Admissions

Admission Criteria for 2016-2017

To apply for a place at Holy Trinity C of E School parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) naming the school. This must be obtained from the Home Local Authority (borough of residence). Those applying under criterion 2 should also complete the school Supplementary Information Form so that governors may consider their application fully.

The Governors of Holy Trinity Church of England School are responsible for the admission of pupils to the school. A maximum of 30 children will be admitted to each class from reception class upwards. If you want to apply for a Foundation Place, you should also complete the schools (SIF) Supplementary Information Form – Clergy Form- and return to the school office by the closing date, so that governors may consider your application fully.

Children will be admitted to the school in the following order of priority:

1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order [i]. 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.

The remaining places will be divided as follows: Following this:

2. Foundation Places – 50%

i. Foundation Places will be offered to children from families who have regular attendance* at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street

ii. Foundation Places will be offered to children from families who have regular attendance* at another Anglican church (as defined by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance)

iii. Foundation Places will be offered to children from families who have regular attendance* at another Christian church (as defined by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance)

3. Open Places – 50% Open Places will be offered by the Governors according to the following criteria:

i. Siblings**- sibling to be on the school roll at the time of entry

ii. Nearness of the candidate’s home to the school

When deciding between the applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under the criteria, in the order of priority as above, the governors will offer the place to the applicant who lives nearest to the school calculated using a straight line (as the crow flies) measurement from the child’s home ‘address point’ determined by Ordnance Survey Data to the centre of the school grounds as determined by the Royal Borough using its computerised measuring system. The child living closest to the school will receive the highest priority. For children applying to the reception class the distance will be measured to the Cadogan Gardens building. Where two or more children have the same distance a decision will be made by random allocation. Where one twin is the 30th child the other will be offered a place.

Definitions:

* Regular attendance is defined as attendance once a month for 12 months. **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’.

Reception Class Applications:

The Common Application Form (CAF) can be submitted online (Please check the closing date): www.rbkc.gov.uk/schools/admissions. This must be obtained from the Home Local Authority (borough of residence). Proof of address will be checked and validated by the Home Local Authority for all applications for a place in the Reception Class. Those applying under criterion 2 should also complete the school Supplementary Information Form (school’s clergy) so that governors may consider their application fully. Proof of the child’s date of birth is also required.

In-Year Admissions:

The above criteria will be applied if vacancies arise during the school year and there are more applicants than places. Applications are made to the Royal Borough Admissions Team on the borough’s application form. If a place can be offered, this will be notified by the Royal Borough on behalf of the governing body.

Those applying under criterion 2 should also complete the school Supplementary Information Form (school’s clergy form, so that governors may consider their application fully. Proof of the child’s date of birth is also required.

If more applications are received than places available then applications will be ranked by the school in accordance with the above admission criteria. If a place cannot be offered at this time then you may ask us for the reasons and you will be informed of your right of appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained by the school in the order of the oversubscription criteria [as above] and not in the order in which the applications are received. When a place becomes available the governors will decide who is at the top of the list so that the Royal Borough can inform the parent that the school is making an offer.

Definitions:

* Regular attendance is defined as attendance once a month for 12 months. **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’.

When deciding between applicants who ostensibly have equal entitlement to admission under the above criteria, the Governors will consider the following:

  • The number of boys and girls /the number of 3 and 4 year olds.
  • Nearness of the child’s home to school.

Please note that children will not automatically be allocated a place in our reception class. All applications for the Reception class must be made by completing a Common Application Form (see above)

Spring Term 2015

1] An ‘adoption order’ is an order under Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. A ‘residence order’ is as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).