Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan which names the school as appropriate provision will first be admitted.
Where there are more applications for admission than places available, priority will be given in the following order:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special Access Reasons which can only be met at the Academy.
- Siblings of pupils currently on roll at the academy at the time of the proposed admissions of the applicant
- Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium or the Service Pupil Premium
- Children of Staff
- Other pupils.
If the admission number is exceeded within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from the property to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis using a geographical information system.
Where two or more applications have a home address at the same distance from the Academy and it is necessary to decide which child can be admitted, random allocation will be used.
A sibling is a brother or sister. For admission purposes we mean one of two or more individuals who have one or more parent in common or any other child (including an adopted or fostered child) who lives at the same address and for whom the parent also has parental responsibility or, (in the case of a fostered child) delegated authority. A pupil in the Academy will only count to provide a priority to a sibling if he or she is attending the school in Year R - 12 at the time the allocations are made and is still expected to be on the school’s roll at the time of the proposed admission.
Exceptional and compelling medical, psychological, social or special access reasons
Supporting evidence must be submitted at the time of application.
The Admissions Panel will consider all claimed Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special Access needs circumstances in line with admissions criteria and inform parents of their decision.