Admissions

 Admissions

As parents, it cannot be assumed that the place for your child is secure because you live in the catchment area. In addition to this, parents cannot assume that having one child in the school automatically guarantees a place for younger siblings.

Pupils are normally admitted to the school in the September of the school year in which they are five. No child is legally required to attend school until the term after which they are five. We currently admit all children full time from the start of the Autumn term, although we reserve the right to suggest that children attend part time if we feel that they are not coping with the demands of full time education.

 

How are Places offered?

Each school has what is called a Published Admission Number (PAN). This is the maximum number of pupils that can be admitted to each year, based on the accommodation available at as chool. The number is based on a national formula for deciding how many children can go to a school without causing overcrowding.

Many schools receive more applications than there are places available. To decide which children to offer places to, a set of admission criteria is used. These are known as the school’s oversubscription criteria.

 

What are oversubscription criteria?

These are the criteria by which all applications are considered when more applications are received than there are places available. 

Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted. NB. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to STAR Team to determine an appropriate place.

1. Children in Care, also Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order.

2. Children living in the school's catchment area with a sibling (children living in the same home) at the school at the time of admission.

3. Children living in the catchment area who are applying on religious grounds (and whose application is supported by a letter from the leader of the religious community attended by the family.) Applications are welcomed from parents/guardians of children who are members of all churches affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The parents/guardians must be members of the church who practice in accordance with its normal disicpline and normally at least monthly.

4. Children living in the catchment area.

5. Children living outside the catchment area with a sibling (children living in the same home) at the school at the time of admission.

6. Children living outside the catchment area who are applying on religious grounds (and whose application is supported by a letter from the leader of the religious community attended by the family.) Applications are welcomed from parents/guardians of children who are members of all churches affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The parents/guardians must be members of the church who practice in accordance with its normal disicpline and normally at least monthly.

7. Children living outside the catchment area.

In cases of equal merit priority will go first to looked after children and then to children living nearest the school by shortest straight distance.

  

Admissions to our school are organised by Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions team who are contactable on: 0345 045 1370 or via www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk  

If you are considering an in year transfer to our school please do give us a call to see if we can accommodate your request. We would be happy to discuss this with you.

If you are considering applying to our school we would be delighted to show you around. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.