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Ashworth Prep School (Primary)

When The Ashworth Preparatory School is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement, priority
for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
  2. Admission of pupils whose siblings currently attend The Ashworth Preparatory School and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. 
  3. Admission of other pupils, with those living nearest to the Academy being given priority.


Distance from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of the Preparatory School will be used as a tiebreaker to determine which children are admitted. Those children living nearest to the Preparatory School will be given preference. The distance will be measured by a straight line on a map from address point of the child’s home to the address point of the
school using the LA’s measuring systems. If two or more children live the same distance from the Preparatory School and there is only one place available, random allocation will be used to
decide which child is admitted.



  • Child’s home address: the permanent home address of the parent at the time of application.
  • Proof of residence can be asked for at any time during the admissions process. This will normally be in the form of a recent council tax bill or a utility bill less than 3 months old;
  • Siblings: children who are brothers and sisters of, or who live as a family at the same address as, pupils who are already at the school or who have already been offered a place, and who will still be there at the time of admission.

The Duston School (Primary Phase)

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. (See definition in the local authority booklet)
  2. Children of a member of staff. 
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child. (See definition in the local authority booklet)
  4. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (4) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

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