Consultation on school admission arrangements 2021/2022

Consultation on school admission arrangements for the 2021 to 2022 academic year

Plymouth City Council has requested a variation for the admission arrangements for the 2021-2022 academic year in relation to the 11-Plus.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have received guidance from the DFE in relation to the 11-Plus and how it should be administered. Plymouth City Council has now received the outcome from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) and the Regional Schools Commissioners Office (RSC) in relation to the proposed variation that was submitted for the admission arrangements 2021/2022 academic year. The submission has been approved as appropriate.

This consultation is now closed

Please note: The All Saints CE Academy Plymouth consultation will close on Sunday 26 January 2020. Any comments that you wish to make after 19 January until the close date will need to be in writing by letter or email.

Each year, schools must decide on their admission arrangements for the coming year. If the arrangements change, there must be a public consultation before the arrangements are decided upon. The Council is holding a consultation on behalf of most of the Plymouth schools and also on behalf of Sparkwell All Saints Primary School which is in Devon. We would like your views on the admission proposed arrangements. The admission arrangements will include things like how places are allocated, the number of places schools have and how they will decide how to prioritise applications if there are more applications for the school than there are places available.

If you would like to know more about the legal background to the consultation and would like to know which schools we are consulting for, please read the background document.

The consultation will run from 9 December 2019 and will close on 19 January 2020 with the exception of All Saints CE Academy Plymouth which will close on 26 January 2020.

 

The full consultation documents are available on the following pages:

 

Comments will be accepted from 9 December 2019, you cannot comment before this date.

For all schools other than All Saints CE Academy Plymouth, your comments must be received by Sunday 19 January 2020 as the consultation will close on this date.

The All Saints CE Academy Plymouth consultation will close on Sunday 26 January 2020. Any comments that you wish to make after 19 January until the close date will need to be in writing by letter or email.

You can also send your comments in writing to School Admissions Consultation, Education, Participation and Skills, Plymouth City Council, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth PL6 5UF or by email to the School Admissions Team schoolconsultations@plymouth.gov.uk.

The published admission numbers (PANs) for schools will remain the same in 2021/2022 as they were for 2020/2021 with the exception of the following schools:

 

School 2020/2021 PAN 2021/2022 PAN
Primary schools    
Mount Wise Primary School 30 45
Salisbury Road Primary School

90

60
Junior schools    
Old Priory Junior Academy 68 60
Secondary schools    
All Saints CE Academy Plymouth 200 130
Marine Academy Plymouth 180 210
All through school    
Plymouth School of Creative Arts 63 (126 places available in the secondary phase) 60 (120 places available in the secondary phase)

 Planned admission numbers for Plymouth schools 2021/2022 [PDF, 170KB]

 

Roman Catholic Schools in Plymouth will carry out a separate consultation process through their multi academy trust. The draft admission numbers were not available at the time this document was created.