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Coombe Dean School

Year 6/7 Admissions

NEWS UPDATE: Consultation on revised version of the statutory School Admission Appeals Code

We’re seeking views on a revised version of the statutory School Admission Appeals Code (the “Appeals Code”). The revised Appeals Code allows appeals to be held remotely (by telephone or video conference) as well as in person and allows appeal hearings to continue with just 2 panel members where the third panel member needs to withdraw. The changes make permanent some of the arrangements that were temporarily put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This consultation is open for Clerks, Admissions, Panel Members, Schools and Parents to all complete so we wanted to share the following link with you to make sure you had the chance to have your say. The consultation closes on 3 April 2022.

The consultation can be found at



All school admission authorities, including Westcountry Schools Trust, are required to consult on their admission arrangements in accordance with provisions within the School Admissions Code where there is a change to the arrangements or at least once every seven years if there are no changes. It is important to ensure that school admission arrangements meet the needs of all parents and children and consultation is an important part of the process in formulating and setting school admission arrangements.

Further information and details of any proposed changes are available on the Plymouth City Council website at from Monday 6 December 2021.  As part of the consultation process Plymouth City Council we would like to canvass the views of as many groups of people as possible. 

What is it?

Consultation on school admission arrangements 2023/2024

When does it start?

Monday 6 December 2021

When does it finish?

Sunday 16 January 2022

How do I comment?

Online at

By email to