Admissions Policy 2014/15

The admissions policy for Braywick Court School will satisfy requirements of the School Admissions Code, the School Admissions Appeals Code and admissions law. Our admissions process will be inclusive, open, fair and transparent.

The Planned Admissions Number (PAN) for the school will be 30. Each year 30 pupils will be admitted to the Reception year, subject to the judgements of an independent appeals panel. As such, when full the school will have 196 pupils on roll.

In accordance with the law, children with statements of Special Educational Need will be admitted to the school where the Local Authority has specifically named Braywick Court School as the most appropriate placement. In the event of there being greater demand than there are places available to the school, places will be offered using the following oversubscription criteria in keeping with the School Admissions Code:

  1. Children in care i.e. children in the care of the Local Authority as defined in the Children Act 1989. This category includes ‘looked after children’ or children who have previously been looked after and immediately after being looked after became subjects to adoption, residence or a special guardianship order
  2. Children with exceptional medical or social needs, for example a medical condition supported by medical evidence
  3. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of admission. The term ‘sibling’ includes a half or step child permanently living in the same family unit or a foster child permanently living in the same family unit whose place has been arranged by the social service department of the Local Authority
  4. Children of staff at the school
  5. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium (including the Service Premium)
  6. Proximity to the school. This will be measured by GIS software and the measurement to be taken is from the home (OS point) to the centre of the school site

Tie Breaker

In the event that two or more children live at the same distance from the school (as can happen with families living in blocks of flats), the tie breaker will be random allocation, where the supervised drawing of lots by an independent responsible person of good standing will be used to decide which child(ren) will be allocated the remaining place(s).

An independent appeals panel will be constituted to hear appeals, and all relevant information will be made available to applicants and published on the school website.

Supplementary Information Form

Should you wish to be considered under the oversubscription category 5 (pupil premium or service premium) you will be required to submit a supplementary information form in addition to the application for a place made direct to the RBWM.  The Supplementary Information Form is available for downloading  Braywick-Court-School-SIF-14-15.pdf

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