Children are admitted to the school at the start of term 1 without regard to ability or aptitude. Such children will attain the age of 8 years between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.
In the event of over-subscription for in year admissions or at the start of a school year, the Governors will allocate places to children according to the following criteria:
Children in Local Authority Care – a child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents / carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject of a care order under Part IV of the Act. This applies equally to children who immediately after being looked after by the local authority became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. (As defined by Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or Section 8 or 14A of the Children Act 1989).
Current attendance at the linked school – Willesborough Infant School.
Current Family Association – a brother or sister who will be in Willesborough Junior School or Willesborough Infant School at the time of entry, September 2018. In this context, brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, step-brother or sister or foster brother or sister.
Health and Special Access Reasons – Medical, health social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’ / guardians’ physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school.
Nearness of children’s homes to school – we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using Ordnance Survey address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by ordnance Survey. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.
Any parent whose child has been refused admission has the right to appeal against this decision.
For further information regarding admissions to Willesborough Junior School please contact Mrs Coker in the school office.
For further information on how to apply for a place, please click the link below for the KCC Admissions information.