BATHEASTON CHURCH SCHOOL
Academy status and Admission oversubscription criteria applicable between 1 March 2018 and 31 August 2020
On 1 March 2018, Batheaston Primary School converted to Academy status by joining the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (BWMAT). As a new Academy, the school governors will in conjunction with the BWMAT directors review the Admission Arrangements for the school during Autumn 2018 with a view to conducting a public consultation. In accordance with statutory requirement, the earliest that any new admission arrangements could apply is September 2020. Until then the Admission Arrangements previously published by bath and North east Somerset local authority will apply and the following oversubscription criteria will be used to prioritise admission applications, should more applications be received at any one time than places are available:
Children in Public care (Looked after Children) or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
(The 3 categories in this criterion will be given equal consideration).
· Children who live within a 1.5 mile radius* of the school and for whom there will be a sibling in attendance on the admission date at the preferred school.
· Children who live outside a 1.5 mile radius* of the school but their sibling was offered a place prior to September 2013 and will be in attendance at the time of admission.
· Children who live outside a 1.5 mile radius* of the school but it is their closest school and for whom there will be a sibling in attendance on the admission date at the preferred school.
Children who live closest to the school as measured in a direct line
To be considered under the above criteria parents must have named the school as a preference. Under the above criteria all preferences are considered equally. If a child qualifies for more than one school they will be offered their highest preference as stated on their application form.
* The 1.5 mile radius will be measured from the ‘address point’ of a school as defined by the Local Land & Property Gazetter (LLPG).
In all cases, distances will be measured in a direct line from the address point of the child’s home address to the address point of a school as defined by the Local Land & Property Gazetter (LLPG). Measurements will be determined using the Local Authority’s GIS computerised mapping system.
If under all the above criteria any single category resulted in oversubscription, those living closer to the preferred school would receive the higher priority.
In the event of the school being oversubscribed where the applicant for the final qualifying place(s) available within the admission number is the parent/carer of twins, triplets or other multiple births the authority will breach the admission number to allow these children to be offered places. In the case of schools where there would be Infant Class Size issues such children will remain as an ‘excepted pupil’ to the class size limit for the time they are in an infant class or until the class numbers fall back to the normal class size limit of 30.
BATH & NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL ADMISSIONS
To talk to someone at Bath & North East Somerset Admissions and Transport Service about school admissions, contact them on 01225 394312; telephone lines are open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Facsimile: 01225 394296. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: School Admissions and Transport Service, PO BOX 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 IDN.