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School Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools Academic Year 2020/21 – JAN19/CMDN/79

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member approved and determine the proposed changes to admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for whom Peterborough City Council is the admission authority, for the 2020/21 academic year.


Reasons for the decision:

As detailed in 3.8 and appendix 3 of the report, this change is recommended in response to the request received from the Department of Education in August.  The inclusion of this criterion has also been consulted on in Cambridgeshire and will be recommended for adoption at the January Children and Young People Committee meeting in January 2019.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative considered was not to include this new criterion now but to wait for the legislation to change to make this a legal requirement, rather than a request from the DfE.    It was felt that given the small numbers of children living in Peterborough that this criterion would affect, and the fact that it is clear that this would become a legal requirement in the near future, that we should implement this change at the earliest opportunity in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.


Background Documents:

Publication date: 31/01/2019

Date of decision: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 06/02/2019

Accompanying Documents: