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Notice ID: BOU0360106

Notice effective from
3rd November 2017 to 3rd December 2017

Dorset County Council
By virtue of Section 89 of ttie School Standards and Framework Act 1998, Dorset County Council Is required to consult annually on admission arrangements Including Admission Numbers (AN). In October 2001, ttie Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Issued new guidance for measuring the capacity of all schools. This guidance describes the method for assessing the "net capacity" (NCA) of schools and Is now the only technique for determining the AN for schools. Admission authorities may fix an AN for a relevant group that is lower or higher than the NCA method suggests. However, where a proposed AN Is lower Information must be published to give parents the opportunity to object. This notice relates to proposals to set ANs lower than the NCA has Identified.
Following consultation on the AN for schools, the Governing Body of The Wey Valley School, has decided to proceed with the following proposal. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with Regulation 9 (5) of The Education (Admission Arrangements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 Governing Body of The Wey Valley School, intends to sat a AN tor The Wey Valley School which Is lower than the level which has been Identified following an assessment of the accommodation using the NCA method. The proposed AN will apply to admissions to the relevant age group (the normal year of entry) commencing from the beginning of the school year 2019/20 and for any subsequent school year. Details are as follows:
School - The Wey Valley School & Sports College
Current AN - 210
NCA - 1271
Proposed AN - 180
The reason for proposing lower AN Is to set a level which more accurately reflects the number of actual admissions and enables the Governing Body of The Wey Valley School to plan more effectively for organisational and budgetary needs. Admissions to the schools will be In accordance with the school's admissions policy. Within six weeks after the date of publication of this notice, any person living within the designated area served by this school may object to the decision specifically related to the local school by sending their objection to the Office of the School's Adjudicator. Objections should be sent to The Secretary, The Office of School's Adjudicator, GD FL A, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG. Further information about the contents of this notice may be obtained from Mr Rob Cole, The Wey Valley School, 436 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT3 5AN Tel: 01305 817000 Email: Signed: The Way Valley School
Date: 16/10/17


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