Determined March 2012
The Catholic Academy Trust in Southampton
Springhill Catholic Primary School
Admissions Policy 2013/14
Springhill Catholic Primary School is an Academy Trust in the Diocese of Portsmouth, The Academy Trust is the Admission Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s Admission Policy which is reviewed annually.
This policy has been reviewed in accordance with the Schools Admissions Code February 2012.
All applications for reception class entry in the normal admissions round are coordinated by Southampton City Council.
This policy will be used during 2012/13 for allocating places in September 2013 and will apply to all admissions from 1 September 2013.
The Governing Body will admit to the school the published admission number (PAN) of 90 children who will attain the age of 5 years during the school year 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014, to be arranged in classes of 30 children per class. Net capacity assessment 630.
ALL applications are considered equally, irrespective of the order of preference expressed on the Southampton City Council Common Application Form available online. Should the school be oversubscribed, the Governing Body will consider applications in the following order of priority:
1. Baptised Catholic children in, or previously in, Local Authority care 2. Baptised Catholic children with a sibling on roll at time of admission 3. Baptised Catholic children resident in the local community comprising the parishes of St. Boniface, St. Joseph/St Edmund and the Immaculate Conception. 4. Other children in, or previously in, Local Authority care 5. Other children with a sibling on roll at the time of admission 6. Other baptised Catholic children
7. Baptised or dedicated children of other Christian faiths
8. Unbaptised children of baptised Catholic parent(s)
9. All other children who are not covered by the above categories Please see page 3 for full list of definitions
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Consultation November 2011
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Children with statements of special educational needs- Where a child’s statement of special educational needs names the school, the child will be admitted in accordance with the legal requirements and will count towards the admission number for that year group. Should there be more applicants than places available in any of the above categories then priority will be given to children who live nearest our school. Distance will be measured by the shortest walking route from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, using Southampton City Council’s GIS, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority. In the event of two children having the same home to school distance, then lots will be drawn by a member of staff from Freemantle C of E Community Academy.
Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
The supplementary form is used to collect the information required to enable us to allocate places if the school is oversubscribed. Please provide the requested information and/or documentation to support the supplementary form or your child’s application will be considered under criterion 9.
Criteria 1-3 & 6
Copy of child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate
Copy of child’s Christian Baptismal or Dedication certificate Criteria 8
Copy of parent’s Catholic Baptismal certificate
Procedure for making an application for Year R
All families must complete the Southampton City Council Common Application Form and should also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form. These forms are available on the Southampton City Council website, the Supplementary Information Form is also available from the school office from September 2012. Parents / guardians should refer to Southampton City Council’s Coordinated Admission Scheme for Primary Schools for information about: the Common Application Form; closing date for applications; date of...