The standard intake number at 11+ in 2017 is planned to be 210. Students of all abilities are admitted to this 11 19 mixed comprehensive school on the basis of parental preference, except when the number of applications exceeds the standard intake number of the school. In that case children will be given preference if parents can show one or more of the following, in order of priority:

1. Looked After Children or Previously Looked After Children

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 definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).  

A previously looked after child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

2. Medical

Where there are supported medical reasons or exceptional social reasons why a child should attend a particular school.  (Refugees and Asylum Seeking children may be included under this criterion, depending on individual circumstance.  Supporting evidence of status, where applicable, will be required from a social worker, health visitor, housing officer or other relevant council officer).

3. Siblings

Where a sibling will be in the school, up to and including Year 13, at the time of admissions.  If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school.

4. Proximity to the school

Remaining places will be offered on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school.  The point within the school to be used in any distance calculation will be the main entrance to the school building.  Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.

Where two or more applicants share a priority for a place, the child allocated will be determined by the drawing of lots.