Admissions Policy 2024-25 - Draft
Should you wish to apply for a Reception place for your child at St. Ann’s CE Primary School, you will need to apply in the Autumn Term the year before the September your child is due to start in Reception.
For children due to start in September 2023, applications must be made between 1st September 2022 and 15th January 2023.
Applications for places in St. Ann’s CE Primary School must be made on a Common Application Form from Haringey Council School Admissions. In addition to this a Supplementary Information Form must be completed and handed directly to the School.
The Governing Body is responsible for admissions into the school. Should there be more applications than places available the Governors will follow the admissions criteria set out at the bottom of this page.
Enquiries regarding the availability of places further up the school should be made to the School Administrator.
As with Reception admissions, applications for places in St. Ann’s CE Primary School can be made on a Common Application Form from Haringey Council School Admissions. Alternatively, you can complete the In-Year Application Form and a Supplementary Information Form which should be handed directly to the School Office.
We are now offering tours on the following dates:
Friday 11th November 11am
Thursday 17th November 11am
Friday 18th November 11am
Tuesday 29th November 11am
Thursday 1st December 11am
Tuesday 10th January 11am
Wednesday 11th January 11am
If you would like to join one of these tours, please please call the School Office and we will be happy to book you in. Alternatively, the videos below offer virtual tours of Reception and Nursery
Please see this video for a virtual tour of ReceptionPlease see this video for a virtual tour of Nursery
The Nursery at St. Ann’s CE Primary School has places for Part Time and Full Time children.
Full Time sessions run from 9am -3.30pm. Part-time places are flexible and can be a mix of mornings and afternoons across part or all of the week. Morning sessions run from 9.00 am until 12.00 pm and afternoon sessions start at 12.30 pm and finish at 3.30pm. A school Breakfast Club is available for all children from 7.15am daily.
The cost for a Full Time place is £84 a week.
Parents should note that a place in the Reception class is not guaranteed for children in the Nursery. Parents will need to apply for a place in the Reception class via the School Office and the Local Authority.
An induction meeting for entry into the Nursery class is held each Summer Term of the year of admission in order that pupils and parents can meet the class teacher and the Nursery Nurse. At this meeting, details of the staggered entry system into the Nursery year will be made available to parents.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/24
From September 2023 the Nursery Fees are increasing.
The cost for a Full Time place will be £85.50 per week.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA 2022/23
St Ann’s CE Primary School is a 1-form entry school with 30 places for each academic year group. Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places the governors will use admissions criteria.
For entry to St Ann’s CE Primary School, 50% of available places will be allocated under Foundation (Church) Criteria and 50% under Open Criteria (based on proximity to school).
Applications should be made either for a Foundation Place or for an Open Place.
Candidates unsuccessful in their application for a Foundation Place will automatically be considered for an Open Place.
Where there are more applications than places available, places will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority:
1. A looked after child or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order including those who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
The remaining places will be allocated 50% Foundation Places and 50% Open Places
All parents applying on our Foundation Criteria should complete our Supplementary Information form so that governors may consider their application fully, in addition to the home Local Authority Common Application (CAF) form. Supplementary Forms should be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website and returned direct to the school.
In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.
- Children who will have a sibling[i] at the school at the time of entry and whose parent(s)[ii] are, and have been, regular and committed worshippers[iii] in St Ann’s Church, Avenue Road for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest to this effect, is required.
- Children whose parent(s)ii are, and have been, regular and committed worshippersiii in St Ann’s Church, Avenue Road for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest to this effect, is required.
- Children who will have a siblingi at the school at the time of entry and whose parent(s)iiare, and have been, regular and committed worshippersiii in Christchurch, Waldeck Road and St Marks (Methodist) for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest[iv] to this effect, is required.
- Children whose parent(s)ii are, and have been, regular and committed worshippersiii in Christchurch , Waldeck Road and St Marks (Methodist) for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priestiv to this effect, is required.
- Children whose parent(s)ii are, and have been, regular and committed worshippersiii at churches of another Christian denomination that are members of Churches together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance, for not less than Eighteen Months before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priestiv to this effect, is required.
In the event that two or more applicants have equal right to a place under the Foundation Place Criteria, the Governing Body will give priority to those children living in nearest proximity to the school.[v] In cases where multiple siblings tie for the last available place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number (in the event of this occurring the number of Open Places offered will be adjusted accordingly).
i By ‘sibling’ we mean brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the carer’s partner where the child for whom the place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as the sibling.
