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Admissions for 2017/18

 

Admission Arrangements for 

Warlingham Village Primar y School 

September 2017

Warlingham Village Primary School has adopted Surrey County Council’s determined admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for September 2017. 
 
These are given below, and further information is available on the Surrey County Council website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions
 
1. The Published Admission Numbers for Warlingham Village Primary School for 2017 admission is 30.
 
2. Applications for admission at the normal intake will be managed in accordance with Surrey’s coordinated scheme on primary admission. Please see Surrey’s coordinated scheme on the Surrey County Council website for further details regarding applications, processing, offers, late applications, post-offer and waiting lists.
 
3. Applications for The Reception Class must be made by 15 January 2017. Places at Surrey primary schools will be offered on the basis of the preferences that are shown on the application form.  Parents will be asked to rank up to four preferences and these will be considered under an equal preference system.
 
4. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names this school will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered. In this way, the number of places available will be reduced by the number of children with a statement that has named the school.
 
5. When Warlingham Village Primary School is over-subscribed for any year group, applications for entry in 2017/2018 will be ranked in the following order:
 
 
(i) First priority:  Looked after and previously looked after children
See Section 6 for further information relating to looked after and previously looked after children.
 
(ii) Second priority: Exceptional social/medical need
See Section 7 for further information relating to exceptional social/medical need.
 
(iii) Third priority:  Children who will have a sibling at the school 
See Section 8 for further information relating to siblings.
If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v).
 
(iv) Fourth priority:  Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address
See Section 9 for further information on the definition of nearest school.  See Section 10 for further information on the definition of home address.
 
If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v).
 
(v) Fifth priority:  Any other children
Remaining places will be offered on the basis of nearness to the school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest official school gate for pupils to use. This is calculated using the Admission and Transport team’s Geographical Information System. See Section 10 for further information on the definition of home address.
 
Where two or more children share a priority for a place, e.g. where two children live equidistant from a school and only one place remains, Warlingham Village Primary will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority.
 
 
6. Looked after and previously looked after children
 
Within the admission arrangements for Warlingham Village Primary School looked after and previously looked after children will receive the top priority for a place. Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:
 
children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and
 
all children who have left care through adoption, a residence order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).
 
Places will be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion.
 
7. Exceptional social/medical need
 
Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional social or medical circumstances will apply which will warrant a placement at a particular school. Supporting evidence from a professional is required such as a doctor and/or consultant for medical cases or a social worker, health visitor, housing officer, the police or probation officer for other social circumstances.  This evidence must confirm the circumstances of the case and must set out why the child should attend a particular school and why no other school could meet the child’s needs.
 
Providing evidence does not guarantee that a child will be given priority at a particular school and in each case a decision will be made based on the merits of the case and whether the evidence demonstrates that a placement should be made at one particular school above any other.
 
Places may be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion.
 
8. Siblings for Warlingham Village Primary School
 
A sibling will be considered to be a brother or sister (that is, another child of the
same parents, whether living at the same address or not), a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister or an adoptive or foster sibling, living at the same address.
 
A child will be given sibling priority if they have a sibling at the Warlingham Village Primary School at the time of the child’s admission. For the initial intake to the school a child will be given priority for admission only if their sibling will still be at Warlingham Village Primary School in September 2017. 
 
This will apply both at the initial allocation of places and also when prioritising the waiting list.  Giving sibling priority has the effect of maximising the opportunity for children in the same family to be educated at the same school.
 
9. Nearest School
 
The nearest school within the admission arrangements for Warlingham Village Primary School is defined as the school closest to the home address with a published admission number for pupils of the appropriate age-range, as measured by a straight line and which admits local children. The nearest school may be inside or outside the county boundary.  Under this criterion we aim to admit local children. A list of the Academies and Foundation, Trust and Voluntary Aided schools that are considered to admit local children and the out of county schools that will not be considered to admit local Surrey children can be seen on the Surrey County Council website.
 
10. Home Address
 
Within the admission arrangements for Warlingham Village Primary School the child’s home address excludes any business, relative’s or childminder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of formal equal shared custody it will be up to the parents to agree which address to use. In other cases it is where the child spends most of the time. All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Surrey’s Admissions and Transport team.
 
The address to be used for the initial allocation of places to Year 3 will be the child’s address at the closing date for application. Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Coordinated Scheme if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area. The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address.  Any offer of a place on the basis of address is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have a responsibility to notify Surrey County Council of any change of address.
 
 
11. Tie Breaker and the admission of twins, triplets, other multiple births or siblings born in the same academic year
 
Where two or more children share a priority for a place when using distance as a tie breaker, e.g. where two children live equidistant from a school and only one place remains, Warlingham Village Primary School will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority.
 
In the case of multiple births, where children are ranked consecutively in their order of priority for a place and there are not sufficient vacancies remaining for each of them, wherever it is logistically possible, each child will be offered a place. Where it is not logistically possible to offer each child a place the child(ren) to be offered the last remaining place(s) will be determined by the drawing of lots.