Admissions Arrangements

Admission 2020-21 - Belle Vue Girls’ Academy

Where the number of preferences for a school exceeds the number of places available, priority will be given to children in the following categories:

1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child guardianship order.

2. Children who have special medical and/or social reasons where they are deemed essential by an independent professional recommendation and when the school governors consider that a place should be agreed on these grounds

3. Children whose home address in the school’s priority admission area who have a sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 – 10 and who will still be attending the school at the time of admission (in-area siblings).

4. Other children whose home address is in the school’s priority admission area.

5. Children whose home address is outside the school’s priority admission area who have a sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 – 10 and who will still be attending the school at the time of admission (out-of-area siblings).

6. Children who attend another BDAT academy. Prioritisation of those children already in attendance at a BDAT academy. The list of BDAT Academy schools to be found on the BDAT website http://bdat-academies.org/our-academies

7. Other children whose home address is outside the school’s priority admission area.

Tie Break

When demand exceeds places in any of the above criteria, the distance between the child’s home and school, measured by a straight line distance from the Ordnance Survey address point of the home to the main entrance to the school building, will be used to decide who is given a place; those living nearest being given the available places. Where the offer of places to applicants with equi-distant addresses would lead to oversubscription, the decision of who will be offered the place will be made by random selection.

Notes

1. A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is in the care of the local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in the Children Act 1989).

 2. The term ‘sisters’ refers to children who live with the same family at the same address. Children living with the same family e.g. foster, adopted children and step sisters are also included.

 3. BDAT Academies includes the following schools as of November 2018: (checkwebsite for up-to-date list – www.bdat-academies.org/our-academies)

Bradford Forster Academy

Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College

Christ Church Academy

Clayton St John CE Academy

Cullingworth Village Primary

East Morton Primary

Immanuel College

Oxenhope CE Primary

Shipley CE Primary

Academy at St James

St John’s C of E Primary

St Oswald’s Academy

St Philips Academy

Woodlands Academy

Wycliffe CE Primary

 4. ‘Home address’ refers to the child’s permanent home at the date of admission. Where the child lives with parents with shared responsibility, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when applying for a school. Proof of residency may be required at anytime during or after the allocation process.

 5. Twins or triplets – where a family of twins or triplets request admission and only one of the siblings can be offered a place, the remaining siblings will also be offered places above the admission number.

 6. Pupils with an education, health and care plan (EHCP)

The admission of pupils with an education, health and care plan is dealt with by a separate procedure. Such children will be admitted to the named school without reference to the oversubscription criteria.