[ii] By ‘parent(s)’, we mean the primary care giver, with whom the child lives.
[iii] By ‘regular and committed’ worshippers, we mean parents who attend church services at least twice a month.
[iv] If a family has recently moved and worshipped regularly, right up until their departure, at another Anglican parish, the application must be countersigned by their previous Parish Priest. In the case of a vacancy, or where there is no priest in the parish, the application must be countersigned by a Church Warden.
[v] Distances will be measured from the child’s home address, in a straight line, to the centre of the school using the Haringey Local Authority computerised measuring system and proof of address, e.g. Child Benefit/Council Tax/Electoral Roll documentation will be required both at the time of application and at the time of entry. In the case of two distances being the same the computer system will randomly order the priority of applicants
These will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority.
- Children who will have a siblingi at the school at the time of entry.
- Children living in nearest proximity to the school.v
In cases where multiple siblings tie for the last available place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number.
Late applications will be considered after all other applications.
All applications should be submitted to your home Local Authority using their common application form. If you live in another borough and are applying to Haringey schools you should complete your own local authority form and return it to them direct.
If you are applying for a Foundation (church) place you should complete a Local Authority Common Application Form naming the school and complete a Supplementary Form so that governors may consider your application fully. The Supplementary Form should be returned to the school by the 31st January. We shall treat all data on this form as confidential and it will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018. You will be informed if we receive a request for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be given an opportunity to comment before any decision about disclosure under that Act is made.
Applications for an Open place do not need to complete the Supplementary Form but must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form naming the school.
Where a place is offered it is for a full-time place from the September following the child’s fourth birthday.
The place may be deferred until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age (the term after the fifth birthday). This means that parents of a child whose fifth birthday falls between 1 September and 31 March may request that their child is not admitted until later in the school year, but no later than the term after the child’s fifth birthday, when she/he reaches compulsory school age. For children born between 1 April and 31 August, this is not beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year for which it was made. The school will hold any deferred place for the child.
Parents can request that their child may attend part-time until they reach compulsory school age.
ADMISSIONS OUT OF THE NORMAL AGE GROUP
Places will be offered to children within the normal age group unless there is compelling evidence that it would be detrimental to the child’s academic achievement and social and emotional development. For children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 April and 31 August, parents who do not wish them to start school in school year, but to be admitted in September for the following school year, should discuss this with the school at an early stage. The Executive Headteacher will consider the request in conjunction with the Local Academy Committee and the LDBS Academy Trust. Decisions will be made on the circumstances of each case and the best interests of the child.
Siblings will be given priority for In Year Admissions after ‘Looked after Children’ (LAC). If a place is available and there is no waiting list then the local authority will communicate the governors’ offer of a place to the family. If more applications are received than there are places available, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.
Applications for in year admissions should be made to the school using the In year Admissions form available on the website.
If a place cannot be offered at this time, parents may request the reason and will be informed of their right of appeal. A waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received.
Children of UK Service Personnel/Crown Servants
Applications for the admission of children of UK service personnel with a confirmed posting or Crown servants returning from overseas will be accepted and processed in advance of the family’s arrival in the area as long as the application is accompanied by an official letter give a relocation date.
Statutory Right of Appeal
Parents have a statutory right of appeal against the refusal of a place at the Academy. This applies to all year groups. Full details of the right of appeal will be set out in the formal letter notifying parents of the refusal of a place, including the deadline and process for lodging an appeal.
Haringey will inform families of the outcome of their application on 17th April 2023.
- Deadline to submit Appeal: Friday 19th May 2023
- Deadline to submit additional information for Appeal hearing: Tuesday 20th June 2023
- Appeal hearing: Tuesday 27th June 2023
- Appeal outcome, informed in writing week beginning: 3rd July 2023
REQUIRED DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
Parent(s) must produce the following documentary evidence to support the application:
- Proof of Address of Parent/Legal Guardian.
- Birth Certificate OR Passport belonging to the child.
- For criteria 2-5 a completed School's Supplementary form (duly completed and signed in his own hand by the parish priest, minister or overseeing pastor) which confirms the parent's commitment to and regular involvement in worship at their church, so that governors can consider the application fully.
Parents are advised to urge their priest, minister or pastor to return the Supplementary application form on or before the deadline date.