Agenda Item No. 9(a)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 29 APRIL 2015
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 23 MARCH 2015
C2707 SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2016/2017 (CSS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LIFELONG LEARNING) -
Cabinet was advised of the conclusion of the Council’s statutory consultation exercise on school admission arrangements for Community Schools in accordance with the Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2006.
A Local Authority had a statutory duty to consult on school admission arrangements annually. The school admission arrangements for the academic year 2016/2017 had to be determined by 15 April, 2015.
The School Admissions Policy was issued for consultation on 10 January, 2015 to Headteachers and chairs of governors of all schools in the Vale, neighbouring Local Authorities and Diocesan Directors of Education. Responses were required by 1 March, 2015.
The Authority was required to produce a document each year for the subsequent school year's admission round detailing school admission arrangements for all maintained schools in its area. This could be found within the Council’s Parental Guide to School Admissions that was available on the Council’s website, at local libraries and all schools in the Vale of Glamorgan. A hard copy was also available on request.
This was a matter for Executive decision
(2) T H A T the use of article 13.09 of the Council's Constitution (urgent decision procedure) be authorised to approve the School Admissions Policy for 2016/17, in order that requirement to determine the policy by 15 April, 2015 was met.
Reasons for decisions
(2) To ensure that the requirement to determine the policy by 15 April, 2015 was met.