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Register of pupil admission

Register of pupil admission (statutory)

Applies to

  • Maintained Schools
  • Academies
  • Free Schools
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Independent Schools
  • Non-Maintained Special Schools


Governing boards are responsible for ensuring that admissions (and attendance) registers are maintained, but the register itself can be kept by appropriate school staff. 

A pupil is placed on the admission register on the first day he/she is expected to attend.


The governing board is free to delegate to a committee of the governing board, an individual governor or the head teacher or the proprietor must 'cause to be kept' a register.

The register itself can be kept by appropriate school staff.

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