Admission Arrangements and Policies

Policy Documentation for admission arrangements for 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26

Admissions to Community Primary Schools

City of Doncaster Council is responsible for the admission arrangements of all community primary schools.

This year we have seen the academisation of more community schools in Doncaster but in general they continue to follow the Local Authority community school admission arrangements.

Queries about the arrangements can be directed as follows:-

Community Schools, Co-ordination or Catchment Areas - City of Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Other Admission Authorities

Academies, Free Schools, and Voluntary Aided schools are their own admission authorities. This includes the majority of primary schools and all secondary schools.

These schools are responsible for their own admission arrangements and also have to consult on these arrangements at least once every 7 years or sooner if there are to be any changes.  Changes will be publicised on the schools own website and consultation will take place within the relevant area.

Queries about the arrangements can be directed as follows:-

i) Voluntary Aided primary schools - the Governing Body of the school

ii) Academies - the Governing Body/Trustee's of the Academy

2023/24 and 2024/25

   
Publication Information Information on the published arrangements is given below

 

 

 

 

 Queries about the arrangements can be directed as follows:-

i) Voluntary Aided primary schools - the Governing Body of the school

ii) Academies - the Governing Body/Trustee's of the Academy

iii) Community Schools, Co-ordination or Catchment Areas - City of Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU or email at admissions@doncaster.gov.uk These policies were considered by City of Doncaster Council’s Cabinet on 2 February 2022. 

Policies and Documents

These can be found in the Downloads and Resources area on this page

2025/26 - Determination and Consultation

All schools will determine their arrangements each year and will only consult formally every seven years unless a change is proposed.  Consultation would take place over a six week period between 1 October and 31 January and would be detailed below.

 

   
Publication Information Information on the published arrangements is given below

 

 

 

 

 Queries about the arrangements can be directed as follows:-

i) Voluntary Aided primary schools - the Governing Body of the school

ii) Academies - the Governing Body/Trustee's of the Academy

iii) Community Schools, Co-ordination or Catchment Areas - City of Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU or by telephoning 01302 737202. These policies were approved by City of Doncaster Council’s Cabinet on 17 January 2024.

iv) Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements - City of Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU or email admissions@doncaster.gov.uk. These policies were approved by City of Doncaster Council's Cabinet on 17 January 2024. 

The above published arrangements can be objected to and referred to the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to admission arrangements must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May.

Further information is available on:

Policies and Documents

These can be found in the Downloads and Resources area on this page

Relevant Area For Consultation on Admission Arrangements

The Education (Relevant Areas for Consultation on Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999 requires all local authorities to biannually review the relevant area which identifies all schools must be consulted on changes to admission arrangements. City of Doncaster Council has determined the Relevant Area for Admission to schools as the geographical area covered by the City of Doncaster Council. This will be reviewed for admissions in September 2027.

In Year Fair Access Protocol

The approved protocol for primary and secondary can be found in the download section on this page.

Catchment Areas

Please find the latest catchment areas on the following page https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/school-catchment-areas

Last updated: 19 January 2024 16:03:01

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