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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.

Admissions 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 years

James Elliman Academy Admission Numbers

Yeargroup
2016/172017/18
Reception120120
Y1120120
Y2120120
Y390120
Y49090
Y59090
Y69090


James Elliman Academy Admissions Oversubscription Criteria
If 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:
  1. A 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Children 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Children 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 Admissions Code).

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.

Applicants 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.aspx

What to do after your child has been offered a place at James Elliman Academy by the Local Authority

Once 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
Please telephone the school to arrange a visit.

Starting Primary School in September
Applying for a Reception Place
The closing date for applications please check on Slough Borough Council website: www.slough.gov.uk/schools-and-learning

Intake Meeting
If your child is offered a Reception place you will be invited to an intake meeting in July to meet the Principal, class teachers and admission staff.

Admission Documentation
  • Admissions Policy 2017/18