It can be found in our Guide to Education Services and is also listed below.
All pupils will be admitted if the Admission Number has not been reached. However, if the Admission Number has been reached, applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria, which are listed in priority order.
Criteria to be applied in order of priority by the Local Authority for admission to Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools:
- Looked after children (children in care) and previously looked after children;
- pupils for whom the preferred school is the nearest appropriate school to the pupil’s home address;
- pupils who will have a sister or brother attending the preferred school on the expected admission date. The ‘sibling rule’ will only be applied for the statutory period of education i.e. up to Year 11;
- pupils for whom the preferred school is not the nearest to their home address. Pupils will be admitted in order of proximity to that alternative school and up to its Admission Number.
If there are more applicants than places in any of the above categories, priority will be given to applicants living nearest the school, measured from the child’s home address to the recognised main entrance of the school.
If the authority is unable to comply with the parental preference(s) expressed then the parent will be asked to consider available places at alternative schools.
Where a school is named in a Statement of Special Educational Needs, the local authority has a duty to admit the child to that school.