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Foundation Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Applications

Leicester City Council Children and Young People’s Services is the admissions authority for F2, KS1 and KS2 pupils for Parks Primary School.

 

The LA provides a booklet each year with guidance and a timetable for the process. This can be found by following the link below.

 

Oversubscription Criteria

Where a school receives fewer preferences than there are place available all pupils will be offered places. Where a school receives more applications than there are places available, the following oversubscription criteria will apply. Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available

 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority or who were previously in the care of a local authority.
 

Criterion 2: Children who are the subject of child protection plans where an alternative school is necessary to avoid the abuser.
 

Criterion 3: Children of parents/carers fleeing domestic violence, whose application is verified by a senior social worker or who meet Leicester City Council’s procedures for housing reallocation for recognized domestic violence.
 

Criterion 4: Children whose home address is in the catchment area of the infant or primary school with a sibling at the school or the linked junior school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.
 

Criterion 5: Children whose home address is outside the catchment area of the infant or primary school with a sibling at the school or linked junior school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.
 

Criterion 6: Children whose home address is in the catchment area of the infant or primary school.
 

Criterion 7: Children whose home address is outside the catchment area of the infant or primary school and who have requested a place.
 

Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school.

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 the exercise of their social services function at the time of making an application to the school. A “previously looked after” child is a child who was looked after but ceased to be because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
 

“Sibling” means a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister or child of the parent/carer’s partner. In every case, the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address.
 

In the case of a twin, triplet or other children of multiple births, if the final place is offered to one child, and the remaining sibling(s) would ordinarily be refused, places will be offered to the remaining sibling(s).
 

“Home address” means the child’s permanent home address at the time of application. In the case of split households, it is the address of the person who receives the Child Benefit. ‘At the time of application’ means the closing date for applications (15 January 2018 for First Time admissions). Informal accommodation arrangements with family and friends are not accepted unless there are very special circumstances and supporting proof is required. An address used for child care arrangements cannot be used as the home address for the purpose of applying for a school place.

 

F1 Applications 

The Governing Body of Rolleston Primary School is the admissions authority for F1 pupils. The school holds a list of names of pupils whose parents express an interest in their child attending.

 

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).

 

We encourage parents to express their interest in our F1 as early as possible by registering their child following the child’s second birthday. Please come into the School Office to complete an application form.

 

Please note, entry into F1 does not guarantee entry into F2 at Rolleston Primary School.

In the Autumn term you will be sent details how to apply on line for your preference for a full time place, to avoid disappointment please take note of the deadlines on the form.

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