Pineham Barns Primary School

Dragonfly Way
Pineham Village

The school will first admit children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming the school.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Children living with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
  3. Children of qualified teaching staff where the member of staff has been employed by the Academy Trust for two or more years, at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made
  4. Children who live closest to the preferred school within the defined area
  5. Other children

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system.


Where two or more children share a priority for a place in any criterion e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random allocation undertaken by an independent body. However, if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over the published admission number (PAN) as permitted by infant class size rules.

Defined area

The defined area is from Junction 15A of the M1 to the A4500/A5076 roundabout in Upton. From the A4500/A5076 roundabout in Upton to Upton Valley Way North. Upton Valley Way North is used as a boundary to define the area until it merges with Nectar Way. Nectar Way is defined as the boundary until it merges with Cob Drive, which leads to Swan Valley Way. Swan Valley Way reconnects the defined area to Junction 15A of the M1 via the A43.


Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements 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.