Broadwater Down Primary School

Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Admissions

 

Applications for September 2018 opened on 6th November 2017, with a 15th January 2018 deadline.  If you would like to contact us to discuss your application, please do so at office@broadwater-down.kent.sch.uk.

 

How to Apply

You can apply online or by post. Full details of how to apply and admissions criteria are available on the Kent website.

Local Authority website including admission criteria: www.kent.gov.uk.

For advice: call 03000 41 21 21 or email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It is in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

 

Oversubscription Criteria as defined by the Local Authority:

Before the application of oversubscription criteria, children with a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school will be admitted.

 

If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of spaces available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

 

  • Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care – a child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who ceased to be so because they became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order under Part IV of the Act.

     

  • Current Family Association - a brother or sister in the same school at the time of entry where the family continue to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted – or – if they have moved – live within 2 miles of the school, or have moved to a property that is nearer to the school than the previous property as defined by the ‘Nearness’ criterion’ (below).

    In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters, foster brothers or sisters.

     

  • Health and Special Access Reasons – Medical, health, social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’/guardians’ physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school.

     

  • Nearness of children's homes to school - we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using Ordnance Survey address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by Ordnance Survey. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody. When we apply the distance criterion for an oversubscribed Community or Voluntary Controlled school, these straight line measurements are used to determine how close each applicant’s address is to the school.

A waiting list will be held for at least the first term of the academic year in oversubscription criteria order.

 

 

In-Year Admissions

Admissions in other year groups (In-Year Admissions) need to be made directly via the school. Please contact the school office for more information.  A form can also be downloaded at www.kent.gov.uk.