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Ravenscote Junior School

Ravenscote

Junior School

Admissions

We admit children to our school in the September after their seventh birthday.

Whenever possible we like children to visit the school before they are admitted to get to know the building, and the staff with whom they will be working. In the Summer Term of each year children due to join us in September visit us for part of the working day, and their parents may attend an information evening which welcomes them to the school.

Our staff visit all the Infant Schools to discuss the children due to transfer and we also co-operate closely with staff from local Secondary Schools to ensure a smooth transition to the next stage of education.

Please note: when restrictions are present (such as during the outbreak of COVID-19), measures are in place to protect our school community and families. This may mean that the admissions visits outlined above may differ.

Admission from 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021 

Ravenscote Junior School is a large junior school in Frimley. The school participates in the Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme where an equal preference system operates (for details please click here)

The 2020 Published Admission Number PAN is 155 in Year 3. 

All children applying for a school place in Year 3 starting in September 2020 whose statement of educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) names the school will be admitted.

Priority for admission arrangements are as follows:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
  2. Children of staff at the school
  3. Siblings
  4. Children attending Prior Heath Infant School and Heather Ridge Infant School
  5. All other applicants

If there is oversubscription in any of the above criteria priority will be given on the basis of nearness to school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the main gate on the Old Bisley Road.

The child’s home address excludes any business; relative’s or child minder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of shared custody it is the address where the child spends most of the time. All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Surrey’s Admissions and Transport team. Any offer of a place on the basis of address is conditional on the child being resident at the address provided.

The address to be used for the initial allocation of places to Year 3 will be the child’s address at the closing date for application. Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Co-ordinated Schemes if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area. The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address.

Any offer is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have an obligation to notify the school of any change of address.

Where two applicants live equidistant and share priority for a place we will apply a random allocation to determine which child would receive priority.

Definitions:

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children

Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:

  • children who are registered as being in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and
  • children who have previously been in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a) and who have left that care through adoption, a child arrangement order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs 

Children who have a statement of special educational need or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and names Ravenscote Junior School in the statement, will be admitted to the school. These children will count towards the school Published Admissions Number.

Siblings 

Places are then offered to siblings of pupils who would be attending the school at the time of admission . A sibling is a brother or sister, or a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister, living at the same address, or foster children or adopted children living at the same address.

Appeals 

For information about appeals please follow the link below: www.surreycc.gov.uk/schoolappeals

School admission appeals timetable

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals for September 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Secondary 2 March 2020 30 March 2020 16 June 2020 (40 School days)
Primary 16 April 2020 18 May 2020 20 July 2020 (40 School days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

 

In Year Admissions 
If you wish to apply for a place at Ravenscote outside of the normal admissions round (in year) please click here and complete the relevant form.
2020/2021 Admissions Policy 

Following on from admissions consultation, the Trust Board approved the policies noted below