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NEWLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL

2023 Admission Arrangements Consultation

Introduction

The Kemnal Academies Trust (the “Admission Authority”) is the admission authority for Newlands Primary School (the “Academy”). The Admission Authority is consulting on the Academy’s proposed Admission Arrangements for 2023-2024 in accordance with paragraph 1.45 of the School Admissions Code (September 2021).

Duration of the Consultation

The consultation process is open from 03rd December 2021 to 14th January 2022.. If you wish to comment on the proposal you must submit your response in writing during this period. Details of how to submit your views are set out below (see “How to respond to the Consultation”).

Who is involved in the Consultation?

  • parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18;

  • other persons in the area who in the opinion of the Admission Authority have an interest in the proposal;

  • all other primary admission authorities in the local area; and

  • the local authority.

The Proposal

 

The Admission Authority proposes to reduce the Published Admissions Number (PAN) at the Academy from 60 to 45 pupils from September 2023.  This is to enable the Academy to effectively allocate their resources based both on current and projected pupil numbers.  Comments are sought on this reduction in PAN.

Please note that the Academy admissions arrangements may look different as they have been updated to a new Admission Authority template.  Other changes to the arrangements are necessary for clarity or to comply with the mandatory provisions of the Code. A copy of the proposed Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24 can be found here.

How to respond to the Consultation

You are invited to send any comments in relation to the proposal in writing to Mr D. Bailey, Headteacher via email head@newlands-tkat.org or via post for the attention of Mr D. Bailey, Newlands Primary School, Dumpton Lane, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7AJ.  Comments are not sought on any part of the arrangements where changes are not proposed.

 

What happens next?

Following the consultation period, the Admission Authority will consider any comments received and determine how to proceed.

The Admission Authority will determine the final Admission Arrangements for the Academy by 28th February 2022. A copy of the Admission Arrangements will be published on the Academy’s website by 15th March 2022.

Any subsequent objections to the published Admission Arrangements will need to be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by 15th May 2022.