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Dormers Wells High School Admissions criteria The below criteria has been summarised, for the full admissions policy and arrangements please visit the Ealing council website: www.ealing.gov.uk Planned admission number: 240 places Where the number of applications is greater than the planned admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the allocation of children with an EHC plan, the admission criteria will be applied in the following order of priority: 1. Children in public care Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order. Children who are in public care as defined in Section 22 of the 1989 Children’s Act (this includes foster children). 2. Brother or sister who will still be attending the school at the time of admission The words brother or sister refer to all blood, half, foster, step and adoptive brothers and sisters (not cousins) who live at the same home and in the same family unit as the child on a permanent basis or for the majority of time in any calendar year. A sibling connection does not apply for children whose older sibling will/ may be attending the 6th form in years 12 & 13. How places were offered in 2017 Admissions criteria Offers made on national offer day Criteria 1 to 2 All applicants offered Criteria 3 Distance of last child to be offered: 1.087 miles Waiting lists The community schools in Ealing will hold waiting lists for all year groups for one term, after which the waiting list will cease. If parents wish for their child to continue on the waiting list they will need to advise the admissions team before the start of the following term. When vacancies arise, places will be allocated according to the oversubscription criteria. Vacancies will be offered to the pupil with the highest priority on the waiting list, not on a “first come, first served” basis. Sixth form admissions Applications for sixth form are made directly to the school. Please visit the school website for the sixth form admissions policy: www.dwhs.co.uk For detailed information about the school and to read their prospectus please visit the school website: www.dwhs.co.uk 3. Distance from the child’s permanent home address to the preferred school Distance is measured by straight line from a point in the property determined by Ordnance Survey to a point in the school determined by the grid references for the centre of the school’s postcode. Tie break In the event that the distances are equal the place will be randomly allocated by the Local Authority Twin or children from multiple births The Local Authority does not give priority under its admission criteria for twins, triplets or other children from multiple births, however, the Local Authority will admit twins and children from multiple births when one of the siblings is the thirtieth child. Children of newly appointed staff After the published offer date, where there is a demonstrable skills shortage for a vacant post (independent evidence is required), the admission authority will place the children of a new appointee for the post in question, at the top of the waiting list for places at the school. Starting High School 2018 25