Admissions

(Pupil Applications)

 

All Academies within Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust are highly aspirational schools for local children.  They are schools with a distinct Christian ethos, however we do not require parents to attend church as an entry requirement. We simply want to offer the best education to any local child.

 

In-Year Places

Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy is a very popular school and is therefore over- subscribed with long waiting lists in each year group. If you have moved into the area and require a school place you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This is a universal application form which can be used for any the academies within our Trust.

This form is available from the academy office or by downloading and printing it from the link below.

This is the same process if you want to transfer from another school.

To download and print an In-Year Application Form, please click here:         In-Year Application Form

 

Admissions: 2017-2018

Reception 2017:

If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 you should have completed an online Application Form.    

The benefits to applying online are:

  • It is quick and easy;
  • You will get an email confirmation that your application has been received;
  • The system helps you check for errors;
  • The system has a series of security procedures which will prevent anyone seeing information they are not entitled to;
  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the closing date;
  • You are able to submit the documents to confirm your child’s date of birth and address to your online application;
  • You will be able to find out the outcome of your application during the evening of Tuesday 18th April 2017.

 

Nursery 2017:

If your child is born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 please download
and print off the Nursery Application Form below or call into the office to collect one.

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils into Woodpecker Hall Academy and the agreed admission number is 60 pupils part-time to the Nursery. If there are fewer applications for the Nursery than there are places available, everyone is offered a place. 

After the admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the Academy, Governors use the following criteria to decide which children should be offered places when there are more children wanting to go to the Academy then there are places available.

Specifically, where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number for any relevant age group. These are set out below for all Academies.  The Academy Trust will consider applications against the criteria set out in the sub-paragraphs below. This does not apply to students with statements of Special Educational Needs where one of our Academy is named in the statement and these will be will be admitted first.

  1. Looked after children (as defined by Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Section 46), or became subject to a residence order (Under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 8) or special guardianship order (Under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 14A).

  2. Children of staff at the Trust Academy where they are employed:
      1. the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission is made; or
      2. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

  3. Children with a sibling who is attending same Academy that is being applied for at the time of application and who will remain on roll at the time of admittance. Long term foster children will be accepted as siblings of the foster carers own children and other children in foster care at the same address. The children concerned must be living at the same address and evidence may be required to verify the sibling link. Priority within this group will be given in the following order:
      1. Children of twin/multiple births living at the same address.
      2. Other children
  1. Other children by distance with those who live closest to the School Entrance will be admitted first. Priority within this group will be given in the following order:

      1. First priority in category 4 will be to children of twin/multiple births living at the same address.
      2. Second priority in category 4 will go to those children who have brothers or sisters already at the school at the time of entry
      3. Third priority in category 4 will be to other children

If there are more applicants than places priority will be given, within this group, to those children who live nearest to the school entrance closest to their home, using the GPS co-ordinates for their home and the school gate.

 

Tie-Break

If a tie-break is needed to determine who is admitted under criteria 4, if the distance is the same then the outcome will be decided by the drawing of lots. This process will be independently verified.

 

Please note that attendance in the Nursery classes at any Cuckoo Hall Academy Nursery provision, does not guarantee admission to the Academy for primary admission and that a separate application must be made for transfer from Nursery to Primary.

 

To download and print a Nursery Application Form, please click here:         Nursery Application Form

All Nursery applications forms must be returned to the office.

 

Admissions Criteria: 2017-2018

Please click on the link below to view our Admissions Criteria for either Nursery or Reception Class places:

Click here to view:    Nursery 2017-18 - Admissions Policy

Click here to view:   Primary Places 2017-18 - Admissions Policy

 

 

Admissions Criteria: 2016-2017

Please click on the link below to view our Admissions Criteria for either Nursery or Reception Class places:

Click here to view:    Nursery 2016-17 - Admissions Policy

Click here to view:   Primary Places 2016-17 - Admissions Policy

 

The Published Admission Number ("PAN") for Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy is 60.

(The PAN is the number of pupils in each year group that the admission authority has agreed will be admitted without causing problems for the school.)

 

Admissions Appeals

 If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Enfield Heights Academy, you have the legal right to appeal to an independent appeal panel in line with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Appeal Code dated February 2012.

We understand how important making decisions about your child's education and schooling are to you and that it can be an anxious and worrying time for any parent should you choose to engage the appeals process.

Whilst you have a right to appeal against admission decisions, we felt it would be helpful to make it clear that engaging this process does not automatically give your child the right to a place at a particular school or academy and there is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful.

If you are appealing for a place at a particular school, you should also make arrangements for a place at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Accepting a place at another school in the interim does not affect your right to pursue your appeal concerning the place at your preferred academy or school.

 

Timetable for Appeals

The National Offer Day is Tuesday 18th April 2017. This is the day when decisions on school places are announced.

Deadline for Lodging Appeals:                                                                    Wednesday 17th May 2017

Submission of additional supporting evidence:                                       Monday 22nd May 2017

Letter confirming hearing date and time issued:                                     Wednesday 24th May 2017

Wherever possible, decision letters will be sent to appellants within 5 school days of the hearing.

 

Appeals Forms and Guidance

The appeal form must be completed and returned to the academy office by Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Ensure you read the Guidance material before completing the form.

Attach any evidence you have at the time but any additional evidence must be received by Monday 22nd  May 2017.

  

- Click here to view the Appeals (A Guide for Parents)

- Click here to download an Appeal Form