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Admissions

Reception Admissions for September 2021:

School Tours: Due to the current situation, we unfortunately won’t be able to offer physical tours of the school.

However, we have a virtual tour (see  video below)

Virtual Q&A Meetings:

We are also offering a number of virtual Q&A Zoom meetings across November and December, please call the school office on 01604 665860 to book on to one.

 

The closing date for primary applications is 15th January 2021. Offers for primary reception places will be made on Thursday 16th April 2021

 

In Year Admissions

The school is currently full in all year groups (March 2020). 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 or via claire.clayson@prestonhedges.org

If you wish to be added to our waiting list please complete and return the form below:

In Year Admissions Application Request Form

PROPOSED CHANGE OF ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR 2022

The school is proposing a change to the admissions boundary area in 2022. This proposed change would increase the boundary to include the St George’s Fields development.  Please click on the link below for our proposal:

Admissions Criteria 2022 admissions proposal October 2020

If you would like to comment on this proposal, you may do so on the following website: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions

Admissions Criteria

PRESTON HEDGES DETERMINED CRITERIA

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision.

Oversubscription Criteria

1.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

 

2.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.

 

3.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.

 

4.Pupils who live closest to the preferred school within the defined area*

 

5.Pupils with an older brother or sister **continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.

 

6.Other Pupils

 

Please note: The defined area is from 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.

 

*Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.

 

Tie Break Criteria

 

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2-6), priority will be given to those who are closest to the school on a straight-line basis.  A representative of the Academy Trust will undertake measurements on the school’s behalf for In-year applications. Initial Year R applications are dealt with entirely by Northamptonshire County Council.

 

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.

 

Where two or more children share a priority for a place in any criterion e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random allocation undertaken by an independent body.  However, if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over PAN as permitted by infant class size rules

 

 

**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.

 

Appeals

Please find the forms required to submit an appeal for an in year place below:

Infant Class Prejudice Appeal form 2019 Years R, 1 and 2

Ordinary Prejudice Appeal form 2019 Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

 

Our full Admissions Policy can be found here:

TRUST-3-Admissions-Policy

 

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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