School consultations

Consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2021- 2022

We are undertaking a consultation on issues relating to school admissions, in order for the existing arrangements to be reviewed and updated.

Anyone with an interest in education, such as parents, community groups or schools may like to comment on the proposals.

The arrangements upon which consultation is taking place are as follows:

  • Removing the limitation on the number of children eligible for Pupil Premium admitted to the grammar schools
  • Change wording in the Admission Arrangements that does not adhere to the Home to School Travel and Transport Guidance - Statutory guidance for local authorities July 2014
  • Changes to the ‘reasonable travelling distance’ tables in the Fair Access Protocol
  • Consulting with schools on the Relevant Area for admission policy
  • Removing the wording in the Admission Arrangements at Point 3.6, as it is no longer normal practice
  • Reducing the published admission numbers from 90 to 60 at Downshall Primary School.


Consultation documents

Download and view copies of the consultation documents:


Complete the survey

Complete the school admissions arrangements survey

Any observations are welcomed and comments can be made through the online consultation or sent by e-mail to

The consultation will be live online for 43 days from Monday 14 October 2019 at 00:01.

The deadline for comments is Monday 25 November 2019 at 23:59.

This will enable any observations to be considered by the Authority's Cabinet at its meeting on 11 February 2020 before it decides the final admission arrangements.

Please note that Redbridge schools that are responsible for their own admissions may also be consulting on admissions for their own schools if they propose any changes to their arrangements or have not consulted in the last 7 years. This includes all voluntary aided faith schools, foundation schools and academies, including free schools. Schools can only change their arrangements if they consult, so without consultation they must remain unchanged.

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