In accordance with legislation the allocation of places for children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan (Children and Families Act 2014) naming the school in the plan will take places first.
If there are more applications than places available we will apply the oversubscription criteria listed below. The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them.
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children with an older sibling continuing at the academy at the time of admission of the younger child. Sibling is defined in these arrangements 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. Note: a brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.
- Children currently attending a named feeder school. The named feeder school is Rockingham Primary School
- Children who live closer to Lodge Park Academy than any other secondary school
- Other children
Allocation of places up to published admission number (PAN)
In the event of oversubscription within any criteria, places will be allocated prioritising children who live closest to the academy.
All distances are measured on a straight line basis from the child’s home address point to the address point of the school. Distances are provided by the local authority and are measured using a geographical information system.
Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.
Multiple births and brothers and sisters in the same year group
If twins or multiple birth children are split by operation of the oversubscription criteria, the school will go above its published admission number to accommodate all children unless this would make the class too large and prejudice the education of the other children.
If brothers and sisters in the same year group are split by operation of the oversubscription criteria, the school will go above its published admission number to accommodate all children unless this would make the class too large and prejudice the education of the other children.
Where a child lives normally during the school week with more than one parent at different addresses, the permanent home address for the purposes of school admissions will be the one where the child spends the majority of school nights Sunday to Thursday.
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.