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School Admission Arrangements 2022/23

Published: 11/03/2021

School 4.jpgFlintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve school admissions arrangements for 2022/23 when it meets on Tuesday, 16 March.

The annual consultation exercise with school governors, diocesan authorities and neighbouring councils took place during December and January and no comments were received. It covered the full admission arrangements including the admissions policy, oversubscription criteria, the timetable for admissions and admission numbers (ie the maximum number of pupils to be admitted by the admissions authority into each year group).

In Flintshire, the vast majority (around 96%) of parental preferences continue to be met with a relatively low number of appeals.  It is anticipated that oversubscription will continue particularly at secondary level in some areas of the County as a consequence of parental preference.

There are between 1600 and 1700 applications each year in each of the 3 admissions phases, ie for Year 7, Reception and Nursery. In addition, there are more than 1200 applications received during the academic year to transfer schools, many as a result of house moves in to the area. All applications are made online and assistance is provided by Admissions Officers and Flintshire Connects staff for any parents experiencing difficulties completing the form.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said: 

“I am pleased that most children in Flintshire are, once again, able to attend the school of their choice. I would like to urge parents and carers to complete their online applications by the required date.  We will continue to work to  ensure that the vast majority of parental preferences are met.”