In-year fair access protocol (IYFAP)
The 2021 School Admissions Code requires all state-funded mainstream schools to take part in their local authority's Fair Access Protocol (pdf format, 185Kb). The protocol ensures that we offer unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable places:
- at a suitable school.
We only use the protocol for the in-year admission of children who are difficult to place, particularly those with challenging behaviour or where a child is in need of a school place and places are not available.
Where the Admissions Team refers a case to the IYFAP panel, an additional 20 days are available for the panel to review the case and a place offered.