North Lincolnshire Council is consulting on changes to the wording of its admission arrangements for the 2019/20 intake year to improve clarity and compliance with the School Admissions Code. The key changes are:
Added information about requesting admissions outside the normal age group
Added information about deferring starting school until the Spring or Summer terms
Definition of sibling altered to clarify that all children living as part of the same family unit at the same address will be included
Definition of shortest available route to school altered to clarify that public paths will be used in addition to roads
Overview catchment maps added (the maps are unchanged but have previously not been part of the document)
Most other admission authorities in the North Lincolnshire area are making similar amendments to their own arrangements and are also consulting.
Eastoft Church of England Primary School is also seeking to change its admissions criteria to remove those that refer to worshipping regularly at St Bartholomew’s Church or at any other Christian church. This will have the effect of making the school’s admission arrangements the same as those for council-controlled schools.
The Humber UTC is also seeking to remove council coordination of its year ten applications. This will enable the UTC to set a timetable more suited to recruiting year ten students and to receive their applications directly.
The sixth forms at Sir John Nelthorpe School, South Axholme Academy, and The Vale Academy are also seeking to change their academic entry criteria, due to changes in the grades for GCSE qualifications.
Full copies of the proposed arrangements with changes highlighted are in the Documents section of this page.
Comments and contact details
The consultations are taking place from Friday 15 December 2017 to Friday 26 January 2018. Parents can send their comments on the proposed changes in the admission arrangements by email to:
or by letter to Sean Kendrew, Access Manager (Admissions and Transport), North Lincolnshire Council, PO Box 35, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 8XJ