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Overview of Admissions Process
Procedures when the Academy is oversubscribed
Where the total number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs and looked after children the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below.
a) Admission of pupils whose siblings currently attend the school at the closing date for applications, with a reasonable expectation that the older child will still be at the school at the time the younger child is admitted. (Note: A sibling is defined as a child living in the same family unit in the same family household and address as a child who attends the Academy in any year group excluding the final year. The final year for this purpose will be Year 13 or Year 11 if the sibling is not staying on to Sixth Form. This includes, brothers, sisters, stepbrothers and stepsisters. In addition, biological siblings who attend the Academy will be treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence.)
b) Young people who have a serious medical or social need, or physical or psychological condition which makes it essential that they attend the Academy rather than any other school. Documented social, medical or psychological evidence must be provided in support from an appropriate independent registered professional such as a social worker, hospital consultant, and GP or health visitor at the time of the original application, and must set out why the Academy is the only school that can meet the young person’s needs or circumstances.
c) Admission of pupils on the basis of proximity to the school using straight line measurement from the main entrance to the child’s home. This principle will also be used as a tiebreaker when the planned admissions number is reached within one of the earlier criteria. In the event that a tiebreak situation occurs for the distance criteria, names will be drawn out of a hat).
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