To apply for a place at Kingsway Park High School please use the link below:
Students with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
Where students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that names a specific school, the Local Authority has a statutory duty to admit those students. This means that students with such a EHCP will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated.
Criteria for the allocation of places
The policy of Kingsway Park High School is to admit students, on demand, up to a school’s Published Admission Number.
Where there are more applications for our school than there are places available, places will be allocated giving priority to students in the following order:
1. Looked After and Previously Looked After Children
This criterion shall apply to children who are in public care (“Looked After” children as defined by section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989), 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. Exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are directly relevant to the school concerned
Exceptional medical needs must be supported at the time of application by a letter from a GP, hospital consultant or other medical professional indicating how a pupil’s medical condition relates to the school of preference. On receipt of the medical certificates/letters the case will be referred to the Service Director for consideration. It should be noted that providing such evidence does not automatically mean that a place will be allocated under this priority.
Exceptional welfare considerations (such as children at risk) must be supported at the time of the application by a letter from a supporting agency (e.g. Social Worker, Family Support Worker, Education Welfare Officer) indicating how the circumstances relate to the school of preference. On receipt of such a letter and evidence, the case will be referred to the Service Director for consideration. It should be noted that providing such evidence does not automatically mean that a place will be allocated under this priority. This criterion will consider issues relevant to the child and/or the family in line with the Equalities Act 2010. If exceptional medical or exceptional welfare grounds are claimed after the allocation procedure has been completed, it might not be possible to allocate a place under this priority
School Admissions 3. Children with an older sibling attending the school at the time of admission
A sibling is defined as a brother or sister, step-brother or step-sister, and half-brother or half-sister. A sibling must be living at the same address and must not be a cousin or other relative. Priority may only be claimed under this priority if the child has an older sibling who will still be in attendance at the school when the child is admitted.
4. Children eligible for the service premium
- Children eligible for admission under this priority are those where:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces.
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme;
- Students with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service.
5. Relative proximity and ease of access
Once places have been allocated using criteria 1 - 4, any remaining places are allocated on the basis of relative proximity and ease of access to the school but also other schools nearby. Relative proximity is determined by:
- Measuring the shortest, suitable walking distance from the child’s home to the main gate of the school being applied for (Distance A).
- Measuring the shortest, suitable walking distance from the child’s home to the main gate of the nearest school to the home address other than the school that is being applied for (Distance B).
- Distance B is then subtracted from Distance A to provide a figure known as the relative proximity calculation. The relative proximity calculation provides the difference in distance that a child would have to travel to attend the school being applied for and the nearest school to home that is not the school being applied for and, as such, establishes a priority ranking. If the relative proximity calculation is the same for one or more applications, priority will be given to the child who has further to travel to the school that is not the school that is being applied for.
Timetable for applying for a secondary school place
Thursday 1st September 2022
The online admissions system opens for secondary school places
Monday, 31st October 2022
Closing date for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.
|Friday 16th December, 2022||Last date for any changes to the address in your application.|
Wednesday 1st March, 2023
National offer day.
Secondary School admission appeals (rochdale.gov.uk)Within Year Appeals