Education Act 1998

F69 [ Annual admission notice

63

63. (1) Subject to this Act and any regulations made under this Act, the board of a school shall, each year, prepare a notice (in this Part referred to as an annual admission notice ) in respect of the admission of students to the school for the school year concerned.

(2) The board shall, prior to accepting applications for admission to the school for the school year concerned, in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed period, publish the annual admission notice.

(3) An annual admission notice shall

( a ) provide details in relation to how to obtain

(i) a copy of the school s admission policy, and

(ii) an application form for admission to the school,

( b ) subject to subsection (4) and any regulations under section 65 , set out

(i) the date on which the school shall commence accepting applications for admission to the school for the school year concerned,

(ii) the date on which the school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the school for the school year concerned, which date shall be at least 3 weeks after the date referred to in subparagraph (i) ,

(iii) in respect of an application for admission to an intake group or special class, the date by which the applicant shall be notified of the decision in relation to his or her application,

(iv) in respect of an application for admission to an intake group or special class, the date by which the applicant shall confirm acceptance of the offer of admission,

( c ) in relation to the school year concerned, set out

(i) the number of places being made available in the intake group,

(ii) in the case of a boarding school, the number of residential and the number of non-residential places being made available, and

(iii) in the case of a school with a special class, the number of places being made available in the special class concerned,

( d ) in the case of a school where the intake group or a special class in the school was oversubscribed in the school year prior to the school year in relation to which admission is being sought, include a statement setting out the number of applications received and the number and order of offers made in that school year in respect of each of the school s selection criteria,

( e ) include such other information as may be prescribed in regulations under section 65 .

(4) In relation to

( a ) a boarding school, different dates may be provided under subsection (3)(b) in respect of the residential and the non-residential places in the school concerned, and

( b ) a school with a special class, different dates may be provided under subsection (3)(b) in respect of places in the special class concerned.

(5) In this section, a reference to admission to a school means a reference to admission to the intake group of the school or admission to a special class in the school. ]