The City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a consultation on a proposed minor change to the admissions criteria for Wolverhampton Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools.

The consultation highlights a proposed change to the criteria by including children of staff in the arrangements, something that has already been adopted by other schools in the city.

All schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school.

Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "As the Admission Authority for Wolverhampton Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools we are required to consult on our admission arrangements at least once every 7 years. 

"The arrangements that are subject to this consultation adhere to The School Admissions Code 2021 and the criteria is simple, transparent and objective.

"I would encourage all stakeholders, including parents and carers, to take the time to give us their thoughts on our proposed admission arrangements. We would welcome your views.”

For more details about the consultation and the schools it relates to, and complete the survey, please visit Admissions Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools 2024-25. The deadline for comments is Friday 16 December, 2022.