Admission appealsParents 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 application formsYour school may need to use a supplementary information form to apply its admission criteria. Read the dos and don'ts for these forms, and see examples from schools.
How to set your school admission arrangementsLearn 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 Code: changes from September 2021UpdatedThe DfE has updated the School Admissions Code in response to its consultation. The most significant changes are around the rules on in-year admissions and fair access protocols (FAPs). Get to grips with the amended code before it comes into force on 1 September 2021.
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.