Decision details

School Admission Arrangements 2022-23

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the admission arrangements for the 2022/23 academic year for community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools


i.                      The outcomes of the consultation into admission arrangements are noted.

ii.                      Following a public consultation, it is agreed to reduce the Published Admissions Number (PAN) for two community primary schools, Sandy Lane Primary School (from 90 to 60) and The Pines School (from 60 to 30)


iii.                      Following a public consultation, it is agreed the annual admission arrangements for 2022/23 as set out in Appendix A of the Executive Director: Peoples report, following the outcome of the consultation.


Reasons for the decision:

1.    If admission arrangements are required to change there is a statutory duty to consult widely and take views that are expressed into account. This therefore ensures that the admission arrangements for Bracknell Forest Council comply with the statutory School Admissions Code.


2.    To ensure that admission arrangements are fit for purpose for the Bracknell Forest community.


3.    All admission arrangements must be determined by the Executive Member on or before 28 February 2021.


Alternative options considered:

None. There is a statutory process to consult should the admission arrangements need to be changed.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Financial Impact: Within existing budget

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

In writing to the consultees


Neighbouring Local Authorities
Other Admission Authorities

Contact: Lesley Adams, Senior Admissions Officer Email: Tel: 01344 354023.

Publication date: 26/02/2021

Date of decision: 26/02/2021

Effective from: 07/03/2021

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