In the case of over subscription, priority will be given to applicants without an education and health care plan or statement of special educational needs (see further details below) in the following order of priority:
* Looked After and previously Looked After children (Previously looked after children are children who were looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a Residence Order or Special Guardianship Order
* Children who live in the catchment area and have siblings attending the academy at the time of their admission.
* Children who live within the catchment area.
* Children who live outside of the catchment area with siblings attending the academy at the time of their admission.
* Children living outside the catchment area and have no siblings attending the academy at the time of admission.
If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data.
Where two dwellings with the same front entrance the closest dwelling to the front door (lower floor and counting clockwise) will be regarded as being closer to the academy.
Where a child lives at two different addresses, the ‘home’ address will be determined as the address at which the child resides for the majority of the week, where the child is registered with the doctor and/ or where the child benefit is paid.
The measurement will be taken from the Post Office postcode address point on the child’s home to the Post Office postcode address point on the school