Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary School


The Planned Admission Limit for admission to the Reception class in the school year commencing September 2018 will be a maximum of 60.

The school will admit children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Education Health and Care plans in which Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary School is named in the child's Education Health and Care plan.

If you wish to apply under Christian commitment criteria you should obtain a copy of the school's Supplementary information form (SIF) from the school and return the SIF to the school by the date the school states on the form.

Where the number of applications for Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary School received during the normal admissions round exceeds the admission number of the school, the Governing Body will apply the following criteria in strict order of priority.

  1. Children who are Looked After (a child who is looked after by the Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989). Children who are in public care (Children looked after) or children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order.

  2. A child who has a brother or sister (including a half, step or adoptive brother or sister) on roll at the time of application and admission.

  3. A child:

    • whose home address is the parish of St Matthew's and can be confirmed by the Church leadership as attending St Matthew's Church at least twice a month for at least the previous two years prior to the closing date for applications.

    • of parents having moved to become resident in the parish of St Matthew’s Lightcliffe who have been attending an Anglican Church at least twice a month for at least the previous two years prior to the closing date for applications and who are now attending St Matthew’s Church Lightcliffe will qualify upon proof of membership being provided by the priest of that other parish.

  4. Children of staff at the school:

    1. where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and / or

    2. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

  5. Other children.

For further information on over-subscription criteria, see: Church of England, Voluntary Aided schools .


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