CofE Primary School & Pre-School
Admission policy arrangements:
This page sets out the admission arrangements for The Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT) The DEMAT will comply with all relevant provisions of the Department for Education’s schools admission code of practice 2014 (the admissions code) the school Admission Appeals code of practice 2012 (the appeals code) and law on admissions. Reference in the code to admissions authority shall be deemed to be references to the board of The DEMAT, the powers and functions or which may be delegated to the local governing body of the Academy. All academies in The DEMAT will participate in coordinated admission arrangements by the local authority in the relevant geographical location and in respect of other arrangement specified in the admissions code. Notwithstanding these arrangements the Secretary of State may direct the Academy to admit a named pupil to an academy on application from the LA. Before doing so the secretary of state will consult The DEMAT
Guyhirn Church of England Primary School Admissions
The PAN for admissions 2020-21 is set at 12.
Admission of Children with SEND
As an inclusive school all pupils are welcomed and the headteacher, SENCo and Governing body endeavours to secure appropriate provision for pupils identified as having specific educational needs. The LA admissions policy and criteria are adhered to. In support of parents of pupils with specific educational needs the school provides information about the Parent Partnership service for all pupils with specific educational needs. The website also provides the links to the County’s Local Offer.
Informal and formal meetings are held with the SENCo and class teachers of the relevant schools in the summer term concerning all transferring pupils. In some cases additional integration sessions are arranged to provide additional support and to enable more vulnerable pupils to become familiar with their new situation. When pupils transfer to or from the school, midterm, or are new to the area, pupil records and telephone conversations are used to establish concerns, needs and provision as necessary.
Catchment Area: Guyhirn village and the surrounding area including Thorney Toll, Turf Fen Caravan Site, Bishops Lands Drove, Gull Drove, Plash Drove, Folly’s Drove, Tholomas Drove, Mouth (Mouse) Land, North Brink to Cold Harbour Corner, Rings End, Black Drove and Nene Way up to but not including Cold Harbour Corner.
Places will be allocated on the basis of the Published Admission Number (PAN) for the year group and the admissions criteria set by the Local Authority. The PAN for Reception is 12. In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be used to determine priority for places:
Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted.
NB. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to STAR Team to determine an appropriate place.
1. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order;
2. Children living in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
3. Children living in the catchment area.
4. Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
5. Children living outside the catchment area who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment area school because of oversubscription.
6. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
The distance, for admissions purposes, is measured using the straight line distance from the centre point of the home to the centre point of the school as determined by the National Land and Property Gazateer (NLPG) or OS Address Base Premium after October 2014, to the reference point of the school. These distances are produced by the LA Admissions team for the school. For families who live outside the area covered by the Cambridgeshire mapping system, distances are determined using a combination of local maps and on-line resources.
Parents seeking places in other year groups can apply at any time. If there is a place it will be offered.
Further information about admissions can be found in the Local Authority Primary Admissions booklet for parents.
Parents should contact Cambridgeshire County Council to find out about admission arrangements.