Telephone: 0161 921 2110
Headteacher: Miss J Richens
School type: Academy
Total number of places for nursery: From September 2023 the admission number will be 39
Total number of places for reception: From September 2023 the admission number will be 45
Total applications received by offer day for reception: 29
Breakdown of reception offers at offer day (19 April 2022): All applicants offered
Total numbers of reception offers made: 24
Total reception vacancies: 36
The planned admissions number for Reception will be 45.
The academy will admit children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) naming the academy. We will then allocate the remaining places in accordance with this policy.
Where more applications are received than there are places available, applications will be considered in accordance with the academy’s published oversubscription criteria following the order stated below:
Where the number of applications for the academy received during the normal admissions round exceeds the admission number of the school, or an admission limit set higher than the admission number, then admission will be determined in accordance with the following priority of admission criteria:
The child’s ordinary place of residence will be deemed to be a residential property at which the person or persons with parental responsibility for the child resides at the closing date for receiving applications for admission to the academy.
Where parental responsibility is held by more than one person and those persons reside in separate properties, the child’s ordinary place of residence will be deemed to be that property at which the child resides for the greater part of the week including weekends.
If the academy cannot differentiate between the applications within criteria 2-5 a random allocation tie-breaker will be applied. This may be required for example, where applicants reside in the same block of flats or are children of a multiple birth living at the same address.
The academy will operate a waiting list for each year group. This will be maintained by the academy and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.
Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.
Most children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities will not be disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those having special educational needs or disabilities. Staff organise resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.
If you are not offered a reception place at the school you have the right to appeal against the decision.
The law on infant class sizes states that no five, six or seven year olds should be in a class of more than 30 pupils; the circumstances where an appeal committee can uphold an appeal for these year groups are therefore limited.
The Department for Education publishes a guide for parents on school admissions and appeals. The guide explains the school admissions and appeals processes; what parents can expect from the admissions system; how to object to unlawful arrangements and how to find further information and support.