Admission Policy 2017 / 2018
Where there are more applications than places available, the Admissions Criteria in the following order will be applied.
After the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Education Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC); when the school is named in the statement/plan and there are more applications than places available , the Local Authority will apply the Admissions criteria in the following order to allocate places.
First Priority: A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after* (See Glossary for full definition). Children identified as needing specialist facilities that go beyond expected reasonable adjustments will be given priority for this school if it is the nearest school with suitable resources. This would usually be a child with a physical or mobility problem. We will require details from parents, validated by medical evidence in order to assess each situation depending on circumstances.
Second Priority: Children who have a brother or sister* living in the same house who already attend the school, as long as they will still be at the school in September 2017 (¹) (*see glossary for full definition).
Third Priority: Children who, at the start of the Spring Term 2017 are on the rolls of: St John's Church of England (Waterloo), St Luke's Halsall Church of England, St Nicholas' Church of England and Valewood Primary Schools. Children on the the roll of Waterloo Primary School living in Crosby and Waterloo
Fourth Priority: Other children living in the Diocese of Liverpool, who at the start of the Spring Term 2017 are on the roll of a primary school (¹).
Fifth Priority: Other requests that name the school as a preference (¹)
Tie Breaker Clause
(¹) If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criteria then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child’s home. We will measure from the property’s address point, to the nearest school gate (using recognised routes known to the Local Authority at the time of measurement). If you require an explanation of how the distance from your home to school has been measured, please contact the Admissions Team.
*Brothers and Sisters – Includes step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent’s/carer’s partner, living in the same family unit at the same address, who go to the school in question, as long as they will be at the school in September 2016.
Twins/Multiple Births – Where there are twins or children from multiple births, and one of the siblings has been allocated the last remaining place at a school, the other siblings will be admitted.
Admissions September 2015 (to be updated with Admissions 2016 data)
Number of initial applications
(1st 2nd 3rd preferences received)
as at 31.8.15
Number of places allocated July 2015 after appeals, late applicatin and changes of preference and started
September 2015 = 111
Admission No Sept 15 = 138
A copy of the ‘Accessibility Plan’ is available upon request from the school office.