Decision details

Extension of Period of Expressing Parental Preference for Grammar Schools

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Education & Early Help Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Decisions set out in the book have been made under delegated powers by the Chief Executive, Executive Directors or the Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer, in consultation either with the relevant committee or Lead Councillor.

The Decision Book process has been altered to suspend the current Councillors’ call-in arrangements within the 10-day period after its publication and replace it with the ability during that period for three Councillors to request a retrospective review of the decision in writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services.

The decision book can be accessed on the Council’s website – www.reading.gov.uk/decisionbooks.

The officer reports accompanying the decisions are attached.

Contact: Richard Woodford Committee Services
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Decision:

This report sets out the decision that, where a child has taken the entrance test for a grammar school, but failed to achieve the qualifying pass mark for consideration, parents/carers will now be permitted to amend their child’s application until 10 December 2020 (subject to certain conditions – given in the report).

It is the decision of the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Education, that where a child has taken the entrance test for a Grammar School, but failed to achieve the qualifying pass mark for consideration, parents/carers will now be permitted to amend their child’s application until 10 December 2020, subject to the following conditions:

(1) The parent/carer has submitted a valid application for a grammar school (i.e. applied to the school and sat the test);

(2) The grammar school is listed on the child’s “on time” application to Brighter Futures for Children School Admissions team;

(3) The parent/carer has listed four preferences on their “on time” application.

Publication date: 16/10/2020

Date of decision: 16/10/2020

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