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Alleyne's Academy, Stone

2025/2026 and 2024/2025 

2022/2023 & 2023/2024



Admission arrangements 2025/2026 & 2024/2025
 

The Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 255. 

Parents have the right to express a preference for the school that they wish their child to attend. However, if the total number of preferences for admission to Alleyne’s Academy exceeds the Academy’s Planned Admission Number, the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places: 

  1. Students in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order), including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted see additional note * below. 
  2. Students living within the catchment area of Alleyne’s Academy see note ** below. 
  3. Students who, at the time of the application, have an elder sibling in attendance at the Academy, who will still be attending at the proposed admission date;
  4. Students who satisfy both the following tests: 

Test 1: They are distinguished from the great majority of other applicants either on medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances. 

Medical grounds must be supported by a medical report (obtained by the parents). It must clearly justify, for health reasons only, why it is better for the child to attend the preferred school rather than any other school. 

Exceptional circumstances must relate to the choice of school, i.e. the circumstances of the child, not the economic or social circumstances of the parent and be supported by a professional report, e.g. social worker, justifying why it is better for the child to attend the preferred school rather than any other school.

and 

Test 2: They would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the school. 

5. Other pupils arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the main gate of the school by the shortest available walking route as measured by the Children and Lifelong Learning Directorate’s Geographical Information System see note *** below. 

The Academy has not opted to give priority to students from named major contributory schools (LA criteria 5). 

Additional Notes  

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide any supportive information required in order for the application to be assessed against the published admissions criteria, the Governors will not seek to obtain this information on behalf of the applicant.  

Admissions at the normal age of entry are administered through a coordinated admission scheme and preferences will be processed centrally by Staffordshire County Council’s School Admissions and Transport Service. Each pupil will receive one offer of a place by the Local Authority.  

In accordance with legislation, children who have an Education and Health Care Plan that names a particular school as being the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs must be admitted to that school. This will reduce the amount of places available to other applicants.  

*Children in care means children who are looked after by a local authority in accordance with section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989 and who are (a) in care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under Adoption and Children Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).  

Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by s.12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.  

Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a special guardianship order as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians). 

**Copies of the school catchment area map is available from the local authority or on request at the school. www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Catchment-areas.aspx  

***The Local Authority uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The measurement is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) data from an applicant's home address to the main front gate of the school. The coordinates of an applicant's home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and OS Address Point data.  

Home Address 

The home address is considered to be the child’s along with their parent’s main and genuine principal place of residence at the time of the allocation of places i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than legal guardianship), the friends or relatives address will not be considered for allocation purposes.  

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the school week, parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.  

If a place is offered on the basis of an address that is subsequently found to be different from a child’s normal and permanent home address then that place is likely to be withdrawn.  

If there are a limited number of spaces available and we cannot distinguish between applicants using the criteria listed, such as in the case of children who live in the same block of flats, then the child or children who will be offered the available spaces will be randomly selected. This process will be independently verified.  

Waiting lists for Normal Point of Entry 

Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria stated above and not based on the date their application was received. There will be a period of two weeks after the national offer date whereby available places will not be reallocated. If places become available after this date they will be offered according to the child at the top of the waiting list.

Waiting lists will be kept until 31st December 2024. No other waiting lists will be maintained. 

Inclusion on a school’s waiting list does not mean that a place will eventually become available at the preferred school. 

A child’s position on a waiting list is not fixed and is subject to change during the year as a result of inure applications, i.e. they can go up or down the list since each added child will require the list to be ranked again in line with the oversubscription criteria listed on the first page. 

Children who are subject of a direction by a local authority to admit or who are allocated to a school in accordance with the fair access protocol will take precedence over those on the waiting list. 

Late applications 

Preferences received after the closing date will be considered alongside those applicants who applied on time wherever possible.

If the late application is received after the closing date but before the Local Authority has started the process of allocating places it will be accepted and included in the first round of place applications. 

If the late application is received after places have been allocated then it will be added to the waiting list and ranked according to the oversubscription criteria listed on the first page. 

A late application does not affect the right of appeal or the right to be placed on the waiting list. 

Repeat applications 

Parents do not have the right to a second appeal for the same academic year unless, in exceptional circumstances, the academy has accepted a second application from the appellant because of a significant and material change in the circumstances of the parent, child or school but still refused admission. 

Admission outside of the normal age group

Parents may seek to apply for their child’s admission to school outside of their normal age group, for example if the child is exceptionally gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health. 

These parents will need to make an application alongside children applying at the normal age which should explain why it is in the child’s best interest to be admitted outside of their normal age which may include information such as professional evidence as to why this is the case and why an exception should be made in the case of the child. A decision as to whether this is an appropriate course of action will be made by the academy who will take into account the circumstances of the case. Parents do not have the right to insist that their child is admitted to a particular year group. 

In-year admission arrangements

Parents or carers seeking to be admitted to the academy “in-year” may make an application directly to the academy using an application form available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions or the academy directly. This application will be processed in line with the procedure outlined in the determined admission arrangements.


