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Does a governor's child get any preferential admission?

Discussion in 'Governors' started by missaks, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. misslingo

    misslingo New commenter

    Hello I just wondered if besides all the positives of being a school governor, if it would serve any purpose in getting your child into the school e.g if a selective school
  2. afternoonclerk

    afternoonclerk New commenter

    I'm no expert on admissions but I'm pretty certain the answer is no, never. (If it's not then it should be).

    State-funded schools have to follow the Admissions Code here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code--2

    There will be different policies at different schools (and some will be set by the LA, not the school) but governors cannot be paid and there are rules on conflicts of interest. If a governor role came with the promise that little Jonny would leapfrog up the waiting list that would be seen as a major benefit in some schools, worth far more than a few quid.
  3. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    No it makes no difference .
    nomad likes this.
  4. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    There's been at least one case where a vicar has been governor of their local CoE school, but their child didn't get a place because the vicarage was too far away!
    nomad likes this.
  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    School admissions law does not allow any priority to be given to governors' children in a state school, selective or otherwise.
    nomad likes this.

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