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Objecting to admission arrangements

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

The Schools Adjudicator settles disputes over school admission arrangements and makes decisions about in year variations and some school organisation proposals. Full details of the outcome of each objection are published here, on the School Adjudicator's website and on the website of the school concerned. The Schools Admissions Code 2014 (PDF)  explains the various categories and forms of objections.

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Objections for 2017

Objections upheld for 2017

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2017 for the following schools have been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

However the Adjudicator's decisions have been stayed pending judicial review. This means that for 2017 admission the admission arrangements for these schools will remain as determined by each school.

Objections partially upheld for 2017

Objections to the admission arrangements for Park Mead Primary School for September 2017 were partially upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

Park Mead Primary School (PDF)

Objections not upheld for 2017

An objection to the admission arrangements for St Mary's CofE Primary School for September 2017 has not been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

St Mary's CofE Primary School, Chiddingfold (PDF)

In year variations for 2017

Send CofE Primary School (PDF) has had a request for an in year variation approved by the Schools Adjudicator. The school have published amended admission arrangements for 2017.

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Objections for 2016

Objections upheld for 2016

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2016 for the following schools have been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator:

The admission arrangements have now been amended as below. If you are considering applying for either of these schools you are advised to note the final admission arrangements before you submit your application.

Objections partially upheld for 2016

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2016 for the following schools were partially upheld by the Adjudicator:

The admission arrangements for these schools have now been amended as below. If you are considering applying for these schools you are advised to note the final admission arrangements before you submit your application.

Objections not upheld for 2016

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2016 for the following schools have not been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator:

Although the objections to South Farnham School, Waverley, and St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Leatherhead, were not upheld, the admission arrangements for the schools have been amended to take account of comments made by the Schools Adjudicator. If you are considering applying for either of these schools you are advised to note the final admission arrangements before you submit your application.

In year variations for 2016

In year variations to the admission arrangements for September 2016 for the following schools have been approved by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator:

Cobham Free School - In addition, the Education Funding Agency has agreed a change to the Reception and Secondary Published Admission Number (PAN) for Cobham Free School. More information on this decision is available from the school. The reduction in PANs that will apply for 2016 are as follows:

  • Reception PAN reduced from 48 to 24
  • Secondary PAN reduced from 72 to 48 

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Objections for 2015

Objections upheld for 2015

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2015 for the following schools have been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

The admission arrangements have now been amended as below. If you are considering applying for either of these schools you are advised to note the final admission arrangements before you submit your application.

Objections partially upheld for 2015

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2015 for the following schools were partially upheld by the Adjudicator.

Objections not upheld for 2015

Objections to the admission arrangements for September 2015 for the following schools have not been upheld by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

In year variations for 2015

Heathside School has had a request for an in year variation approved by the Schools Adjudicator. The school will now publish amended admission arrangements for 2015 which will no longer include provision for up to 21 children to be given priority on the basis of aptitude.

  • Updated: 29 Dec 2016
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