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New Admissions Code

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Governor and journalist Fiona Millar investigates how a new admissions code is affecting school governors.

The code was introduced in February 2007 and was designed to make policies fairer and more transparent. Practices like interviewing and taking up references, which could allow covert selection to take place, are now forbidden.

Fiona visits Lady Margaret School, a voluntary aided church school for girls in Fulham, London, to discover the radical changes that governors have had to make to their admission policy in order to comply with the new code.

She follows the process the governors went through by talking to the chair of governors, a representative of the local authority and to a schools adjudicator who rules on objections to admissions policies.

Part of the series: Just for Governors

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