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School Admissions Code

Admissions Code - Legal Advice and Support for Schools

How can we help?

Our experienced lawyers can advise you on every aspect of admissions, including:

  • The setting of fair over-subscription criteria which comply with the School Admissions Code

  • Guidance on the statutory consultation process

  • Admission appeals, including training the Independent Appeal Panel members

  • Responding to the Schools Adjudicator

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Advice on Complex Admissions Issues

We also have experience of advising schools on more complex issues such as receipt from parents of misleading or fraudulent admissions applications, advising academies on admissions requirements contained within their Funding Agreements, and Equality Act requirements when making admissions decisions.

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Expert Legal Advice and Support

On average the Admissions Codes are revised every two years. Our specialist lawyers are frequently invited to write and present on legislative revisions, which ensures that we keep you up to date on these important developments.


For specialist advice on school admissions, please contact Yvonne Spencer on 0207 665 0870 for an initial discussion.

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Meet the Team

We provide academies with experienced education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities.

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Yvonne Spencer - Partner & Education Lawyer in London - VWV Law Firm
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