Schools' admissions policies are not decided at a national
level. They are set at a local level so that they can take into
account the specific needs of their communities.
In Voluntary Aided and Foundation schools the Governing body is
the admissions authority. For academies the Academy Trust or
Multi-Academy Trust itself acting through its board of directors is
the admissions authority. As such, it is the governing body
or board of directors that draws up the admissions policy in
consultation with the diocese, the LA and all other admissions
authorities in the area.
In Voluntary Controlled schools it is the Local Authority that
is the admissions authority.
Admissions policies must conform to the Government's Admissions
Code and have regard to the school's Trust deed.
If you have any queries about a school's specific admissions
policy please begin by contacting your diocesan education office.