School Admissions Policy
Statutory changes have been made by the Government to the School Admissions Code. The changes came into force on the 19th December 2014. It applies to admission arrangements determined in 2015 forAllocation Day admission in school year 2016-17. Because the new Code came into force immediately, the provisions relating to summer-born children and looked after children etc., apply immediately. We have therefore had to retrospectively change previously determined and published arrangements for 2014-15 and 2015-16. These updates policies can be found below.
Because these changes are legal requirements, there was no need to consult.
Admissions Policy for 2016-2017 academic year
The Governing Body agreed the arrangements for admission to the school in September 2016. The policy can be found by clicking on the icon below:
Admissions Policy for 2017-2018 academic yearThe governing body consulted on the 2017-2018 admission policy with its proposed changes and received no comments. It approved the final determined policy on February 25th 2016.
Summary of changes:
The admission criteria have been simplified and the priority of children who live outside of our designated area, but with a sibling already in the school criterion, has been raised.
If you consider that the policy is not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code 2014 or the law relating to admissions, you can object to the schools adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator. The adjudicators address is: OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. The deadline for sending objections is 15th May 2016.
School Admissions Appeal Timetable 2017
Admissions Policy for 2018 - 2019 academic yearThe governing body consulted on the 2018-2019 admission policy with its proposed changes and received no comments. It approved the final determined policy on January 5th 2017.
Summary of changes:
1. We have adopted the Oxford Diocesan Model Admissions Policy wording.
2. St. Christopher’s currently hold admissions places for children transferring at Year Three. This is primarily to support the parents of St. Peter’s Infant School Alvescot wanting places at the end of year 2. St. Peter’s are currently consulting on becoming a full primary from September 2017 and if they are successful, it is possible that parents may choose not to move their children at the end of year 2 in September 2018. However, during this potential transition period, the Governors of St. Christopher’s want to continue to provide parents, particularly with those who have older siblings already at St. Christopher’s, with the choice. In light of this:
- We have increased our published admissions number in Reception from 18 to 22.
- We have retained an admission at Year Three, but decreased the published admissions number from 6 to 3.
If you consider that the policy is not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code 2014 or the law relating to admissions, you can object to the schools adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicato. The adjudicators address is: OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE.