Coteford Infant School Admissions Policy
All London Borough of Hillingdon Infant and combined Primary schools provide nursery education, however a place in a nursery class does not guarantee a full time school place in the school. Each school administers their own nursery admission arrangements and allocate places in accordance with the published admission criteria for full time school places following Local Authority guidance.
NURSERY ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Coteford nursery has places for 70 children to attend part time and parents will be given an opportunity to express a preference for a morning or afternoon place. The Headteacher will make decisions based on information submitted by parents.
Places will be offered to children who are 3 years and older. Offers will be made in April/May for children due to start in the reception class in the following September. Where places are still available places will be offered in October for a January intake. If the nursery is oversubscribed then the same criteria as is used for infant admissions will be applied.
ADMISSION CRITERIA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON MAINTAINED SCHOOLS
When the schools is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education Health Care Plan where the school is named, priority for admission will be given to those pupils who meet the following criteria:
1. Children in public care as defined by the Children’s Act 1989
2. Children who suffer from a long term medical or psychological condition, which makes it necessary for them to attend a particular school.
3. Children who have a member of the immediate family whose medical or psychological condition makes it necessary for the children to attend a particular school
4. Children who have a sibling* living within the distance priority radius.
5. Children who have a sibling* who was admitted to the school before the 31st August 2017.
6. Children living nearest to the school within the distance priority radius.
7. Children of staff recruited to fill a vacant post of which there is a demonstrable shortage.
8. Children with a sibling living outside the distance priority radius
9. Children living nearest the school but outside the distance priority radius
Children living nearest to the school, distance will be measured in a straight line from the point set by Ordnance Survey at the child’s home address using a computerised mapping system.
*The distance priority radius for Coteford Infant School is 1,000m.
*Sibling includes: brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister with one parent in common and adopted siblings. Siblings attending Coteford Junior School are included.