Parklands Primary School

Spinney Hill Road

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 with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child
  3. Children of qualified teaching staff where the member of staff has been emplyed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made
  4. Children who live closer to the school than any other school
  5. Other children

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, random allocation will be used to decide who is offered places. If the admission number is exceeded in any other 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.

Brother or sister (sibling)

A sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, (within a family unit) including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and continuing at the school at the proposed date of admission.