Main School

Admissions Policy & Criteria

 

The Governors, who are responsible for admission to this Foundation School, have agreed with the Local Authority to admit ninety (90) pupils in each year group. This number applies to every academic year. 

Where there are more applications than there are places available, the Governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria, which are listed in order of priority. 

1 Looked after children¹and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted² (or became subject to a residence order³ or special guardianship order³¹) 

2 Children who suffer a long-term medical or psychological condition (supported by doctor’s/social worker’s statement) which makes it necessary for them to attend Hayes Park School. This must be disclosed at the time of application. 

3 Children who have a member of their immediate family with a medical or psychological condition (supported by a doctor’s statement) which makes it necessary for the children to attend Hayes Park School. This must be disclosed at the time of application. 

4 Children who have a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner living in the same household at the same address and who is currently attending and will still be attending Hayes Park School on the date of admission, not the date of application. 

5 Children of staff, where the member of staff has been employed by Hayes Park School for 2 or more years at the time of application or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage³² 

6 Children living nearest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the point set by Ordnance Survey at the child’s home address (including flats) to a fixed point in the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. 

Procedure for Primary Admission 

 Applications must be made in accordance with the London Borough of Hillingdon coordinated admissions procedure, using the London Borough of Hillingdon’s form/online application. 

 Applications must be returned by the deadlines stated in the London Borough of Hillingdon’s booklet ‘Starting Primary School’.  Proof of current address is required. 

 Parents of successful applicants are informed via London Borough of Hillingdon. 

 Unsuccessful applicants will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. 

 All applicants have the right to appeal.

 

¹ 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 

² Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. See section 46 Adoption Orders  

³ Under the terms of the Children Act 1989.See section 8 which defines a “residence order”

 ³¹ See section 14A of the Children Act 1989 which defines a “special guardianship order ”as an order appointing one of more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians). 

³² Areas of skills shortage are currently in classroom based roles. This is subject to review on a regular basis. Children of staff include; step brother or sister, or the child of the member of staff’s partner living in the same family unit at the same address.