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Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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Churchdown Village Infant School


Churchdown Village Infant School has a Pupil Admission Number of 60 for every year group in September 2023. This is designed to make efficient use of our facilities and to address better parental preferences. If the school has reached its PAN, a place at the school might be refused under the terms of Section 86 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, on the grounds that compliance with the preference would prejudice the provision of the efficient education or the efficient use of resources.

The admission arrangements were determined by the School Admission Code 2021. We abide by the Fair Access protocols within this.

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order stated below:

  1. 1. Looked After Children/previously Looked After Children Definition A ‘looked after child’ (a) or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption (b) child arrangements order (residency order) (c) or special guardianship order (d).
  2. a) 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. In Gloucestershire, such children are referred to as Children in Care.
  3. b) This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).
  4. c) Under the provisions of section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014, which amend section 8 of the Children Act 1989, residence orders have now been replaced by child arrangements orders.
  5. d) See section 14A of the Children Act 1989 which defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guarding (or special guardians)
  1. 2. The admission criteria for Churchdown Village Infant School, offers a higher priority for children with siblings who will be attending the school when the applicant child is admitted. For this purpose, 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 as well as children who are brought together as a family by a same sex civil partnership. In every case, the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address, at the time of application. This is in line with the criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools.
  1. 3. Children with the strongest geographical claim in the year in which the child is to start school on the closing date for applications.

Note: The distance will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address (including flats) to the central part of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. Those living the closest will receive the higher priority.

The school is required to admit a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) that names the school even if the school is full. For further details please see our Admissions Policy and GCC guidance available on this page. 

Where any particular category at points 1-2 above is oversubscribed, criterion 3 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) will be used to determine which child is offered a place.

In the event of a tie between two or more children, when applying criterion 3, the strongest geographical claim will be measured in a straight line from the ordnance survey point from the child’s home address (including flats) to the ordinance survey address point of the school using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.

In Year Admissions 

If you move to the area during the school year or your child needs to move school for other reasons, you will need to apply for a school place by contacting the school directly on 01452 714178 or admin.cvis@glatrust.org.uk

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