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  • Admissions Criteria

    Primary school entry from September 2016 (Reception class):
    If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you will need to apply for a primary school place now to be eligible for a place from September 2016. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016.

    We are happy to accept applications to the school directly once Westminster have confirmed to the potential parent(s) that we have spaces in the school. You can download an application form here.

    Apply online.

    The Admissions policy for Minerva Academy will, in common with other REAch2 Academies, reflect the Admissions policy of the Local Authority in which it is located. This will ensure full compliance with The Admissions Code and will ensure that the school is able to play a full part within the local family of schools. The school will therefore not be selective in terms of ability or any other criteria.

    The school will adopt the published Admissions Criteria for Community schools in Westminster LA. Places will be first allocated to children with statements of special educational needs, who name the school with the agreement of Westminster City Council. In the event of oversubscription, places will then be allocated as follows:

    • Children who are in public care and previously Looked After Children who ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order
    • Children with exceptional medical, social, or other need that can only be met by providing a place at the particular school concerned rather than any other school (to be decided in consultation with the Tri-borough Head of Admissions in each case)
    • Children with a sibling at the school* at the time of admission. A sibling is defined as a brother or sister, half brother or sister, or step brother or sister whose main residence is at the same address. Please note sibling priority only applies to children with sibling(s) at the school in Years R-6 at the time of admission but not nursery
    • Children living nearest to the school using straight line measurement from the main entrance of the school to the main entrance of the child’s home

    Within categories 3) and 4) above, priority will be given to those children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured by a straight line from the address seed point (determined by Ordnance Survey data) of the child’s home address to the main school entrance for pupils, as measured by the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. Where it is necessary to differentiate between applicants living in flats using the same street entrance, priority will be given to the applicant(s) living closest to the ground floor and then by ascending flat number order.

    Applications made under criterion 2) will only be considered if supporting evidence from an appropriate professional (e.g. doctor or social worker) is attached to the LA’s application form. This supporting evidence must set out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child has to attend another school.

    Casual/ In Year Admissions

    For in year admissions, parents/carers must apply to the school on the Westminster In Year Common Application Form. Applications will be considered in accordance with above oversubscription criteria. In the event that it is not possible to offer a place the waiting list and appeals procedures described above will apply.

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