Report of the Group Director of People.
The Cabinet Member with the Children and Young People Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of People (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the Local Authority’s admission arrangements (also previously circulated) for the 2024/25 academic year for maintained schools in the Borough.
The submitted report stated that in line with the School Admissions Code 2021, an Admission Authority was required to annually determine the admission arrangements used to allocate places for schools for which it was the admission authority, including the offering of places to children who were resident in the Borough but had stated a preference for a school in another local authority area; outlined the application process; financial and legal implications; and stated that all admission authorities were required to consult on admission arrangements and the co-ordinated scheme every seven years.
RESOLVED - That the admission arrangements, as appended to the submitted report, for the three maintained primary schools in Darlington for entry in 2024/25 and for the administration of in-year applications thereafter, be approved.
REASON - All admission authorities are under a statutory duty to determine admission arrangements for schools for which it was the admission authority every academic year.