All school places are allocated in line with the school admissions criteria as follows:
If the number of applications to your preferred school is fewer than or equal to the number of places available, all applicants will be admitted. However, if the number of applications to your preferred school is greater than the number of places available, the information you give will be used to rank your child’s priority for a place in line with the over-subscription criteria which are:
1. Looked After Children (children in public care) and those who were previously Looked After Children.
2. Those children who live in the school’s catchment area on or before the published closing date.
Note: Those children who live within the school’s catchment area and have a sibling* already attending the school will be admitted first (the sibling must be of statutory school age), and then those children who live within the school’s catchment without a sibling will be admitted.
3. Children with siblings* living in the same household attending the school in September 2023. The sibling must be of statutory school age.
4. After taking account of the above categories, priority will be based on the closeness to the school measured automatically by the LA’s G.I.S (Geographical Information System).
Distance is measured from the nearest entrance or gate of the home to the nearest gate or entrance of the school via a road route.
Note: The GIS does not take into account any shortcuts. If the LA has the situation where any home addresses calculate the same distance, then a trundle wheel will be used to establish the nearest address.
*A sibling is a child who is the brother/sister, half-brother/sister (children who share one common parent), step-brother/sister where two children are related by marriage. This definition also includes adopted or fostered children living at the same address.
Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the week then the home address will be determined as the address where a child lives for the majority of the week (e.g. 3 out of the 5 school days). Parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.