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Secondary Schools Admissions Guidelines

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultation has been undertaken with stakeholders to the Secondary School Admissions Guidelines for September 2008 on (a) siblings and (b) staff members’ children; and if he will make a statement. (105285)

Proposals for school admissions from September 2008 are contained in the draft School Admissions Code which was issued for full public consultation for 12 weeks between 8 September and1 December 2006. Prior to this, a skeleton version of the draft Code was shared with the Commons Committee considering the Education and Inspections Bill in April 2006 and was circulated to key stakeholders for comment.

All responses to the consultation, including those on the siblings and children of staff proposals, are currently being analysed and considered. The outcome will be reflected in the final School Admissions Code which will be issued for parliamentary approval in the new year.