Schools are asked to familiarise themselves with the statutory framework of regulations which affect the admissions of looked after and previously looked after children to schools and academies. The attached document sets out clearly the arrangements for ensuring that these children are given priority access to school placements.
Unfortunately for the first time the Council has had to seek support from the Secretary of State for the admission of a Northumberland looked after child into a local academy. These measures are used as a last resort and we urge you to work in partnership with ESLAC to resolve any school placement issues swiftly and in the best interests of each child. ESLAC can be contacted on 01670 622779 and ESLAC.firstname.lastname@example.org.