The school admissions code requires all local authorities to have an 'in-year fair access protocol, all schools and academies in Luton must take part in the agreed protocol.
Luton Council and all schools and academies in Luton are committed to inclusive education, the 'in-year fair access protocols' (which can be downloaded below) set out how those pupils most at risk of exclusion from education will be supported.
The 'primary in-year fair access protocol' has been developed in collaboration with Luton’s five neighbourhood partnerships to ensure that the following pupils are suitably placed whilst ensuring an equitable distribution of the most challenging pupils between schools.
The operation of the protocol is overseen by Luton Council and doesn't operate for the normal admissions rounds as these children must be admitted.
Examples of which are:
Secondary head teachers and principals have agreed to share permanently excluded pupils and those whose parents have agreed to a managed move under the 'in-year fair access protocol'.
This protocol also covers vulnerable unplaced children and other vulnerable children on a school roll who require a managed move.
The 'in-year fair access protocol' doesn't cover normal in year admissions or the admission of children in care and overrides usual admission arrangements.
The operation of the protocol is overseen by the 'pupil placement panel', Luton’s secondary headteacher group and the Luton Council.
The 'pupil placement panel' meets for two hours once a month and is made up of the following core members