Guilsborough Church of England Primary School: admissions information

​Guilsborough Church of England Primary School, The Green, Guilsborough, NN6 8PT

Oversubscription criteria

When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will give priority to children with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school.

  1. ‘Looked after children’ - that is, children in Local Authority care or previously ‘looked after children’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will consider applications from parents of children on social or medical grounds (please see below for the evidence you need to supply for this)*.
  3. Children of worshipping members of any church which is located in the parishes of Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe, Thornby, Cold Ashby and Cottesbrooke and is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England) (see residence definition below). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  4. Children living with their parents/legal guardians in the villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Coton, Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe, Teeton and Thornby (see residence definition below).
  5. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Children of parents/legal guardians of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in this church school and Christian environment.

Tiebreaker

Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school (this will be determined by the Local Authority using their standard method as described in the published information to parents).

Social/medical need - definition/evidence required:

If you believe that your child has exceptional medical or social needs you will need to provide evidence of this from an appropriate professional. The needs must relate to your child and the evidence must detail how the needs of your child can only be met at your preferred school. This can be sent in a sealed envelope if you prefer. If accompanied by a professional’s letter, they must demonstrate in their judgement why Guilsborough CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs, and also demonstrate why other local schools cannot meet your child’s needs. It is not sufficient for a professional to say in their judgement only Guilsborough CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs; they must state why schools B or C cannot meet the needs. A decision will then be made by a panel of governors based around the evidence provided by the professional as whether to admit a pupil on the grounds of exceptional medical or social need.

Definition of siblings

 

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.

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