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Our CofEB Schools Independent Appeal Panel should reflect the diverse backgrounds of all our pupils. We are keen to welcome new volunteers, particularly from backgrounds currently underrepresented, such as Black, Asian and Minority ethnic.
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Each Aided School or Academy can determine its own Admissions Policy in compliance with the requirements of the School Admissions Code 2021. Church of England Birmingham schools must also take account of Diocesan guidance (see below) when setting admissions criteria.
We support and advise governors in producing these policies. We work with all governing bodies and encourage them to have as open an Admissions Policy as possible.
Church of England schools are permitted to include faith criteria in their policies but are not obliged to do so.
Schools' Admissions Policies can be accessed via each individual school’s website.
We also arrange Admission Appeals hearings on behalf of some of Church of England Birmingham's schools and academies.
If your child has not been granted a place at the school of your choice and you decide you wish to appeal, check the relevant school's Admissions Policy and website for information about how to appeal. This will tell you whether you need to appeal directly to the school's Board of Governors or to the Local Authority.
The Education Team's lead officer on Admissions and Admission Appeals is Rachel Raftery.
School Admission Appeals Code of Practice (February 2012)
BDBE 2021 Guidance for Schools Setting Admissions Policies
Updated CofE Birmingham Appeals Timetable - September 2022
Suggested ToR: Admissions Committees (September 2019)
BDMAT Model Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2023-24
Non-BDMAT Model Admissions Policy 2021 (for VA Schools & Academies)