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Admission arrangements for 2018 – 2019

Our admissions process forms part of Solihull Council coordinated scheme.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.

The school’s admission number is 60.  The admission number for our nursery is 60.  If the number of applications is lower than the school’s admission number, all applicants will be admitted.  If there are more applications than places available then all applications will be given a priority from the oversubscription criteria and places will be offered in priority order.

Oversubscription criteria

Priority 1a     Looked after children and previously looked after children who are now adopted or subject to a residence order or special guardianship order

Priority 1b     Children whose exceptional circumstances can only be met by that particular school

Priority 2       Children who normally live in the catchment area of the school

Priority 3       Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the same time

Priority 4       Other children, measured in a straight line from the child’s home

1.         Children with a statement of special educational needs that names Smith’s Wood Primary Academy will be offered a place first.  This will reduce the number of places available.

2.         Applications with exceptional social or medical reasons must be supported by independent professional evidence.  The Cabinet Member Advisory Group for Admissions will consider applications and evidence and make recommendations to Cabinet Member, who will grant priority 1b to applications with exceptional social or medical reasons.

3.         Under priority group 3 a brother or sister must live at the same address and could be:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents;
  • a half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one parent;
  • a stepbrother or stepsister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or civil partnership (a formal arrangement that gives same-sex couples the same legal status as married couples);
  • the separate children of couples who live together; or
  • an adopted or fostered brother or sister.
  • Priority is not given if the brother or sister attends the nursery unit as this is non-statutory education.

 

4.         There is no guarantee of transfer from nursery to reception class; a further application must be made the following year.

5.         If possible, places will be offered at the same school to twins, triplets and children from other multiples births, as long as we comply with infant class size legislation.

6.         If a priority group has more applicants than places available priority will first be given to those with an older brother or sister at the school and then to those living nearest the school (measured in a straight line from home to school).

7.         Distances are measured by the Council’s admissions system.  The admissions system uses six-figure grid references provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).  The grid references provide a unique point on each property.

8.         If two or more applications in the same priority have the same distance, but only one place can be offered, a computerised random allocation system will be used to decide which applicant has the highest priority.

9.         The home address is the place where the child is permanently resident with his or her parents.  When a child lives between two addresses, the address used for offering a school place will be where the child lives for most of the school week (Monday to Friday).  If care is split equally, parents can choose which address will be used.

10.       Applications received after the closing date will be given a late priority.  They will be put on the list after applications with the same priority that were received on time.

11.       Waiting lists are produced in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria and managed by Solihull Council.  Parents must phone the council every half term to keep their child’s name on the list

12.       Applications for a school place at any time other than the normal time for admission (in-year admission) should be made to Solihull Council.  If there is a vacancy in the relevant year group a place will be offered.  If the year group is full the application will be given a priority and put on the waiting list.

13        The Governing Body recognises its duty to comply with the Local Authority Fair Access Protocol to provide fair access to school for pupils who need a school place because they have missed, or are at risk of missing, education.

14.       Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school should contact School Admissions at Solihull Council.  Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.  There is no right of appeal for nursery admission because attendance is non-statutory.

15.       There are 60 places in the nursery for children starting in the September after their 3rd birthday.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.  Places will be allocated in the same way as described above for reception.  As nursery attendance and nursery provision is non-statutory there is no right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place. 


Admission arrangements for 2017 – 2018

Our admissions process forms part of Solihull Council coordinated scheme.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.

The school’s admission number is 60.  The admission number for our nursery is 60.  If the number of applications is lower than the school’s admission number, all applicants will be admitted.  If there are more applications than places available then all applications will be given a priority from the oversubscription criteria and places will be offered in priority order.

Oversubscription criteria

Priority 1a
Looked after children and previously looked after children who are now adopted or subject to a residence order or special guardianship order

Priority 1b
Children whose exceptional circumstances can only be met by that particular school

Priority 2
Children who normally live in the catchment area of the school

Priority 3
Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the same time

Priority 4
Other children, measured in a straight line from the child’s home

1.         Children with a statement of special educational needs that names Smith’s Wood Primary Academy will be offered a place first.  This will reduce the number of places available

2.         Applications with exceptional social or medical reasons must be supported by independent professional evidence.  The Cabinet Member Advisory Group for Admissions will consider applications and evidence and make recommendations to Cabinet Member, who will grant priority 1b to applications with exceptional social or medical reasons.

3.         Under priority group 3 a brother or sister must live at the same address and could be:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents;
  • a half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one parent;
  • a stepbrother or stepsister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or civil partnership (a formal arrangement that gives same-sex couples the same legal status as married couples);
  • the separate children of couples who live together; or
  • an adopted or fostered brother or sister.
  • Priority is not given if the brother or sister attends the nursery unit as this is non-statutory education.

4.         There is no guarantee of transfer from nursery to reception class; a further application must be made the following year.

5.         If possible, places will be offered at the same school to twins, triplets and children from other multiples births, as long as we comply with infant class size legislation.

6.         If a priority group has more applicants than places available priority will first be given to those with an older brother or sister at the school and then to those living nearest the school (measured in a straight line from home to school).

7.         Distances are measured by the Council’s admissions system.  The admissions system uses six-figure grid references provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).  The grid references provide a unique point on each property.

8.         If two or more applications in the same priority have the same distance, but only one place can be offered, a computerised random allocation system will be used to decide which applicant has the highest priority.

9.         The home address is the place where the child is permanently resident with his or her parents.  When a child lives between two addresses, the address used for offering a school place will be where the child lives for most of the school week (Monday to Friday).  If care is split equally, parents can choose which address will be used.

10.       Applications received after the closing date will be given a late priority.  They will be put on the list after applications with the same priority that were received on time.

11.       Waiting lists are produced in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria and managed by Solihull Council.  Parents must phone the council every half term to keep their child’s name on the list

12.       Applications for a school place at any time other than the normal time for admission (in-year admission) should be made to Solihull Council.  If there is a vacancy in the relevant year group a place will be offered.  If the year group is full the application will be given a priority and put on the waiting list.

13        The Governing Body recognises its duty to comply with the Local Authority Fair Access Protocol to provide fair access to school for pupils who need a school place because they have missed, or are at risk of missing, education.

14.       Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school should contact School Admissions at Solihull Council.  Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.  There is no right of appeal for nursery admission because attendance is non-statutory.

15.       There are 60 places in the nursery for children starting in the September after their 3rd birthday.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.  Places will be allocated in the same way as described above for reception.  As nursery attendance and nursery provision is non-statutory there is no right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place. 

Admission arrangements for 2016 – 2017

Our admissions process forms part of Solihull Council coordinated scheme.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.

The school’s admission number is 60.  The admission number for our nursery is 60.  If the number of applications is lower than the school’s admission number, all applicants will be admitted.  If there are more applications than places available then all applications will be given a priority from the oversubscription criteria and places will be offered in priority order.

Oversubscription criteria

Priority 1a
Looked after children and previously looked after children who are now adopted or subject to a residence order or special guardianship order

Priority 1b
Children whose exceptional circumstances can only be met by that particular school

Priority 2
Children who normally live in the catchment area of the school

Priority 3
Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the same time

Priority 4
Other children, measured in a straight line from the child’s home

1.         Children with a statement of special educational needs that names Smith’s Wood Primary Academy will be offered a place first.  This will reduce the number of places available

2.         Applications with exceptional social or medical reasons must be supported by independent professional evidence.  The Cabinet Member Advisory Group for Admissions will consider applications and evidence and make recommendations to Cabinet Member, who will grant priority 1b to applications with exceptional social or medical reasons.

3.         Under priority group 3 a brother or sister must live at the same address and could be:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents;
  • a half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one parent;
  • a stepbrother or stepsister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or civil partnership (a formal arrangement that gives same-sex couples the same legal status as married couples);
  • the separate children of couples who live together; or
  • an adopted or fostered brother or sister.
  • Priority is not given if the brother or sister attends the nursery unit as this is non-statutory education.

4.         There is no guarantee of transfer from nursery to reception class; a further application must be made the following year.

5.         If possible, places will be offered at the same school to twins, triplets and children from other multiples births, as long as we comply with infant class size legislation.

6.         If a priority group has more applicants than places available priority will first be given to those with an older brother or sister at the school and then to those living nearest the school (measured in a straight line from home to school).

7.         Distances are measured by the Council’s admissions system.  The admissions system uses six-figure grid references provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).  The grid references provide a unique point on each property.

8.         If two or more applications in the same priority have the same distance, but only one place can be offered, a computerised random allocation system will be used to decide which applicant has the highest priority.

9.         The home address is the place where the child is permanently resident with his or her parents.  When a child lives between two addresses, the address used for offering a school place will be where the child lives for most of the school week (Monday to Friday).  If care is split equally, parents can choose which address will be used.

10.       Applications received after the closing date will be given a late priority.  They will be put on the list after applications with the same priority that were received on time.

11.       Waiting lists are produced in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria and managed by Solihull Council.  Parents must phone the council every half term to keep their child’s name on the list

12.       Applications for a school place at any time other than the normal time for admission (in-year admission) should be made to Solihull Council.  If there is a vacancy in the relevant year group a place will be offered.  If the year group is full the application will be given a priority and put on the waiting list.

13        The Governing Body recognises its duty to comply with the Local Authority Fair Access Protocol to provide fair access to school for pupils who need a school place because they have missed, or are at risk of missing, education.

14.       Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school should contact School Admissions at Solihull Council.  Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.  There is no right of appeal for nursery admission because attendance is non-statutory.

15.       There are 60 places in the nursery for children starting in the September after their 3rd birthday.  Applications should be made to Solihull Council.  Places will be allocated in the same way as described above for reception.  As nursery attendance and nursery provision is non-statutory there is no right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place. 

Contact number :  0121 704 6710

Email address :  admissions@solihull.gov.uk

Admission appeals

If you are not offered a place at this school you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Appeals are heard by an independent panel.  You can get an appeal form from the School Admissions team on 0121 704 6693.  Your appeal will be heard within the following timetable:

 

Closing date for receipt of your written appeal:

Your appeal will be heard by:

Pupils starting Year 7 in secondary school in September 2017

29 March 2017

15 June 2017

Pupils starting Reception in an infant or primary school in September 2017

22 May 2017

24 July 2017

Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake)

20 school days after your outcome letter

30 school days after your appeal form has been received.

Appeals received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule, if possible. However, if the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays. Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.