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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

 

St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEAL TIMETABLE 2019

 

Appeals for normal round of admissions

Date of allocation of places

16th April 2019

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

15th May 2019

Appeals will be heard by

15th July 2019

Notice of appeal hearing

At least 10 school days notice of the appeal hearing

Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal

Late applications for appeals will be heard by

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

Decision letters sent to appellant

Normally within five school days

 

Appeals for in-year admissions

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

At least 20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful

Appeals will be heard

Within 30 school days of deadline for appeals

Notice of appeal hearing

At least 10 school days notice

Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal

Late applications for appeals will be heard

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

Decision letters sent to appellant

Normally within five school days

 

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Supplementary information form

Admissions Policy 

DIOCESAN EDUCATION SERVICE

BIRMINGHAM VOLUNTARY AIDED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

ST. EDWARD’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

PRIMARY ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS

 

 

 

Name of School: ST. EDWARD’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

The admissions process is part of the Birmingham Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme.

The Admissions Policy of the Governing Body of St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School is as follows:

The ethos of this school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.

The School’s Admission Number for the school year 20120/21 is 60

If the number of applications exceeds the admission number, the Governing Body will give priority to applications in accordance with the criteria listed below, provided that the Governing Body is made aware of that application before decisions on admissions are made (see Note 1 below). If there is oversubscription within a category, the Governing Body will give priority to children living closest to the school determined by shortest distance (see Note 4).

A map of the parish boundary is available at the school and parish or by post on request.

 

1) Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who are looked after or previously looked after (See Note 3 below).

 

2) Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living in the parish of St. Edward’s who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending St. Edward’s Catholic Primary at the time of admission.

 

3) Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living in the parish of St. Edward’s.

 

4) Other Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending [St. Edward’s Catholic Primary at the time of admission.

 

5) Other Baptised Catholic children (see note 2 below).

 

6) Non-Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after (See Note 3 below).

 

7) Non-Catholic children who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending St. Edward’s Catholic Primary at the time of admission.

 

8) Non-Catholic children.

 

Note 1

Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school MUST be admitted.  This will reduce the number of places available to applicants.  This is not an oversubscription criteria.

 

Note 2

In all categories, for a child to be considered as Catholic, evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required.  For a definition of a Baptised Catholic, see the Appendix.  Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church should contact their Parish Priest.

Parents making an application for a Catholic child should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which should be returned directly to the school.  If you do not provide the information required in the Supplementary Information Form and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, this is likely to affect the criteria that your child is placed into, which is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place at this school.

 

 

 

Note 3

A “looked after child” has the same meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, and means any child who is (a) in the care of the local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by them in the exercise of their social services functions (eg children with foster parents) at the time of making the application to the school.  A “previously looked after child” is a child who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order.

 

Note 4

For all applicants the definition of a brother or sister is:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • A half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
  • A step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or where they are unrelated but their parents are living as partners.
  • Adopted or fostered children

The children must be living permanently in the same household. 

 

Note 5

Distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the child’s home address and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School front gate in Greenland Road.  The Local Authority uses a computerised system, which measures all distances in metres.  Ordnance Survey supplies the co-ordinates that are used to plot a child’s home address and the address of the school.

 

In a very small number of cases, where the school is oversubscribed, it may not be possible to decide between the applications of those pupils who are the final qualifiers for a place when applying the published admission criteria.

For example, this may occur when children in the same year group live at the same address, or if the distance between the home and the school is exactly the same, for example, blocks of flats.  If there is no other way of separating the application according to the admissions criteria and to admit both, or all, of the children would cause the Published Admission Number for the child’s year group to be exceeded, the Local Authority, on behalf of the Governing Body, will use a computerised system to randomly select the child to be offered the final place.

 

The governing body will, where possible, admit twins and all siblings from multiple births where one of the children is the last child ranked within the school’s published admission number.

 

A child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main permanent residence and is either:

  • Owned by the child’s parent(s);
  • Leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) under lease or written rental agreement of not less than twelve months duration.

Evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required, plus proof of permanent residence at the property concerned.

 

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the week, then the main residence will be determined as the address where the child lives for the majority of the week.  Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to satisfy the Governing Body that the child lives at the address put forward by the parents.

 

If a place in the school is offered on the basis of an address that is subsequently found to be different from a child’s normal and permanent home address, then that place is liable to be withdrawn.

 

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