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ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

 

 

The admission policy for our school is determined by Liverpool City Council and is as follows - 

If the school is not oversubscribed all children who apply will be admitted. 

 Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, where the school is named in the Plan, will be admitted. Some schools receive more applicants for places than they have places available. When this situation occurs it may not be possible to meet all requests for places. If a Community Primary School receives more applications for places than the school has available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

Priority 1

  • Looked after children in the care of the local authority

  • Children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

Priority 2

Children with exceptional medical / social needs.

Applicants wishing to be considered under this criterion should submit documentary evidence with the preference form by the closing date. Senior Council Officers will review the evidence and if necessary take advice from educational professionals, the Local Authority’s medical officer, social workers etc. A decision will be made as to whether your application falls under this criterion based on the evidence supplied. If your circumstances change after the closing date or you require further advice or assistance please contact Liverpool Direct Contact Centre on 0151 233 3006.

Priority 3

Children who will have a sibling at the school when they are due to start the school. (See Definitions)

 

Priority 4

All other applicants who have expressed a preference for the school.

 

In priorities 1 to 4, if there are more applicants than there are places available, distance from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of the Community Primary School will be used to determine which children are admitted. In all cases where distance from home to school is used to determine admission, those children living nearest to the Community Primary School will be given preference. The distance will be measured by straight line distance between the child’s permanent home address and the main entrance gate of the Community Primary School using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. Parents will be required to provide relevant proof of address e.g. council tax bill, utility bill, tenancy agreement or proof exchange of contracts if the property has recently been purchased. The Local Authority reserves the right to request any additional information that may be required in order to confirm proof of address. If two or more children live the same distance from the school and there is only one place available, random allocation will be used to decide which child is admitted.

 

Independent Appeal Procedure

 

Under the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, as amended by subsequent government legislation, if your child is refused admission to your preferred school(s) you have the right to appeal against the decision to an independent appeal panel.

 

If the primary school to which you apply is over-subscribed and if you wish to appeal against the decision not to admit your child the following arrangements apply:

 

  • Community schools and controlled Church of England schools – details of the appeals procedure are available from Liverpool Direct Contact Centre on 0151 233 3006, or online at Liverpool City Council website.

 

  • It is important to note that if your child has an Education, Health & Care Plan that the admission appeals procedure is not the appropriate procedure to follow. Please contact the Special Educational Needs Section on 0151 225 6231 to discuss this matter further.

 

 

Applications for Reception Primary Admissions in September 2018 should be made online at www.liverpool.gov.uk/admissions.  Applications can be made from 12 September 2017 and should be submitted before the 15 January 2018.

 

Applications for In-Year transfers should be made to the school by telephoning 0151 727 1139 or emailing

sudleyi-ao@sudley-inf.liverpool.sch.uk

 

 

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