Admissions

Admission limits

The admission limit is 187.

1.    Requests for places at high schools are considered in the following order:

  1. Children in public care
  2. Children who reside in the school’s catchment area
  3. Children who will have siblings at the school at the date of their admission. For this purpose, a brother or sister may be a full or step-brother or a full or step-sister, living at the same address, at the time of admission.
  4. Other children with distance from home to school deciding priority.

2.    At the initial allocation stage admissions for 2014 were as follows:

  • Category 1 – All preferences satisfied
  • Category 2 – All preferences satisfied
  • Category 3 – All preferences satisfied
  • Category 4 – All preferences satisfied.
  • 192 places were offered

3. Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs are given places at schools named on their Statement.

4. Parents are asked to rank the schools in order of their preference. All preferences for community high schools received equal consideration, whether they were ranked first, second or third. The admissions criteria given above are then applied and places are offered according to the preference which the parent had ranked highest.

If applications are received after the closing date, they will be dealt with as late applications, and will not be considered until after those applications which were received on time.

If there is over-subscription in any category, places will be offered using the shortest available reasonable walking distance from the child’s home address to the school as a tiebreaker. (The route must be paved and have street lights). The distance will be measured using the Local Authority’s computerised mapping system, which uses the ordnance survey integrated network which measures from the point on the highway nearest to the centre of the home property and the mid-point of the school. Those living closer to the school will receive the higher priority.

Where the final place in a year group can be taken by two or more children living an equal distance from the school, (for example two children living in the same block of flats) the Local Authority will then use random allocation to decide which of the children can be offered a place.

Where a child has parents with shared responsibility and lives with each parent for part of the week, the home address will be decided by using the name & address of the parent/carer to whom the Child Benefit payment is paid.

If there is a situation where only one place is available and the next children to be offered are twins or triplets, both twins or the three triplets will be offered places.

Please use this link  http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3945 to view the YourBury pages for further information on school admissions.