The Samworth Church Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer than 180 applications are received, The Samworth Church Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against criteria.
After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where The Samworth Church Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
1. Looked After Children
2. Children with a sibling who currently attends the Academy and will continue to do so on the date of admission
3. Children with a medical need as set out below
4. Children who attend the following school:
- Abbey Primary School
- Asquith Primary School
- Berry Hill Primary School
- Oak Tree Primary School
- St Peter's C of E Primary School
- Wynndale Primary School
5. Other Children
Medical Need (item 3 above)
Exceptional medical circumstances supported by written medical evidence may override the above. Any such applications must be received by the closing date in the co-ordinated scheme and will be considered by the Academy Admissions Panel. The evidence should come from at least one registered health professional and should set out the particular reasons why The Samworth Church Academy is the most suitable school.
In the event of an application from a multiple birth family (eg triplets) our policy will be to treat this as a single application.
In the event of oversubscription in any category left, priority will be determined by the proximity of the child's home to The Samworth Church Academy using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the Academy on Sherwood Hall Road to the main door of the residence with those living nearest to the Academy being given priority. Where distance is equal, selection is random.
Parents can request information on the following by contacting the Academy:
- Child Protection
- Collective Worship
- Complaints Procedure
- Health and Safety
- Rewards and Sanctions
- Sex Education
- Student Behaviour Policy