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Admissions Consultation - December 2021

 

The Local Governing body at Gilmorton Chandler CE Primary School would like to invite your views as part of a consultation on making changes to the school admission policy. Changes like this are not undertaken lightly and we have already put a great deal of thought into our proposal, which will be a positive change for our community.

 

The proposal

The proposed changes would impact those applying to join the school in the 2023/2024 academic year and relate to the oversubscription criteria outlined below. 

 

If there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to children in the appropriate age-range, whose parents applied on time, in the following order:

 

1. Children in care, previously looked after children who have since been adopted or made subject to a special guardianship order or child arrangements order, children who were in state care (State care is further defined as being in the care of public authorities, religious authorities or any other provider of care whose sole or many purpose is to benefit society) outside of England who have been adopted.

 

2. Pupils with exceptional social or domestic needs. (Professional documentation accompanying

the application will be required). Examples of exceptional needs include:

● A child whose parent’s occupation has an enforcement role which may bring the parent into

conflict with parents of children attending their local school and therefore needs to attend the

alternative school.

● A child who has suffered severe bullying which is recognised by the present or most recent

school as an ongoing problem and which is having a significant impact on the child’s health.

● A child who has been abused and placed on the child protection register and who needs to

attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser.

This list is not exhaustive, and each case will be considered on its individual merits.

 

3. Pupils who live in the named parishes (The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental home.)

and have a serious medical condition which would make the preferred school particularly suitable.

 

4. Pupils who live in the named parishes. (The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental

home.) and have an older sibling attending the school at the time of allocation. (Older siblings include

brothers or sisters, half brothers or sisters, step brothers or sisters, adopted children, fostered children,

children of partners living together or any other child who permanently resides at the parental home and for

whom the parent has parental responsibility).

 

5. Pupils who live in the named parishes (The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental home.)

 

6. Pupils who will have an older sibling attending the school at the time of allocation. (Older siblings include

brothers or sisters, half brothers or sisters, step brothers or sisters, adopted children, fostered children,

children of partners living together or any other child who permanently resides at the parental home and for

whom the parent has parental responsibility).

 

7. Any other children

 

Our reasons for making changes

  • Since the last admissions policy there has been a significant number of residential developments within the traditional catchment area. Along with the positive inspection judgement in 2020 this has caused an increase in the demand for places at the school.
  • Due to the increase in demand for places there have been occasions where siblings have not been able to secure a place at the same school. It is intended that the changes will decrease the likelihood of siblings not being able to attend the same primary school.
  • The school is keen to reduce traffic congestion and commuting times for families. The oversubscription criteria will likely reduce commuting times for families.


The full proposed policy can be found here. If you would like to share your views and opinions please email them to consultation.gilmorton@ipat.uk. The consultation period ends on Friday 21st January 2022.

 

ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Gilmorton Chandler Church of England Primary School is a member of Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust. This means that the Trust is the admissions authority; however, the Trust delegates admission decisions to each of its school's local governing body. 

 

Gilmorton Chandler CE Primary School serves the parishes of Gilmorton, Ashby Magna, Bruntingthorpe, Kimcote cum Walton and Upper Bruntingthorpe, Peatling Parva and Willoughby Waterleys as outlined in the catchment area map.

 

In formulating our admissions policy, the school has consulted with Leicester Diocesan Board of Education, local academies, Leicestershire County Council and the required governing bodies of community and voluntary controlled schools for which the Local Authority is the admission authority.

 

2021/2022 Admissions Policy

2022/2023 Admissions Policy

2023/2024 Admissions Policy - to be published in March 2022

 

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at our school, please see the relevant arrangements below.

 

MID TERM (IN-YEAR) ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS 2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR

If you are thinking of moving your child(ren) to our school, please call us on 01455552343 or email us at office@gilmortonchandler.leics.sch.uk to enquire if we have places available in the relevant year group(s) We will offer you a tour of the school with a representative from our leadership team. 

 

Mid term applications for 2021/22 should be made on this form which should be completed and emailed to office@gilmortonchandler.leics.sch.uk. You will be notified of the admission decision within 10 school days. If applicable, you will also be notified of the appeal procedure (see Admissions Appeals below). 

 

 

FIRST TIME ADMISSIONS

Applications for first time admissions should be made via Leicestershire County Council's website using their online portal.

Everyone must apply for a school place, there is no automatic entry for any school. Before you apply through the portal for a school place in August 2022, please make sure the following applies:

  • You live in Leicestershire (other authorities will have their own online portal).
  • Your child is eligible to start primary school in August 2022 (born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 inclusive).

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022. After this date, any applications are considered as 'late applications'. Offers will be notified by Leicestershire County Council on the national offer day of April 18 2022.

 

ADMISSION APPEALS

If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal the decision. Our appeals are administered by the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education, an independent appeals service ensuring appeal hearings are held fairly, equally and within the law. The appeal form and completion notes can be found using this link.

The appeal dates for this academic year are as follows:

• 16 September 2021
• 14 October 2021
• 12 November 2021
• 10 December 2021
• 13 January 2022
• 11 February 2022
• 17 March 2022
• 28 April 2022
• 26 May 2022
• 13 June 2022
• 16 June 2022
• 20 June 2022
• 21 June 2022
• 30 June 2022

If you are starting at Gilmorton then you can find additional Admission information on our separate Pupil Induction website.

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