 

Admission arrangements 2022/2023 & 2023/2024

The Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 255.

Parents have the right to express a preference for the school that they wish their child to attend. However, if the total number of preferences for admission to Alleyne’s Academy exceeds the Academy’s Planned Admission Number, the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places:

  1. Students in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted(or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order),including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  2. Students living within the catchment area of Alleyne’s Academy;
  3. Students who, at the time of the application, have an elder sibling in attendance at the Academy, who will still be attending at the proposed admission date;
  4. Students who satisfy both the following tests:

Test 1: They are distinguished from the great majority of other applicants either on medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances.

Medical grounds must be supported by a medical report (obtained by the parents). It must clearly justify, for health reasons only, why it is better for the child to attend the preferred school rather than any other school.

Exceptional circumstances must relate to the choice of school, i.e. the circumstances of the child, not the economic or social circumstances of the parent and be supported by a professional report, e.g. social worker, justifying why it is better for the child to attend the preferred school rather than any other school.

and 

Test 2: They would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the school.

  1. Other pupils arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the main gate of the school by the shortest available walking route as measured by the Staffordshire County Council’s Geographical Information System.

The Academy has not opted to give priority to students from named major contributory schools (LA criteria 5).

Additional Notes

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide any supportive information required in order for the application to be assessed against the published admissions criteria, the Governors will not seek to obtain this information on behalf of the applicant.

Admissions at the normal age of entry are administered through a coordinated admission scheme and preferences will be processed centrally by Staffordshire County Council’s School Admissions and Transport Service. Each pupil will receive one offer of a place by the Local Authority.

In accordance with legislation, children who have an Education and Health Care Plan that names a particular school as being the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs must be admitted to that school. This will reduce the amount of places available to other applicants.

*Children in care means children who are looked after by a local authority in accordance with section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989 and who are (a) in care of a Local Authority, or(b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under Adoption and Children Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).

Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by s.12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.

Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a special guardianship order as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

**Copies of the school catchment area map is available from the local authority or on request at the school. Catchment areas - Staffordshire County Council

***The Local Authority uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The measurement is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) data from an applicant's home address to the main front gate of the school. The coordinates of an applicant's home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and OS Address Point data.

Home Address

The home address is considered to be the child’s along with their parent’s main and genuine principal place of residence at the time of the allocation of places i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than legal guardianship), the friends or relatives address will not be considered for allocation purposes.

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the school week, parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.

If a place is offered on the basis of an address that is subsequently found to be different from a child’s normal and permanent home address then that place is likely to be withdrawn.

If there are a limited number of spaces available and we cannot distinguish between applicants using the criteria listed, such as in the case of children who live in the same block of flats, then the child or children who will be offered the available spaces will be randomly selected. This process will be independently verified.

Waiting lists for normal point of entry

Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria stated above and not based on the date their application was received. There will be a period of two weeks after the national offer date whereby available places will not be reallocated. If places become available after this date they will be offered according to the child at the top of the waiting list.

Waiting lists will be kept until 31st December 2024. No other waiting lists will be maintained.

Inclusion on a school’s waiting list does not mean that a place will eventually becomeavailable at the preferred school.

A child’s position on a waiting list is not fixed and is subject to change during the year as a result of in year applications, i.e. they can go up or down the list since each added child will require the list to be ranked again in line with the oversubscription criteria listed on the first page.

Children who are subject of a direction by a local authority to admit or who are allocated to a school in accordance with the fair access protocol will take precedence over those on the waiting list.

Late applications

Preferences received after the closing date will be considered alongside those applicants who applied on time wherever possible.

If the late application is received after the closing date but before the Local Authority has started the process of allocating places it will be accepted and included in the first round of place applications.

If the late application is received after places have been allocated then it will be added to the waiting list and ranked according to the oversubscription criteria listed on the first page. A late application does not affect the right of appeal or the right to be placed on the waiting list.

Repeat applications

Parents do not have the right to a second appeal for the same academic year unless, in exceptional circumstances, the academy has accepted a second application from the appellant because of a significant and material change in the circumstances of the parent, child or school but still refused admission.

Admission outside of the normal age group

Parents may seek to apply for their child’s admission to school outside of their normal age group, for example if the child is exceptionally gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health.

These parents will need to make an application alongside children applying at the normal age which should explain why it is in the child’s best interest to be admitted outside of their normal age which may include information such as professional evidence as to why this is the case and why an exception should be made in the case of the child. A decision as to whether this is an appropriate course of action will be made by the academy who will take into account the circumstances of the case. Parents do not have the right to insist that their child is admitted to a particular year group.

In-year admission arrangements

Parents or carers seeking to be admitted to the academy “in-year” may make an applicationdirectly to the academy using an application form available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions or the academy directly. This application will be processed in line with the procedure outlined in the determined admission arrangements.

 

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