Great Addington CE(A) Primary School: admissions information

​Great Addington CE(A) Primary School, Woodford Road, Great Addington, NN14 4BS

Oversubscription Criteria September: 2016 entry

When there are more applications than there are places available, the Local Governing Body will prioritise according to its admission criteria, some of which relate to religious allegiance. If you wish your child to be considered under the religious criteria, please complete form SIF A and return it to the school as soon as possible (or by the closing date of 15th January 2016 if you are applying for your child to start school in Reception next year)

The Governors will give priority to children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which names the school as appropriate provision.

  1. The governors will admit ‘looked after children’, that is, children in Local Authority care. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order, or a special guardianship order.
  2. Children of worshipping members of any church which is located in the villages of Great or Little Addington and is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, this includes the Church of England and Methodist, and who reside with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in the villages of Great or Little Addington (see residence and Great and Little Addington boundary definitions below). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  3. Children residing with their parents/legal guardians in the villages of Great or Little Addington (see residence and Great and Little Addington boundary definitions on Map in school or on school website - www.greataddingtonprimary.org.uk). 
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission of the child (see sibling definition below).
  5. Children of worshipping members of any church, which is located in the villages of Great or Little Addington and is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, this includes the Church of England and Methodist. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify.
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, this includes the Church of England. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify.
  7. Sibling of a former pupil (see sibling definition below). 
  8. Applicants not falling into any of the above categories will be prioritised by distance from home to school.

Distance Tiebreaker

Where there are more applications than there are places available in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the school. Distances are measured on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Distances will be measured from the 'address point' of the applicant's property to the 'address point' of the school. Each address has a unique address point established by Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail address files. The distances are given to the school by NCC.

Residency Definition/Home

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week.

(Parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process. This evidence will usually be in the form of a utility bill, (e.g. electricity gas) fewer than 3 months old. If false or misleading information is used to gain a place at Great Addinton Primary School, the offer of a place will be withdrawn and the application cancelled).

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling):

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/ partnership
  • adopted children


A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.

Guidance on the term “worshipping member”

At least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre.

This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a “Member” in a technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than “occasional” (on average at least once a month) and has been sustained for approximately a year.

Oversubscription criteria: 2015-2016 entry

When there are more applications than there are places available, the Governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria, which are listed in order of priority. The governors will give priority to children with a statement of Special Educational Needs, which names the school.

  1. The governors will admit ‘looked after children’, or previously in ‘looked after children’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order – as a priority.
  2. The governors will consider applications from parents of children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
  3. Children of worshipping members of any church which is located in the villages of Great or Little Addington and is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England, and who reside with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in the villages of Great or Little Addington. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  4. Children residing with their parents/legal guardians in the villages of Great or Little Addington (see residence definition below).
  5. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission of the child (see sibling definition below).
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England. These applications must be accompanies by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Children of parents/legal guardians of other faiths, or no faith, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

Tiebreaker

Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school. (Distances are measured from the property to the address point to the school grounds. It is measured on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system.)

Definition of residence

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. (Parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process.)

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling):

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/ partnership
  • adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.

Guidance on the term “worshipping member”

At least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a “Member” in a technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than “occasional” and has been sustained for more than a short, very recent period of time.

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