Issue details

School Admission Arrangements 2022

To approve the Council’s School Admissions Policy for the September 2022 intake for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which the Local Authority is the admission authority, and to approve the Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes for all primary and secondary schools in the Borough.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2020

Decision due: 21 January 2021 by Executive Board

Contact: Nick Martin Email: 0151 511 7386.

Consultation process

Statutory consultation is undertaken for a 6 week period commencing no earlier than 1 October 2020 and must be completed by no later than 31 January 2021.  Halton is consulting from 1 October 2020 to 13 November 2020.  Consultation is undertaken via a comprehensive consultation document on the Council’s website for parents and carers to access.  The consultation is also issued via the Local Authority Circular to all primary and secondary schools.  Neighbouring local authorities, academy schools (who are their own admission authority) and the Diocesan authorities representing voluntary aided schools in Halton are also consulted, together with the governing bodies of all schools in Halton via the Strategic Director’s Autumn Term Report to Governors.


Representations can only be made as part of the statutory consultation process and all consultees are aware of the deadline which is 13 November 2020.  Once the arrangements are determined, objections can then only be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator within the prescribed timescale.


  • A report will be submitted to the Council’s Executive Board seeking approval for the proposed admissions policy and co-ordinated primary and secondary schemes. All documentation will be attached as appendices to the Executive Board report.