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Changes to the School Admissions Code

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Consultation opens
26 June - 16 October 2020
Deadline to submit comments to Together for Short Lives
9 October 2020
Deadline to submit comments to Department for Education
16 October 2020

The Department for Education is consulting on a revised version of the School Admissions code.

The proposed changes to the School Admissions Code are intended to support vulnerable children. The changes would therefore potentially have significant implications for children with SEND.

In addition, SEND stakeholders may have a particular interest in a specific recommendation about how the Code should provide for decisions about the admission of children and young people with Challenging Behaviour.

The Department are keen to hear from a wide range of SEND stakeholders to help ensure that all relevant SEND considerations are factored into Ministers’ decisions as to the best way forward.

Please email any comments you would like to raise in response to the consultation to by Friday 9th October.

The consultation documents and questions can be found here.

Informing our consultation responses