The academy has an admission number of 60 pupils for the academic year 2016/17. Accordingly, the academy will provide for the admission of 60 pupils to reception if sufficient applications for entry are received. Where fewer than the published admission number for the relevant year groups is received, the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) will offer places at Wallscourt Farm Academy to all those who have applied. In order that your child can be considered for entry to Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy for the school year 2017/2018 you must complete and submit the common application form by 15 January 2018. Completed common application forms for residents of South Gloucestershire must be returned directly to South Gloucestershire Council’s Admission & Transport Team either on-line or complete the common application form provided in the Admission to School booklet available from South Gloucestershire Council telephone 01454 868008 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Parents/carers who do not live in South Gloucestershire but who wish to apply for a place at Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy must return the appropriate common application form to the local authority in which they live. Any application forms from parents/carers living outside South Gloucestershire will be passed to the relevant ‘home’ local authority.
Over-subscription criteriaShould the academy be over-subscribed (i.e. if there are more applications than places available), initial allocations will be made according to the following criteria; these are listed in order of priority and will be applied to all applications received by the published closing date for applications (15 January 2016). For further details concerning the admission criteria please refer to the notes to the over-subscription criteria.
- Children in care or previously in care
- Geography – children living closest to the school
- Tie breaker
- Children in care* are children who are in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
- Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
- Under the terms of the Children Act 1989.
- Section 14A of the Children Act 1989.
- Siblings are defined as:
- full or half brother or sister
- adoptive brother or sister
- children of the same household or step brother or sister or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling. The older sibling must already be in attendance at Wallscourt Farm Academy and will be in attendance in September 2016
- Geography – places will be allocated to children living closest to the academy. Distances are measured in a straight line between the address point of the child’s home and a central point within the main school building using the South Gloucestershire Council’s computerised mapping system. A child’s permanent home address, is where he or she resides with a person with parental responsibility, or with a parent (as defined in Section 576 of the Education Act 1996). It is the address where the child spends the majority of his or her time. Documentary evidence may be required to confirm a child’s home address. If a child regularly lives at more than one address the admission authority will have to reach a conclusion about which address should be counted as the main address when allocating school places. This will normally be the address where the Child Benefit is paid.
- Tie breaker – where the academy is over-subscribed and it does not prove possible to resolve allocations by the application of criteria 1-3, any remaining places will be allocated by drawing lots. Lots will be drawn by a senior officer of South Gloucestershire Council who is independent of the academy’s admissions process.