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Please follow the link below to watch a recent video featuring Debbie Ormerod, Lancashire County Council Access and Entitlement Manager.
Within the clip, Debbie is offering her professional advice and guidance about the school admissions process.
Please see our Admissions Policy for information regarding the Determined Admission Arrangements for a place at St Lawrence CE Primary School.
The document includes the following information:
- How to apply for a place at the school
- Admission Criteria in the event that there are more applicants than places
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. We do not have an open day as such, as we prefer to show prospective parents around during a normal working day. Please contact us to arrange an appointment so that you can be sure of our full attention. Due to the current Covid situation, we are deferring any visits until after half term.
In Year Admissions
If you are considering moving your child to St Lawrence CE Primary School, please telephone the school office on 01772 862664 or email email@example.com to check availability.
Should we have no availability in your child’s cohort, we will offer to keep his/her details on our waiting list and will contact you should a place become available.
Places are then allocated as per
the following admissions criteria which are listed in order of priority:
1. (a) Children
in public care and previously looked after children.
This includes any "looked
after child", “previously looked after children” and any child who was previously looked
after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption,
residence or special guardianship order. .
‘Looked after’ means that the child was (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.
(b) Children with special medical or
social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at
Professional supporting evidence from a professional, e.g.
a doctor, psychologist, social worker, is essential if admission is to be made
under the criterion for special medical or social circumstances, and such
evidence must set out the particular reasons why the school is question is the
most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the child
had to attend another school.
2. Children whose parents live within the
ecclesiastical parish of Barton St
Lawrence. A map showing the boundaries is available
3. Children whose parents live outside the
who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the
date of admission. Siblings include step, half, foster,
adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address.
of staff who have been employed in the school for the whole of the two years
prior to the closing date for applications, or where the member of staff is
recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill
shortage. This applies to all staff, full and
part time, who are employed by the governing body.
with a parent/guardian worshiping in St Lawrence Church, Barton. "Parental worshiping" is normally taken to mean a
minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for at least 12 months
prior to 1st September 2020. For 2021 admission, church attendance will be calculated
only for the period when churches were open for public worship.
The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant
member of the clergy or church officer.
(d) Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in membership of Churches Together in England. "Parental worshiping" is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for at least 12 months prior to 1st September 2020. For 2021 admission, church attendance will be calculated only for the period when churches were open for public worship.The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or church officer. The list of Churches can be found on the Churches Together in England website at cte.org.uk Lists are taken as on 1st September 2019. Churches in membership of the equivalent bodies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are equally accepted.
there are more applicants for the available places within a category, then the
distance between the Ordnance Survey address points for the school and the home
measured in a straight line will be used as the final determining factor,
nearer addresses having priority over more distant ones. This address point is within the body of the
property and usually located at its centre. Where two addresses have the same distance, or
the cut-off point is for addresses
within the same building, then the Local Authority's system of a random draw
will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).