Admissions

Admissions

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Richard Taylor is a Church of England Primary School which converted to become part of the Yorkshire Causeway Schools Multi Academy Trust in March 2015. As such, the governing body is the Admissions Authority.

As a Church School it is committed to maintaining close links with the local parish and Diocese of Ripon. The school seeks to serve the needs of children who are members of the Anglican Church and also the primary educational requirements of the community in general by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

The School comprises a maximum of 278 pupils. In any one academic year up to 39 children are admitted at the commencement of the school year in which they reach their fifth birthday. Should there be more applications than places available, places will be allocated by the Governing Body using the following criteria, which are listed in order of priority:-

Section 1.6 of the Schools Admissions Code 2012 states that Governing Bodies are required to admit to school any child with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school.

1. Children in public care (looked after children), and previously looked after children, being children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order or reverted back to living with their family.

2. Medical or circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at the school.

Note: Professional supporting evidence from e.g. a doctor, health professional is essential if admission is to be made under the criterion for medical circumstances and such evidence must set out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the child had to attend another school.

In these circumstances, where medical need confirms a priority place, the Admissions Committee will seek confirmation of the specific need from the named medical professional. Consideration of all requests of this nature will be noted in the spring term Admissions Committee meeting minutes.

3. Children who have a sibling who will be attending the school at the date of the proposed admission.

Note: Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters, living at the same address and full brothers and sisters living apart. This includes children who have siblings in Year 6 at the time of application.

4. Children of parents who attend the place of Christian worship appropriate to their denomination.

Christian Worship is defined as “Children of parents who attend a place of Christian worship affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance or Christian Churches in sympathy with its Trinitarian stance”.

All distance measurements are based on the nearest route recognised by the County Councils electronic mapping system from a child’s home address to school. The measurement is made from a fixed point within the dwelling, as identified by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school entrance using footpaths and roads. The routes measured to determine the allocation of school places will be those recognised by the electronic mapping system used by the school admissions team.

The school requires parents to complete a Supplementary Information Form for all applications.

Please see our Admissions Policy for more details.


In-Year Co-ordinated Admissions

All in year applications for admission will be co-ordinated through the agreed North Yorkshire co-ordination scheme. Applications for admission will be made using the Local Authority In-Year Preference Form.

The school requires parents to complete a Supplementary Information Form in all cases of in year applications for whatever year group the application is made.