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NEWNHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL– ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 – 2022 : ADMISSIONS POLICY CONSULTATION

 Newnham Primary School is consulting on the Academy’s admission arrangements. These arrangements are for students who will be starting in September 2021.

 The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between Monday 11 November 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019.

 Consultation will also be undertaken via Northamptonshire County Council’s (NCC) co-ordinated consultation process and will be on the NCC School Admissions Consultation website from the start of the consultation period. 

 Why are we consulting?

 The Trust must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the Trust must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted on at least once every 7 years.

 Newnham Primary School is not proposing any changes to its admissions arrangements for 2021 however is consulting in accordance with the requirement to consult on a 7 year cycle.

 You are invited to review the admission arrangements and to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • are the arrangements reasonable?
  • are the arrangements clear?
  • are the arrangements objective?
  • do the arrangements comply with the school admissions code 2014 and the school admissions appeals code 2012, and the laws and regulations behind them?
  • will the arrangements cause disadvantage or discrimination?
  • could changes be made that would improve the arrangements?

 Responses to this consultation should be sent to either DRETadmissions@dret.co.uk or submitted via Northamptonshire County Council School Admissions Consultation website.  The closing data for responses is Friday 20 December 2019.

 On conclusion of the Consultation all responses received will be collated and presented to the Trust Board in February 2020 for full consideration. The outcome of the Consultation will be posted on the Academy’s website along with the final admissions policy for 2021.

APPLICATIONS

 Arrangements for applications for places in Reception at Newnham Primary School will be made in accordance with Northamptonshire’s co-ordinated admission arrangements; parents resident in Northamptonshire can apply online at:  

https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx

Parents resident in other areas must apply through their home local authority (LA).  NEWNHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL will use Northamptonshire’s timetable published online for these applications and Northamptonshire will make the offers of places as required by the School Admissions Code.   

Published Admission Number (PAN)  

The PAN for Reception is 20.  If there are fewer applicants than places available all applicants will be admitted.   

Special Educational Needs  

Any child with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the academy will be admitted.    

Oversubscription Criteria  

If there are more applications than places available we will apply the oversubscription criteria listed below:  

1.      

Looked after children and previously looked after children.  A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.  Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).  

2.      

Children with a normal home address (See Note 2 – definition of ‘home address’) in the village of Newnham and its surrounding villages (Everdon, Badby, and Fawsley); and with a sibling (see definition of ‘sibling’ below) on the roll of the school at the time of application or whose parent has accepted an offer of a place at the school and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school. 

3.      

Children with a normal home address in Newnham, Everdon, Badby and Fawsley. 

4.      

Children with a normal home address outside the areas defined in criteria 3 and with a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application or whose parent has accepted an offer of a place at the school and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school. (See note 3 – definition of sibling) 

5.      

All other applications.   

Allocation of Places

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3 priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school.  If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Distances are measured using the post office address point of the home to the post office address point of the school and using Northamptonshire’s computerised distance measuring software. 

 

Please see Admissions Policy document for detailed information.