Weston Favell Academy

Booth Lane South

The Weston Favell Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place through an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan naming the Academy.

Oversubscription criteria

Criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children.
  2. Children with a sibling on roll at the Academy at the time of application and admission (see definition of sibling below).
  3. Children of staff where either the member of staff has been employed at the Academy for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the Academy is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  4. Other children.

Distances will be measured on a straight line basis from the child’s home to the address point of the school using a geographical information system (GIS). Each address has a unique address point established by the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail address files. This address point does not change.


Where two applications cannot otherwise be separated, for example when two distances are equal or 2 or more children’s home addresses have the same address point (e.g.: in a block of flats), random allocation will be used to decide which child should be allocated the place.


Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for him/her.

Twins and multiple births

In the case of twins or other siblings from a multiple birth, where there is only one place available in the Academy, these will be considered together as one application. The Academy’s admission number may be exceeded by one.

In the case of siblings in the same year group, where there is only one place available in the Academy, both will be considered together as one application. The Academy may go above its admission number as necessary to admit all the children.

Home address

The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental home, other than in the case of children fostered by a Local Authority, where either the parental address or the foster parent(s) address may be used. Where a child spends part of the week in different homes, their place of residence will be taken to be their parent or parents’ address.

If a child’s parents live at separate addresses, the address where the child permanently spends at least three ‘school’ nights (i.e. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) will be taken to be the place of residence. Evidence that a child’s place of residence is permanent may also be sought. If a child spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address.

A fraudulent claim to an address may lead the Academy to withdraw an offer of a place.