You must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you would like your child to be considered under the Faith criterion. The SIF is available from the school and must be returned to the school by 15 January 2021.
The governors will admit children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the School.
When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit children according to the following admission oversubscription criteria which are listed in order of priority:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children who have a sibling continuing attendance at the school at the time of admission of the applicant
- Children for whom Monksmoor Park CE Primary School is the closest primary or infant school to their home
- Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with the form SIF/B to verify church allegiance
- 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 on a straight line basis from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the School, using a geographical information system.
In the case where there are multiple applications from the same shared dwelling (e.g. flats) or where there are two homes where the distance from the address point of the home to the address point of the school (using the system referred to above) is identical, random allocation, supervised by a suitable independent person, will be used to decide the priority in which applicants are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.
Definition of child’s home address or residence
The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents or carers may be asked to provide proof of a claim of residence at any time during the admission process. The address must be the child’s only or main residence that is either:
- Owned by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s)
- Leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than 6 months’ duration. The property leased must be where the family lives
If a child lives with separated parents, 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 an equal amount of time at 2 addresses, the parents must decide which address they wish to use as the child’s main address for the application. Please note – if false or misleading information is used to try and gain a school place, this may lead the Governing Body to reject the application or to withdraw the offer of a place.
Definition of sibling
A brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (i.e. within a family unit) including:
- a brother or sister sharing the same parents
- a half-brother or half-sister where two children share one common parent
- a step brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or civil partnership
- a child who has been adopted or is fostered by parents or carers who have other children.
If parents or carers wish their application to be considered in criterion 4, they must complete form SIF/A which is available from the school and return it to the school (not the local authority). This must be done by the deadline of 5pm on 15 January 2021.
The school will submit the completed form SIF/A to the relevant minister with form SIF/B to verify the information. As SIF/B needs to be returned to the school in time for the school to rank admissions, it is very important to submit form SIF/A to the school as soon as possible.
Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland
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