Chance to influence admissions policy

PUBLISHED: 12:41 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:08 26 October 2009

A CHANCE to have your say on school admissions is up for grabs, writes Simon Wesson. Two related consultations opened this week, one on the statutory arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools, the other regarding attendance of nursery sc

A CHANCE to have your say on school admissions is up for grabs, writes Simon Wesson.

Two related consultations opened this week, one on the statutory arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools, the other regarding attendance of nursery school.

Topics covered in the consultations, which concern the 2009/10 school year, include issues such as the arrangements for in-year admissions, the local management of nursery admissions, applying for a nursery place and also the dates when children can start nursery and reception classes.

Feedback is also encouraged on the admission rules; schemes of co-ordination for primary and secondary schools; the published admission numbers; and sixth form arrangements.

County councillor Keith Emsall, executive member for education, said: "We are suggesting the admission rules for schools should stay the same, but are proposing important changes for early year provision, and also on some process changes to continuing interest and in-year admissions."

Both consultations end on February 15.

To post your views write to School Admissions Consultation, Hertfordshire County Council, Admissions and Transport, Room 35, County Hall, Hertford, SG13 8DF or visit www.hertsdirect.org/csfconsultations


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