Our Admissions Policy (Click here for policies)
Langford Village Academy has an agreed admission number of 45 children in each year group. Children will be admitted into a Foundation Stage Class in the September following their fourth birthday.
First admission to school is co-ordinated by the Local Authority. Applications for admission in September 2015 should be made in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated scheme. The timescales for the application process are set out in the Starting School Booklet, available with the application form from the school or the Local Authority. Parents are encouraged to discuss any special requirements pupils may have to enable full participation in school life prior to admission.
The school abides by the Statutory Code for Admissions 2014, and will consult regularly with stakeholders and parents over the school capacity and admissions number.
Should the number of applications for admission exceed 45 the following Local Authority approved criteria will be used to determine how places are allocated:-
a) All 'looked after' children or children who were previously ‘looked after’ (see definition)
b) Pupils living in the catchment area with siblings at the school (see definition of sibling)
c) Pupils living in the catchment area;
d) ‘Very exceptional’ medical grounds (see definition);
e) Children of permanent staff (see definition)
f) Any other children
1. If applying these criteria results in there being more children with an equal right to admission to the Academy than the number of available places, the tie break will be the distance the pupil lives from the Academy, measured in a straight line, using the Local Authority computerised mapping system, with those living closer to the Academy receiving the higher priority. The distance will be measured local from the address point of the pupil’s home to a point on the Academy site determined by the governing body of the Academy. Priority will not be given within each criterion to children who meet other criteria.
2. The Local Authority will normally offer a place at the catchment area school if parents apply for a place at that school during the normal admissions round. However, a place at the catchment area school cannot be guaranteed. If a pupil moves into the catchment area outside the normal admissions round (or after the allocation process has been completed) it may be more difficult to offer a place at the catchment area school if this would mean exceeding the admission number at the school. In this case, a place will normally be offered at the next nearest school or academy which caters for pupils of the same age and has places available.
3. Pupils who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be admitted to the school which is named on the statement, even if the school is full. Pupils identified for admission through the In-Year Fair Access Protocol will also be admitted even if the school is full.