Stanion C of E (aided) Primary School: admissions information

​Stanion C of E (aided) Primary School, Cardigan Road, Stanion, NN14 1BY

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 admit children with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school.

  1. 'Looked after children, or previously 'looked after children' but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order
  2. Children living with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) resident in the villages of Stanion or Little Oakley (see residence definition below)
  3. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
  4. Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) resident outside the villages of Stanion or Little Oakley who can demonstrate they are a worshipping member of the Church of England or the Methodist church. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will be sent to the minister with form SIF/B for confirmation.
  5.  Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) resident outside the villages of Stanion or Little Oakley who can demonstrate they are 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 form will be sent to the minister with form SIF/B for confirmation.
  6. Children of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

Please note: for the purposes of this policy 'villages' is defined as being within the relevant civic parish boundary - for details please refer to www.churchnearyou.com.

Tie breaker

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).

Notes and definitions

Village boundaries

Maps are held in school to show the areas covered in the villages of Stanion and Little Oakley or by visiting www.achurchnearyou.com

Residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. (Parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process.)

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister sometimes referred to as a sibling:

  • 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.

Worshipping member

At least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as part of the worshipping community of the church/worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a 'member' in a technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than 'occasional' and has been sustained for more than a short, very recent period of time.

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