Pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision will be allocated a place.
If the number of applications received exceeds the available published admission number (PAN), places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children who live in Woodford
- Children whose sibling(s) attend(s) Woodford CE Primary School at the time of admission (see note below)
- 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 from the address point of a child’s home address to the address point of Woodford CE Primary School on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.
In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling (e.g. flats) occurs; a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.
Sibling means a child who has brother, sister, adopted brother or sister or stepbrother or stepsister living in the same family unit at the same address, who attends the school and who is expected to still be on roll at the time of admission. Children residing in the same household as part of an extended family, such as cousins, will not be treated as siblings.
Home address means the address your child is living at on the closing date for applications which is the permanent residence of the child. This address must be your child’s only or main residence, which is:
- Owned by a child’s parent, parents, carer or guardian or
- Leased to or rented by a child’s parent, parents or guardian under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than six months’ duration. The property leased should be that in which the family lives.
Written proof of ownership or a rental agreement and proof of actual permanent residence at the property may be required.