The governing body of St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School applies the regulations on admissions fairly and equally to all those who wish to attend this pre-school.
We are an inclusive pre-school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and abilities.
All applications will be treated on merit and in a sensitive manner.
The only restriction we place on entry is that of number. If the number of children applying for entry exceeds the places available, we enforce the procedure set out below in order to determine whether a child is offered a place or not.
The admissions criteria are listed below in priority order.
- First priority
Children who are “Looked After” by the Local Authority.
- Second priority
Children living in the designated catchment area of St Michael’s CE (VC) Primary School who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.
(see note A below)
- Third priority
Children living in the designated catchment area of the school.
- Fourth priority
Children living outside the designated catchment area of St Michael’s CE (VC) Primary School who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.
(see note A below)
- Fifth priority
Children living outside the catchment area of St Michael’s CE (VC) Primary School who live closest to the school as measured by straight-line distance.
In the event of any of the priorities two to five being over-subscribed, closest distance to the pre-school as measured by a straight-line will be used to determine the order in which places are offered.
(see note B below)
- Brothers and sisters are defined as half or full brother or sister, adoptive brother or sister and the children of parents who are married or cohabiting, where the parents and children live together in the same household.
- Live closest to the school as measured by the straight-line distance calculated by the Authority’s Geographical Information System (GIS) in use at the time of allocation (the system at the time setting the policy takes the measurement between the address mapping points of the school and the applicant’s home). If distances are equal, as calculated by the Council’s GIS system, for example a flat in a block of dwellings with the same front entrance a random allocation system will be used to determine the allocation.
How parents can apply for their child to be admitted to our pre-school:
Admission arrangements are administered by St Michael’s CE (VC) Primary School on behalf of the Governing Body.
Admission arrangements are outlined in St Michael’s Pre-school prospectus available to parents/carers on request.
Making an application does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the pre-school. Application forms can be obtained from the school office or downloaded below and should be completed by the date stipulated on the form. The school notifies parents about the pre-school place as soon as all the applications have been considered.
If we do not offer a child a place at this pre-school, it is because to do so would prejudice the education of other children by allowing the number of children to exceed 30.
If parents wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by applying to the Chair of Governors in writing.
Number of Places:
The number of places St Michael’s Pre-school can offer is 37, although we usually cap this at 35.
In Year Admissions:
The majority of admissions will take place in September. An application for a place can be made at any time during the year and will be considered using the criteria above.