Manston St James Primary Academy is currently consulting on changes to admission arrangements for the Admissions round 2019-2020.
The documents being consulted upon can be found in the links below.
Please send any comments by email directly to the school administrator firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st January 2018. Please title your email “admissions consultation 2019”.
Summary of changes to oversubscription criteria
Priority 1 – changed to ensure definition is in-line with local authority arrangements
Priority 3 – amended definition of regular worship – regular worship is now defined as, ‘a person who worships at least once a month, for two years immediately preceding the application’ rather than for one year immediately preceding the application.
Priority 4 – amended definition states, ‘A child who, or whose parents/guardians, are regular worshippers at another Christian church recognised by Churches Together in England and Ireland’ rather than regular worshipping members of any Christian denomination or another faith.
Priority 5 – amended to state that the final criteria for admissions is ‘any other children wishing to gain a place at Manston St James Academy, prioritised by distance’.
The oversubscription criteria relating to priority being given to children whose parents work at Manston St James Primary Academy has been removed.
The oversubscription criteria relating to priority being given to children for whom Manston St James Primary Academy is their nearest school, measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the academy, taking into account Leeds community schools has been removed.
Note 1 – provides clarification of the children who will receive priority 1, including revision to the wording around Residency Order as these no longer exist and have been replaced by Child Arrangements Order.
Note 2 – provides clarification relating to the definition of siblings.
Note 3 - provides clarification relating to the definition of parents.
Note 4 – provides clarification relating to the address of the child for whom a place has been applied for. This also includes information to outline that if it is found that a false address has been given with the aim of fraudulently securing a school place, that place may be withdrawn, even if the child has already started at the school.
Note 5 - updated to reflect that the council will use the LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer) rather than PAF (Postcode address file) for address information. This does not change the point on any household that the system measures, but simply improves the frequency of updates to our system.