Developments in Capacity and Admission
Focuses on the quantity and organisation of pupil
places within and across schools. The capacity of schools was
previously based on the More Open Enrolment (MOE) assessment but is
now be based on a new method of assessment known as the 'net
Completion of the 'net capacity' exercise
The capacity of schools is based on a method of assessment
known as the 'net capacity'. 'Net capacity' calculations have
been undertaken using a schedule of accommodation from which the
'net area' is derived (i.e. total usable area) for all maintained
schools (except special schools). The 'net capacity'
calculations are agreed with head teachers and governing
body and sent to the DfE on a yearly basis.
The 'net capacity' exercise provides a range of capacities which
facilities the setting of an appropriate admission number for
schools. Admission numbers form part of the normal consultation
process for school admissions and these have now been set for the
academic year commencing in September 2014. Therefore any changes
to admission numbers will not be put into effect, following
consultation, until September 2015.
The net capacity for Academies is agreed between
the EFA and the Academy and is stated within the signed funding