Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision will first be admitted.
When there are more applications than places available, priority for admission will be given to children in the order shown below:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children who appear to the admission authority of the school to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
- Disabled children who need to be admitted to a school on the grounds of physical accessibility. The definition of disability is that contained within the Equality Act 2010
- Children who live in the linked area: Evenley and Hinton-in-the-Hedges, with a brother or sister on roll at the time of application who will still be attending at the time of entry
- Children who live in Evenley and Hinton-in-the-Hedges
- Other children with a brother or sister on roll at the time of application who will still be attending at the time of entry
- Other children
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in categories 2-7 above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between a child’s home and the school is equidistant in any two or more cases.
Tie break will not be applied to multiple birth siblings from the same family tied for the final place. We will admit them all, as permitted by the infant class size rules and exceed our PAN.
The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer on the closing date for applications (15 January).
When we refer to a child’s home address, we mean the permanent residence of the child. This address should be the child’s only or main residence which is either owned by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) or leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than six months’ duration.
When parents live separately and the child spends time with each parent, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (i.e. Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive).
If the child spends equal amounts of time at two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address.
“Sibling” means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place.