Issue details

School Admission Arrangements 2023

To approve the Council’s School Admissions Policy for the September 2023 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: 16/11/2021

Decision due: 20 January 2022 by Executive Board

Contact: Martin West, Divisional Manager, Policy, Provision and Performance Email: Email:

Consultation process

Statutory consultation is undertaken for a 6 week period commencing no earlier than 1st October 2021 and must be completed by no later than 31st January 2022.  Halton is consulting from 1st October 2021 to 12th November 2021.  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.


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.

Making Representations: Representations can only be made as part of the statutory consultation process and all consultees are aware of the deadline which is 12th November 2021. Once the arrangements are determined, objections can then only be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator within the prescribed timescale.