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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Ditton Church  of England Junior School (Voluntary Aided)

Determined Admission Arrangements 2017

 

Policy

 

Ditton C.E. Junior School admits pupils in the September following their seventh birthday.

 

Over Subscription Criteria

 

Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available (currently 64) the following criteria will be applied in the order set out here to decide which children shall be admitted.

 

  • ‘Looked After’ children

     

    Children in Local Authority Care – a child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents / carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject of a care order under Part IV of the Act. This applies equally to children who immediately after being looked after by the local authority became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. (As defined by Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or Section 8 or 14A of the Children Act 1989)

 

  • Attendance at Ditton Infant School - (Linked Admission arrangement)

 

  • Current Family Association – A brother or sister in the school at the time of entry.

 

  • Health and Special Access Reasons

 

Medical, health, social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations; in particular those under the Equality Act 2010.  Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’/ carers’ physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and

significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school.

 

  • Nearness of children’s home to school

     

    The distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using Ordnance Survey address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by Ordnance Survey. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.

 

The Governing Body has established arrangements for appeals against non-admission. These arrangements include an independent element.

 

Mrs A Smith

Headteacher

Ditton Church of England Junior School

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