Schools admission criteria for Adopted children - When will it change?

(57 Posts)
oinker Wed 02-May-12 19:28:43

Would someone please help me clear this up.....................

I realise schools admissions criteria are changing BUT when will it definately come into effect?

I beleived it was for children starting scool in September 2013. Is this right?
One school I spoke with seemed to think it was for children starting school in September 2014.

Any ideas?

namechangesforthehardstuff Thu 10-Jul-14 22:24:43

Once again Lilka and Kew hats off to you for patiently explaining again and again and again. Please tell me you have a list to cut and paste from smile You'll need it when that programme screens grin

namechangesforthehardstuff Thu 10-Jul-14 22:26:21

Oh sorry - zombie (ish) thread. Hat off anyway ladies smile

Kewcumber Thu 10-Jul-14 23:28:54

Ha ha namechanges - I only wish I were organised enough to cut and paste! Zombie threads are fun I think.

Lilka Fri 11-Jul-14 01:10:12

Zombie threads are sometimes fun - if the attachment disorder thread ever unzombifies, it will be too soon!

Copy and pasting my own stuff is one of those ideas that is so good, it can only occur to you well after you needed it grin Although I do indeed have a handy list of IJ quotes to prevent me having to brave the vom-inducing colour scheme of his website every time I need to explain things, such as following this program (i am planning to be kind to myself for once and avoid most post program discussion, but i am the worst at getting myself suckered into debates)

Kewcumber Fri 11-Jul-14 08:15:06

Yes Lilka - I had the same thoughts about threads started by certain posters but couldn't even bring myself to type it out!

crazylady3 Sun 24-Aug-14 22:43:47

Do you know if all schools have to have all PLAC children as a priority, I have noticed that some schools still state in their admissions policy that they come under the 2002 Act? I thought it was now all children PLA?

Lilka Mon 25-Aug-14 23:00:01

The government amended their non-statutory admissions guidelines this May, to include children adopted before 30th December 2005. The government expects admissions policies to reflect this new guidance quickly, so if you are going to be applying for a place in the coming admissions round, you should be fine.

Admissions policies online are not always updated quickly. But you can always ring the school/admission authority for clarification

It's not all schools though - faith schools are allowed to have special rules which mean children of the faith have higher priority than children not of the faith, regardless of whether they are in LAC/PLAC. Also, state grammars which select on ability only will continue to do so.

The government document which explains the new guidance is here - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310249/Advice_Guidance_Extending_PLAC_Priority_v_FINAL_DRAFT_020514_ministerial_cleared.pdf

HOWEVER I'm not an expert nor do I work in education, so if you need any guidance or other information, it would be a good idea to start a thread in the education topic, there are several very knowledgable people there who will definitely know how it should all work

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