School Admission Arrangements in Cardiff for 2025/26


A consultation is now live, providing an opportunity for people to learn about proposed changes to the Cardiff Council School Admission Arrangements for the 2025-26 academic year.

Local Authorities are required to review their School Admission Arrangements annually. Proposed changes to the arrangements for 2025/26 include:

  • Deletion of the section on children in receipt of a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Clarification on coordinated school admission arrangements
  • Clarification on changing school during the academic year
  • Information on admission arrangements for Ysgol Gynradd Groeswen Primary School
  • Clarification on compelling medical/compelling social grounds
  • Addition of paragraph on siblings in the same school year who are not multiple birth siblings
  • Clarification on submission of documents relating to a Child's Home Address 

The consultation period runs until Friday, 19 January 2024. 

Details of the consultation are available to view on the Council website via the link here:

Members of the public can provide their views by e-mailing or by post to the School Organisation Planning Team, Room 463, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW