Schools: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend the School Admissions Code to allow schools to take into account the length of time a child has been on a waiting list in instances when that length of time has been longer than one year and that child matches that school's admissions criteria.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The Department for Education currently has no plans to amend the School Admissions Code in this respect.

It is government policy that all school places must be allocated in accordance with each school's oversubscription criteria. Such criteria are determined following consultation with the local community and reflect local needs.

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