Admissions and Transport Service

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The Admissions and Transport Team is placed within Children’s Services and contributes to its role in the following ways.

  • Carries out the co-ordinated admissions process for all main points of entry to schools in Buckinghamshire.
  • Provides a co-ordinated in-year admissions process for voluntary controlled and community schools. Voluntary aided and academy schools may choose also to opt into the process.
  • Acts as the admission authority for all voluntary controlled and community schools.
  • Provides admissions services to academies including the secondary transfer test process under a contract to the Buckinghamshire grammar schools.
  • Ensures that the Council and all admission authorities within the County comply with admissions legislation.
  • Supports schools through admission appeals and (on request, and for a charge) provides this service for voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies.
  • Provides good practice support to schools in all admissions matters.
  • Supports the work of the Fair Access Board and the functions of the county’s Fair Access Protocols.
  • Provides clear information to parents to enable them to make the best possible decisions for their children.
  • Supports parents seeking a school place for their children.
  • Makes transport eligibility decisions in line with the Council’s Transport Policy.

Key objectives for 2023/24

  • Deliver primary allocation process – on 17 April 2024.
  • Deliver secondary allocation process – on 1 March 2024.
  • Deliver requirements of the 2024 secondary transfer testing process (contracted by The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools).
  • Work with all admission authorities to minimise school absence for children seeking school places in-year.
  • Provide transport eligibility decisions to families.
  • Ensures that the Council meets its statutory admission requirements as set out in the Admissions Code and the Admission Appeals Code.


Key Contact

Debbie Munday
Admissions and Transport Manager       
01296 382217


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