Issue details

New Fair Access Protocol

Every Local Authority must have a Fair Access Protocol under the Admissions Code as a means to secure In-Year places for vulnerable children and those that cannot secure a place. This new protocol supports a fairer, more proportionate system to place children promptly.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Consideration by the executive;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/09/2023

Decision due: 9 Nov 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Education

Lead director: Executive Director for People

Department: People Directorate

Contact: Matthew Biggs, Strategic Lead for Education and Learning Email:


Agenda items


  • New Fair Access Protocol