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Holy Family Catholic Primary School Notes ‘Looked after child’ has the same meaning as in Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents). ‘Adopted’. An adopted child is any child who has been formally adopted and whose parent/ guardian can give proof of legal adoption. if it manifests faith in Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures and is committed to working in the spirit of the above. All members of Churches Together in England and of CYTÛN are deemed to be included in the above definition, as are all other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title) on the above basis. ‘Child arrangements order’. A child arrangements order is an order under the terms of the children Act 1989 s. 8 settling the arrangements to be as to the person with whom the child is to live. Children “looked after” immediately before the order is made qualify in this category. ‘Children of other faiths’ means children who are members of a religious community that does not fall within the definition of ‘other Christian denominations’ and which falls within the definition of a religion for the purposes of charity law. The Charities Act 2011 defines religion to include: • A religion which involves belief in more than one God, and • A religion which does not involve belief in a God. ‘Special guardianship order’. A special guardianship order is an order under the terms of the Children Act 1989 s.14A which defines it as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardians(s). Case law has identified certain characteristics which describe the meaning of religion for the purposes of charity law, which are characterised by a belief in a supreme being and an expression of belief in that supreme being through worship. ‘Parent’ means the adult or adults with legal responsibility for the child. ‘Distance from school’ Distance from the child’s permanent home address to the school is measured by Ealing Council. The distance is measured by a 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. ‘Catholic’ means a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced by a Certificate of Baptism in a Catholic church or a Certificate of Reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church. ‘Practising Catholic’ means a Catholic child from a practising Catholic family where weekly practice is verified by a certificate of Catholic practice from a Catholic Priest in the standard format laid down by the Diocese. ‘Family’ includes the Catholic or Catholics who have a legal responsibility for the child. ‘Catechumen’ means a child who is a member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will normally be evidenced by a Certificate of Reception into the Order of Catechumens. ‘Eastern Christian Churches’ includes Orthodox Churches, and is normally evidenced by a Certificate of Baptism or Reception from the authorities of that Church. ‘Children of other Christian denominations’ means children who belong to other churches and ecclesial communities which, acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves: to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is his body; and to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. An ecclesial community which on principle has no credal statements in its tradition, is included For the purposes of this policy parish boundaries are shown on a map available from the school. How places were offered in 2017 Admissions criteria Offers made on national offer day Criteria 1 to 4 All applicants offered Criteria 5 Distance of last child to be offered: 1.878 of a mile Waiting lists Any child whose application is unsuccessful can be placed on a waiting list which will be kept for a year at the request of the parents/guardian. Admissions from the waiting list will also be dealt with in accordance with the criteria above. Nursery admissions Applicatio 2f"W'6W'&RFRF&V7FǒFFR66V6Pf6BFR66vV'6FRf"f&FW'6W'F֗763wwrǖf֖ǖVƖr6Vf"FWFVBf&F&WBFR66V6Rf6@FR66vV'6FSwwrǖf֖ǖVƖr6V7F'Fr&'66#3