Our letter can be used to inform interested parties that a consultation is being held regarding a school’s admission arrangements.

This letter template allows a school to outline why they are having a consultation, whether there are any proposed changes to the current arrangements, the rationale behind any proposed changes, how interested parties can participate in the consultation and a timeline of the consultation process.

For the purpose of this document, the term ‘interested parties’ refers to the different groups of people a school should consult with, including the following:

  • Parents of all pupils in the affected schools
  • Parents of any pupils expected to attend the affected schools within the next two academic years
  • The LA
  • All other admissions authorities in the relevant area
  • Adjoining neighbouring authorities

Schools can utilise this template to ensure that all relevant parties are aware of the consultation and the procedure to follow to participate, ensuring that the school is acting fairly and transparently.