All admission authorities must consult widely on their proposed school admissions arrangements and that this consultation must include parents of children currently aged between 2 to 16 years and parental groups who have an interest in the admission arrangements for children entering school from September 2012 at statutory school age. School Governors are also invited to take part in this consultation process.
A separate but similar consultation for those schools that are there own admission arrangements such as voluntary aided (church) schools including our Catholic and Church of England Voluntary aided schools is also available on our website. Your views on any aspect of the schools own admission arrangements will be sent to the relevant school governing body of the school in question for consideration.
We want to consult you about the proposed school admission arrangements to our Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Gateshead for the academic year commencing September 2012 this consultation includes any aspect of the Council's admission arrangements but in particular concerning the following:
Our admission policies containing the criteria (admission rules) that decides who gets a place.
The process for allocating places and about our Planned admission numbers that determine the number of places we can allocate to parents for each school in each year.
The co-ordinated schemes for both Primary and Secondary schools that are part of our admission arrangements. These schemes enable the LA to Co-ordinate the allocation of places to the schools across Gateshead Borough including Voluntary Aided (church) schools to ensure every child is offered a school place for September each year.
We welcome your views on all matters relating to our statutory school admission arrangements for entry in September 2012.
All responses should be made on the response form and sent to: Mrs Helen Moore, Children’s Commissioning Services, Learning and Children, Civic Centre, Regent Street Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1HH
The closing date for responses is Monday 11th February 2011.
What happens next?
We, the council, for Community schools will consider carefully all responses received and will decide admission arrangements for the school year 2012/2013 by 15 April 2011 whilst Governing bodies of the Voluntary Aided (Church ) schools who are their own admission authorities will do the same from your responses we forward to them. All school admission arrangements will be widely publicised following their determination by 15 April 2011.