OUR ADMISSIONS POLICIES
As a maintained school, our admission arrangements are managed by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC)
This is the link for LCC admission policies and procedures
The Governors plan to admit 50 pupils to our Reception every September. This planned number has been agreed between the Governors and Local Authority. Historically we have admitted 60 pupils as a specially designated ‘bluge year’ This will only occur at the request of the local authority.
Please follow the link below to access the current admissions policy for further information.
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The Governors will accept admissions into other year groups if there are places. Applications should be made using the mid-year admissions form available from Lincolnshire County Council. Please contact the school for any initial enquiries into mid-year admissions. If there are no places available, a family can request being placed on our waiting list.
Over Subscription criteria
Places will be offered according to the following criteria.
Notes relating to the oversubscription criteria
1) Looked after and previously looked after children.
A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.
Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders). Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by s.12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).
2a) – Brother or sister
Included in this criterion are:
- a brother or sister who shares the same biological parents
- a half-brother, half-sister, step-brother or step-sister
- a legally adopted child, a child legally adopted by a biological or step-parent
3a) Nearest school
The nearest school is found by measuring the straight line distance from the child’s home address to all state funded mainstream schools admitting children in the relevant year group. Measurements are calculated electronically by Lincolnshire County Council’s admissions software from the Post Office address point of the home address to the Post Office address point of the school. Distance is measured to three decimal places, e.g. 1.256 miles.
3b) Home Address
The home address is considered as the address where the child lives for the majority of term time with a parent (as defined in section 576 of the Education Act 1996) who has parental responsibility for the child (as defined in the Children Act 1989).
Where a child lives normally during the school week with more than one parent at different addresses, the home address accepted for the purposes of school admissions will be the one where the child spends the majority of term time. If a parent can show that their child spends an equal amount of time at two addresses during school term time with a parent, they can choose which address to use on the application.
If a parent has more than one home, we will accept the address where the parent and child normally live for the majority of the school term time as the home address.
We do not take into an account an intention to move when considering a home address unless this is for members of the UK armed forces or a returning crown servant as outlined in the relevant section below.
4) Distance criterion
The distance to the school is found by measuring the straight line distance from the child’s home address to the school. Measurements are calculated electronically by Lincolnshire County Council admissions software from the Post Office address point of the home address to the Post Office address point of the school. Distance is measured to three decimal places, e.g. 1.256 miles.
Timetable for Appeals
LCC will notify parents once an appeal has been made.