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Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School Notes ‘Looked after child’ has the same meaning as in S.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 at the time of making an application to the school). ‘Adopted’. An adopted child is any child who has been formally adopted, having previously been in care and whose parent/ guardian can give proof of this. ‘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 made as to the person with whom the child is to live. Children ‘looked after’ immediately before the order is made qualify in this category. ‘Special guardianship order’. A special guardianship order is an order under the terms of the Children Act 1989 s.14A appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian(s). A child ‘looked after’ immediately before the order is made qualifies in this category. ‘Parent’ means the adult or adults with legal responsibility for the child. ‘Sibling’ means brother or sister, to include adopted brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters or step brothers and sisters. A sibling relationship does not apply when the older child(ren) will leave before the younger one starts. ‘Catholic’ means a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will be evidenced by a Certificate of Baptism in a Catholic church or a Certificate of Reception into the full communion with the Catholic Church. ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ means a certificate given by the family’s parish priest (or the priest in charge of the church where the family practises) in the form laid down by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. ‘Ca techumen’ means a member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will be evidenced by a Certificate of Reception into the Order of Catechumens. ‘Eastern Christian Church’ includes Orthodox Churches, and is 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 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. ‘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. 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.’. ‘Resident’. A child is deemed to be resident at a particular address when he/she resides there for more than 50% of the school week. ‘Distance from school’ means distance as measured by a straight line, from the front door of the child’s residential address (including flats) to a point at the school. If distances are identical, the Governing Body will draw lots in the presence of an independent witness. For the purpose of this 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 3 All applicants offered Criteria 4 Distance of last child to be offered: 0.974 of a mile Waiting lists Unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. This list will be maintained in order of the oversubscription criteria set out in the policy and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Names will be removed from the list at the end of the academic year, unless applicants request in writing to remain on the list. Nursery admissions Applications for nursery are made directly to the school. Please visit the school website for information on nursery admissions: www.visitation.ealing.sch.uk For detailed information about the school please visit the school website: www.visitation.ealing.sch.uk Starting Primary School 2018 37