Issue details

School Admission Arrangements 2024

To approve the Council’s School Admissions Policy for the September 2024 intake for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which the Local Authority is the admission authority, and to approve the Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes for all primary and secondary schools in the Borough.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/09/2022

Decision due: 19 January 2023 by Executive Board

Lead member: Executive Board Member: Children, Education and Social Care

Contact: Martin West, Divisional Manager, Policy, Provision and Performance Email: Email:

Consultation process

Statutory consultation is undertaken for a 6 week period commencing no earlier than 1 October 2022 and must be completed by no later than 31 January 2023.  Halton is consulting from 3 October 2022 to 11 November 2022.  Consultation is undertaken via a comprehensive consultation document on the Council’s website for parents and carers to access.  The consultation is also issued to Chairs of Governors and Head Teachers of all Halton schools via the Strategic Director’s Termly Report to Governors.  Neighbouring local authorities, academy schools and voluntary aided schools (who are their own admission authority) and the Diocesan authorities representing voluntary aided schools in Halton are also consulted.


Any representations can only be made as part of the statutory consultation process.

Making Representations: Representations can only be made as part of the statutory consultation process and all consultees are aware of the deadline which is 11 November 2022. Once the arrangements are determined, objections can then only be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator within the prescribed timescale. A report will be submitted to the Council's Executive Board seeking approval for the proposed admissions policy and co-ordinated primary and secondary schemes. All documentation will be attached as appendices to the Executive Board report.