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School Admissions Code 2021

5 July 2021

This online event took place on 05 July 2021 and is now available on-demand. The content in this recording was correct as of the original webinar date.

The School Admissions Code 2021 was recently published by the Department for Education and, subject to parliamentary approval, will be implemented this September.

We highlighted the key changes that, if approved, will impact the way in which your admissions system will need to operate.

Admissions experts Richard Freeth and Philip Wood discussed how these changes will ultimately affect your decision-making, particularly in relation to supporting vulnerable children and in-year admissions.

This on-demand video spoke about:

  • understand what changes are happening and how these will affect your school;
  • be able to make the necessary changes to your admission policy and procedures; and
  • ensure your governance arrangements are sufficiently robust and agile to work within the requirements of the new Code.

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Our speakers

Richard Freeth

Richard Freeth


Richard Freeth specialises in advice to schools and local authorities on the full range of issues including special educational needs, disability discrimination, admissions, exclusions, appeals, reorganisations, governance and academy conversions.

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Philip Wood

Philip Wood


Philip specialises in education law and has over eight years of experience in advising a range of education institutions

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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