Admission authorities must set an admission number
They must do this for each age group at which pupils are normally admitted to the school - for example, reception or year 7.
Who your admission authority is depends on your school type:
|Type of school||Who is the admission authority?|
|Community school||Local authority|
|Foundation school||Governing board|
|Voluntary aided school||Governing board|
|Voluntary controlled school||Local authority|
See paragraph 1.2 of the School Admissions Code.
Who must be consulted?
Parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18 Other persons in the relevant area who, in the opinion of the admission authority, have an interest in the proposed admissions All other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools don’t need to consult secondary schools) Whichever of the governing board and the local