The school has a set Published Admission Number of 60.
This is the number it is obliged to admit into each year group. This number is based upon a capacity assessment, which takes into account the area of teaching and non-teaching space available, ensuring that health and safety are not compromised, nor the quality of teaching and learning in the school adversely affected.
Oversubscription Admissions Criteria
- In event of the numbers rising sufficiently and resulting in year groups becoming oversubscribed, the priority will be given in the following order:
Children in public care from the local area (Child in Care). Definition:
- A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. 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 functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
- Children who already have an older sibling in attendance at the Park Junior School.
Definition:For the purpose of this admissions policy the term ‘sibling’ 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, and in every case, the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address, at the time of application.
- Children who are moving on from the companion school, Stonehouse Park Infants School.
- Children with authenticated medical reasons for attending Park Junior School (supported by a doctor's certificate).
- Proximity of the child's home to the school with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority. The distance will be measured by the shortest safe route.
For admission purposes this should be measured in a straight line from the ordnance survey point of the child’s home address to the ordnance survey point of the school. Safe routes are only used when assessing transport applications.
Please note that in order to secure a position at the transfer from Infant to Junior school, the parent must complete the application form , through the online portal via this link.
In-year applications are all those made outside the normal admissions round for children of compulsory school age i.e. those applications made during the academic year for any school place in Reception through to Year 11. The Local Authority will no longer be responsible for offering places to children on behalf of all schools/academies, but the Local Authority does maintain the statutory duty of being responsible and aware of all pupils and vacancies within schools/academies within Gloucestershire. To apply for a place at Park Junior School, parents should therefore contact the school in the first instance.
In order to ensure equality of opportunity, places cannot be held indefinitely.
There will be no discrimination on grounds of disability.
In the event of oversubscription, parents of pupils not offered a place will be advised of the appeals procedure by the school.
Where any school is oversubscribed during the normal admission round for entry to the school, (i.e. where all children requesting a place at a particular school have not been allocated one), a waiting list will be held until the end of the December term. The waiting list will be prioritised according to the school’s oversubscription criteria, regardless of the date the application was made, and should any places become available at the school they will be offered to the child at the top of the waiting list.
Where an in-year application for a school place is unsuccessful, the child’s name will be kept on a waiting list for one term only (based on a six term year) and will remain on the list up to the day before the start of the next term only.
Parents who wish their child to be considered for a place in any subsequent terms should contact the School at the beginning of each new term to request that their child remains on the waiting list.
Children with Special Educational Needs
Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs are placed in schools through the arrangements set out in the SEN Code of Practice and not through any admission criteria. Governing bodies are required by Section 324 of the Education Act1996 to admit a child with a Statement that names that particular school. Parents of children with Statements of SEN should contact their child’s casework officer for any further information.
In Year Admissions
Parents and Carers wishing to apply for a place for a child moving to the school within an academic year will need to complete an In Year Admission form for each child. Please refer to the Gloucestershire County Council website on this link.