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:
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 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 by 16 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.