Swindon Borough Council are running a consultion on the processes and arrangements by which children will be admitted to all schools in the normal point of entry for September 2014-15, and for the Admissions Policy’s for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Swindon for the 2014-15 academic year. 

This Swindon Borough Council consultation has now ended.

Swindon Borough Council are running a consultion on the processes and arrangements by which children will be admitted to all schools in the normal point of entry for September 2014-15, and for the Admissions Policy’s for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Swindon for the 2014-15 academic year. Consultation documents are available on line at www.swindon.gov.uk on the school places / consultation pages.

The consultation is open until 28th February 2013 and the Local Authority will welcome comments via a number of formats:

Online – Use Survey Monkey to fill out an online response by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AA2014

Email – Email your response to schooladmissions@swindon.gov.uk
(please consider forwarding your feedback to South Swindon Labour Party on info@www.southswindonlabour.co.uk)

Written response – Please write to:

School Admissions,
Swindon Borough Council,
Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street
Swindon, SN1 2JH

There are the following Key Changes to the Admission Arrangements:

  1. The School Admissions Code, published in February 2012 removed the requirement for Local Authorities to co-ordinate cross border with other Local Authorities for in-year applications. The arrangements for handling in year applications have been updated to reflect this change.
  2. The School Admissions Code also gave increased recognition to children of UK service personnel, as they can now be an exception to infant class sizes. The Local Authority is consulting upon an amendment to the arrangements which may allow a school to go above the published admission number where a reasonable alternative school could not be offered.
  3. The secondary co-ordinated arrangements contains information regarding the possibility of a University Technical College (UTC) which is planned to open in September 2014. The admissions arrangements will involve students transferring from their current school at the start of Year 10 or joining the sixth form in Year 12

Swindon Borough Council will be reporting on the results of the consultation to the Children’s Trust Board and Cabinet in March 2013 and will publish the final admission arrangements in May 2013.

Full details of the proposals are contained in a series of downloadable PDF files: