Admission Arrangements For the Academic Year 2017/2018
Application Procedure & Policy
Admission into the Reception Class is outlined in the Admission Arrangements Policy for Early Years. Application should be made online or by Application form to Medway Council. Children due to be admitted during the 2017/2018 academic year are those born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014..
The planned admission number is 30.
All applications for admittance to Primary school must be dealt with through the Admissions Team at Medway Council by completing a ‘Casual ‘in year’ admission form’ or ‘Change of Medway School casual admission form’ if applying for a place during the school year.
All children will be treated equally for admission purposes, including those with special education or particular access needs. Where the school is asked to admit a pupil, who in the opinion of the school is inappropriately placed at Allhallows the Admissions Committee will meet to consider the matter.
If more applications are received than places available, then the following LA oversubscription criteria will apply:
- Children with SEN Statements who have named the school
- Children in public care
- Current family association
- Child’s health reasons
- Nearness of children’s homes and ease of access to schools.
In the event of a ‘tie’ of the above criteria then the distance from home to school will be used as a ‘tie-breaker’ based on the shortest walking distance route.
In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.
Formal offers of a school place will be sent out by Medway Council in April 2018.
Parents/carers have the right to appeal if a place is not offered to their child for a school named on the application form. An Independent Appeal Panel will hear admission appeals. They are independent from the school and the Council and their decision is binding.