Consultation on the proposed reduction of the Pupil Admission Number (PAN) at Corporation Road Primary School for 2023-2024.
Lingfield Education Trust, as the Admission Authority for Corporation Road Primary School, proposes to reduce the number of pupils admitted to Reception Year at the school in September 2023 from 45 (forty-five) to 30 (thirty).
The reason for the proposed reduction is that the number of pupils forecast to enrol in Reception will decline to less than 30 in the next few years. Retaining school places that are unlikely to be filled will adversely impact on the quality of education that can be provided and also impact on the viability and efficient running of the school.
For information, the proposed reduction only applies to new enrolments into Reception Year from September 2023 and each year thereafter. There will be no impact on the pupils already on roll at the school.
Consultation is also being undertaken with parents and carers, school staff, other local schools and interested organisations and Darlington Council as the Local Authority with responsibility for coordinating school admissions in the area.
Copies of the School’s Admission policy containing the proposed admission arrangements can be found below.
Comments and feedback on the above proposal are sought and can be submitted to the Trust via the form below. The consultation period on this proposal runs from 1st November to 10th December 2021.
Current Admissions Information
The School has an agreed admission number of 45 students. The School will accordingly admit at least 45 students in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.
The School Admission Regulations 2012 require admission authorities to set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Once arrangements have been determined, any objections to them should be referred in writing to the Schools Adjudicator. The Schools Adjudicator can be contacted at The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. You can also contact them on 01325 340525 or by emailing the team at email@example.com
Once admission arrangements have been determined for a particular school year, they cannot be revised by the admission authority unless such revision is necessary to give effect to a mandatory requirement of the Code, admission law, a determination of the Adjudicator or any misprint in the admission arrangements.
Process of application
Applications for places at the School will be made in accordance with the LA’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Primary School Application (PSA) provided and administered by Darlington Borough Council. Prospective students and their parents/carers are encouraged to visit the School before making an application.