Admissions

If you are a prospective parent and would like to see the school and discuss its aims and objectives before you make a decision on whether it is right for your child, please contact the school and make an appointment to see the headteacher.

 

 

School admissions- for help and advice on starting school:

Your Child Starting School - click here.

The Admission Arrangements 2017/18 for Shropshire Council’s community and voluntary controlled schools were formally determined by the Council in accordance with the School Admissions Code.  A copy of the arrangements for 2017/18 will be available on the Shropshire council website www.shropshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions 

Other Shropshire schools such as aided schools or academy trusts, who are an admission authority in their own right, have determined their own arrangements, following consultation if necessary.  Their policies can be found by following the link on the web page given above, or by visiting the school’s own website.

Any objections to admission arrangements must be made to the Schools’ Adjudicator by 30 June 2017. Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator:  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-schools-adjudicaton

 

Application

The easiest way to make an application is via the website

online application

Allocation

If there are more places available than the number of places requested, all applicants will be offered a place.

There is a maximum number of children which can be admitted to a school in each year group. If more applications are received than available places, the school is said to be oversubscribed. When this happens, places have to be allocated in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria.

  • Children with a statement of special educational needs naming a particular school will be offered a place at that school. The priority for places is then as follows:
  • Priority 1- Looked After Children and previously Look After Children.
  • Priority 2 - Children living within the catchment area  Firstly to children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start there and then to other children who live in the catchment area.
  • Priority 3 - Children living outside the catchment area. Any places left will be offered firstly to children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start there. Secondly, to other children who live outside the catchment area.


If in any of the above groups there are more applications than places available, priority will be based on distance. This will be measured as a straight line, from home to school on a computerised mapping system. The shortest distance being given priority.

Priority due to exceptional circumstances:
Very exceptionally where a child has a particular health reason requiring them to attend a specific school, that child may be given a place before any of the children who qualify under Priority 2 and 3. This will only be allowed if parents/carers can provide medical evidence that attending that particular school is essential to the medical well being of their child. The council reserves the right to check the relevance of the medical condition.

Contact

School Admissions Team
 
0345 6789008
Fax: 01743 254 500
Shropshire Council
 
Learning and Skills
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND

 

 

If you require more information ring the school office or e-mail -                         admin@buntingsdaleprimary.co.uk