Children with Special Education Needs
Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs are placed in schools through the arrangements set out in the SEN Code of Practice and not through any admission criteria. Parents of children with statements should contact their child’s casework officer for further information. Children who have a statement naming a school will be allocated a place even if that school is full.
Where the number of applications for admissions is greater than the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in this order.
1.Children in public care
Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
2. Children attending the Buxton School Primary Phase
Children attending year 6 (primary phase) of the school will have the right to automatically transfer in to year 7 (secondary phase).
Children with a sibling who will be on a roll at the primary/secondary school when the child starts. For this purpose, sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister or the child of the parent’s/carers partner. In every case, the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address.
4. Medical reasons
Children for whom only this particular school is appropriate due to an exceptional medical or social reason. Applications under the medical criteria will only be considered if they are supported bu a written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the medical needs and this school. Applications under social reasons must be supported b a written statement detailing the specific reasons why this school meets any exceptional social needs of the child or family.
Is measured from the child’s permanent address to the main gate of the school
Distance is measured using a straight line from (using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer) the child’s permanent address to the main gate of the school.
All distances will be measured in miles using a computerised mapping system called Routefinder GIS
NOTE: All distances will be measured using this system, which is the only that which will be used in the allocation of school places by Waltham Forest Admissions Service.
Appeals against non admission
Appeals paper and guidelines for their use are available from the school. An Independent Panel will be established in accordance with the Government regulations for Trust schools to hear parents’ appeals.
If the school is oversubscribed, a waiting list will be held until December 2014. The waiting list will be prioritised according to the school’s oversubscription criteria set out above.
The school is committed to Waltham Forest’s In-Year Fair Access Protocols. Should a vulnerable child within these protocols require a place at the school, they will take precedence over any child on the waiting list.
In Year admissions
Any applicants for a school made outside the normal year of entry must be made directly to Waltham Forest’s School Admissions Service who will offer places on behalf of the Governing Body.