Proposed changes to school admissions

This is a consultation on proposed changes to admission arrangements to Infant and Primary Schools for the 2017-18 school year. Admission authorities must set admission arrangements annually and must consult on those arrangements.

This consultation is now closed

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View the proposed Admissions Policy

View the existing Admissions Policy

Once you have read this information:

Survey closed 

The survey closed on March 1st 2016

Views expressed will be summarised in a report to the Council Cabinet on 12th April 2016.

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What are the proposed changes?

The Local Authority is proposing that the admission age for children to start school is changed

from “at the start of the term in which a child has his/her fourth birthday, as per the prescribed timetable”

to “at the start of the school year following a child’s fourth birthday”

What will happen after the consultation?

A report will be written for consideration by the Council Cabinet on 12th April 2016.  This will summarise the views expressed during the consultation exercise and will make recommendations on the way forward.  Any change in policy will be published on this website and schools and pre-school providers will be informed.  Parents of children in pre-school provision will be sent information on any change in the admission age to start school.

When will any changes take effect?

From the beginning of the 2017-18 school year i.e. the beginning of September 2017.


Powys County Council is the admission authority for all Community and Church Controlled Schools within the local authority area and manages admission arrangements for those schools for which it acts as the admission authority. 

For Aided and Foundation Schools, namely Archdeacon Griffiths, Llanerfyl, Llanbedr, Llangattock. Llansantffraid, Priory, St Mary’s and St Michael’s Primary Schools, the Trustees or Governing Body are the admission authority and they are responsible for setting their own admission policy.