All parents who list their preferred schools on the Local Authority’s Common Application Form are regarded as having made valid applications. An additional or supplementary form may also have to be completed for applicants considered under faith criteria of faith schools, for boarding schools and for selective schools.
A parent is any person who has parental responsibility for or is the legal guardian of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to ‘parent’s attendance at church’ it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. ‘Family members’ include only parents, as defined above, and siblings.
Where a pupil has a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, the school will admit the pupil whether there are places available or not. All other applicants will be allocated according to the published Admissions Policy.
In the event of the school being oversubscribed the Governors will consider applications in the following priority order:
- Looked after children
- Children of Staff Members
- Children from a Muslim background (up to 75% of the intake)
- Children from a non-Muslim background (up to 25% of the intake)
Within categories 2 & 3 applicants will be prioritised as follows:
(a) Children who have an older brother or sister at the school when the applicant is due to be
Siblings: Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling
(b) Children who have medical or social needs and whose application can be supported in writing by the relevant professional such as a social worker GP
(c) Children who live in the catchment area of the school, which includes all Slough wards Distance: Distance will be measured in a straight line from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, using the Local
Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority
(d) All other applicants
If places cannot be offered to all in one of the categories above then places will be offered to the applicants in that category who live closest to the school.