The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Strategic Issue: Places

Education in Waltham Forest

The School Organisation and Admissions Board

The School Organisation and Admissions Board (SOAB) is a discretionary board that provides support to the council in its statutory obligation to provide sufficient school places for all children within its geographical areas. 

The SOAB looks to:

  • Facilitate engagement of head teachers and schools in schools organisation and admissions planning.
  • Ensure continuous dialog with admissions staff on the smooth running of the schools admission process in Waltham Forest. 
  • Provide advisory support to the Local Authority on issues related to school admissions and places through comprehensive pupil planning and monitoring the admissions process.

School representatives:

Meryl Davies - Walthamstow School for Girls

Kath Wheeler - Buxton School

Phil Grundy - Highams Park Academy

Figen Bektasoglu - Coppermill Primary

Logged-in users can find terms of reference for this group attached at the bottom of the page, as well as the minutes of meetings held.


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Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 January, 2019
Last updated: 17 January 2019 by Barry Fong