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Over Subscription Criteria

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Admissions Criteria for Admission in September 2017

 

Published Admissions Number (PAN): 30

For full information about admissions for Reception please visit the county website: Kent County Council Primary School Admissions

Places will be allocated according to the following ranking, with Criterion 1 being the highest ranking:

 

1. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Need (SSEN), or Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Before the application of oversubscription criteria, children with a SSEN or EHCP which names the school will be admitted.

A Statement of Special Educational Need is a statement made by the local authority under Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 specifying the special educational provision required for that child.

An Education, Health and Care Plan is a plan made by the local authority under Section 37 of the Children and Families

Act 2014 specifying the special education provision required for that child.

The PAN will be reduced after taking account of SSEN/EHCP children.

 

Oversubscription Criteria

After allocating places under criterion 1 where the school receives more applications than places the following criteria, in order of priority, will be used to allocate places:

 

2. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children

A “looked after child” is a child who is (a) in the care of the local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined by Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. “Previously looked after children” are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Childrens Act 2002. Child arrangement orders are defined in Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by Section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Special guardianship orders are defined in Section14A of the Children Act 1989.

 

3. Siblings / Current Family Association

A child who has a brother or sister attending the school when he or she starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.

In the event this criterion is over-­subscribed, Governors will allocate places by applying criteria 4 to 6 below which are in order of priority.

 

4. Children of parents who attend St Botolph’s Church Chevening

Priority will be given within the faith criteria to those parents displaying the highest levels of commitment to the church as confirmed by the Rector of Chevening. Please see notes below relating to faith based priority.

 

5. Children of parents who attend other Christian churches

(that are either members of Churches Together in England and Wales or the Evangelical Alliance)

Priority will be given within the faith criteria to those parents displaying the highest levels of commitment to the church as confirmed by the minister as specified in the notes below relating to faith based priority.

 

6. Other Children: distance / nearness of child’s home to school

We use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using Ordnance Survey address point data as supplied by the Local Authority. 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 school uses the measurements provided by the Local Authority and further information on how distances are calculated is available in the Admissions Booklet provided by the Local Authority. In the case of distances from flats, the school will use the process defined below in ‘Tiebreaker’.

 

Multiple Births procedures

When multiple births within a family would cause the ‘infant class size limit’ to be exceeded, the school will use the process defined below in ‘Tiebreaker’.

 

Tiebreaker

If any category is oversubscribed, applicants will be ranked by straight line distance [as defined above] and those closest given priority. Where distance is found to be equal, children will be ranked in alphabetical order, surname first and then by alphabetical order of first name on birth certificate.

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