Nursery Admissions Policy 2016-17

St. Edmund Campion Nursery

 POLICY DOCUMENT

Revised:          March 2015

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ADMISSIONS POLICY for the year 2016-2017

St Edmund Campion Nursery is owned by St Edmund Campion Parish and situated in the grounds of the Primary School.

St. Edmund Campion Nursery will admit children from the term after their 3rd birthday.

 Admission to the Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place at St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School.  Please refer to the St Edmund Campion School Admissions Policy.

Should there be more applications than places available, the nursery will admit in the following category order:

1. Baptised Catholic children who are registered as being in the care of a local authority or    provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and

Baptised Catholic children who have previously been in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a) and who have left that care through adoption, a child arrangements order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).

2.-  Baptised Catholic siblings of children who will still be attending St. Edmund Campion School or Nursery at the time of admission.

3.   Baptised Catholic children of parents who have a Supplementary Information Form signed by a parish priest confirming their weekly attendance at Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass, for the calendar year 2015.

4. Baptised Catholic children of parents who have a Supplementary Information Form signed by a parish priest confirming their attendance at Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass at least monthly, for the calendar year 2015.

5.Baptised Catholic children of parents who have a Supplementary Information Form signed by a parish priest confirming their attendance at Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass less than monthly, for the calendar year 2015.

6.  All other Baptised Catholic children.

7. Children who are registered as being in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and

Children who have previously been in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a) and who have left that care through adoption, a child arrangements order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).

8. Non-catholic siblings of children who will still be attending St. Edmund Campion School at the time of admission.

  1. Children of families who are members of other Christian denominations. Christian      denominations mean churches, which are members of Churches Together in England.  A list of members can be found at www.cte.org.

10.  Other children.

Should it be necessary to discriminate between applicants within the same category, the nursery will apply the following priority order and this will apply to all categories above:

Children living nearest the nursery, based upon the door to door measurement from home to nursery.

The oversubscription criteria will be applied as fairly to children with special educational needs, or to children with a disability, as to other applicants.

If there is only one space available and the next applicant is a twin, both children will be admitted provided the oversubscription criteria is met.

Explanatory Notes

 Catholic

For the purposes of these admissions arrangements, a baptised Catholic means a person baptised in a church which is in communion with the See of Rome or a person received into the Catholic Church.

 Address

Where a child lives with parents who have shared responsibility each for part of the week, the address of the person who is receiving child benefit will be the house from which

the distance criteria will be applied. If neither parents are claiming child benefit, then the address where the child spends most of the week will be used or the address of the parent who has the main responsibility through the courts.

Final Tie-Breaker

If two children who live at the same address/same distance from the school apply for a place, the admission will be decided by lottery.  This will be supervised by an independent person.

 Siblings

Siblings refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.

Documentation Required in Support of Application

Birth Certificate                                all categories

Child’s Baptismal Certificate         categories 1, 2,3,4,5, 6 & 8

Proof of Residence                         all categories

 Procedures for Making an Application

Apply to the Nursery office for an Expression of Interest Form (Nursery Application Form)

Download Form

 Visits 

Families wishing to visit the nursery will be welcomed. Parents need to phone the nursery office to book a visit 01628 639 891 or email nursery@st-edmund.org.uk.  Please note this is not an interview.

 

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