Our new intake provision starts early at Culworth CE Primary School. When parents first approach the school they are encouraged to visit to observe the school in action and talk to the Headteacher and staff. Registration forms are available from the school office. The agreed admissions limit each year is 27 places.
However children who live outside our catchment area have successfully requested admission. The Diocese deals with appeals procedures. Places are usually offered at the end of the spring term the same as all other church and LEA schools.
Once places have been offered and accepted, parents and children are invited into school in the summer term for a series of afternoons. They are also invited to various events held in the summer term. The Reception class teacher also offers visits to children’s homes for informal chats at the beginning of September.
In order to reflect the Local Education Authority’s guidance and to ensure a calm and purposeful start to their school career children experience a part-time entry into school during their Reception Year.
Peterborough Diocese Board of Education Culworth CEVA Primary Academy
The Governing Body are the Admission Authority in this Voluntary Aided School and are therefore responsible for all admissions. • The Governing Body will admit up to 27 pupils into each year group • When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. • The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school.
Over-subscription criteria 1. The governors will admit ‘Looked After Children’ and ‘Previously Looked After Children’, that is Children who are or who have been in Local Authority care.
2. The governors will admit pupils on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
3. Children living with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in the villages of Culworth, Moreton Pinkney, Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville. (See residence definition below).
4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission. (See sibling definition below)
5. Children of worshipping members of St. Mary the Virgin, Culworth; St. James the Less, Sulgrave; St. John Baptist, Thorpe Mandeville; St. Peter & St. Paul, Chipping Warden; St. James, Edgcote; and St. Mary the Virgin Moreton Pinkney. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the School. The details on form SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
6. Children of worshipping members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the School. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
7. Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be Educated in a Church School and Christian environment.
Right of Appeal Governors will admit up to the published admission number. For any child subsequently refused a place, parent(s)/legal guardian(s) will have the right to appeal against the decision, to an independent Appeals Panel. Parents wishing to appeal should write to:
The Clerk to the Appeals Panel Diocesan Board of Education Bouverie Court 6 The Lakes Bedford Road Northampton NN4 7YD
LA Notifies parents of Primary School Allocations – 18thApril 2017
Last date for parents to submit Notice of Appeal form (which is obtained from the Diocesan Offices) – 19th May 2017
Dates of appeal hearings – 12th - 23rd June 2017
Notes and Definitions Tie Breaker Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school (This will be determined by the Local Authority using their standard method as described in the published information for parents)
Parish Boundaries For Parish boundaries, please consult the attached map or visit the internet site www.achurchnearyou.com, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your Benefice will be shown
Civil Parish Boundaries (villages) For the civil parish boundaries please see the map in school or on the school website www.culworthschool.org.uk . Residency definition The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. A map of these villages is available from the school office. (Parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process)
Definition of siblings The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling); - a brother or sister sharing the same parents - a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent - a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/partnership - adopted children A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.
Waiting lists All parents who are refused a place at the school at any time may wish to place their child’s name on a Waiting List. (This does not affect your statutory right of appeal.) Pupils will be placed on the Waiting List in strict order according to the oversubscription criteria on the Admissions Policy. If a place becomes available at the school, places will be allocated according to this criteria and not on a first come first served basis. Parents must contact the school and request that their child’s name is placed on the Waiting List. This can be done by telephone (School 01295 760610) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Waiting List will be revised at the time of allocation of places, again in September, January and April. At the time of allocation of places, parents must contact the school within 7 days to request that their child is placed on the Waiting List. If parents wish their child to remain on the Waiting List they must contact the school in September, January and April. Parents should contact the school within 10 school days at the beginning of September, January and April. Any places which become available will be allocated after 10 school days at the beginning of September, January and April.
Please note that children who are the subject of a direction by the Local Authority to admit or who are allocated a place in accordance with a Fair Access protocol must take preference over those on the waiting list.
The Governing Body will deal with late applications after all ‘on time’ applications have been processed. Those refused a place due to the school having admitted up to the school published admission number (PAN) of 27 will be advised of their right to appeal.
Culworth Church of England Primary Academy The Green Culworth Banbury Oxon OX17 2BB