ADMISSION PROCESS OF CHILDREN DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:
Any child with an Education, Health and Care Plan is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the Plan. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the named school. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. This includes any child / young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption. Birmingham Local Authority’s School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service will obtain names of all children who are looked after or were previously looked after, within the appropriate age range, from the Looked After Children Education Service (LACES).
2. Children (siblings) with a brother or sister already at the school and who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school.
3. Children who live nearest to the school.
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest to the School, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and the School. The home address is accurately located using a computerised mapping system, and the distance between the applicant’s home and the main entrance of the School is measured, by computer, to the nearest metre.
If vacancies occur because an offer is refused or a pupil leaves the school, places continue to be offered according to the above criteria.