The Governors of Lady Seaward's C of E Primary School will admit up to the Planned Admission Number (PAN) of 12 children in each year group as from September 2007.
They may, however, admit children over and above the PAN if they were satisfied that this would not affect an effective education or efficient use of resources. However they would need to refer to Appendix A of the Primary Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme which sets out how all admitting authorities in Devon deal with children arriving ‘in year’
In the event of the application for admission being refused, parents have the right to appeal to a tribunal set up by the Anglican Diocese of Exeter, and should write to Dr Ruth Eade, Director of Education, Diocesan Education Office, Renslade House, Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 3AY.
The law requires every child to be admitted to primary school from the beginning of the term following the child’s fifth birthday as per Devon County Council Policy. The normal year of admission for our School is Reception year.
Children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 September and 28 February may start school in September; children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 March and 31 August may start school in January.
As the school is a voluntary aided one the governing body is the admissions authority. As such it will work to the provisions of the Special Needs (SEN) legislation, which came into force in September 2001 with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. The Act strengthens the right to a place in mainstream school for children with special needs or with a disability.
OVER SUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA
Where there are more applications than places available the following priority will be followed:
- Children who are in Public Care
- Children living in the school’s designated area with a sibling who is attending the school at the time of admission.
- Other children living in the school’s designated area.
- Children living outside the school’s designated area, but with a sibling who is attending the school at the time of admission.
- Other children living outside the school’s designated area.
Sibling: This will be a full, adopted half or step brother or sister and will include a full, adopted half or step brother or sister living at a different address. Foster children will count as a brother or sister to those living within the foster household or where appropriate the natural parental home address.
Home Address: This is defined as the address where the child is normally resident. Where a child resides through shared custody, the address will be with the parent who receives child benefit.
Designated area: The map showing the designated area for the school can be seen in the school office.
Children who are in Public Care: These children are looked after by or provided with accommodation in the exercise of its functions by Devon Local Authority or any other local authority, which has informed Devon LEA of its wish to place a child.
A child, who has a statement of Special Educational Needs where the school is named on the statement, will have precedence for a school place.
In the case of a tie-breaker in any category, priority will be given to children living nearest the school as measured by straight line distance using GIS.