Consultation on Changing the Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN)

Consultation on Changing the Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN)


Churchmead School

A Church of England Voluntary Aided Secondary School


October 2016

Churchmead School would like to propose reducing the Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN) with effect from 1 September 2018.

Although the Regulations and Code of Practice relating to school admissions no longer require an admissions authority to consult when maintaining or increasing a school’s PAN, there remains a requirement to consult when the proposal is to reduce a PAN. Churchmead School as the admissions authority is seeking comments on the proposed change.



Churchmead School proposes to reduce the published admission number of the school from 140 to 110 with effect from 1 September 2018.

We do not propose to make any other changes to our admissions policy.

Factors have been considered by Churchmead School in deciding to consult on this proposal are;

-          The school has not had a total roll past 100 pupils in the last four years.

-          The school is committed to reviewing the PAN if the local context dictates a need for this in the future.


How to Respond

This consultation will run from 19th October 2016 to 30th November 2016 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal above to the Chair of Governors Mr S Buckeridge on email below




Written Response: Chair of Governors

                                   Priory Way



                                  SL3 9JQ


Following the consultation period Churchmead School will consider any comments received and how to proceed. Admission arrangements for 2018 will be determined by February 2017.