The Halifax Academy has an agreed admission number of 60 places in Reception.
Where parental preference exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below to determine which children to admit:
- Children who are in public care (Children looked after) or children who were previously 'looked after' but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residential order or special guardianship order.
- Pupils living in The Halifax Academy catchment area.
- Pupils with a sibling (see notes) on roll at the Academy at the same time of application and admission and who lives at the same address.
- Children of staff employed at the Academy (having a permanent contract of at least two years at the time of application).
- Pupils will be admitted in order of the proximity of the pupil's primary home address to the school, measured by the 'straight line' method (direct distance), as defined by the Local Authority's Geographical Information System (GIS) from the front entrance of the Academy.
Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in criteria 5 to decide who has the highest priority for admission if the distance between two children's homes and the school is the same. This process will be independently verified.
A sibling is defined as:
- A brother or sister who share one or both parents, whether or not resident in the same household;
- A half brother or half sister who share one common parent;
- A step brother or step sister where two children are related by a parent's marriage;
- An adopted or fostered child living in the same household under the terms of a residence order;
- Another child normally in residence for the majority of term time in the household for whom the adult in the household has parental responsibility and also has parental responsibility for the child currently attending the Academy.