When the school is oversubscribed and after the admission of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or EHC Plan naming the school as appropriate provision priority, will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:
- Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
- Siblings of pupils attending the Academy in year groups Reception to year 6. ‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister, or other child living in the same household who, in any of these cases, will be living with them at the same address at the dates of their entry to the Academy (note that the Academy will open with R cohort only, so sibling places will only become available as the academy grows each year. For example, a Y2 cohort will not exist until 2018, Y3 until 2019 and so on).
- Pupils from Castle Academy for admission to the Secondary Phase.
- Pupils who live closer to the Academy than any other school.
- Other pupils.
If the published admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a ‘straight line’ basis, with distances measured using the NCC’s GIS system.