What are the school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities?

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education and Health Care Plan which names Whitchurch CE Junior School will be allocated places, after which places are allocated up to the Published Admission Number of 90 according to an agreed set of criteria in strict order of priority as shown below.

1.  Looked After Children who are in Public Care or children who were Looked After but ceased to be so because they were adopted as defined in the School Admissions Code.

2.  Children living inside the designated catchment area will have priority of admission. If there are not enough places for all the children in the catchment area then the following criteria for admission will apply in order:

2a. Priority will be given to children living within the catchment area who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.

2b. After that, priority will be given to other children who live within the catchment area.

3.   If there are spaces still available after the above criteria have been applied, children living outside the designated catchment area will be offered places according to the following criteria:

3a. Children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.

3b. All other children.

Each category will be rank ordered according to the distance from home to school as a straight line measurement.

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