Admissions Arrangements 2018-19

Criteria

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the Published Admissions Number, applications will be prioritised in accordance with the over-subscription criteria which are provided below:

  1. Looked after Children and previously looked after children (Children in public care or those who were looked after but are not any longer because they have been adopted).
  2. Children who will have a brother or sister attending the academy at the time of admission living within the community area that has been designated to the academy. (The term sibling means a full, step, half, adopted or foster brother or sister).
  3. Children who attend St Paul’s Church of England Nursery. They must attend a minimum of 15 hours per week for the whole academic year prior to starting school (September-July).
  4. Children living within the community area that has been designated to the academy.
  5. Children who will have a brother or sister attending the academy at the time of admission living outside the community area. (The term sibling means a full, step, half, adopted or foster brother or sister).
  6. Children living outside the community area.

Tiebreaker

In the event of oversubscription within any category, place allocation will be decided by prioritising applications on the basis of home to school distance measured in a straight line (as the crow flies).

In the event that applicants cannot be prioritised using the tie-breaker above because the distance measurements are the same, the Trust will use random allocation to decide which children will be offered the remaining places.

Late applications

Late applications without good reason will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria but follow all those submitted on time.

If an application is submitted late

but (i) it is submitted before 15 March

and (ii) there is a good reason (e.g. an application from a family who have moved into the area)

the application will be considered as if on time assuming independent supporting evidence (e.g. in the case of a house move, a solicitor’s letter confirming exchange of contracts, or a signed tenancy agreement clearly showing the move took place after the closing date) is provided to show why the application was submitted late. If there is no proof, or the Trust’s Admissions Panel does not consider the reason valid, the application will be treated as late. There is no separate right of appeal against a decision which deems an application as on time or late.