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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

The school operates a single-intake system with all Reception pupils admitted in September.  Children with birthdays from 1st January-31st August can initially attend for mornings only should parents prefer – arrangements for each child are agreed with the reception teacher. In accordance with current legislation, a KS1 class will not exceed 30 at the beginning of the academic year.

 

The school’s Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 17. All Governing Bodies are required by section 324 of the EA 1996 to admit to the school a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) that names the school.  This is not an oversubscription criterion.

 

After automatic allocation of SEN places, if more parents have expressed a preference for the school than the published number of places for new admissions, the Governors will use the following Oversubscription Criteria (taken in order):

 

  1. Looked After Children and Children who were looked after, but ceased to be because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
  2. Pupils whose home address is within the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who have a sibling in school at the time of entry. 
  3. Pupils whose home address is within the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who attend Ivington Pre-school.
  4. Pupils whose home address is within the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who request a Church (faith) place supported by the appropriate Vicar / Rector / Minister.  Faith in this context is defined as being an adherent to the Christian Trinity.
  5. Pupils whose home address is within the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who have the ‘shortest available walking route to school’.
  6. Pupils who are the children of school staff.  
  7. Pupils whose home address is outside the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who have a sibling at the school.
  8. Pupils whose home address is outside the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA and who attend Ivington Pre-school.
  9. Pupils whose home address is outside the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA, but who are living within the parish boundaries of Churches within that catchment area, and who request a Church (faith) place supported by the appropriate Vicar / Rector / Minister.  Faith in this context is defined as being an adherent to the Christian Trinity.
  10. Pupils with exceptional medical, social or compassionate grounds for admission and whose parents can show that entry to this school only is necessary for the wellbeing of their child. Parents are required to produce a medical certificate or other appropriate information preferably from an independent source.  Applications will not be considered by the Governors unless this supporting information is attached to the application form.
  11. Pupils whose home address is outside the catchment area of the school as defined by the LA but who live nearest by the ‘shortest available walking route’ as defined by the LA.

 

Please note that:

–      ‘Church’ is taken as meaning an organised body subscribing to the doctrine of the Trinity, which is either a member of the local Christian Council / Council of Churches or affiliated to ‘Christians together in England’.

–      ‘Shortest available walking route to school’ is determined by the LA using computer assisted OS maps and post codes to ensure accurate measurement. This measurement will simply be used to differentiate between candidates who fulfil these criteria in the event of oversubscription, rather than being a requirement under the criteria itself.

–      ‘Parents’ include all those who have a parental responsibility for a child as set out in the Children Act 1989.  Where responsibility is shared, the person receiving Child Benefit is deemed to be the parent responsible for completing application forms and whose address will be used for admission purposes.

–      ‘The Home Address’ will be the address used for correspondence related to where ‘Child Benefit’ is paid.  In cases where there is doubt of the home address, or where a child lives between two homes (split families) or other relevant circumstances, proof of the home address must be provided to the school to confirm the address on the application form.  Home address will be the address that complies with the above at the closing date for applications set by the Local Authority.

–      ‘Sibling’ is defined as:

–          A full or half brother or sister

–          A step brother or step sister

–          An adoptive brother or sister

–          Children of parents who are married or cohabiting, where the parents and children live together in the same family

             household.