Admissions

Reception Admissions September 2018

We are now booking tours for Parents who have children starting school in September 2018. If you wish to visit our school please contact Claire in the school office on 01604 665860 or via e-mail on claire.clayson@prestonhedges.org

 

In Year Admissions

The school is currently full in all year groups (November 2017). There is a waiting list in place at present for all year groups. If you have any queries regarding admissions to our school please contact Mrs Clayson in the School Office on 01604 665860.

 

 

Admissions Criteria

PRESTON HEDGES 2018 DETERMINED CRITERIA

Oversubscription Criteria
i. Pupils in public care or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, or a child arrangements order  or special guardianship order
ii. Pupils living within the area defined below* with an older brother or sister** continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
iii. Children of qualified teaching staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made.
iv. Pupils who live closest to the preferred school within the defined area*
v. Pupils with an older brother or sister **continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
vi. Other Pupils

 

* the urban area within which criterion ii, and iv operate is defined by the A45 to the West, the B526 Newport Pagnell Road to the North, Wooldale Road to the South and the extent of the Wootton Fields development to the East and South East.

 

Tiebreaker

 

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, bar criterion iii, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.  In criterion iii places will be allocated by random selection.  In criterion iii pupils names will be placed in alphabetical order and numbered.  These numbers are then put into random order using an electronic randomiser and this will then denote the order these pupils will be allocated within the criterion.

 

Where two or more children share a priority for a place eg where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random selection undertaken by an independent body as described above.

 

However , if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over PAN as admitted by infant class size rules.

 

Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

 

**Sibling

 

A Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, (within a family unit) including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.  The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and continuing at the school at the proposed date of admission.

 

Breakfast & After School Club Admissions

Please contact Mrs Clayson in the school office on 01604 665860 if you would like to book your child into these clubs.

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