Oakley Vale Primary School, Cheltenham Road, Corby, NN18 8RH
Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
- Children in Care, also known as Looked after Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order (see page 204 for full definition of a Looked After Child);
- Pupils who live in the linked area* and who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child. (See below for definition of ‘sibling’)
- Other pupils who live in the linked area*
- Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area
- Other pupils who do not live in the linked area* and who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child. (See below for definition of ‘sibling’)
- Other pupils
* Map available from the school.
If the admission number is exceeded within any of these criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school. (This will be determined by the Local Authority using their standard method as described in the Glossary of this booklet.) Measurements are carried out in a straight line from the child’s home to the address point of the school. Home will be determined as the address declared on the Common Preference Form.
In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.
Sibling Definition and other Sibling Link Information
a) For administration purposes, the Trust considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:
- A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents
- A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent
- A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
- Adopted or fostered children living in the same household under the terms of a Residence Order.
b) The Trust does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:
- Cousins or other family relationships not included in a) above
- Where the claimed sibling link will not be a registered pupil at the Academy at the start of the new academic year
- Where the siblings do not live at the same address.
c) For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy. It would not be sufficient, for example, if the sibling had been a pupil in the past.
d) Additional Sibling Link Information:
Although the definition of “sibling” does not specify whether the sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that the sibling link only applies to pupils with an older sibling at the named Academy at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission.