There are different types of schools in Southampton and not all follow the Local Authority's (LA) admissions policy. Some schools have their own admissions policies, which they set themselves.
The table below shows who the admissions authority is for each school type in Southampton.
|School type||Admissions authority|
|Community schools||Local Authority|
|Voluntary Controlled (VC) schools||Local Authority |
|Foundation / Trust schools||The school's Board of Governors|
|Voluntary Aided (VA) schools||The school's Board of Governors|
|Academies||The school's Board of Trustees|
Southampton City Council (SCC) is the admissions authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools, and these schools follow the admissions policy set out by the LA.
The LA's admissions policy can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The policies for schools which do not follow the LA's admissions policy can be found on the other school admissions policies page.
The following pages provide more information on admissions policies: