Admissions and appeals


Each Aided School or Academy can determine its own Admissions Policy based upon the Admissions Code.

The policy has to follow the guidelines set out in the Admissions Code.

Individual Admissions Policies can be accessed via each school’s website.

The Diocese supports and advises governors in producing these policies and while it works with all governing bodies, it does encourage governors to have as open an Admissions Policy as it can.

Church of England schools are allowed to have faith criteria in their policies, but are not obliged to do so.

Admission Appeals

The Diocese also organises and runs Admission Appeals on behalf of some of its schools and academies. If your child has not been granted a place at the school of your choice and you decide you wish to appeal, in the first instance you must appeal direct to the school’s Governing Body, unless the Church school is Voluntary Controlled, in which case you need to appeal to the Local Authority


Admissions Code of Practice December 2014

School Admissions Appeals Code of Practice February 2012

Advice for schools in setting their Admissions Policy

Example Admissions Policy

Setting your Admissions Policy - Procedure for Governing Bodies

Appeals Timeline 2019-2020