Public Consultations

Consultation on admission arrangements for September 2022

We are currently consulting on our admission arrangements in line with the requirement to do so every seven years.

Academies, voluntary aided and foundation schools, free schools and UTCs that wish to make changes to their admissions arrangements are legally required to hold a public consultation to allow interested parties to respond to proposals.

Consultations must last for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January for entry into school the following September. This means the deadline for starting a consultation is 20 December to allow the necessary time for it to run for 6 weeks before 31 January.

Please see below for a copy of our proposals affecting the schools 2022 Admissions criteria:

MGS Admission Arrangements September 2022 - Consultation

There are some circumstances when a consultation is not needed.

  • An own admission authority school is not required to consult on its Published Admissions Number (PAN) where it proposes to either increase or keep the same PAN.
  • A consultation is not required if the change is to incorporate a new legal requirement of the admissions code.
  • A consultation may also not be needed if an admissions authority wishes to make an amendment to clarify their current arrangements, without changing the meaning. In this case, you should contact the admissions team to discuss the details. Any other change to our arrangements would require a formal consultation.
  • Where admissions arrangements have not changed from the previous year, there is no requirement to consult, subject to the requirement that admissions authorities must consult on their arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/admissions-criteria/admissions-criteria-consultation-202122