Admission into School
GENERAL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS
The majority of children admitted into Hallcroft Infant School come from our Nursery. The staff of the Nursery work closely with the staff of the Infant School to ensure a smooth and happy transfer by facilitating a series of visits followed by half a day in the new class before starting full time.
Standard Foundation Two Year Admission Criteria
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted once places have first been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school:
1. Children looked after by a local authority
2. Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or linked junior/primary school
3. Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications.
4. Other children who live outside the catchment area
In the event of over-subscription, within all but the first criterion, preference will be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from a point at the school campus to a point at the entrance at the child's home using the Local Authority's computerised measuring system. In the event of two distances being equal, the Local Authority will measure to the next decimal point. If the measurements remain equal, lots will be drawn by a person independent of the admissions team.
Where one child of a multiple birth can be admitted, the other child/children will also be admitted.
Special consideration for all year groups
For applications for all Nottinghamshire community and voluntary controlled schools the following groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a particular school:
'Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional stating that the school is the only school which could cater for the child's particular needs. The evidence must be presented at the time of application.'
The appropriate designated officers will consider each case on its merits and determine the allocation of any such place on the basis of written evidence. Admission under 'special circumstances' will take precedence over all but the first numbered criteria.
Admissions to year groups other than intake year
Applications for admission to other year groups will normally be considered in relation to the published admission limit which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, although infant class size restriction will also need to be considered.
If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to school.
Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including preferences for more than one school, late applications and the way waiting lists are maintained and used can be found in Nottinghamshire County Council's 'Admissions to School' booklet.