Consulation of School Admissions for 2023-2024

Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2023-2024

As the admission authority for all trust schools, The University of Chichester Academy Trust is seeking your views on its proposed admission arrangements for the school year 2023/24.

This consultation will run from 19 November 2021 until 7th January 2022.

Background

The School Admissions Code (September 2021) published by the Department for Education, requires all admission authorities to consult on their admission arrangements if they are seeking to make changes from the previous year or if the arrangements have not been subject to a public consultation for at least 7 years, to ensure all views are heard. Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022. The final arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2022.

The admission arrangements include an admission policy for each phase of school, a list of school specific criteria, the published admission number (PAN) and catchment area for each community and voluntary controlled school.

The full admission arrangements including proposed changes are detailed below:

We are proposing:

  1. Addition of Weyford Nursery and Primary School, Hampshire
  2. Reduction of PAN from 90 to 80 at Arundel Court Primary Academy, Portsmouth
  3. Increase of PAN from 45 to 60 at Berewood Primary School, Hampshire
  4. Increase of PAN from 150 to 180 at Oakmoor School, Hampshire 

The full list of proposed PANS for 2023/24 for all trust schools are available below:

Arundel Court Primary Academy and Nursery, Portsmouth

80

Berewood Primary School, Hampshire

60    

Bordon Junior School, Hampshire

60

Court Lane Infant School, Portsmouth

120

Court Lane Junior School, Portsmouth

120

Fernhurst Primary School, West Sussex

30

Highbury Primary School, Portsmouth

60

Kingsham Primary School, West Sussex

45     

Langstone Infant School, Portsmouth

90

Langstone Junior Academy, Portsmouth

90

Oakmoor School, Hampshire

180

Stamshaw Infant School, Portsmouth

90

Stamshaw Junior School, Portsmouth

90

The Flying Bull Primary Academy, Portsmouth

60

Weyford Nursery and Primary School, Hampshire

90

How can I respond to the consultation?

This consultation will run from Friday 19th November 2021 until Friday 7th January 2022. Responses should be sent to admissionsconsultation@chi.ac.uk

or by post to University of Chichester Academy Trust, Arran House, University of Chichester, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1HR

What happens next?

After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the Trust Board. The Board will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes and determine the admission arrangements for the school. Once approved, the admissions arrangements will be published on the trust website http://www.unicat.org.uk