“The annual report last year found that 50% of admissions authorities had criteria which didn’t entirely fit the code. The biggest issue is to make sure they do. We will be monitoring closely.”
Dr. Ian Craig, Chief School Adjudicator, February 2009

The revised School Admissions and Appeals Codes came into force this February after a further crackdown by the Government against unfair admission practices. Schools are being warned that failure to comply will result in severe penalties and snap inspections through School Adjudicators’ new powers to police the system.

How can you ensure your admissions arrangements are compliant and will not be overturned at appeal?

Our expert speakers will help you clarify your legal position, implement effective criteria and ensure you have the tools necessary should your decisions be challenged.

Click here to see an overview of this event. You can also see details of the day in our conference programme.


“Really helpful to be given some concise and comprehensive guidance – would highly recommend!” Angela Gibson, Cumbria Children’s Services

“Good practical advice, legal background and experience from a range of stakeholders”

Sally Coulter, Clerk to Governing Body, William Farr C of E

“A useful summary of the key elements and issues in the admissions guidance”

Graham Sammons, Headteacher, Crookhorn College of Technology