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How to find out numbers of places at each school

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1969Sarah Mon 15-Apr-13 21:25:26

When the LEA send out the offer letters they send an accompanying sheet/leaflet that lists all the primary schools in the county alphabetically. It gives the PAN for each school and then either how many reception spaces they have (based on offers made) or how many they were oversubscribed by.

Obviously only parents with a child due to reception this Sept get that leaflet in the post. Is there any other way of seeing that info for the county? Can you ask for a copy?

paneer Mon 15-Apr-13 21:28:44

Ours published it online as well.

noramum Mon 15-Apr-13 21:30:51

I would think the council would provide these information upon request. Maybe parents who will apply for a place for next year get some information during the application process?

I am sure the schools also would answer such a question.

Normally for the infant section the maximum number is 30 and here in the South-East most towns have the full capacity as we are actually have more children than spaces.

ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 15-Apr-13 21:32:03

sounds interesting. I've never seen that info for my LEA - closest we get is PAN listed on the council website, nothing about reception spaces etc.

AvrilPoisson Mon 15-Apr-13 21:32:51

Our LA publishes it online... but it won't be available for this year, it will be for 2012.

The PAN doesn't change from year-to-year though, in order to change the PAN they have to apply to (DFE? Ombudsman?) to change admitted numbers. The only scope for a variation is via this application (which I believe is a public document) or via a statemented child- if a statemented child is allocated a place, they add 1 to the PAN, so a 3 form intake school that is to admit a child with the school named in its statement will have a PAN of 91 for that year group (and they will have to keep 91 in cohort all the way through school, i.e. if 1 child leaves, they will have a vacancy even if they're at 90).

RustyBear Mon 15-Apr-13 21:37:14

Our borough has this document and this one on their website - you could try searching your LA's website for 'primary schools allocation'

tiggytape Mon 15-Apr-13 21:39:25

Most councils have a version online but a year out of date (so the 2013 data won't be up there yet or until later in the year).

Many will tell you how many applied, how many the school can admit, how many siblings got a place etc.

Avril - your information on PANS is not quite correct. Schools can go above PAN in the ways you describe but it doesn't alter the actual PAN.
If a school is forced to go over PAN because a statemented child is admitted (or another child wins an appeal) this does NOT change the PAN overall.

So if a class had 31 (due to a statemented child being admitted late) then 2 children would have to leave before they could take 1 child from the waiting list. 2 children leaving would create 1 vacancy in a calss of 31 because no vacancy can exist until the class size is 29 or less.

breatheslowly Mon 15-Apr-13 21:43:17

Ours publish it along with the admission criteria & how far down the criteria they got.

cece Mon 15-Apr-13 21:46:58

It is usually on the council website. look for (name of council) school allocation for 2012 or whichever year you would like to know about.

ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 15-Apr-13 21:48:10

I am really intrigued, but can't find this information on my LEA website at all. I can find all the PAN for the schools, but I can't find any information on how oversubscribed they were. Boo!

cece Mon 15-Apr-13 21:57:50

This is what my LEA publishes.

StrangeGlue Mon 15-Apr-13 22:01:15

If you look on the edubase website you can search by area and see the number of places but I don't think they do over subscription numbers.

Just ring the council, worst they can say is no.

titchy Mon 15-Apr-13 22:25:41

What LEA are you?

1969Sarah Mon 15-Apr-13 23:35:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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