School consultations

Consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2025- 2026

Redbridge conducted a consultation on the community school admission arrangements, for the existing arrangements to be reviewed and updated for the 2025-2026 academic year. The consultation opened at 00:01 on Wednesday 8 November 2023. 

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

The proposed changes which consultation also took place on are as follows: 

  • Reducing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 60 to 30 at Gilbert Colvin Primary School
  • Reducing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 90 to 60 at Mayespark Primary School 
  • Reducing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 120 to 90 at Parkhill Infants' School

Any observations were welcome, with the opportunity for comments made through the online consultation or by email to under the title 'Response to Admissions Consultation 2025-26'.

The consultation was live online for 43 days from Wednesday 8 November 2023 at 00:01. The deadline for comments was Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 23:59.

This will enable any observations to be considered by the Authority's Cabinet at its meeting on 21 February 2024, before it formally decided the final admission arrangements. Copies of the determined admission arrangements for 2025-2026; the Fair Access Protocol for 2025-2026 and the coordinated admissions schemes for Primary and Secondary Transfer 2025 can be found below. The determined admission arrangements, agreed at Cabinet can be found below.

Following consultation a decision was taken to remove the proposal to reduce the published admission number at Parkhill Infants' School. This a due to a projected shortfall of places in schools in the West of the borough in 2025. Therefore, the published admission number at Parkhill Infants' School will remain at 120, ensuring the sufficiency of places in the West of the borough.

The proposed community schools’ admissions criteria, including admission numbers.

The proposed scheme for secondary co-ordination.

The proposed scheme for primary co-ordination.  

The proposed policy for 'Hard to place' and vulnerable groups of pupils.

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.