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All Saints CofE Primary School, Bednall

Consultation 2022/2023

2021/2022

2020/2021


 

Admission arrangements 2020/2021

Introduction

All Saints Church of England Aided Primary School welcomes children from all background, faiths and no faith. The Governors of the School (The Trinity Federation) are committed to developing an inclusive school that reflects the diversity of the local community.

School Ethos Statement

As well as being an inclusive neighbourhood school, All Saints Church of England Aided Primary School has a distinctive character and ethos that reflects the teachings of Jesus Christ and Christian values. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. We hope that all children who come to the school will be able to participate “as appropriate” in the religious life of the school (including collective worship and religious education). This does not affect the right of parents who are not Christians to apply for a place. Indeed, through our commitment to inclusiveness, we actively welcome families from other faiths and no faith.

1. General Policy Statement

1.1 Thank you for considering applying to All Saints. This Policy has been prepared by the Governors of the Trinity Federation CE (A) Primary School to aid all involved in the process.

1.2 There is one admission to the reception class each year, in September. However parents have the right to defer this until later in the year. 

1.3 The school is a Primary school (children aged 5-11) and children transfer from All Saints at the age of 11 to Secondary school. 

2. The Catchment area of All Saints School Bednall

2.1 This is defined as the Ecclesiastical parish of Acton Trussell with Bednall, together with the civil parish of Acton, Bednall and Teddesley Hay.

3. Annual Intake – Reception

3.1 The Planned Admission Number is 10 pupils.

3.2 Children eligible for admission to Reception under this section of the policy are those who apply by the closing date (15 January) preceding the start of the relevant academic year.

3.3 Children who apply for entry to Reception after this date may however still be considered for entry under section 4, subject to the standard number for reception.

3.4 If there are more applications than places received under this section by the date specified, the Governors will allocate the places according to the scheme of priorities

3.5 Parents / Guardians are required to apply via the Staffordshire Local Authority.

Intake of Pupils Other than under Section 3 above

4.1 For admissions to any year group other than Reception the Governing board have decided that the maximum pupils on roll in relation to class size shall not exceed 15 in any year group and that no class consisting of two-year groups should exceed 25. The Governing board retains the right to make any final decision including exceptional circumstances, for example, relating to Point 1 and 2 in the “Admission Scheme”. All the above is subject to no class in Reception or Key Stage One exceeding the legal infant class size maximum of 30.

 4.2 No applications may be “received” under this section more than six months in advance of the intended start date for the child named on the application.

4.3 Applications for places under this section, which should be made on an Admission Application Form.

Application forms should be sent to: -

All Saints C.E. (A) Primary School

School Lane,
Bednall,
Stafford,
ST17 0SD

5. Appeals

5.1 Parents who are not offered a place for their child have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain an appeal form from the School and return this. The form/letter should be sent to reach the Clerk to the Appeals panel, care of the School, within 14 days of the date of the letter confirming the governors’ decision not to offer a place. Should some appeals be unsuccessful, the governing board will not consider further applications from those parents within the same academic year unless there have been significant and material changes in their circumstances

6. Late Applications

6.1 Application forms received after the closing date will be considered alongside those applicants who applied on time where there were exceptional reasons, which prevented the applicant from applying by the closing date, e.g., a family changes its address and was unable to apply within the deadline or needs to make new school preferences.

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

7. Repeat Applications

7.1 The Governors will not consider repeat applications in the same academic year unless there have been significant and material changes in the circumstances of the applicant.

8. Waiting Lists

A waiting list will be operated in admission criteria order and will remain open until the end of September each year and will then be discarded. Parents may apply to remain on the waiting list if they so wish.

Admission Scheme

In order of priority

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the school admission number (10) places will be allocated in accordance with the following criteria:-

1) Looked after children and previously looked after children who ceased to be in care because there were adopted (or become subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2) Children who satisfy both of the following tests:

Test 1: the child is distinguished from the great majority of other applicants either on their own medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances.

Medical grounds must be supported by a medical report (obtained by the applicant and provided at the point of application). This report must clearly justify, for health reasons only, why it is better for the child’s health to attend All Saints school rather than any other school.

Exceptional circumstances must relate to All Saints school and the individual child, i.e. the circumstances of the child, not the economic or social circumstances of the parent/carer. They should be supported by a professional report (obtained by the applicant and provided at the point of application), e.g. social worker. This report must clearly justify why it is better for the child to attend All Saints school rather than any other school.

and

Test 2: the child would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend All Saints school.

Hardship means severe suffering of any kind, not merely difficulty or inconvenience, which is likely to be experienced as a result of the child attending a different school. Applicants must provide detailed information about both the type and severity of any likely hardship at the time of application.

3) Children who have an elder sibling in attendance at All Saints school and who will still be attending the school at the proposed admission date; (For admission purposes, a brother or sister is a child who lives at the same address and either: have one or both natural parents in common; are related by a parents marriage; are adopted or fostered by a common parent or are unrelated children who live at the same address, whose parents live as partners.)

4) Children who live in the catchment area who themselves are, or whose families are, faithful and regular worshippers of any Christian denomination (as recognised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and/or the Evangelical Alliance). Written evidence of the applicants’ commitment to their place of worship will be required, (see supplementary information form)

5) Other children who reside within the catchment area.

6) Children who are outside the catchment area and who themselves are, or whose families are, faithful and regular worshippers of any Christian denomination (as recognised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and/or the Evangelical Alliance). Written evidence of the applicants’ commitment to their place of worship will be required, (see supplementary information form).

