School Admissions Arrangements and Coordinated Schemes
Kingston Council is responsible for determining the admissions arrangements for community schools in the borough. These arrangements set out how places are offered at the school and include the oversubscription criteria used to prioritise places if there are more applications than places available.
Kingston Council also has a statutory duty to formulate a scheme to coordinate admission arrangements for all publicly-funded schools within their area for phase transfer, for example, moving from primary to secondary school. There is also a local agreement in place to coordinate in-year transfer applications for all schools in the borough, except for Castle Hill Primary School who manage their own in-year admissions.
For more information about the determined admissions arrangements for a school, please contact the admissions authority for the school. We are the admissions authority for community schools, the governing body is the admissions authority for voluntary aided and foundation schools and the academy trust is the admissions authority for academy schools.
Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. Objections must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May in the year of determination.
For further information on how to make an objection, please visit the website of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.
The Fair Access Protocol which is used to allocate a school place mid year for hard to place and/or vulnerable children can be downloaded.