Guilsborough Church of England Primary School: admissions information

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

Overubscription criteria September 2019 entry

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 an EHC Plan 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, child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will admit children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
  3. Children of worshipping members of any Church which is located in the Ecclesiastical parishes of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe and Thornby 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 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 or 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 or 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 with priority being given to the children who live closer to the school (this will be determined by the Local Authority using their Geographical Information System as described in this booklet).

Residency definition

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. Parents or legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admission 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 two 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. 

Guidance on the term 'worshipping member’                                                               

At least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest, minister, or worship leader, as part of the worshipping community at the church or 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. 

Oversubscription criteria 2018 to 2019 (in-year applications)

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 or 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 or 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 or medical need - definition and 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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