Old Earth School

There are 60 reception places available each year. Where the number of applications for admissions exceeds 60, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below and in the priority order stated:

  1. Children who are looked after (including those who were in care but now adopted or subject to a residence or guardianship order).

  2. Pupils who have a brother or sister (including step / half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and who will be at school at the start of the academic year.

  3. Children of members of staff who have been employed at the school for a minimum of two years, or where the school has a specific skill requirement.

  4. Pupils living within the defined catchment area (map available from school).

  5. Pupils who have attended the nursery at Old Earth from the start of the school year prior to the Reception intake, who are accessing at least 15 hours or their universal funded hours at the time of application, and are still in attendance at the time of allocation.

  6. Other pupils.

Where there is oversubscription within any category, priority for places will be determined by proximity of the child’s home to the school. Distance will be calculated using a straight line measurement from the pupil’s permanent home to the closest designated school gate.

To ensure consistency applies, all measurements will be carried out using the Local Authority’s GIS (Geographical Information System) and no other method of measuring distance will be considered.