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Consultation for Admissions Policy 2024-25

Consultation for John Milton Academy Trust Admissions Policy 2024-25

The John Milton Academy Trust is an admission authority and it is a requirement for the Trust to consult on the admission arrangements for our schools at least once every 7 years.  

Therefore, a consultation relating to the Admissions Policy for 2024-25 for all schools within the John Milton Academy Trust, will commence on Monday 7th November 2022 and will conclude at midnight on Monday 19th December 2022.  The schools covered by this consultation are: 

  • Bacton Primary School
  • Cedars Park Primary School
  • Mendlesham Primary School
  • Stowupland High School

One proposed amendment to the existing policy is to reduce the PAN for Mendlesham Primary School from 20 pupils down to 15.  This is because the current net capacity in the school is 114 pupils.  Although an individual year group can rise to 20 pupils and be accommodated within the existing building, this higher number cannot be replicated across the school.  The substantive PAN, therefore, needs to be at 15.

Mulberry Centres
Admission to the Mulberry Centres (at Stowupland and Mendlesham) operates through places commissioned by Suffolk County Council.  The Centres are not, therefore, included in this consultation.

The Consultation Process
We would welcome your views on the proposed admission arrangements.  The proposed Admission Policy for 2024-25 can be found here:

Notification of the consultation is being communicated by the Trust to the following: 

  • The Local Authority –  Suffolk County Council 
  • All parents and carers of pupils and students of the Trust 
  • Other persons who in the Trust’s opinion have an interest in the proposed admission policies. 

Parents/carers are welcome to respond by emailing comments relating to the proposed admissions arrangements as set out above to enquiries@johnmiltonacademytrust.co.uk or if you have any questions please contact the headteacher at your school or JMAT Central Office on 01449 742422. 

At the end of the consultation process all responses will be collated and presented to the Trust Board for full consideration.  The Admissions Policy for 2024-25 must be approved and published by 28th February 2023.

Karen D Grimes
Chief Executive Officer

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