The Governors' policy on Admissions is that in the event of a year being oversubscribed, i.e. there is an excess of demand over availability of places, then applications will be considered and approval or otherwise granted on the following criteria in priority order:-
Pupils in the “Looked After” system and children who are adopted, where the approved agencies, in consultation with the Governors, agree that St Paul’s C E Primary school is the most appropriate school to meet the child’s needs.
Infant classes (those where the majority of children will reach the age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year) must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher.
Additional children may be admitted under limited exceptional circumstances. These children will remain an ‘excepted pupil’ for ‘Teacher’ is defined in Section 4 of the SSFA 1998.
The time they are in an infant class or until the class numbers fall back to the current infant class size limit.
The excepted children are:
a) children admitted outside the normal admissions round with statements of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plans specifying a school;
b) looked after children and previously looked after children admitted outside the normal admissions round;
c) children admitted, after initial allocation of places, because of a procedural error made by the admission authority or local authority in the original application process;
d) children admitted after an independent appeals panel upholds an
e) children who move into the area outside the normal admissions round for whom there is no other available school within reasonable distance;
f) children of UK service personnel admitted outside the normal admissions round;
g) children whose twin or sibling from a multiple birth is admitted otherwise than as an excepted pupil;
h) children with special educational needs who are normally taught in a special educational needs unit attached to the school, or registered at a special school, who attend some infant classes within the mainstream school.
Parents of children who are refused admission have the right of appeal within 14 days of the decision by writing to the Clerk to the Appeal Committee c/o the School.