Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the academy as the appropriate provision.
When there are more applications than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children with a sibling (see definition below) continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child
- Children who live closer to the Academy than any other school
- Other children
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to Victoria Primary Academy.
Where a child lives, or their ‘home address’, will be determined at the time of application. The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with the parent or carer.
If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Trust will treat the home address as the place the child sleeps for the majority of the school week. If the child spends equal periods at the two addresses, the parents must agree to nominate one address to be taken as the home address.
A sibling link is defined as the presence of a brother or sister at the time of the pupil’s intended admission. Sibling is taken to include a stepbrother or sister, half-brother or sister or child who is adopted or fostered, in all cases provided they are living at the same address.