Determined school admission arrangements 2024/25

If a school is oversubscribed, places are allocated in accordance with the school's published admission criteria (also known as admission policies or admission arrangements).

The admission authority for a school or academy must set admission arrangements annually:

  • For community schools the admission authority is the local council
  • For voluntary aided schools, academies, and free schools it is the school's governing body or academy trust

Primary schools

You can download copies of the admission arrangements for individual primary schools:

Community schools

The following schools without priority areas have arrangements as listed in the Admissions Policy for Community Primary Schools:

  • Alderbrook Primary School
  • Allfarthing Primary School
  • Brandlehow Primary School
  • Earlsfield Primary School
  • Falconbrook Primary School
  • Fircroft Primary School
  • Granard Primary School
  • Heathmere Primary School
  • Hotham Primary School
  • John Burns Primary School
  • Riversdale Primary School
  • Ronald Ross Primary School
  • Shaftesbury Park Primary School
  • Sheringdale Primary School
  • Smallwood Primary School
  • Southmead Primary School
  • Swaffield Primary School
  • West Hill Primary School

Academies, foundation schools, free schools and voluntary aided schools

Secondary schools

You can download copies of the admission arrangements for individual secondary schools:

Paper copies

Paper copies can also be obtained direct from academies, foundation schools and voluntary aided schools. Contact our Pupil Services Team for paper copies for community schools.


Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. Further information about how to object to the Schools Adjudicator is available from the GOV.UK.

The deadline for making objections about 2024/25 arrangements was 15 May 2023.

Arrangements in other years

View determined school admission arrangements for each year since 2021/22.

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