DETERMINED ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED PRIMARY SCHOOLS - 2013/2014
The policy for admission to Community and Voluntary Controlled primary schools for 2013/14 is listed below:-
Parents are asked to express preferences for three primary schools. Published criteria are used to decide which children should be offered the available places. In primary schools an equal preference scheme has been introduced to comply with the Schools Admission Code, whereby three parental preferences are given equal status and will be considered equally against the admissions criteria.
When a school is oversubscribed on parental preferences, then the following priorities apply in order:
The distance criterion which will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure. If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg twins or same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.
Geographical Priority Areas (GPAs)
Straight line measures were introduced from 2011/12 for criterion 4 to make the school admission process more transparent for all parents. In certain localities this could disadvantage some families in relation to accessing a place at their local primary school. GPAs have been introduced at the following 3 primary schools:-
Families with children living within the stipulated GPA have prior consideration for a place at the relevant school under criterion 4 – ahead of other applicants under criterion 4 with children living outside of the GPA.
This is a summary of the admissions policy. Please refer to the 'Information for Parents 2013/14 booklet and area inserts for full policy details.
For Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools, Free Schools and Academies
Parents wishing to view the final determined policy for a Voluntary Aided or Foundation, Free School or Academy Primary School, should click on the 'VA and F Determined Admissions Policies' link in the related links box on the right of this page. This will open a page headed ‘Determined Admission Policies 2013/14'. Clicking on the appropriate district in the index will provide a list of all the schools in the area. Clicking on your preferred school will show a summary of the details of the final determined policy that will be used by the governors for admitting children to the school for September 2013.
For Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools, Free Schools and Academies, full policies are available direct from individual schools.
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2013.