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  • Admissions above the PAN Can schools admit pupils above the published admission number (PAN)? This article defines the PAN and looks at whether admission authorities can admit above this number. It also addresses how and when maintained schools and academies might be directed to admit above the PAN.
  • Different admission numbers for different year groups Can we have different admission numbers for different year groups? This article looks at the School Admissions Code on PAN and general admission numbers, and relays advice from two of our associate education experts on the issue. It also looks at examples of admissions arrangements.
  • Increasing the published admission number (PAN) Find out what you need to do to increase your PAN and how to prepare for it. See also an example of a school that's consulted on increasing its PAN.
  • Reducing the published admission number (PAN) What is the procedure for reducing the PAN? We refer to the School Admissions Code, which explains that all admission authorities must consult where they propose to decrease a school's PAN. We set out information on timescales and who admission authorities must consult.