In accordance with regulation 19 of the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations and the admission code for school admissions published in February 2010 the council is required to advise parents when the school admission arrangements for September 2012 for schools in their area have been determined.
The school admission policies admission arrangements and Planned Admission numbers for September 2012 for admission to all maintained schools in Gateshead have now been determined for the following schools:
Under Section 88H(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 a parent may refer an objection to admission arrangements to the adjudicator.
A parent may only refer an objection if the objection relates to pre-existing selection arrangements where they are the parent of a child of compulsory school age receiving primary education and are resident in the relevant area for consultation relating to those admission arrangements.
A parent may only refer an objection if the objection relates to an admission number for any relevant age group which is lower than the indicated admission number for that age group where they are the parent of a child who has attained the age of two and is receiving primary education and are resident in the relevant area for consultation relating to those admission arrangements. The adjudicator is required to determine an objection on these grounds only where not less than ten such parents have referred objections about the same admissions arrangements and raise the same, or substantially the same, issue.
A parent may only refer an objection where any aspect of the admissions arrangements does not comply with any mandatory requirements in the School Admissions Code or Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 where (in the case of an objection to arrangements for admission for sixth form education) they are a parent of a child who is or will be, eligible to apply to the school whose admission arrangements are the subject of an objection and, in any other case, the parent of a child who has attained the age of two but is not above compulsory school age.
Objections should be sent to The Secretary, The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG by 31 July 2011.
Copies of the determined admission arrangements including those of the CTC in Gateshead are available for inspection at the Local Authority Offices at Gateshead Council's Civic Centre, School Organisation and Admissions , Children's Commissioning Service Learning and Children, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. The information is also published on the Council's website www.gateshead.gov.uk| | Further information about the determined admission arrangements and the ability of a parent to object may be obtained from the Local Authority at the same address, or by telephoning 0191 4332753