|DATE OF BIRTH OF CHILDREN BECOMING AGED FIVE|
|1 September to 31 December||Admission at the beginning of the autumn term (one term earlier)|
|1 January to 31 March||Admission at the beginning of the autumn term (up to two terms)|
|1 April to 31 August||Admission at the beginning of the spring term (up to two terms)|
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted:
In the event of over-subscription within any criterion, preference will normally be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance to the child’s home to the principle entrance to the main administrative building of the school. The exception to this is that all children who fall into criterion 1, 2 or 3 by the closing date for application, will be guaranteed a place at the school providing the school is listed as the first preference and the application is received by the closing date for the normal year of entry to the school.
Children transferring into Foundation 2 (Reception) whose birthday is between April and August have the opportunity to come into school full-time from September to ease transition.
Applications for admission to other year groups will normally be considered in relation to the published admission limit which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, although infant class size restrictions will also need to be considered. If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the above admission criteria. If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.
Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including:
Consideration will be given to children in public care and to applicants who can establish particular medical, Special Educational Needs or social grounds relating to their child. Supporting written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional must be provided at the time of application. The definition of Special Educational Needs relates to a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for the child.
Special consideration will be given to children whose mobility support needs require that they access the specialist accommodation provided by a school in a designated “through route” family of schools. Each case will be determined on its merits. Special circumstances may take precedence over any of the numbered criteria above. The allocation of any such places will be determined by the Local Education Officer, in consultation with the Head Teacher.