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School admissions policies

The admissions scheme applies to all schools within Middlesbrough and gives details of the admissions procedures and timetables. The admissions arrangements and admission numbers give details of the oversubscription criteria and admission numbers for the community primary and secondary schools in Middlesbrough (own admission authority schools will have their own policies).

Proposed School admission arrangements for 2021/22

In accordance with regulations, the Council is consulting on its school admissions arrangements for the intake year 2021/22. Consultation concludes on 31 January 2020

The Admissions Scheme applies to all schools within Middlesbrough and gives details of the admission procedures and timetables. The changes to the scheme are;

  • date changes rolled forward one year
  • applicants to be able to express up to 4 school preferences for the Y7 secondary school intake instead of 3
  • minor text changes (highlighted in yellow)

The Admissions Arrangements and Admission Numbers gives details of the oversubscription criteria and admission numbers for the community primary schools in Middlesbrough (Own Admission Authority schools such as academies and foundation schools have their own policies)

  • There are no proposed changes to the admission numbers
  • Text change to reflect 4 preferences for secondary school intake as per Admission Scheme

The In Year Transfer Scheme remains unchanged from the previous year.

If there are any comments on the proposed arrangements please email Trevor Dunn, Head of Access to Education: trevor_dunn@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Comments must be made before Friday 31 January 2020

Documents

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.


School admission arrangements for 2020/21

Changes to this year’s admissions scheme and arrangements include:

  • Date changes rolled forward one year.
  • Some minor changes to text wording including advising applicants that if applying on exceptional social medical grounds their application may be shared at an admissions panel meeting with appropriate professionals.

Documents

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.


School admission arrangements for 2019/20

Changes to this year’s admissions scheme and arrangements include:

  • Date changes rolled forward one year.
  • For primary applications clarity is made that applications to defer entry to Reception for one year for all schools must be made by the primary application closing date.
  • Appeal hearing information added to the bottom of the schedule, as per the Admission Appeals Code, giving clarity/information on deadlines for appeal hearings.

Documents

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.


Fair Access Protocol

The purpose of the Fair Access Protocol is to ensure that - outside the normal admissions round - unplaced children (those without a school place), especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a suitable school place quickly.

Children without a school place that meet one of the categories defined in the protocol, may be referred to and considered under the protocol if a school place cannot be secured through normal in year transfer procedures.

View the current Fair access protocol for secondary schools

You can also view additional documents:

Report to School Adjudicator 2019

View the Middlesbrough Local Authority 2019 report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.