This is a mandatory consultation under the School Admissions Code as the school has not consulted for seven years. The trustees would also like to propose an addition to the oversubscription criteria to include children of staff. This is a permitted criteria within the School Admissions Code and the trustees believe including this criteria will aid recruitment and retention of teachers and support staff at Gorsey Bank Primary School. It is also consistent with admissions policies at our other schools.
|Current oversubscription criteria||Proposed oversubscription criteria||Comments|
|1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children||1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children||The School Admissions Code states all schools must give the highest priority to this category|
|2. Children with siblings at the school||2. Children with siblings at the school|
|3. Children resident within the designated catchment zone of the school||3. Children of staff employed at the school for two or more years and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage||New criteria proposed|
|4. Other children||4. Children resident within the designated catchment zone of the school|
|5. Other children|
All other elements of the policy will remain the same such as the school’s published admission number (60) and the tie breaker for each oversubscription category being distance.
We welcome your views and request that you complete the questionnaire via the link below. The consultation period will run from Friday 3rd November – Friday 15th December 2023. After that the Trust Board will be presented with the results of the consultation and the admissions policy for 2025/26 will be determined by 28th February 2024.