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Featherstone High School Admissions criteria The below criteria has been summarised, for the full admissions policy and arrangements please visit the school website: www.featherstonehigh.ealing.sch.uk Planned admission number: 270 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. Children in public care are as defined in section 22 of the 1989 Children’s Act This includes foster children. Looked after children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, resident or special guardianship order. 2. Brother or sister who will still be attending the school at the time of admission. The words brother and sister refer to all blood, half, foster, step, and adopted 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 relationship does not apply when the older child(ren) will leave before the younger one starts school. A sibling connection does not apply for children whose older siblings will/may be attending the 6th form in years 12 and 13. 3. Exceptional medical or social circumstances, for Featherstone High School as the named preferred school. All supporting evidence showing why education should be at the school must be submitted at the time of application. Priority under this criterion can only be given for the first preference school. The Admissions Panel will consider all claimed exceptional medical or social circumstances in line with admissions criteria and inform parents of their decision. 4. Distance from the child’s permanent home address to the preferred school. The distance from home to Featherstone High, is measured by straight line from a point in the property determined by Ordnance Survey to the nearest gated entrance which is used by pupils to enter the school grounds. Any combination of two or more criteria gives higher priority than one criterion. For example, a brother/sister connection and agreed medical/ social circumstances would give priority over a brother/sister connection. If two or more children have equal priority under the criteria, the criterion of distance set out in point 4 above will then be applied. Tie break In the event that the distances are equal the Local Authority (not the school) operate a random allocation to determine which applicant should be offered the place. 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. But the school will admit children from multiple births when one of the siblings is the thirtieth child admitted. 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. How places were offered in 2017 Admissions criteria Offers made on national offer day Criteria 1 to 3 All applicants offered Criteria 4 Distance of last child to be offered: 0.661 of a mile Waiting lists 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/pool at the time the vacancy arises, not on a “first come, first served” basis. The position of a pupil on the waiting list/ pool changes frequently and can move down as well as up if other pupils having higher priority have their names added to the waiting list. Length of time on a waiting list/pool does not give any priority. Places are offered from the waiting list if they become available. These places cannot normally be held open and it is expected that they will be taken up almost immediately. Sixth form admissions Applications for sixth form are made directly to the school. Please visit the school website for the sixth form admissions policy. For detailed information about the school and to read their prospectus please visit the school website: www.featherstonehigh.ealing.sch.uk Starting High School 2018 33