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Admissions

The Admissions Criteria for Farnham Heath End School for September 2018 are detailed below.  The offers of places will be issued on March 2nd.  Admissions appeals must be made before April 13th.  Details of the admissions appeal procedure are available from the link on this page.

We are a popular and oversubscribed school with waiting lists in each year group. However, vacancies occasionally arise and places on our waiting list are allocated using the same criteria. Our PAN for 2018 is 220.

If you would like your son/daughter to be considered for a place at this school please contact Mrs Julie Jay, Admissions Officer.

Please contact Mrs Julie Jay to arrange an appointment, 01252 730057 or email jjay@fhes.org.uk

Summary of criteria

  1. Looked after children
  2. Exceptional circumstances
  3. Siblings at the school
  4. Children attending named primary schools: Hale Primary School, Potter’s Gate CofE Primary School, St Michael’s CofE Junior School (Hampshire), William Cobbett Junior School
  5. Children for whom the school is nearest to their home address
  6. Any other applicant

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR FARNHAM HEATH END SCHOOL - SEPTEMBER 2018

First priority: Looked after and previously looked after children

Within the admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools looked after and previously looked after children will receive the top priority for a place.  Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:

i) children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and

ii) children who have left care through adoption (in accordance with Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002), a residence order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).

Places will be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion.

Second priority: Exceptional social/medical need

Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional social or medical circumstances will apply which will warrant a placement at a particular school.  Supporting evidence from a professional is required such as a doctor and/or consultant for medical cases or a social worker, health visitor, housing officer, the police or probation officer for other social circumstances.  This evidence must confirm the circumstances of the case and must set out why the child should attend a particular school and why no other school could meet the child’s needs.

Providing evidence does not guarantee that a child will be given priority at a particular school and in each case a decision will be made based on the merits of the case and whether the evidence demonstrates that a placement should be made at one particular school above any other.

Places may be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion.

Third priority: Children who will have a sibling at the school or at an infant/ junior school which is on a shared/adjoining site at the time of the child’s admission

A sibling will be considered to be a brother or sister (that is, another child of the same parents, whether living at the same address or not), a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister or an adoptive or foster sibling, living at the same address.

A child will be given sibling priority if they have a sibling at the school concerned at the time of the child’s admission.  For the initial intake to the school a child will be given priority for admission only if their sibling will still be at the school in September 2016. This will apply both at the initial allocation of places and also when prioritising the waiting list.  Giving sibling priority has the effect of maximising the opportunity for children in the same family to be educated at the same school or at a school on a shared or adjoining site. 

If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v).

Fourth priority: Children attending a named partner school

  • Hale Primary School
  • Potter’s Gate Co E Junior School
  • St Michael’s CofE Junior School (Hampshire)
  • William Cobbett Junior School

Fifth priority: Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address

The nearest school as the school closest to the home address with a published admission number for pupils of the appropriate age-range, as measured by a straight line and which admits local children.  The nearest school may be inside or outside the county boundary.  Under this criterion all Surrey Community and Voluntary Controlled schools are considered to admit local children. 

The child’s home address excludes any business, relative’s or childminder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of formal equal shared custody it will be up to the parents to agree which address to use. In other cases it is where the child spends most of the time.  All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Surrey’s Admissions and Transport team.

The address to be used for the initial allocation of places will be the child's addres at the closing date for application.  Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Coordinated Scheme if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area.  The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address.  Any offer of a place on the basis of address is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have a responsibility to notify Surrey County Council of any change of address.

If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v).

Sixth priority: Any other children

Remaining places will be offered on the basis of nearness to the school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest official school gate for pupils to use.  This is calculated using the Admission and Transport team’s Geographical Information System. 

Where two or more children share a priority for a place, eg where two children live equidistant from a school and only one place remains, the school will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority.

In the case of multiple births, where children are ranked consecutively in their order of priority for a place and there are not sufficient vacancies remaining for each of them, wherever it is logistically possible, each child will be offered a place. Where it is not logistically possible to offer each child a place the child(ren) to be offered the last remaining place(s) will be determined by the drawing of lots.

Waiting lists

Where there are more applicants than places available, waiting lists will operate for each year group according to the oversubscription criteria for each school without regard to the date the application was received or when a child’s name was added to the waiting list. Criterion iv will only apply until August 2015 at which time the child will have left the primary/junior school.

Waiting lists for the initial intake will be maintained until the end of the academic year when they will be cancelled.  Parents wishing to remain on the waiting list after this date must write to the school, stating their wish and providing their child’s name, date of birth and the name of their child’s current school.  After 31 December 2018, parents whose children are not already on the waiting list but who wish them to be so must apply for in-year admission through the school. Waiting lists for all year groups will be cancelled at the end of each academic year.

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