ADMISSION POLICY CONSULTATION
The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) is now consulting on behalf of Westwood Primary School the proposed admission policy for the academic year 2020/21 as required by the School Admission Code – December 2014
The consultation will run from 21 November 2018 to 14 January 2019.
The main changes from the previous policy are the addition of the following criteria:
Children for whom it is essential to be admitted to the Academy because of special circumstances to do with significant medical or social needs, which relate to the child or an immediate member of the child’s family. Applications must be supported by medical evidence from a GP or hospital consultant, social worker or similar professional.
Children with a sibling attending the Academy will now be considered under one criterion.
Children of staff, where the member of staff has been employed by the Academy for 2 or more years at the time of application, or the member of staff was recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
If you would like comment on the proposed admissions policy, please email your comments to: Sharon Oliver Consultancy Ltd who is working on behalf of TEFAT at firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 January 2019.
Please see the proposed admission policy below:-
The administration and management of admission arrangements to Cambridgeshire schools is dealt with by Cambridgeshire County Council. The reception admissions policy and criteria for each school, together with an application form, are available from the county council admissions team and must be returned to the school Admission Team. Find a link to the web page below.
The governors agree to accept the policy guidelines on admissions produced by Cambridgeshire County Council. The school will enrol pupils up to its agreed overall capacity and annual admissions limit.
The Over-subscription Criteria for 2018-19
Children who have an Education, Health and Care plan that names the school will be admitted. NB: Those children with an Education, Health and Care plan that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment to determine an appropriate place. Admission follows the following criteria:
1. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC)
2. Children who live in the catchment area and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission
3. Children living in the catchment area
4. Children who live outside the catchment area, but have a sibling at the school at the time of admission
5. Children who live outside the catchment area
6. Children who live outside the catchment area and who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment area school because of over-subscription
7. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line
In cases of equal merit, priority will go to children living nearest the school according to the shortest straight line distance.
Joining the School
Starting school is a very exciting and daunting time for you and your child. We, as a school, will work with parents individually to ensure it is both positive and rewarding.
Pupils are admitted to Westwood Primary in the September of the academic year in which they are 5. During the previous summer term, visits take place to support children to become familiar with the routines and environment of the school.
In September, the children begin on a part-time basis and school staff conduct home/school visits to develop a greater understanding of individual children in their familiar surroundings. From the third week of the autumn term, children who are ready will be attending school full-time.