As an academy we are own admissions authority but have continued to take part in the Lincolnshire County Council's co-ordinated scheme for admissions.
The published admissions number for our school is 20 pupils per year group, with pupils being admitted in the September after his/her fourth birthday.
Only one application needs to be made which can also be completed online. The online application system opens on Thursday 14th November 2019 and closes at 12 noon on the Friday 31st January 2020. Details of the admissions’ process can be found on Lincolnshire’s website: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/. You are able to view your offered school online on Thursday 16th April 2020, or a letter will be sent to you on this date. During the autumn term we host an open morning and evening to provide prospective parents with the opportunity to visit our school and to see our school in action. In addition, the Head Teacher is happy to arrange individual visits.
In accordance with the 1996 Education Act, the allocation of school places for children with a statement of special educational needs will take place first. Remaining pupils are then allocated the remaining places in accordance with our Admission Policy,as outlined below.
A. The child is in the care of the local authority or had previously been in care.
B. There is a brother or sister on roll at the school at the time of application.
C. The school is the nearest one to the home address, as defined in note.
D. The distance from the home to the school, priority will be given to the child living closest the school (as defined in our policy).
We are very aware that the education of our pupils is a shared responsibility. We aim to ensure this from the start of your child’s school career by inviting your child to school on several half days in the term prior to which they start. These are opportunities for both parents/carers and our new Reception pupils to become familiar with the school routine, the building, the teachers and the children. An information session is also held in the summer term, outlining the transition arrangements.
Consultation on the proposed changes to the 2021-2022 School Admissions policy for Kirkby la Thorpe CE Primary Academy
Consultation is open to anyone to view and comment, but it may be of particular interest to parents and carers of children between 4 and 11, schools (including academies), voluntary-controlled schools, aided schools, community special schools, pre-school providers, dioceses, neighbouring LAs and a range of professional agencies.
Period of consultation 9th December 2019 - 20th January 2020
All schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including information about what happens if there are more applications than places available (oversubscription criteria). The criteria must be reasonable, clear, objective, procedurally fair and comply with all relevant legislation, including equalities legislation.
Our consultation proposes a change to the way that applications are processed for children of UK armed forces personnel and returning crown servants. Under the current policy, a unit postal address or armed forces quartering address is accepted in advance of a move if the family have a posting to the area. The proposed policy clarifies what is meant by posting 'to the area' and allows greater flexibility for the living arrangements of these families in when assessing their address against a schools oversubscription criteria to consider for private addresses.
Rationale: These changes are proposed in recognition that those families not residing in forces accommodation could be impacted by frequent school moves which is unlikely to be resolved by allocating a place close to the unit address. These proposals are also in line with our school's preference to educate children in their local schools and communities and our commitment to the armed forces covenant.
How can you respond to the consultation?
We welcome and invite you to send your comments regarding the proposed arrangements by:-
1. Submitting an online response form at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/local-democracy/your-comments-and-feedback/school-admissions-consultations/
2. Completing a hard copy response form, available from the education team on 01522 782030.
What happens next?
After the consultation period has closed, consideration to the responses received will be given. The final admission arrangements will then be determined by 16th March 2020. Following determination, the arrangements will be published Local Authority's and school website.