High School Admissions - Page 29

Ealing Fields High School Admissions criteria The below criteria has been summarised, for the full admissions policy and arrangements please visit the school website: www.ealingfields.co.uk Planned admission number: 120 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. Looked-after children or children who were previously looked after. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in their exercise of their social services functions (section 22(1) Children Act 1989). Previously looked after children are those who have been adopted, or have become subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order immediately following having been looked after. 2. Siblings of children who will still be attending the school in the academic year of admission Children are siblings if they are step-siblings (Includes the unrelated children of unmarried couples living in the same household), adopted or foster brothers or sisters living in the same family unit at the time when the child is due to start in the school. 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: 2.365 miles Waiting lists If the school is oversubscribed, names of all unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. New applicants will be added to the list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. As admissions are an annual process, the waiting list will only run for one academic year. Sixth form admissions Ealing Fields Sixth Form will open in September 2021. The admissions policy for the Sixth Form will be the subject of consultation and review prior to admitting Year 12 students. This consultation will take place between 1 October 2019 and 31 January 2020. For detailed information about the school and to read their prospectus please visit the school website: www.ealingfields.co.uk 3. Distance from the South Ealing station nodal point with priority for admission given to children who live nearest. The distance from home to the nodal point is measured ‘as the crow flies’. Distance is calculated using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, which is an integral part of the admissions software produced by Synergy. Tie Breaks In the event of two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, applications will be put into rank order by random allocation, using computer software. Places will be offered strictly in accordance with the rank order. Multiple Birth and Same Year Siblings: Where applications are received from twins, triplets or other multiple birth siblings and one child is selected for a place, Ealing Fields will admit over the published admission number (PAN) in order to support the family. This will only apply where one sibling would be within the PAN and the other sibling(s) would be above the PAN (i.e. where the 120th place is offered to a multiple-birth sibling). Starting High School 2018 29