Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC Plan that 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:
In the event of the number of applications received exceeding the Published Admission Number (PAN), priority for places will be allocated strictly against the following criteria in the order listed:
- Children in care, also known as looked after children (LAC, CLA) and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence/child arrangement order or a special guardianship order.
- Pupils who live in the villages of Gretton and Harringworth with siblings on roll at Gretton at the time of application and continuing on roll at the time of entry in September.
- Pupils who live in Gretton or Harringworth.
- Pupils with siblings on roll at Gretton at the time of application and continuing on roll at Gretton at the time of entry in September.
- 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.
If the admission number is exceeded in any of the criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Measurements are carried out based on a straight line basis from the child's home to the address point of the school. Home will be determined as the address declared on the Common Preference Application Form.
In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. 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.
Home address-the home address is defined as the address of the adult with parental responsibility with whom the child normally lives and which applies at the time of application. A fraudulent claim to an address may lead us to withdraw an offer of a school place.
For administration purposes the Trust considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:
- A brother or sister who shares the same parents
- A half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
- A step brother or step sister, 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
The Trust does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:
- Cousins or other family relationships not included in the above list
- Where the claimed siblings 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.
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.
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.