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Sufficiency

Developments in Capacity and Admission Numbers

  

Sufficiency

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 capacity'.   

 

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 agreement.

 

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Education and Learning

Raising the level of academic achievement is a top priority for the council. We will ensure the effective delivery of our services so we can improve the life chances for children and young people. Check out this section to find out about Learning centres, schools, special education needs and more.

 


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