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School admissions and oversubscription 2020

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Dear Buckinghamshire Council,

Please could you provide me with the following information relating to school admissions for every primary and secondary state school or state school site within your local authority on national offer day 2020:

1. The name of the school or school site

2. The DfE number or URN of the school

3. The Published Admissions Number of the school in that year

4. The total number of times the school was listed as a preference

5. The total number of offers made

6. The number of offers made to siblings of existing pupils

7. The number of offers made under any proximity or distance oversubscription criterion

8. The name of the admission criterion under which the last successful applicant was admitted, e.g. "Distance"

9. The home-to-school distance and unit of measurement (and whether this measurement was straight line or walking distance) of the last successful applicant, where distance was used to prioritise this last place

10. Whether the school was oversubscribed in that year

Please always list the school or site, even if there is little admission information available.

As I understand it, this information is normally recorded as a dataset, so it would be great if your response could include the data in an electronic, reusable format such as Excel or CSV, as required by section 102 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

I am asking for this in order to supplement a website I have created to help parents find out more about schools near them, in particular admission results. You can see it here: http://admissionsday.co.uk.

Please do email me or call me on the number below if you wish to discuss this request, particularly if there are any issues or complications that could lead to a refusal.

Thanks in advance for your time in putting this together, particularly at this difficult time.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Thompson
07813 272 634

Buckinghamshire Council

 

 

 

 

Dear Mike Thompson

 

Thank you for your information request received on 06 June 2020.

 

We can confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it
under the most appropriate legislation.  Your case reference number is FOI
12503

 

You can expect to receive a response by 03 July 2020.

 

Please note that due to the extraordinary circumstances as a result of
COVID-19, requests may take longer to process as we prioritise other areas
of service that safeguard the well-being of our residents.

 

The Council will be in touch if we need any further information.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team

Buckinghamshire Council

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Dear Mike Thompson

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 06 June 2020
concerning School Admissions for every primary and secondary state school.
Please accept my apologies for the delay.

 

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
I can confirm that Buckinghamshire Council does hold information falling
within the description specified in your request.  Please find the
relevant details 

Request

Please could you provide me with the following information relating to
school admissions for every primary and secondary state school or state
school site within your local authority on national offer day 2020:

 

1. The name of the school or school site – see How places were allocated
into Reception

 

2. The DfE number or URN of the school – see Pan’s with DFE numbers and
Distances

 

3. The Published Admissions Number of the school in that year – see How
places were allocated into reception

 

4. The total number of times the school was listed as a preference – see
Preference numbers as at 16 April

 

5. The total number of offers made = 6348 including out of county
children, 6159 Bucks children

 

6. The number of offers made to siblings of existing pupils  = see sibling
count for FOI 12503

 

7. The number of offers made under any proximity or distance
oversubscription criterion = see Pan’s with DFE numbers and Distances 

 

8. The name of the admission criterion under which the last successful
applicant was admitted, e.g. "Distance" – see How places were allocated
into reception as at 16 April

 

9. The home-to-school distance and unit of measurement (and whether this
measurement was straight line or walking distance) of the last successful
applicant, where distance was used to prioritise this last place =
straight line for all schools except Danesfield & St Pauls  who use routed
- see How places were allocated into Reception

 

10. Whether the school was oversubscribed in that year = see how places
were allocated into reception

for secondary information please see RFI 12503 final (csv)

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Buckinghamshire County Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks
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Buckinghamshire Council uses personal information please see the Council’s
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