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Variation To Admission Arrangements For Surrey's Community And Voluntary Controlled Schools For September 2021 And September 2022 (Urgent Item)

There is a requirement for Full Council formally to amend the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 and 2022 entry as a result of the DfE issuing a new School Admissions Code on 13 May 2021. Assuming the new Code passes Parliamentary procedure in July, it requires all admission authorities from September 2021 to give top priority to children adopted from state care outside England, alongside looked after and other previously looked after children. In order to implement this change for community and voluntary controlled schools, the local authority must formally agree a variation to its admission arrangements for 2021 and 2022.

 

This report will be dealt with under the General Exception rule as it has not had the required 28 days’ notice on the Forward Plan. The Chairman of the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee has been notified of the intention to make this decision.

[The decisions on this item can be called-in by the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee]

 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/06/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
“This report will be dealt with under the General Exception rule as it has not had the required 28 days’ notice on the Forward Plan.

The Chairman of the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee has been notified of the intention to make this decision.

There is a requirement for Full Council formally to amend the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 and 2022 entry as a result of the DfE issuing a new School Admissions Code on 13 May 2021.

Assuming the new Code passes Parliamentary procedure in July, it requires all admission authorities from September 2021 to give top priority to children adopted from state care outside England, alongside looked after and other previously looked after children.

In order to implement this change for community and voluntary controlled schools, the local authority must formally agree a variation to its admission arrangements for 2021 and 2022.

Decision due: 29 Jun 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education and Learning

Lead director: Executive Director Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture

Contact: Claire Potier Email: claire.potier@surreycc.gov.uk Tel: 01483 517689.