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Department For Education

November 5
18:01 2019

School identifiers

We ask all schools for their:

School email address

The email address for official communications must be present and include the character @. The email address you provide, must be for an account that is used on a regular basis and one that the head teacher has access to, such as, head@ or office@. This would not normally be an email address that identifies a particular individual by name. We may use this email address for future correspondence.

Special school organisation

You only need to send us this data in the spring census.

Whether the school:

  • mainly provides accommodation for day pupils
  • mainly provides accommodation for boarding pupils
  • is a hospital school

Maximum day pupils

The highest number of day pupils the school is approved to have.

Maximum boarding pupils

The highest number of boarding pupils the school is approved to have.

Minimum age - boys

The youngest boys can be to attend your school.

Maximum age - boys

The oldest boys can be to attend your school.

Minimum age - girls

The youngest girls can be to attend your school.

Maximum age - girls

The oldest girls can be to attend your school.

School SEN type (as used in school census)

The type of special need your school is approved to make provision for.

Check your school SEN type code.

PRU or alternative provision indicators

You only need to send us this data in the spring census.

Child mother indicator

Whether a pupil referral unit or alternative provision has provision for child mothers.

Teenage mother places

How many places for teenage mothers a pupil referral unit or alternative provision has.

Childcare facilities indicator

Whether the pupil referral unit or alternative provision has childcare facilities.

Admission appeals

You only need to send us this data in the spring census.

Figures on admission appeals are collected in the spring census, from schools that were responsible for their own appeals, relating to applicants having not received a requested offer of a place for the start of the current academic year.

We do not need information about:

  • appeals lodged on or after 1 September in the current academic year
  • in-year appeals (appeals against a refusal to admit a pupil during the course of the current academic year) - just those that relate to entry at the start of the academic year

Recent academy converters (including a conversion of an existing school into a sponsored academy) should complete this module if they converted before spring census day.

You should only include appeals that are the responsibility of the schools governing body. Where a school has contracted another agency, such as their home local authority, to administer their admissions appeals process and the schools governance code is VA, FO or CA, the school should complete the module. Where your school operates arrangements jointly with other schools, your return will include appeals for your school only.

Primary admission appeals

Collects information about admissions appeals from primary schools (or the primary years of an all-through school).

These are required from schools in the spring census with the phase and governance.

Phase Governance
PS - primary VA - voluntary aided
MP - middle-deemed primary FO - foundation
AT - all-through CA - academy

Primary and middle-deemed primary schools should provide information on all their appeals.

All-through schools must provide information on all their admissions appeals that relate to entry into years reception to 6 inclusive.

Infant admissions appeals data are also contained within the primary admissions appeals data.

Infant admission appeals

Collects information about admissions appeals from schools that have infant classes. It is a subset of the primary figure provided.

These are required from schools in the spring census with the phase and governance.

Phase Governance
PS - primary VA - voluntary aided
AT - all-through FO - foundation
CA - academy

Infant is defined as NC year actual equals reception, 1 and 2 (inclusive).

All-through schools must complete this module if they teach one or more of these years.

Primary and all-through schools include their admission appeals figures for infants both in the infant and in the primary admission appeals modules.

Secondary admission appeals

Collects information about admissions appeals from secondary schools (or the secondary years of an all-through school).

These are required from schools in the spring census with the phase and governance.

Phase Governance
MS - middle-deemed secondary VA - voluntary aided
SS - secondary FO - foundation
AT - all-through CA - academy

Middle-deemed secondary and secondary schools are to provide information on all their appeals.

All-through schools must provide information on all their admissions appeals that relate to entry into years 7 upwards.

Appeals relating to sixth forms and 14 to 19 schools are included within the secondary admission appeals module.

As such, any appeals for year 12 and above are included within this module.

Details of the admissions appeals figures to be returned

Information is required on the number of appeals:

  • lodged
  • withdrawn
  • heard
  • rejected
  • decided in favour of the parents

Admission appeals lodged

Total number of admission appeals lodged by parents between March 2019 and August 2019 inclusive against non-admission to the school for the start of the academic (admission) year beginning September 2019.

Appeals lodged as refusal to admit for academic year 2019 to 2020 are included if the appeal was lodged before the 1 September 2019.

This will include:

  • appeals lodged prior to 1 September, where the hearing and / or decision took place after that date
  • appeals not pursued to the hearing stage, and those not resolved
  • appeals that did not reach a hearing because a place became available (at your school or another) which was accepted by parents

The number of admissions appeals withdrawn and heard should normally be a subset of the number of appeals lodged.

Admission appeals withdrawn

Total number of the above-heard admission appeals withdrawn by parents before reaching an independent appeals panel (a panel set up by the governors in accordance with The School Admissions (Appeals Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012. This figure will include appeals that did not reach a hearing because a place became available and was accepted by the parents.

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