School Admission Arrangements 2025/26

Closed 31 Jan 2024

Opened 7 Dec 2023


Warwickshire County Council is required to operate a coordinated admissions scheme. This allows Warwickshire residents to make a single application for places at their preferred school(s) and receive a single offer of a school place, whether or not this is one of their preference schools.

Warwickshire County Council is undertaking a consultation relating to our admission arrangements for the 2025/26 academic year. As required by the School Admissions Code (2021), admission authorities must consult on their proposed admissions arrangements for 2025 entry between 01 October 2023 and 31 January 2024. Consultation for 2025 entry must last for a minimum of six weeks. The consultation period for Warwickshire County Council’s proposed admission arrangements, the coordinated scheme and in-year admissions for the 2025/26 academic year, will therefore operate between: 00:00 on Thursday 7 December 2023 and 23:59 on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

The proposed changes being consulted on for the 2025 year of entry are the reduction of the published admission number at three local authority maintained primary schools, changes to deferred and delayed entry information following updated DfE guidance and minor changes in the coordinated scheme regarding offering places from waiting lists after National Offer Day.

For more information see the consultation document below

What happens following the consultation period?

Following the consultation period, the arrangements will then be considered by Cabinet, before being determined by the deadline of 28 February 2024 (as required by the School Admissions Code). Once the arrangements have been determined, Warwickshire County Council will publish the final version of its 2025 entry coordinated scheme, the relevant oversubscription criteria for this entry year, and the 2025/26 in-year arrangements, as well as the admission arrangements for schools who are their own admission authority, on the WCC website, by the deadline of 15 March 2024.

Give us your views

Any comments or feedback on Warwickshire County Council’s proposed admission arrangements for September 2025 entry, and the 2025/26 academic year, should be sent, in writing, for the attention of:


Nikki Daly - Education Access and Organisation Coordinator

via email:

or by post, using the following address:

Education Services, Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL


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