Admissions to Schools

Managing and administering the Admissions Process is one of the most important roles of a Governing Board in Voluntary Aided Schools and the Trust Board in a Single Academy or Multi-Academy Trust. 

As the Admissions Authority, the VA Governing Body or Trust Board has the responsibility to agree and set appropriate Admissions Criteria, ensuring that these criteria are fair, lawful and objective according to the School Admissions Code.

Amendments to a school’s Admissions Policy may only take place after a full and formal consultation process, which must take place for 6 weeks between the 1st November – 20th December and after consultation with the Diocese of Ely Admissions Adviser. There is a series of annual key dates and deadlines for this process.

Please see below for further information about the admissions process, including a timeline of key dates and deadlines for Governing Bodies, Local Governing Bodies and Trust Boards.


Admissions process for Diocese of Ely primary schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk & Suffolk.

How to Consult on Admission Arrangements

Sample Supplementary Information Form for Church Attendance ( with Covid caused church closures)

Sample Supplementary Information Form for Church Attendance( general)


Supporting the Admissions process at the Diocese of Ely