Children with statements of special educational needs that name the school on the statement are required to be admitted to the school regardless of their place in the priority order.
Admissions Policy 2019/2020
South Green Juniors is a popular, oversubscribed school. It is strongly advised that parents contact the school in advance to check whether places are available.
At South Green we endeavour to be fully inclusive. We welcome pupils from different cultural and religious backgrounds. No pupil is every refused admission on grounds of their background or academic ability. We do however have strict admissions criteria.
Looked after children will be given first priority ahead of all other applicants.
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area.
In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in order given:
Applications must be made in accordance with the Primary Education in Essex
Places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given if a year group is oversubscribed.
- Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children (as defined below and set out in the latest edition of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet )
- Children attending the partner infant school (where a place is formally requested by the closing date through the Local Authority)
- Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school or partner infant school at the time of entry
- Other children living in the priority admission area
- Children living in the geographical area of Billericay (as defined on the map available at the school) with a sibling attending the school or partner infant school at the time of entry
- Other children living in the geographical area of Billericay (as defined)
- Children living outside the geographical area of Billericay (as defined) with a sibling attending the school or partner infant school at the time of entry
- Remaining applications
The definition of sibling is as defined in the Primary Education in Essex Booklet
A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). A child who was previously looked is one who immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority. Straight line distances are calculated by Essex County Council using a computerised geographical information system as defined in the Primary Education in Essex Booklet.
EXCEPTIONAL MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Exceptional medical reasons why a child should attend a particular school will override other admission criteria (other than Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children) if supported by medical evidence at the time of application but will not override the admission number. The relevant medical reasons may be in relation to either the child or one or both parents. Applicants must provide evidence from a doctor or other registered health professional setting out why the preferred school is the most suitable, and the difficulties that would be caused if the child attended and had to travel to another school.
YEAR THREE ADMISSIONS
Application for admission into Year 3 for pupils in attendance at South Green Infant School must be made on the Primary Schools Common Admission Form and sent to Essex County Council to arrive by the closing date stated in the Primary Education in Essex booklet. The responsibility for applying for a school place rests with parents. The availability of the common application form, printed in the Primary Education in Essex booklet and available online, will be publicised on the Council’s website. The form will also be available on request from the LA. Parents will be able to make applications online and to refer to the Council’s website for admission policy information published in the relevant booklets. The common application form, completed either on paper or online, will be the only acceptable forms of application.
The waiting list will be maintained (in order of admission criteria) for 6 weeks after the end of the Autumn Term.
Late applications can be made and will be handled in accordance with the Primary Education in Essex booklet for children resident in Essex. For children resident outside of Essex, reference should be made to the process for handling late applications published by their home LA.
- For 2019-2020 the published admission number is 60.
- Where a child has been refused admission to South Green Junior School, the parents/carers of that child may appeal to an independent appeal panel.
Applications should be made to the Planning and Admissions Service, P.O. Box 4261, Chelmsford CM1 1GS – Tel: 0845 603 2200.