Please find our admissions policy in the policies section.
SCHOOL ADMISSION INFORMATION (14)
The School Admission code includes a requirement for co- coordinating In-Year Admissions. Specifically that own admission authorities decide whether to participate in local authority arrangements. Please note paragraphs 2.23 to 2.31.
Blackpool Council’s processes for monitoring and recording in-year admissions link to robust systems for tracking children who are new to area or who have left the area. This tracking supports safeguarding and is essential in an area of high transience.
The Council prefers to maintain locally agreed processes as they are at present. We have provided a summary of local arrangements for information. Where own admission authorities participate in the process the Council must confirm the outcome of each application within the prescribed timescales. This would be a short e-mail to each applicant. Where schools or academies refuse places, individual admission authorities must confirm the reasons and inform applicants on the appeal process.
THE COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE WITH THE CURRENT LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022 UNTIL 31ST AUGUST 2023 (UNLESS ANY ADMISSION AUTHORITY CONFIRMS BY 1ST AUGUST 2022 THAT THEY WILL MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS).
Please e-mail email@example.com
The Council and each admission authority must have details of local arrangement for in-year admissions on their websites by 31st August 2022.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL AND ATHENA REFERRAL FORM
We have provided for your information Blackpool Council’s revised Medical Protocol and an amended version of the Athena referral form. Please ensure that all colleagues in schools and academies who may refer for consideration of temporary medical support have copies of these revised documents.
CONSULTATION FOR ADMISSION POLICY AND / OR PAN
If any admission authority wishes to consider amending a policy or lowering a PAN for September 2024, then consultation is required for 6 weeks between 1st October 2022 and 31st January 2023.
SCHOOL ADMISSION TEAM – CONTACT DETAILS
Routine Admissions – annual intakes and appeals; 01253 476474 (Martin Hawkins); 476471 (Elaine Hammond).
Non-Routine Admissions; new to area; 01253 476446 (Kathryn Evans); transfers and IYFA; 476833 (Meg Tench).
Please direct admission enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Elective Home Education; 01253 476713 (Gabby Kerr); 476721 (Julie Ellison) and 476710 (Danny Isaacs). Please direct EHE enquiries to email@example.com
Education Access Officer – Polly Summerlee 01253 476712