If there are more applications than available places, the school will allocate places using the oversubscription criteria listed below:
Children with EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan or a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place, the latter in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
If there are not enough places available in the Nursery class, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
1. Children looked after (see notes) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).
2. A child “at risk” or the sibling of a child “at risk” who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.
Other applicants, where the following criteria are considered to determine priorities:
Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school (see notes).
3. Children who have a sibling (see notes) at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school. Note the “normal age range” is the designated range for which the school provides (Year 6).
4. Any other children.
If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. If more children qualify under criterion 3 than there are places available, priority will be given to those who live nearest the school, as measured in a straight line, using a distance calculator.
Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from the school, in the case of a block of flats for example, the lower door number will be deemed nearest, as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be by random allocation.
Nursery provision is non-statutory and there is no right of appeal against refusal of a place. Attendance at our Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception; the two admissions procedures are independent of each other. Parents of children who are allocated a place at our Nursery will need to reapply for a school place in line with the Reception Admissions Policy.
The applications for Nursery have now closed. If you wish to make a late application for a Nursery place starting September 2021 to July 2022 please complete this late application form . Please contact the School Office if you have any questions or email email@example.com or 01442 871231.