Decision details

Decision details

Consultation on the Council’s Admission Arrangements for the Academic Year 2020

Decision Maker: EXECUTIVE

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the commencement of the Council’s consultation on admission arrangements to ensure the statutory requirement for admissions consultation is met.  The Council is the admissions authority for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.


1.      That the commencement of consultation for the proposed changes to the Council’s admission arrangements for the academic year 2020/21 be approved to:

·      include priority for children of staff to the following schools’ oversubscription criteria; Dunstable Icknield Lower, Fairfield Park Lower, Greenleas School, Heathwood Lower, Shefford Lower, Soutcott Lower and Thomas Johnson Lower;

·      include priority for children previously in state care outside of England for all community and voluntary controlled schools;

·      to reduce the Published Admission Number for Linslade Lower School from 45 per year group to 30 per year group with effect from September 2019.

2.         To authorise the Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, to determine the Council’s admission policy for 2020, by 28 February 2019, as required by legislation.

Report author: Jessica Mortimer

Publication date: 06/12/2018

Date of decision: 04/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2018 - EXECUTIVE

Effective from: 14/12/2018

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