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Last updated on 23 January 2017
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Can a school refuse an application for in-year admission? We refer to the School Admissions Code and explain the circumstances in which a school admission authority can and cannot refuse to admit a pupil in-year. We also look at local authorities' power to direct maintained schools to accept pupils.

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  1. Who is responsible for in-year admissions applications?
  2. In-year applications: reasons for refusing admission
  3. In-year applications: pupils a school must admit
  4. Fair access protocols
  5. LA powers to direct admission: academies
  6. LA powers to direct admission: maintained schools
  7. Delaying in-year admissions

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