You must admit a pupil if your school is named on their EHC plan
This applies to all maintained schools, and academies are required to comply under the terms of their funding agreement (pages 4 and 10 of the school admissions code).
You must admit the pupil without delay, even if you have raised a complaint about admitting them with the secretary of state.
You can contest the placement...
Parents of children with EHC plans have the right to request a specific school in the plan.
You have to comply with the request unless:
- It’s unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child, or
- The attendance of the child would be incompatible with the efficient education of others, or the efficient use of resources
Your local authority (LA) will inform you of its intentions and send you a copy of the