That the 2018/19 admission arrangements for community and controlled schools and co-ordinated admission schemes be agreed as set out in the annexes to the report.
The Executive considered a report setting out the proposed School Admission Arrangements for 2018/19 for all state funded schools, including academies and free schools which were reviewed annually.
The Deputy Executive Member for Children’s Services highlighted that the proposed arrangements related to applications for primary, junior, secondary and in-year admissions as well Year 9 pupils moving to technical colleges. Councillor Dolinski went through the proposed changes as set out in the report, which included extending the Loddon and Whiteknights Primary Schools’ designated areas which should enable Earley parents to have more opportunities to gain places at a local school. All the changes had been consulted upon however it was noted that no responses had been received to the consultation.
The Executive Member for Resident Services stated that she welcomed the changes to catchment areas in Earley and was pleased to see the strengthening of the admission rules which should assist in ensuring that the people attending these schools were entitled to do so.
RESOLVED: That the 2018/19 admission arrangements for community and controlled schools and co-ordinated admission schemes be agreed as set out in the annexes to the report.