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Policy for Admission to Schools

Responsibility for Admission

The County Borough Council, as Local Authority (the LA) is responsible for determining the criteria and procedure for admissions, and for admissions to all community primary, secondary and special schools and voluntary controlled schools. The LA will consult annually with school governing bodies and the Diocesan Education Authorities in relation to admission criteria.

The governing bodies of Aided and Foundation Schools are responsible for determining the criteria and procedure arrangements for admissions, and for the admission of pupils to their schools. The LA  will consult and co-operate with the governing bodies and the Diocesan Education Authorities in relation to admissions.

Fundamentals of Policy

The LA will comply with statutory requirements and will give full recognition to the expression of parental preference and in the case of sixth form admissions, to the expression of a preference by a young person, in the context of its duty to ensure the provision of efficient education and the efficient use of education resources.

The LA will not refuse applicants for a particular school unless that school has reached its admission number, that being the number that can be admitted to a school in any one year group. The LA will admit pupils up to the admission number of each school, or up to any higher limit which may have been agreed between the County Borough and a particular governing body. The LA will only admit pupils in excess of the admission number to any school where it is deemed not to be prejudicial to the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.

The admission number for each school will be established in accordance with the appropriate statutory requirements. (Information about the admission number for each school can be found in the ‘Parents and Carer's Guide to Education Services in Wrexham’).

Aided and Foundation School Admissions Policies & Application Forms

Aided and Foundation School Admissions Policies are published in the 'Parent's Guide to Education Services in Wrexham'.