Pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision will be allocated a place.
If the number of applications received exceed the available PAN, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children whose Sibling(s) attend(s) Newton Road School at the time of admission
- Children for whom Newton Road School is the closest school to their home address
- 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 a child’s home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system. In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling (e.g. flats) occurs; a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.
Siblings are defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister. A sibling must be living at the same permanent address and as part of the same family unit (one or two parents plus children) to qualify under this criterion. For school admissions purposes, the term siblings include:
- step-brothers and step-sisters
- half-brothers and half-sisters
- Adopted children
- Children in foster care
- Children living in the same family unit, even if they are not biological brothers and sisters - for example when the parents are not married/in a civil relationship
Cousins are not regarded as siblings.
Home address means the address your child is living at on the closing date for applications which is the permanent residence of the child. This address must be your child’s only or main residence, which is:
- owned by a child’s parent, parents or carer or guardian
- leased to or rented by a child’s parent, parents or guardian under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than six months’ duration. The property leased should be that in which the family lives
Written proof of ownership or a rental agreement and proof of actual permanent residence at the property may be required.