Places will first be allocated to children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision.
When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
- Looked after children and children who were previously looked after
- Children who will have a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission
- Children of Staff
- Children who live closer to Marie Weller Primary School than any other school.
- Children who are eligible for Pupil Premium and/or Service Premium.
- Other children.
Where it is necessary to choose between two or more applicants within criterion 2-6 for a final place, the tiebreaker will be distance, with the child who resides the nearest to Marie Weller Primary School being given the place. Where there is more than one applicant at the relevant distance, then the tiebreaker will be random allocation.
A natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a stepbrother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place. A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made
Home address or child’s place of residence
The address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of the time during the school week. Where a child lives with one of their separated parents for different parts of the week, we will consider the child’s home address to be where the child sleeps for most of the school week (e.g. Sunday night to Thursday night). If the child spends equal amounts of time at two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address before we can process the application. Parents or legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process.
Pupil and Service Premium
Proof of eligibility for Pupil Premium and/or Service Premium will be required for places allocated under this criterion. Children given priority under this criterion fall into the following categories:
Those eligible for Pupil Premium admission priority are children who:
- Are currently registered as eligible for free school meals
- Who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years
Service Premium Admission Priority Children are eligible if:
- One of their parent(s) are serving in the regular UK armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service)
- They have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2016
- One of their parents died whilst serving in the UK armed forces and the child is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).