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Foreword
This booklet provides information in relation to the
following admission rounds:
• Starting school (for children born between 1/9/10 31/8/11)
• transfer to junior school (for children in Year 2 seeking a
place at a junior school)
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If you live outside of Luton, but would like your child
to attend a Luton school, you must apply using your
Council’s application form or online application system.
It is important that Luton parents and carers read and
understand this guide.
This guide is split into the following five sections:
• General information • Starting school • Junior transfer
• High school transfer • Studio school/UTC transfer
• transfer to high school (for children in Year 6 seeking a
place at a high school)
Please contact the Council’s Admissions Team on 01582
54 80 16, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm, if
you need help to understand this booklet.
• transfer to studio school or University Technical College
(UTC) (for pupils in Year 9 seeking admission into a
studio school or UTC at the start of Year 10).
Applying for a school place
The closing dates are as follows:
Starting school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to junior school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October
2014(Intake point is the start of Year 10)
You must apply to our Admissions Team for a
place even if:
• you would like to request a place at your catchment area
school
• your child has been attending the early years unit
attached to your preferred school (only for the starting
school admissions round). Please note, a place in the
nursery or early years unit does not guarantee admission
to the main school
• your child is attending the linked infant school (only for
the junior school transfer)
• you have previously applied to the school for a place
• you would like your child to attend a faith school, a
foundation school, an academy or a free school.
If you live in Luton you must apply to Luton Borough
Council for a school place, even if you are requesting a
place at a school(s) outside of Luton.
Luton parents and carers can apply for a school place by
using Luton Borough Council’s online application system.
The benefits of online applications are:
• easy step-by-step instructions
• preferences can be changed at any time until
the closing date
• you will receive confirmation that your
application has been submitted.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can apply by
completing the application form enclosed with this guide.
Please note, if you are applying for a place at a Luton
Catholic school or Wenlock Junior School, you will also
need to provide a paper copy of the supplementary form
together with your child’s original Baptismal Certificate
(only for applications for Luton Catholic schools). The
supplementary forms are attached to the application form.
You must provide your child’s Baptismal Certificate even
if you have provided it to one of the schools previously.
You must submit these documents to your child’s current
school, if this is in Luton (for the junior and high school
transfer) or to your first preference Luton school (for
the starting school admissions round) or to the Council’s
Admissions Team by the relevant closing date.
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All parents/carers with children requiring a place at an infant/primary school, junior school,
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Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
Wszyscy rodzice/opiekunowie dzieci ubiegających się o przyjęcie do klasy nauczania początkowego/szkoły
podstawowej, gimnazjum, szkoły średniej, lub szkoły kierunkowej [studio school]/technikum uniwersyteckiego
[University Technical College, UTC] we wrześniu 2015 r., powinni złożyć podania o przyjęcie:
W przypadku rozpoczęcia nauki w szkole – do 15 stycznia 2015 r.
W przypadku rozpoczęcia nauki w gimnazjum – do 15 stycznia 2015 r.
W przypadku rozpoczęcia nauki w szkole średniej – do 31 października 2014 r.
W przypadku rozpoczęcia nauki w szkole kierunkowej/technikum uniwersyteckim – do 31 października 2014 r.
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All parents/carers with children requiring a place at an infant/primary school, junior school,
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Starting school – 15 January 2015
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Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
Toţi părinţii/îngrijitorii cu copii necesitând un loc într-un cămin sau grădiniţă, şcoală primară sau generală, liceu
sau şcoală tehnică/de meserii din septembrie 2015, trebuie să facă cerere înainte de:
Începerea şcolii – 15 ianuarie 2015
Transferul la şcoala primară – 15 ianuarie 2015
Transferul la liceu – 31 octombrie 2014
Transferul la şcoala tehnică/de meserii – 31 octombrie 2014
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Contents
Foreword
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Applying for a school place
2
Translations3
Personal message from the Corporate Director – Children and Learning
8
Application process
10
Admission process
11
Other things to consider
14
Transport
16
Appeals procedure
17
Further information
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Starting Infant and Primary Schools
20
Admissions Criteria for Barnfield Moorlands Primary School
23
Admissions criteria for community infant and primary schools
26
Admissions criteria for Crawley Green Infant School
34
Admissions criteria for Sacred Heart Primary School
36
Admissions criteria for St Joseph’s Primary School
39
Admissions criteria for St Margaret of Scotland Primary School
41
Admissions criteria for St Martin de Porres Primary School
44
Infant class size legislation
47
Definitions
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Timetable for starting school admissions round
50
Contact details for Luton infant and primary schools
51
Map of Luton infant and primary schools
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Transfer to junior school
54
Admissions criteria for community junior schools
56
Admissions criteria for Wenlock Junior School
60
Definitions
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Timetable for transfer to junior school
63
Contact details for Luton junior schools
64
Map of Luton junior schools
65
Transfer to high school
66
Admissions criteria for Ashcroft High School 67
Admissions criteria for Barnfield South Academy & Barnfield West Academy
69
Admissions criteria for Cardinal Newman Catholic School
72
Admissions criteria for Challney High School for Boys & Denbigh High School
75
Admissions criteria for Challney High School for Girls, Lealands High School & Putteridge High School
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Admissions criteria for Icknield High School
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Admissions criteria for Lea Manor High School
81
Admissions criteria for Stopsley High School
82
Definitions
84
Open evenings
86
Timetable for transfer to high school
87
Contact details for Luton high school & academies
88
Map of Luton high schools and academies
89
Transfer to studio school/University Technical College (UTC)
90
Admissions criteria for Barnfield Skills Academy
91
Definitions
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Timetable for transfer to studio/UTC
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Contact details for Barnfield Skills Academy
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Map of Luton studio school
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A personal message from the Corporate
Director – Children and Learning
I am pleased to offer this information guide to parents/carers of children due to start or
transfer schools in September 2015.
