James Elliman Academy will comply with the Schools Admissions and Appeals Codes.
James Elliman Academy will be an inclusive school with no religious faith affiliations.
Policy James Elliman Academy Council will determine the admissions
criteria of James Elliman Academy. The Local Authority will administer
the offer of places on its behalf.
Pupil admission numbers during the next two yearsJames Elliman Academy Admission Numbers
James Elliman Academy Admissions Oversubscription Criteria
there are fewer applicants than places, all applicants will be
accepted. Where the Academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of
pupils with statements of special educational needs which names the
Academy, priority for admission will be given as follows:
looked after child (as defined in the Children Act 1989) or a child who
was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after
became subject to an adoption residence, or a special guardianship
order. As defined in the Schools Admissions Code paragraph 1.7, a
‘looked after child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a local
authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local
authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the
definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of
making an application to a school.
- Children who suffer from a
long-term medical or psychological condition, which makes it necessary
for them to attend James Elliman Academy. Applications must be
accompanied by medical evidence from a GP or Hospital Consultant.
who have a member of the immediate family who suffer from a long-term
medical or psychological condition which makes it necessary for them to
attend James Elliman Academy. Applications must be accompanied by
medical evidence from a GP or Hospital Consultant.
- Children who
have a sibling living in the same household who currently attend the
full time school (not the nursery) and will continue to do so on the
date of admission. A sibling refers to a brother or sister, half
brother or sister with one parent in common, adopted brother or sister.
living nearest the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line
from the point set by Ordnance Survey at the child’s home address and
James Elliman Academy using a computerised mapping system. The distance
will be measured from the main gate of the school to the front door of
the child's home address including high rise flats. Tie break: If two
addresses are the same distance from the academy, the offering of a
place will be decided by lottery. Waiting List Where the Academy fills
all places, a waiting list will be maintained by the Local Authority in
the order of the oversubscription criteria. Where a place becomes
available the Local Authority will contact the parent of the child who
is at the top of the list so that an offer can be made on behalf of
James Elliman Academy.
Late applications will be
considered once all of the “on-time” applications have been allocated.
After this, if a school place cannot be offered, they will be placed on
the waiting list in order of the oversubscription criteria. Late
applications cannot be placed at the bottom of the waiting list as it
is considered that the child is being penalised twice and will
therefore be placed on the waiting list in the same order as a timely
application if a school place cannot be offered (2.14 of the Schools
In Year Application for In Year Admission is to be made direct to the Local Authority.
Parents who are refused a school place have the right to appeal to an
Independent Appeal Panel, if you decide to appeal you must submit
appeal documentation and must clearly state the reasons for appeal. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days. All appeal dates are available on the Slough Borough Council website.
will be sent written notification of the appeal dates at least 10
school days before the appeal hearing date unless the appellant has
agreed that the notice period can be reduced.
The Independent School Appeals Panel of Slough Borough Council will hear appeals if your application has been unsuccessful.
For the Appeals timetable please click on the following link:- http://www.slough.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-admissions-appeals.aspxWhat to do after your child has been offered a place at James Elliman Academy by the Local Authority
your child has been offered a place please collect an application form
from the school. Please complete the application form and return to the
school together with the following documents:-
Visiting the School
- Your child’s birth certificate
- Your child’s passport (if birth certificate is not British)
- Proof of address (recent utility bill, council tax bill, tenancy agreement)
Please telephone the school to arrange a visit.Starting Primary School in SeptemberApplying for a Reception Place
The closing date for applications please check on Slough Borough Council website: www.slough.gov.uk/schools-and-learningIntake Meeting
your child is offered a Reception place you will be invited to an
intake meeting in July to meet the Principal, class teachers and