2020 Consultation

Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2020/21

Dates for Consultation: 4th December 2018 to 15th January 2019

Abbey Multi Academy Trust, as the admission authority for Holy Trinity CE Academy, Rothwell, is proposing changes to the admissions arrangements to the school for the academic year 2020/21.

In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are required to consult on their admission policy whenever they would like to make a change.

We are consulting on the following proposals, and would like to hear your views and comments about these, so that we can decide whether to include these changes for the admissions policy for 2020/21:

  1. Changes to the application process for school transfers (in year applications) so that all applications are submitted by parents to the Local Authority rather than to the school
  2. To adopt the Local Authority term “catchment priority area” to be consistent with the Leeds City Council proposed policy for 2020/21. We propose following the Leeds City Council defined catchment area for the school, we will consider all responses made to our consultation and decide if any of these require our policy definition to be different to that of the Local Authority.
  3. To remove the priority placement of academy employees from the over subscription criteria.

There are some changes which we must make to the previous policy so that it is accurate and explains clearly how places are offered. These changes are:

  1. Expanded definition of the children eligible to receive Priority 1 (CLA and Previously CLA) to include children previously looked after outside England, to be in line with 2018 DfE guidance
  2. Clarified information about waiting lists and home addresses
  3. Update to dates to ensure accuracy for 2020/21
  4. Minor wording changes to provide further clarity for parents

We have prepared a consultation document which provides details of the proposed changes and explains the decision making process. The consultation document and our proposed admissions policy for 2020/21 are available for download from this page. Alternatively, copies of the relevant documents can be obtained from the school on request.

All comments and suggestions are invited and you can respond in writing to the school address or via email to: info@holytrinityce.co.uk by no later than the consultation deadline of 15th January 2019.

Consultation Proposal - Summary of AmendmentsDraft Admission Arrangements

Holy Trinity Rothwell C of E Academy

LS26 0NB

Tel: 0113 859 1842

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552