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Below is an overview of the admissions policy for Peel Brow School and we have attached a PDF of the full policy for you to consult at your leisure.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Pupils are admitted to the Reception class at the start of the school year in which they attain their fifth birthday. All pupils of appropriate age, wherever they live, are eligible to apply for admission to Peel Brow School. Pupils are admitted without reference to ability or aptitude. Children who have a statement of Special educational Needs will be given a place at Peel Brow if the school is named on the child’s statement.
Only if the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available (currently 30), will the Governors allocate places in accordance with the following published procedures.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set:
1. Looked After Children (children in public care) and previously looked after 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).
2. Where the child has a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission. This category would include step-siblings living at the same address.
3. Where there are medical grounds for admitting the child. Parents should explain why Peel Brow is more suitable than any other school and what difficulties would be caused if the child had to attend a different school. Evidence must be supported by medical professionals.
4. Proximity of the child’s home to the school, with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority. In cases of shared parenting, the home address will be taken as the address of the parent to whom child benefit is paid.
Please read the full admissions policy below and consult the Bury LEA website for further details.