Please take the time to read this guide as it has been prepared to help you understand
the admissions process. It also explains the importance of applying for a school place
by the relevant closing date.
Starting school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to junior school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
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Luton parents/carers wishing to apply for a school place outside of Luton should also
read this information guide (page 13 provides further details).
This guide gives information on individual schools and academies in Luton, so that you
can judge your chances of securing a place at your preferred schools.
It is important that you understand how places will be allocated and how your first,
second and third preferences will be processed (see page 11 for a full explanation).
If you would like your child to attend your catchment area school you must specify
it as a preference. Where your catchment area school is oversubscribed with
applications, those living in the catchment area and not identifying it as a preference
will not be considered for a place.
Luton Borough Council is committed to fair admission arrangements that enable
schools to foster high achievement and access for all. I have no hesitation in
recommending Luton schools to you. I know that whichever school your child attends
will provide a caring environment within which your daughter or son can build a
secure future with the highest educational expectations.
I wish your child every success in their learning and beyond.
Sally Rowe
Corporate Director – Children and Learning
Luton Borough Council
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General Information
The Council co-ordinates applications for all the schools and academies in Luton.
The address and telephone number of the schools and academies can be found on pages 52 – 52 for the starting school
admissions round, page 66 for transfer to junior school, page 91 for the transfer to high school and page 97 for the
transfer to studio school/UTC.
Application process
Applications must be made by the relevant closing date.
Starting school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to junior school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
Applying online (not available for the studio school/UTC transfer)
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You can apply online for a school place at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions. Please quote the unique number printed
on the letter sent to you by the Council in September (for the high school transfer) or in October (for the starting school
and junior transfer). You can apply online even if you do not have a unique number. Online applications are quick,
simple to use and secure. There are easy step-by-step instructions too.
You get an automatic confirmation to show that your application has been received. You can also change your
preferences at any time right up to the relevant closing date.
Applying using the paper application form
You can apply for a school place by completing the application form enclosed with this guide.
Completed application forms must be returned to your child’s current Luton school (for the junior and high school
transfer) or to your first preference Luton school (for the starting school admissions round) or to the Admissions Team by
the relevant closing date.
Applying for a place at a faith school
If you specify a Luton Catholic school or Wenlock Junior School as a preference you will also need to complete and
return a supplementary form. If you apply for a Luton Catholic school you will also need to provide your child’s original
Baptismal Certificate (you must provide your child’s original Baptismal Certificate even if you have previously provided it to
the school). The completed supplementary form should be returned to your child’s current Luton school (for the junior
and high school transfer) or to your first preference Luton school (for the starting school admissions round) or to the
Admissions Team by the relevant closing date.
The supplementary form is attached to the application form. Alternatively, you can download a supplementary form
at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions or you can get a paper copy from the Catholic infant or primary schools (for the
starting school admissions round) or Wenlock Junior School (for the junior transfer) or from Cardinal Newman Catholic
School (for the high school transfer).
General Information
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If you name a faith school outside of Luton as one of your preferences, it is up to you to check with that school whether
you also need to complete an additional form supplied by them. In all cases, you must still make an application through
our Admissions Team as well.
All additional paperwork must be submitted by the relevant closing date.
Starting school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to junior school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
Home address
Where a school or academy is oversubscribed your address, as at the relevant closing date, will be used to decide which
catchment area you live in. You may be asked to provide the documentation listed below to verify your address:
Your
recent (within the last 12 months) Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit award letter for 2014/15, this must
include the pages that show the name of your child. If you have not received a recent award letter, you can obtain a
copy by telephoning the Tax Credit Helpline on 0844 496 6507. Alternatively, you can provide your Child Benefit
CH84TS Form which shows your address at the time of application and your child’s name. If you have not received
a recent CH84TS Form, you can obtain a copy by telephoning the Child Benefit Helpline on 0845 302 1444.
