Admission Arrangements Policy

Determined Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools in Rochdale

Following a​​ determination made by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, we've agreed on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools in the borough of Rochdale, for pupils starting in September 2022.​

What is the admission criteria?

​For community and voluntary controlled schools we allocate places in the following order:

​Where a child has a statement of Special Educational Needs naming a specific school, the child will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated.

The remaining applications are considered in the following order of priority:

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
  2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations directly relevant to the school concerned.
  3. Children with older siblings attending the school.
  4. Children with church affiliation, only applicable to voluntary controlled Church of England schools.
  5. Children who are eligible for the service premium.
  6. ​Proximity, where you live.

​​Voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools

For other types of schools, for example, voluntary aided schools, foundation schools and academies, each governing body has its own admissions policy so you'll need to check with the individual schools.

Document last updated
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Related content
Document type