Knebworth Parish Council

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Schools Admission Consultation 2019/20

Hertfordshire County Council's Admission Arrangements 2019/20

Hertfordshire County Council seeks feedback on proposals to amend the 2019/20 admission arrangements for community/voluntary controlled primary, junior and middle schools, and to reduce the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Watton-at-Stone Primary School. The proposals are outlined below:

1.To amend the wording and definition of 'Rule 5 - Nearest School' to include all schools and academies (regardless of status) unless that school or academy prioritises applications and allocates places on the basis of faith.

2.To reduce the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Watton-at-Stone Primary School from 34 to 30 (for schools located and families resident in the relevant area of Hertford and Ware only).

3.To include reference to the Shared Anti-Fraud Service in the definitions section in cases of fraudulent address verification.

The consultation on school admissions arrangements for 2019/20 opens on 20 November 2017 and closes on 5 January 2018. Information about the consultation, and an online response form, can be found on our website at

As required by the School Admissions Code, Hertfordshire's coordinated schemes of admission for 2019/20 will be available on the Hertfordshire website at from 20 November 2017. The schemes have not been fundamentally altered but the process timelines have been updated and wording has been amended in some areas to improve clarity and consistency.

The County Council's admission arrangements will be determined by Cabinet on 19 February 2018.

Posted: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:20 by Claire Graham

Tags: Education