Admissions details

Deadline for primary school admissions: 15th January 2020

You can apply online at: www.lancashire.gov.uk and search 'school admissions'

Offers issued to parents: 16th April 2020

Please click on this link to go to Lancashire's School Admissions page:

Lancashire County Council

Admission Arrangements for entry to school, 2020

Making an application

Applications for admission to the school for September 2020 should be made on-line at www.lancashire.gov.uk (search for School Admissions or cllick the link at the bottom of this page) between 1st September 2019 and 15th January 2020. It is not normally possible to change the order of your preferences for schools after the closing date.

Parents must complete the Local Authority electronic form, stating three preferences. Parents who wish their application to this Church school to be considered against the faith criteria should also complete the supplementary form. If the school is oversubscribed, a failure to complete the supplementary form may result in your application for a place in this school being considered against lower priority criteria as the Governing Body will have no information upon which to assess the worship attendance.

The Supplementary Information Form is available from the school.

Admission procedures

By law, no infant class may contain more than thirty children. The Governing Body operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all preferences equally and the Local Authority notifies parents of the result. In the event that there are more applicants than places, after admitting all children with a Statement of Educational Need or Health and Care Plan naming the school, the governing body will allocate places using the criteria below, which are listed in order of priority. The number of places available for admission to the Reception class in the year 2020 will be a maximum of 60.

1.

(a) Children in public care and previously looked after children.

(b) Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school.

2.

Children whose parents live within the ecclesiastical parishes of THE RISEN LORD AND RIBBLETON.

(A map showing the boundaries is available in school).

(a) Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date

of application and on the date of admission.

(b) Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in

membership of Churches Together in England.

Note: Parental worshipping is normally taken to mean a

minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship

for over at least six months. The date on which this is judged is 1st September 2019.

The Governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or church officer.

 

3. 

Children whose parents live outside the ecclesiastical parishes of THE RISEN LORD AND RIBBLETON.

(A map showing the boundaries is available in school)

  1. Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission.
  2. Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in Membership of Churches Together in England.

Note: Parental worshipping is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship

for over at least six months. The date on which this is judged is 1st September 2019.

The Governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or church officer.

 

Tie break

Where there are more applicants for the available places within a category, then the distance between the Ordnance Survey address points for the school and the home measured in a straight line will be used as the final determining factor, nearer addresses having priority over more distant ones. This address point is within the body of the property and usually located at its centre. Where two addresses have the same distance, or the cut-off point is for addresses within the same building, then the Local Authority's system of a random draw will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).

Non-routine or in-year admissions

It sometimes happens that a child needs to change school other than at the “normal” time; such admissions are known as non-routine or in-year admissions. Parents wishing their child to attend this school should arrange to visit the school. They will be provided with an application form once they have a definite local address. If there is a place in the appropriate class, then the governors will arrange for the admission to take place. If there is no place, then the admissions committee will consider the application and information about how to appeal against the refusal will be provided. Appeals for children moving into the area will not be considered until there is evidence of a permanent address, e.g. exchange of contracts or tenancy agreement with rent book.

Please note that you cannot re-apply for a place at a school within the same school year unless there has been relevant, significant and material change in the family circumstances.

 

For full details of how to apply for a place at our school, please see the relevant admissions policies below.  If you still have questions to ask then please do not hesitate to contact the School Office on 01772 794482.

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