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Schools Admissions Guidance Issued

12th January 2007

The Church of England's central Board of Education has issued guidance to Dioceses to inform advice given to Voluntary Aided church schools in framing and revising their Admissions policies. The document, 'Distinctive and Inclusive', is timed to be available in time for the forthcoming statutory Code of Admissions which all admissions authorities will have to abide by. The Code will come into force on February 28th 2007 and can be found at www.dfes.gov.uk/sacode. The Code makes it plain that pupil admissions for September 2008 are expected to be governed by its provisions.

All Voluntary Aided schools are their own Admissions Authority and each VA Governing Body is responsible for consulting, publishing and revising its admissions policy each year in accordance with the Code.

For further information see Schools Latest News of Schools/Governorns - Admissions for a link to the document