Admissions Policy

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Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School Church of England Primary School
ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS LANCASHIRE
For September 2019

Applications for admission to the school for September 2019 should be made on-line at www.lancashire.gov.uk (search for School Admissions) between 1st September 2018 and 15th January 2019. It is not normally possible to change the order of your preferences for schools after the closing date.
Parents must complete the Local Authority electronic form, stating three preferences. Parents who wish their application to this Church school to be considered against the faith criteria should also complete the supplementary form. If the school is oversubscribed, a failure to complete the supplementary form may result in your application for a place in this school being considered against lower priority criteria as the Governing Body will have no information upon which to assess the worship attendance.
The Supplementary Information Form is available from the school.
Letters informing parents of whether or not their child has been allocated a place will be sent out by the Local Authority on 16th April 2019. Parents of children not admitted will be informed of the reason and offered an alternative place by the Authority.
Admission procedures
Arrangements for admission have been agreed following consultation between the governing body, the Diocesan Board of Education, Local Authorities and other admissions authorities in the area.
The number of places available for admission to the Reception class in the year 2019 will be a maximum of 15
The governing body will not place any restrictions on admissions to the reception class unless the number of children for whom admission is sought exceeds their admission number. By law, no infant class may contain more than thirty children. The Governing Body operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all preferences equally and the Local Authority notifies parents of the result. In the event that there are more applicants than places, after admitting all children with a Statement of Educational Need or Health and Care Plan naming the school, the governing body will allocate places using the criteria below, which are listed in order of priority.
1. (a) Children in public care and previously looked after children.
This includes any "looked after child", “previously looked after children” and any child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. . ‘Looked after’ means that the child was (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.
(b) Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school.
Professional supporting evidence from a professional, e.g. 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 is question is the most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the child had to attend another school.
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Admissions 2019
2. Children whose parents live within the civil parish of Bretherton. A map showing the boundaries is available in school.
3. Children whose parents live outside the parish.
(a) Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission. Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address. (b) Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in membership of Churches Together in England or the Evangelical Alliance. "Parental worshipping" is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for over at least the six months leading up to the 1st September 2016. The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or church officer. The lists of Churches can be found on the Churches Together in England website at cte.org.uk, and for the Evangelical Alliance at eauk.org; lists are taken as on 1st September 2016. Churches in membership of the equivalent bodies to CTE in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are equally accepted.
(c) Other children.
Tie break
Where there are more applicants for the available places within a category, then the distance between the Ordnance Survey address points for the school and the home measured in a straight line will be used as the final determining factor, nearer addresses having priority over more distant ones. This address point is within the body of the property and usually located at its centre. Where two addresses have the same distance, or the cut-off point is for addresses within the same building, then the Local Authority's system of a random draw will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).

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Bretherton Endowed CE

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South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH


Main Contact: Alison Moxham

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01772 600431

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Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School. South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Tel: 01772 600431 | Email: bursar@bretherton.lancs.sch.uk