The Academy will admit children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan where the Academy is named in the plan, without reference to the oversubscription criteria below.
In the event of oversubscription, where there are more applications that there are places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
Children for whom Weavers Academy is the only school that is appropriate for the child to attend because of the child’s medical needs, or because of a serious and ongoing medical condition of one or both of their parents which would prevent the parents being able to make arrangements to take their child to and from any other school. To be considered under this criterion, parents must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), Part A of which must be completed by the parents before being provided to the child’s or parent’s GP or hospital consultant who must then complete Part B, sign and date the form. The GP or hospital consultant must expressly confirm, not only the nature of the medical condition of the child or the parent, but also the reason why it is appropriate for the child to attend the academy, why no other school is suitable and the medical reasons why this is the case. The completed, signed and stamped SIF must be returned directly to the school before deadline of 5pm on October 31 2021. This SIF does not replace the Local Authority application requirements. A decision on whether to admit a child under this criterion will be made by the Admissions Panel of Weavers Academy, who will take care to apply a consistent approach to all applications received. Where an application is not successful under this criterion, the application will be considered under the next highest criterion into which it falls and will be considered along with all of the other applications falling within that criterion. The SIF is available on the school website
Children who have a sibling at the academy who is expected to be on roll at the time of the child’s intended admission. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters
Children attending a primary school that has traditional and geographic links to Weavers Academy: Croyland Primary School, Earls Barton Primary School, Ecton Village Primary Academy, Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, Little Harrowden Community Primary School, Mears Ashby CE Primary School, Olympic Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Park Junior School, Redwell Primary School, Ruskin Academy and Wilby CEVA Primary School
- Other children
Allocation of places up to Published Admission Number (PAN)
Where there are more children in a particular criterion than there are places remaining to take the school up to its PAN of 246, the children are ranked according to the distance from their home address to the Academy with priority being given to those children who live nearest 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.
Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.
The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents/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 or carer or;
- 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 separated parents, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (i.e. Sunday to Thursday night inclusive). If the child spends an equal amount of time at 2 addresses, the parents must decide which address they wish to use as the child’s main address for the application.
Twins and children from multiple births
Where a child who is a twin or a child from a multiple birth has achieved a place in the usual way, but there are no places remaining to admit their twin or siblings from a multiple birth, the Academy will admit the twin or siblings from a multiple birth over and above the Academy’s PAN.