Your admission authority will set an admission number for each ‘relevant age group’, which is the age group at which pupils are normally admitted to the school, eg: reception for a primary school and year 7 for a secondary school.
This is explained in the Schools Admissions Code (paragraph 1.2).
Your admission authority depends on your school type
|Type of school
|Who is the admission authority?
|Voluntary aided school
|Voluntary controlled school
Read more about how to set your admission arrangements here.
If your local authority (LA) is the admission authority and you want to change your published admission number (PAN), you can ask the LA about doing this.
Admissions above the PAN
Your admission authority may admit above the PAN
This applies to:
Your admission authority may decide to admit above the PAN at any point after the PAN has