Consultation on Admission Arrangements for Academic Year 2020/2021

The law states that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will apply if there are more applications received than there are places available at the school (oversubscription criteria).

Admission authorities are required to consult if they intend to make changes to their admission arrangements. The law states that a consultation to make changes must take place for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October and 31 January.

When considering oversubscription criteria, state funded schools (Community, Faith, Academy and Free Schools) must give highest priority to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

The proposed policy includes an additional criteria

Children who live in the catchment area and who have brothers or sisters (siblings) who are both currently on roll at the school (except Years 11-13) and who will continue to attend that school in the following academic year.

This brings Loxford into line with other Redbridge schools and takes into account feedback from parents who have not been successful in gaining a place in year 7. In recent years some committed parents have been disappointed due to the increase in applications from within the catchment area. This change in criteria underlines our commitment to be a school for our local community.

The consultation is open from 2nd October 2019 until 20th November 2019.

If you want to give your views you must submit your response during this period.

Who is involved in the consultation?

The ‘admissions authority’ must consult the following groups:

• parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18
• other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements
• all other admission authorities within the local area
• any adjoining neighbouring local authorities

How do I give my feedback?

In writing

Please e-mail your comments regarding the admission arrangements at (

You can access the proposed arrangements at the bottom of this page.

For a paper copy of the arrangements please email ( or telephone 020 8514 4666 (Option 1).

Admission Arrangements – Loxford School – Consultation Policy