Prestbury CE Primary 2014-15
In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, the governing body will apply the following oversubscription criteria:
1. Children in Care. (Looked After Children and previously looked after children as defined in section 222 of the Children Act 1989)
2. Children with special medical or social circumstances where these needs can only be met at this school (see note below)
3. Children who are resident within both the ecclesiastical and civic parish of Prestbury. (This excludes Mottram St Andrew & Adlington) A map showing the parish boundary is available in school.
4. Children whose parents are very faithful, regular & Committed worshippers at St. Peters or St.John’s, Adlington
5. Children with siblings who will still be at the school at the time of admission.
6. Children whose parents are faithful and regular worshippers at St Peter’s or St John’s
7. Children whose parents are faithful and regular worshippers at a neighbouring Anglican Church for whom this is the nearest Church school measured as the crow flies.
8. Children whose parents are faithful and regular worshippers at a church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
9. Children who live nearest to the school according to the Ordnance survey used by the Local Authority.
(a)Professional supporting evidence from a doctor, psychologist, social worker, is essential if admission is to be made under the criterion for special medical or social circumstances, and such evidence must set out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the child had to attend another school.
(b) By committed we mean attending worship more than twice a month including receiving Holy Communion at least monthly. By faithful we mean for a period of at least six months prior to the closing date for applications. By very faithful we mean for a period of twelve months prior to the closing date for applications. By regular we mean attending worship twice a month at St Peter’s including family service & Pram Service. A letter from the young church coordinator at St Peter’s will be required as proof of attendance. For children worshipping at other churches a letter verifying attendance from a minister or church officer will be required.
(c) A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to ‘parent’s attendance at church’ it is sufficient for just one parent to attend.
(d) Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address and full brother and sister living apart.
(e) All children with birthdays between 1 September and 31 August are admitted in September. For children with a birthday after Christmas or after Easter parents may defer entry until later in the year and the headteacher should be consulted if this option is being considered.
(f) All applications must be submitted by 15th January, at the latest, prior to the child’s admission to school in the following academic year. All parents will be notified in writing by the Local Authority on behalf of the admissions authority on 16 April for admittance to school
(g) In the event of a parent being refused a place in school for their child, they will be informed of their right to appeal.
(h) The Governors undertake to keep the terms of this policy under regular review.
(i) Attendance in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school and a separate application must be made.