Consultation on Review of Pre-School Admission Socially Disadvantaged Circumstances Criterion

Consultation opened on 19 April 2021. Closing date 16 July 2021.


This consultation relates to the statutory criterion that all funded pre-school education providers are required to use as part of the pre-school admissions process. It seeks views on proposals to extend the definition of “children from socially disadvantaged circumstances” to include a wider group of children. It also seeks views on the proposal to standardise the length of pre-school education sessions and the impact that this may have on the admissions process in future. These views will help to inform policy development and a substantive consultation on this issue in due course.

A full copy of the consultation document and other related documents including an online response form and an easy read version are provided below.


Consultation description

Responses should be submitted to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 16 July 2021.

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