Glapthorn CE Primary School

Benefield Road

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) [lan naming Glapthorn CE Primary School as appropriate provision.

Oversubscription criteria

When there are more applications for places than places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children 
  2. Children who live in the villages of Glapthorn and Southwick. 
  3. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  4. Children of staff (i.e. people employed on a permanent contract in any capacity) at the school where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill 
  5. Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend a particular school. Supporting documentation from the Lead Professional must be supplied and must be submitted with the application. The following list are the areas considered exceptional social or domestic need: Crown Servants, Children subject to Child Protection Plans, Parents suffering domestic violence (subject to documentary evidence by a lead professional). Each case will be assessed on its individual merits by the Local Governing Body, who will make a recommendation to the Trust Admission Committee. 
  6. Other children with priority given to those who live nearest to the school

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.


Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.


A brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care. If siblings live between two addresses, applicants must provide proof to show that the main address is the same for both children.

Home address

The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental home at which they normally reside. Where parents claim equal or dual residency they must prioritise one address over the other. Living in the catchment area does not guarantee a place at the catchment school.

For children of UK service personnel (UK Armed Forces) and crown servants a unit postal address or quartering area address that has been formally declared by an official letter will be used as the home address prior to arrival into the UK. Distance is measured from the point that the home property’s front entrance meets a public highway to the academy/school’s main designated front gate, using electronic mapping software.