The Danesholme Infant Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place at the Academy through an Education Health and Care Plan naming the Academy. After the admission of these pupils, criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:
- Looked After or previously Looked After children.
- Children with a sibling* attending the Academy or the linked Danesholme Junior Academy at the time of admission (see below for sibling definition).
- Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
- Other children.
If the admission number is exceeded within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the Academy*.
If two children are tied for the last place, after the above distance tie-break has been applied, then a process of random allocation, undertaken by someone independent of the Academy, will determine who is allocated the last place.
Definition of siblings
Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for him/her.