England & Wales Education and children's services

School Admissions in England – 2021 update

Summary

Managing the process of admission of children to schools remains one of the key local government education tasks in England. To support this, there is a School Admissions Code. The Department for Education (DfE) in England has published a revised version (May 2021) of the Code. This briefing looks at the revised Code and also the annual report (May 2021) from the Chief Schools Adjudicator on school admission arrangements.

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