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In-year admissions for a school place at Someries Infant School

In-year admissions are applications to enter a year group that has already started at the school. Parents or carers seeking a school place at Someries Infant School should complete the school’s in-year application form and return this form directly to the school. 

In-year application forms are available on request from the school or can be downloaded below.

Click here to download our in-year application form

Completed in-year applications should be returned directly to the school.
 

Luton Council is responsible for coordinating in-year applications for Luton’s community schools. If, at the same time as applying for a place at Someries Infant School, parents or carers are seeking consideration of a place at another school, they should complete Luton Council’s in-year application form and return this form directly to their Admissions Department. Luton Council will then liaise with all of the schools listed as a preference to ascertain which (if any) preferences can be met. If a pupil qualifies for a place at more than one school, the parent or carers highest ranked preference will be offered and any lower ranking offers will be disregarded.


Admission arrangements

The following information sets out the admission arrangements for Someries Infant School. Someries Infant School is a Foundation School and the Governing Board is responsible for admissions to the school.

For the academic year 2020 to 2021, the school has adopted Luton Council’s admissions policy for community schools.

The following information sets out the admission arrangements for Someries Infant School for the academic year 2020 to 2021.

Our admissions policy for September 2020

From September 2021, our admissions policy is changing.

Our admissions policy for September 2021


Admission to Someries Infant School

In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan are required to be admitted to the school named in their statement or education, health and care plan. Thereafter, the priorities listed below apply.

1.

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order[1].  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 (section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2.

Brothers and sisters of pupils attending the school or the linked junior school when the pupil starts at the school.

3.

Pupils living in the catchment area of the school.

4.

On medical grounds supported by medical evidence.

5.

Children of staff who work at the School.

6.

On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the main entrance[2] of the school site and the pupil’s home address[3], with those living closer to the school being accorded higher priority.

[1] An adoption order is an order under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).  A ‘child arrangements order’ is an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by section 14 of the Children and Families Act 2014.  Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

[2] The main entrance of the School means the door used to access the School’s main reception. 

[3] The home address is measured from a point at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer. 

The admissions criteria will be applied separately and sequentially until all places are filled. Priority is not given within each criterion to children who meet other criteria. If Luton Council is unable to agree a place for all applicants meeting a specific criterion, the distance criterion (priority 6) will be used as a tiebreaker. 

For infant school admissions where one twin/ child of multiple birth qualifies for a place and the other sibling(s) do not qualify for a place, both twins/multiple birth children will be promoted to the sibling criterion. This approach will also apply to siblings in the same year group who live together at the same address. 

In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (for example, children resident in a block of flats) or (b) two addresses measuring the same distance from the school, the ultimate tie-breaker will be random selection, witnessed by a Luton  Council officer, independent of Luton Council’s Admissions Team. 


Visiting the school

Parents or carers are warmly encouraged to make an appointment with our School Operations Officer via the School Office if they wish to visit the school before making an in-year application for a school place.