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School Admissions Team

Page last updated: 05/08/2019

The School Admissions Team are responsible for the annual and mid year admissions processes for over 35,000 children to mainstream infant, primary and secondary schools and academies.

The broad functions of the School Admissions team are:

  • Acting as admission authority for all community and VC schools
  • Considering foundation and VA schools and Academies admission policies
  • Establishing and managing the annual co-ordinated admission schemes
  • Co-ordinating mid-year primary school admissions
  • Providing advice and guidance to parents, schools, governors, County Councillors and MPs about all matters relating to school admissions
  • Managing Hard to Place cases and securing admission through the In Year Fair Access Protocol and Area Panels where necessary
  • Compiling and publishing the annual composite prospectuses for parents about primary and secondary school admission
  • School Admissions Team – Using Egress
    The School Admissions Team is now using Egress to send sensitive information to school partners. Guidance for new users and recipients can be found on the Egress YouTube clip, the Essex website, and further information can be found in the Egress letter available.
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