 10th December 2018. This document will be available on the school and local authority websites from 29thOctober 2018. Parents will be notified by email/letter and we will also consult by email/letter with the local authority and by email to those admission authorities within the relevant statutory consultation area as defined by the local authority. We will also request all relevant schools in the local area to circulate the document to their parent/carers. A paper copy will be available on request.
Please note that the main changes from the arrangements for the previous academic year 2019 / 2020, other than dates, is the decision to include children previously in care outside of England in addition to those children previously in local authority care. (Point 2 in the Over Subscription Criteria)
In December 2017, the Government announced that when the opportunity arises it intends to amend the School Admissions Code to ensure that children who were previously in state care outside of England, and have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted, also receive the same highest priority for admission into a school in England. Until that time, Admission Authorities have been asked to introduce this over subscription criteria into their admission arrangements.