Have your say on Hertfordshire schools proposed admission arrangements

The public are being asked to share their views

Friday, 30th October 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Friday, 30th October 2020, 11:46 am

Hertfordshire County Council is proposing a number of changes to its admission arrangements for the school year 2022/23.

The School Admissions Code requires a local authority to consult publicly when changes are proposed to existing admission arrangements and where it is proposed to lower a school’s Published Admission Number (PAN).

Now the county council is inviting people to share their views on the following proposals:

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- To amend the wording and definition of ‘Rule 5 - Nearest School’ for infant, first, primary, junior and middle schools

- To amend the definition of the policy on twins and multiple births

- To amend the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Markyate Village School and Nursery

- To maintain existing ‘Relevant Areas’ used for consultation purposes.

You can view full details of each of these proposals and give your views at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2022 until December 6, 2020.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We welcome the views of parents on these proposals, which aim to ensure we continue to have clear and fair admission arrangements.

“Parents who wish to comment on the admission arrangements for schools which set their own rules can do so through the governing bodies of those schools.”

The county council will also consult the individual governing body of each community and voluntary controlled school in Hertfordshire on the proposal to maintain or raise the PAN for their school.

PANs for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Hertfordshire for 2022/23 are available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2022.

There is a proposed decrease at Markyate Village School and Nursery from 45 PAN in 2021, to a proposed PAN of 30 in 2022 to ensure the future financial viability/stability of the school.

Consultations are also taking place on the admission arrangements for some schools and academies that are responsible for their own admissions.

You can view the proposals for these schools here.