Who gets priority
Church voluntary aided and free schools use their own rules, called admissions priorities, to decide which children are offered a school place first.
When applying for a place at a religious or faith school, children who have the same faith or religion usually get priority over other children who apply.
- primary school agreed admission priorities for 2021 to 2022
- primary school agreed admission priorities for 2022 to 2023
- secondary school agreed admission priorities for 2021 to 2022
- secondary school agreed admission priorities for 2022 to 2023
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Consultation on primary school admission priorities for 2023 to 2024
Admission arrangements must be agreed every year approximately 18 months in advance.
Church voluntary aided, free schools and academies are responsible for setting their own admission arrangements. If their governing bodies want to change these arrangements, it must be done through a consultation process.
Schools which are consulting on changing their admission arrangements for 2023 to 2024: