Consultation on Admissions
Coppice Primary Academy Notification of Admissions Consultation
Admissions Year: 2025-26
Reason for Consultation: Change of Planned Admission Number (PAN)
Consultation period: 20th October to 3rd December 2023
Coppice Primary Academy is running a public consultation on the proposed admissions arrangements for the September 2025 intake onwards. Feedback on the proposal is invited from all interested parties.
- It has been seven years since the last consultation and the Admissions Code of Practice 20221 stipulates there must be a public consultation every seven years, even when no changes have been made.
- The Focus-Trust have introduced a Trust-wide oversubscription criteria to support schools in balancing the needs of their families, staff and retaining priority for local children. Oversubscription criteria priority for pupils attending the school’s nursery and a limited number of places for staff who have been employed for more than two years have been added. The ‘Looked After Children’ and ‘Sibling’ criteria remain unchanged.
- The Published Admissions Number (PAN) in Reception has been reduced to 60 to balance the demand for places in the local area and responsibly manage the school’s resources for sustainability.
A copy of the proposed Admissions Policy for 2025/26 is on the school website – Link here.pdf. Hard copies are available on request from the school office.
Feedback should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, titled ‘2025/26 admissions consultation’. Feedback can also be submitted in writing to:
Mrs. Kathy Smith
Coppice Primary Academy, Burlington Avenue, Coppice, OL8 1AP
Next Steps: Once the consultation period has closed, all feedback will be considered, and the final admissions policy will be approved in line with the Focus-Trust Scheme of Delegation and published on the school website before 28thFebruary 2024.