7) Children who are themselves, or whose families are, committed members of another religious faith. Written evidence will be required from the faith leader, using the attached form

8) Other children arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the main gate of the school determined by a straight-line measurement as calculated using the Local authority Geographical Information System. The coordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined and provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and OS Address Point data.

In the event of oversubscription in any of the above criteria, places will be allocated in accordance with the remaining criteria.

Application on faith grounds

“Faithful and regular worshipper” is defined as worshipping or taking part in church activities at least once a month for two years prior to application.

Deferred Entry to Reception Class

Parents may request that their child be admitted to Reception Class on a part-time basis, or that their child be admitted to school later in the same academic year until the child reaches compulsory school age (i.e. beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday). The effect is that the place will be held for the child in Reception and is not available to be offered to any other child within the same academic year in which it has been offered.

Before deciding whether to defer their child’s entry to school, parents should visit All Saints to clarify how they cater for the youngest children in Reception and how the needs of these children are met as they move up through the school.

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. In addition, the parents of summer born children may choose not to send their child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted outside of their normal age group to Reception rather than Year 1.

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 Governing board who will take into account the circumstances of the case and views of the headteacher. Parents do not have the right to insist that their child is admitted to a particular year group. 

 


 

Admissions Policy for the period 2019/20

1. General Policy Statement

1.1 Thank you for considering applying to All Saints. This Policy has been prepared by the Governors of All Saints CE (A) Primary School to aid all involved in the process.

1.2 There is one admission to the reception class each year, in September. However parents have the right to defer this until later in the year.

1.3 The school is a Primary school (children aged 5-11) and children transfer from All Saints at the age of 11 to Secondary school.

2. The Area Served by the School

2.1 The area served by the school is the Ecclesiastical parish of Acton Trussell with Bednall, together with the civil parish of Acton, Bednall and Teddesley Hay.

3. Annual Intake – Reception

3.1 The Planned Admission Number is 10 pupils.

3.2 Children eligible for admission to Reception under this section of the policy are those who apply by the closing date preceding the start of the relevant academic year.

3.3 Children who apply for entry to Reception after this date may however still be considered for entry under section 4, subject to the standard number for reception.

3.4 If there are more applications than places received under this section by the date specified, the Governors will allocate the places according to the scheme of priorities

3.5 Parents / Guardians are required to complete an application form for consideration under this scheme which can be obtained from school or the Local Authority

4. Intake of Pupils Other than under Section 3 above

4.1 For admissions to any year group other than Reception the Governing Body have decided that the maximum pupils on roll in relation to class size shall not exceed 15 in any year group and that no class consisting of two-year groups should exceed 25. The Governing Body retains the right to make any final decision including exceptional circumstances, for example, relating to Point 1 and 2 in the “Admission Scheme”. All the above is subject to no class in Reception or Key Stage One exceeding the legal infant class size maximum of 30.

4.2 No applications may be “received” under this section more than six months in advance of the intended start date for the child named on the application.

4.3 Applications for places under this section, which should be made on an Admission Application Form. Application forms should be sent to:

All Saints C.E. (A) Primary School, School Lane, Bednall, Stafford, ST17 0SD

5. Appeals

5.1 If admission is refused an appeal can be exercised by writing to the Chair of Governors, and will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel

6. Late Applications

6.1 Application forms received after the closing date will be considered alongside those applicants who applied on time where there were exceptional reasons, which prevented the applicant from applying by the closing date, e.g., a family changes its address and was unable to apply within the deadline or needs to make new school preferences.

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

7. Repeat Applications 7.1 The Governors will not consider repeat applications in the same academic year unless there have been significant and material changes in the circumstances of the applicant. 8. Waiting Lists 8.1 A waiting list will be operated in admission criteria order and will remain open until the end of September each year and will then be discarded. Parents may apply to remain on the waiting list if they so wish.

Admission Scheme

In order of priority

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the school admission number (10) places will be allocated in accordance with the following criteria:

1) Looked after children and previously looked after children who ceased to be in care because there were adopted (or become subject subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2) Child’s home address – if within area served by All Saint’s School (the Ecclesiastical parish of Acton Trussell with Bednall, together with the civil parish of Acton, Bednall and Teddesley Hay)

3) Pupils who at the time of the application have a brother or sister in attendance at the school who will still be attending at the proposed admission date.

4) If members of the family regularly attend one of the two churches of the parish, All Saints, Bednall and St James, Acton Trussell (supported by a letter from the Church Minister).

5) If family or members thereof regularly attend at another church (supported by a letter from the Church Minister).

6) Mention in accompanying letter a statement of religious commitment which supports the school mission statement.

A pupil with a statement of Special Education Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan that names All Saints will automatically be offered a place in the school, which will reduce the number of places available.

In the event of oversubscription in any of the above criteria, places will be allocated in the order of those living closest to the school determined by a straight line from the applicant’s home address to the main front gate of the school measured by the Local Authority’s Geographical Information System (GIS). The coordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined and provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and OS Address Point data.

Deferred Entry to Reception Class

Parents may request that their child be admitted to Reception Class on a part-time basis, or that their child be admitted to school later in the same academic year until the child reaches compulsory school age (i.e. beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday). The effect is that the place will be held for the child in Reception and is not available to be offered to any other child within the same academic year in which it has been offered.

Before deciding whether to defer their child’s entry to school, parents should visit their preferred school(s) to clarify how they cater for the youngest children in Reception and how the needs of these children are met as they move up through the school.

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. In addition, the parents of summer born children may choose not to send their child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted outside of their normal age group to Reception rather than Year 1.

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 Local Authority who will take into account the circumstances of the case and views of the headteacher of the community or voluntary controlled school concerned. Parents do not have the right to insist that their child is admitted to a particular year group.

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