Admission Arrangements

Sefton Admission Criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools in the Southport Area.

ADMISSIONS

We use Sefton Admission Criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools in the Southport Area.

Kew Woods Primary School’s admissions number is 60.

Where there are more applications than places available, we will adhere to the Admissions Criteria in the following order to allocate places:

Admissions Criteria 2022

After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school and where there are more applications than places available, the following admissions criteria will be applied in order to allocate places.

Criteria 1

Looked after children and all previously looked after children, 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 (or became subject to a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order).

Criteria 2

Sibling – Children who have a brother or sister living in the same house who already attends the primary school of their choice, provided they will still attend the school in September 2022. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent(s)/carer(s)’s partner, living in the same family unit at the same address.

Criteria 3

Children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at a school within Southport Learning Trust for two or more years at the time at which the admission application for the school is made, and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. Parent(s)/carer(s) must state the employee’s name on their admission application form. Details will be validated by the school.

Criteria 4

Distance – Children in order of proximity of their home to school, measured as per the tie breaker clause. If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criteria then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child’s home. We will measure from the property’s address point, to the nearest school gate (using recognised routes known to the Local Authority at the time of measurement).

Please be aware that the number of places allocated in each criterion can change from year to year.

Please be aware that the number of places allocated in each criterion can change from year to year.

All schools will meet their legal obligation to admit a pupil who has a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names the school in his or her educational health care plan.

Parents who require a place mid-year must apply to the Sefton Admissions Department.

Parents should contact Sefton LA regarding Kew Woods admission arrangements.

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