Places will first be allocated to children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school as offering 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 previously looked after children
- Children who live in the linked area of Kilsby
- Children with an older sibling (see below) continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
- Other children
Allocation to published admission number (PAN)
If the admission number is exceeded in criterion 2, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. 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 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.
If two or more applications cannot otherwise be separated and there is only one place available, a random allocation process will be used to determine who should be allocated the place.
A sibling is defined as a child’s 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. In these admission arrangements, the term sibling includes:
- a brother or sister sharing the same parents
- half-brothers and half-sisters
- step-brothers and step-sisters, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or civil partnership
- children who have been adopted or is fostered by parents or carers who have other children
Home address (child’s)
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 parents who are separated, 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 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.
Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned.