The Governing Body consulted on its Admission Policy for 2018/2019 (which also applies for 2019/2020) and then on a further consultation for Admission policy for 2020-2021 (which applies for up to seven years subsequently - 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024 - 2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027), The Governing Body determines its admission policy annually for the following year by 28 February.
The school is also required to publish the determined Registration of Interest and Supplementary Application Form and will apply for the same period as the admission policy.The Registration of Interest & Supplementary Form was also consulted upon and determined as unchanged for 2018/2019 onwards.
Below are the Admission Policy/Arrangements for 2018/2019, 2019/2020:
Parents can find out about our school's admission arrangements through Warrington Borough Council's website: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/admissions
All admission authorities in Warrington follow the same timetable for appeals this can be found on the Warrington LA website :
Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school during the year prior to the child’s admission to school. Please telephone to arrange an appointment.
Many children prior to admission in reception attend our Nursery Department to introduce them to the school environment. Further details are available from the school office.
As the school is usually over subscribed, the Governing Body published its admission criteria in the policy available from the Admissions tab of the website.
The Board of Governors provides a catogorisation, according to the over subscription criteria published in the relevant Admission Policy, for all applicants after the national application close date to the local authority which then applies an 'equal preference' approach. The local authority then offers parents a place at a school in taking into consideration other applications to other schools. Further details are available from Warrington Borough Council about this process. There is no selection on any other criteria beyond that published.
To prevent a child with a disability being treated less favourably than other pupils we recommend the following:
- You contact the school’s Inclusion Co-ordinator at the earliest opportunity to discuss inclusion and admission arrangements.
- You visit the school prior to admission
- You talk to your headteacher to set up an Admission Plan
- You raise any concerns you may have at the earliest opportunity
In-year Admissions (after Reception September Intake)
The school holds a waiting list for every year group in accordance with the guidance from Warrington Borough Council. In the event that a vacancy becomes available in a year group all applications at that time are assessed in accordance with the school's oversubscription criteria and and offer made to the applicants.
The school regularly receives in-year transfer requests from the local authority who are responsible for in-year applications between schools. The school works with the local authority in relation to Fair Access Protocols. For further information about in-year admissions and Fair Access Protocol please contact Warrington Borough Council.