Church of England VA Primary School
Admission criteria for 2019/2020 and for 2020/2021
The school is a Voluntary Aided Church of England primary school in the catchment area of Great and Little Plumstead, Thorpe End and Witton. Children attend between the ages of four and eleven years. At the age of eleven, children transfer mainly to Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.
All children whose statement of special educational needs (SEN) or education, health and care (EHC) plan names the school will be admitted before any other places are allocated.
Children will be admitted in the following order of priority:
- All children who are looked after and previously looked after children (which includes adopted children, child arrangement orders and special guardianship) as designated by the local authority.Those living within the catchment area and who have a brother or sister1 already at the school.
- Those living within the catchment area.
- Those who have a brother or sister(1) already at the school.
- Those whose parents are regular attendees (at least once a month) of a church. (Governors will seek a reference to this effect from the church’s minister, a sample of the request form can be found on the school website).
- All other children who do not fall within the above criteria.
As the admission authority, the Governing Body of Little Plumstead CE VA Primary School will consider a request for children to be educated out of their chronological age group in accordance with the statutory School Admissions Code.
If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line ‘crow fly’ basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property. In the unlikely event that distance does not separate the final two or more pupils seeking the last remaining place, a random allocation will be used to determine who is offered the final place.
Our Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 30 for 2020/2021.
(1) In the oversubscription rules ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ means: brothers or sisters living at the same address including adopted children, step-brothers, stepsisters and children in foster care within a family unit. Some admission authority schools may have a different definition. Only siblings attending school at the time of your child’s proposed admission will be given a higher priority in the oversubscription rules. A child attending nursery or preschool attached to the school is not counted as sibling for the purposes of oversubscription rules (School Admission Code requirement).
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