Local Authorities continue to co-ordinate admissions right up until the start of the new school year in September.
This year in Gloucestershire, the LEA took over In Year admissions - ie, ones not at the start of Reception or secondary. In the past there had been cases of heads allowing extra pupils who'd moved into the area even when it took them well over PAN / IAN, and the LEA only found out about it a few months after the event. All well and good for those schools, but there are often schools nearby with less pupils than they need, which the children should have been given a place at.
It's made for more appeals, though