Schools: Admissions

Education written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the admissions policy used by (a) academies and (b) other maintained schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The chief schools adjudicator has, in his annual report, published on 1 November, reported that he and his adjudicators consider that arrangements are getting better.

Nevertheless, I have indicated my intention to review the admissions framework, including the Admissions Code, with a view to making it simpler, fairer and less bureaucratic.

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