Admission appealsUpdatedParents can appeal admission decisions. Be clear on how to handle appeals during temporary coronavirus regulations, and get details on how the full appeals process works. Download our template appeal outcome letter, and see how other schools approach appeals.
Admission appeals statementsIf your school is its own admission authority, you may have to write admission appeals statements. We explain what these statements should include.
Admission application formsYour school may need to use an admission application form, or supplementary information form, to apply admission criteria. Find out how you're allowed to use these forms, and what the forms can and cannot include, and see examples of forms from schools.
Challenging the placement of a pupil with SENAs school leaders, you do all you can to support children with SEN however, there are times when you legitimately can't meet the needs of a pupil with an EHC plan.
Read our article to find out what you need to know and what you need to do to give your school the best chance of challenging this placement.
How to set your school admission arrangementsAdmissions arrangements for September 2022 must be set by 28 February 2021. Learn how admissions authorities set admissions criteria. We also explain how the consultation process works, and the deadline for consulting on changes to admissions arrangements.
Placing pupils in older or younger year groupsKnow what you need to consider when deciding whether to place pupils ahead or behind their year group ('front yearing' or 'back yearing'). Pupils have missed a lot of school due to coronavirus and you may be getting requests from parents to hold their children back a year - find out why you should only agree to this in exceptional cases.
School admissions: outcome letters for parentsUse our template letter to communicate sensitively with parents when explaining the outcome of admissions applications. Get further inspiration with examples of letters and guidance from local authorities.
Sixth-form admissions: rules and guidanceUnderstand the rules around sixth-form admissions, including who sets your academic entry requirements and which pupils you must prioritise if you're oversubscribed.