Procedures Where the Academy is Oversubscribed

5. Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. These will be applied in the following order:

a) Children with a Statement of Special Educational Need that names the Academy in Part 4 of the statement
b) Looked-After children for whom there is an agreement between a designated officer acting on behalf of the County council as corporate parent and the Academy that the Academy will more appropriately meet the child’s needs than the child’s designated area school.
c) Disabled children who need to be admitted to an accessible school. The definition of disability is that contained within the Disability Discrimination Act as amended.
d) Children living in the Academy’s designated area (as defined by the Admissions guidance booklet issued by the LA). If there are more applicants than places in this category priority will be given in the following descending order:
I. First priority will go to those children who have siblings already at the Academy and who will still be on roll at the time of admission other than students who at the time are in the sixth form but were not previously in lower years. The term sibling means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins, who live at the same permanent address. However, if there are more applicants than places priority will be given to those children whose permanent address is closest to the Academy using the nearest designated public route as defined on the LA’s Directorate for Children, Young People and Families’ Geographic Information system. A child’s permanent address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process
II. Second priority will go to those children whose permanent address is closest to the Academy by the nearest designated public route as defined on the LA’s Directorate for Children, Young People and Families’ Geographic Information System
e) Children living outside the designated area who have siblings who already attend the Academy and who will still be on roll at the time of admission other than students who at the time are in the sixth form but were not previously in the lower years. If there are more applicants than places priority will be given to those children who live closest to the Academy by the nearest designated public route as defined on the LA’s Geographic Information system.
f) Children who attend a partner school and live outside the designated area. The Academy’s partner schools are: Cropredy CE School, Hanwell Fields School, Hardwick Primary School, Hill View School, Orchard Fields School and William Morris School. If there are more applications than places priority will be given to those children who live closest to the Academy by the nearest designated public route as defined on the LA’s Geographic Information system.
g) Those children who live closest to the Academy by the nearest designated public route as defined on the LA’s Geographic Information system.

 If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn and the application cancelled.


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