EMLC Academy Trust Admissions Consultation

EMLC Academy Trust is consulting on changes to the oversubscription criteria for September 2017 in relation to Prince William School (Oundle), Northampton International Academy, Shepherdswell (Milton Keynes) Academy and Orchard Academy(Milton Keynes). The consultation is open from Monday 26th October 2015 and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 11th December.

Responses to the consultation should be sent to Ruhena.Mahmood@EMLCAcademyTrust.co.uk .

The proposed changes to the oversubscription criteria are:

Prince William School:

Oversubscription admission criteria:

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs/EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care (see full definition on page 103).

  1. To children who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of transfer.
  2. To students attending one of the feeder schools of Kings Cliffe Endowed, Thrapston, Trinity, Polebrook, Titchmarsh, Warmington, Oundle Primary, Glapthorn, Nassington and Easton Garfords Primary. (So named on 11/11/14.)
  3. To other children who live within the linked villages of Achurch, Aldwincle, Apethorpe, Armston, Ashton, Barnwell, Benefield, Blatherwycke, Brigstock, Bulwick, Clopton, Cotterstock, Collyweston, Deene, Deenethorpe, Denford, Denford Ash, Duddington, Easton-on-the-Hill, Fineshade, Fotheringhay, Glapthorn, Hemington, Islip, Kings Cliffe, Laxton, Lilford-cum-Wigthorpe, Little Stanion, Lowick, Luddington, Lutton, Nassington, Oundle, Pilton, Polebrook, Southwick, Stanion, Stoke Doyle, Sudborough, Tansor, Thorpe Waterville, Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Thurning, Wadenhoe, Wakerley, Warmington, Weldon, Woodnewton and Yarwell.
  4. Children who live closer to the Prince William School than any other school.
  5. Other children.

Tie-break:
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a ‘straight line’ basis, with distances measured using the NCC’s GIS system.

Northampton International Academy:

 Oversubscription admission criteria:

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs/EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order (See definition of Looked after children on page 103 of this booklet).
  2. Siblings of pupils attending the Academy.  ‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister, or other child living in the same household who, in any of these cases, will be living with them at the same address at the dates of their entry to the Academy. (Note that the academy will open with Year 7 and year 9 cohorts only, so sibling places will only become available as the academy grows each year. For example, a Year 8 and Year 10 cohort will not exist until 2017, Year 11 until 2018 and Year 12 until 2019 and so on).
  3. Pupils from Castle Academy and Stimpson Avenue Academy for admission to the Secondary Phase.
  4. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.

Tie-break:

If the published admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a ‘straight line’ basis, with distances measured using the NCC’s GIS system.

Orchard Academy:

 Oversubscription admission criteria:

 Children who have a statement of special educational needs or an Educational Health Care Plan naming Orchard Academy will be given priority for admission within the normal admission round.

Where there is oversubscription, the following criteria will be used to allocate places:

  1. A looked after child, or previously looked after child.
  2. A child with a sibling at the school, or Shepherdswell Academy, who is expected to be on roll at the school or Shepherdswell Academy at the time of admission.
  3. A child on roll at the infant feeder school, Shepherdswell Academy, at the time of application and/or continuing to be on the school’s roll until the end of Year 2.
  4. The child’s place of residence is within the catchment area of the school and there is no sibling.
  5. Others

Tie-break:
In the event of there being more applicants meeting any of the criteria above than there are places available at the school, places will be allocated in distance order – the distance between the child’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance, measured in a straight line, using the Council’s computerised measuring system with those living closest to the school receiving higher priority.

For the purposes of these criteria, sibling is defined as a brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care. The older sibling must be in the school at the time of application and be expected to remain in the school at the proposed date of admission of the younger sibling.

 Shepherdswell Academy:

Children who have a statement of special educational needs or an Educational Health Care Plan naming Shepherdswell Academy will be given priority for admission within the normal admission round.
Where there is oversubscription, the following criteria will be used to allocate places:

  1. A looked after child, or previously looked after child.
  2. A child with a sibling at the school, or at Orchard Academy, who is expected to be on roll at the school or Orchard Academy at the time of admission.
  3. The child’s place of residence is within the catchment area of the school and there is no sibling.
  4. Others

Tie-break:

In the event of there being more applicants meeting any of the criteria above than there are places available at the school, places will be allocated in distance order – the distance between the child’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance, measured in a straight line, using the Council’s computerised measuring system with those living closest to the school receiving higher priority.
For the purposes of these criteria, sibling is defined as a brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care. The older sibling must be in the school at the time of application and be expected to remain in the school at the proposed date of admission of the younger sibling.

 

 

 

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