The Governing Body consulted on the following policy for its Admission Arrangements for 2011/12. The determined admission policy and arrangements are published for the next seven years (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18) unless the governing body consults for changes during this period. The Governing Body determines its admission policy annually for the following year by 28 February.
The Governing Body has also consulted on the following policy for its Admission Policy 2018/2019. The determined admission policy and arrangements will apply for the next seven years (2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25) unless the governing body consults for changes during this period. 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 which has remained unchanged from 2010-2011 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 2016/17, 2017/18 and new for 2018/2019:
***New*** Determined Admission Policy 2018-19
Parents can find out about our school's admission arrangements through Warrington Borough Council's website: http://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.
Consultation on Changes to the Admission Policy 2018/2019+
The governing body consulted on a change to the school's admission policy.The consultation commenced on 18 November 2016 and ended on 13 January 2017. There were no responses received to the consultation, however prior to the consultation the school sought advice from the local authority.