A
recent (within the last three months) gas bill or electricity bill or water bill which shows your address. Alternatively,
you can provide your 2014/15 council tax bill which shows your address. Please note, the Admissions Team do
not accept telephone bills, credit card or bank statements as proof of address.
If your child attends a school outside of Luton or an independent (private school) the Admissions Team will need to
see your child’s birth certificate (for junior and high schools only).
Children who gain a place at a school or academy because their parents/carers have given the Council a false address
will have their place withdrawn.
Admission process
Pupils are admitted to Luton schools and academies without reference to ability or aptitude up to the published
admissions number. The admissions number for each school and academy can be found on page 52 for the starting
school admissions round, page 66 for transfer to junior school, page 91 for transfer to high school and page 97 for
transfer to studio school/UTC.
Parents/carers must identify their first, second and third preference schools on their application. It is important to name
three different schools.
The Council must allocate places to pupils whose parents/carers have expressed a written preference for that school,
ahead of those who have not.
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Please note all Luton schools and academies operate an equal preference system for processing
parental preferences.
The system is explained below:
Stage1: Applying the admissions criteria
All first, second and third preference applications are considered equally against the school admissions criteria for each
school. At this stage there is no distinction between first, second and third preference applications. For example, if a
school has 150 places and there are 300 first, second and third preference applications, all applications are considered
equally against the admissions criteria.
Stage 2: If a place can be offered at more than one school
If a pupil qualifies for a place at more than one school the parent’s highest ranked preference (i.e. first or second
preference) will be offered and any lower ranking offers will be disregarded. For example, a parent’s first and third
preferences might both qualify for a place, in which case the parent would be offered their first preference, leaving the
place at the third preference school available for another pupil.
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Pupils who have not been allocated a place at any of their preferred schools, or whose parents/carers did not express a
written preference, will be allocated a place at one of the nearest schools to their home address with vacancies.
Late applications
It is vital that parents submit an online application or return their completed application form before the relevant closing
date.
Starting school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to junior school – 15 January 2015
Transfer to high school – 31 October 2014
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 31 October 2014
Late applications will not be processed until after the relevant offer date, except in very exceptional circumstances.
Where parents have submitted an application before the closing date, but then seek to change their preference after the
closing date, this late change of preference will be treated as a ‘late’ application and will not be considered in the initial
allocation of places.
Late applications for Luton schools must be sent to the Council’s Admissions Team.
When parents submit a late application changing their preference(s) and are successful in gaining a place at a preferred
school, the original place offered to their child will automatically be re-allocated to another child.
Offer dates
Decision letters will be sent to parents on the following dates:Starting school – 16 April 2015
Transfer to junior school – 16 April 2015
Transfer to high school – 2 March 2015
Transfer to a studio school/UTC – 2 March 2015
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Applying for a school outside Luton
Luton parents seeking a place at a school(s) outside of the Borough must apply through Luton Borough Council. The
Council will send applications for out of borough schools to the relevant Local Authority for consideration. Applications
submitted by Luton parents, direct to other Councils will not be accepted.
The Council will liaise with other local authorities over the outcome of applications for Luton pupils. Where both
authorities can offer a school place the highest ranking preference that can be offered will be confirmed, any lower
ranking offers will be eliminated.
Where parents specify an out of borough school as their first, second or third preference they must check the following
with the individual school:
the
school’s admissions criteria
whether
they also need to complete any supplementary forms supplied by the school.
Applications from parents living outside of the Borough
Parents living outside of Luton, wishing to apply for a Luton school must do so by following their ‘home’1 Council’s
application process. Their Council will forward the application to Luton Borough Council for consideration. Luton
Borough Council will inform the pupil’s ‘home’ Council of the outcome of the application. Where both authorities can
offer a school place, the highest ranking preference that can be offered will be confirmed and any lower ranking offers
will be eliminated.
Admission of children outside their normal age group
If you would like your child to be educated in a year group outside of their chronological age group, you must put your
request in writing to the Admissions Team in the first instance. All requests will be considered by the preferred school
and other professionals.
Admission to Sixth Forms and Further Education Colleges
Luton has two further education colleges:
• Luton Sixth Form • Barnfield College
The following schools have sixth form colleges:
• Barnfield Skills Academy • Barnfield South Academy
• Barnfield West Academy
• Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Admission arrangements to all of the above are administered by the relevant school or college. The admission arrangements
for school sixth form colleges are available on the Council’s website and the school’s website.
Important things to consider
When deciding on your first, second and third preferences it is important to familiarise yourself with:
1. The admissions criteria for your preferred schools (pages 23 – 46 for the starting school admissions round, pages 57 64 for transfer to junior school, pages 69 - 86 for transfer to high school and pages 95 - 96 for transfer to studio school/
UTC of this guide). It is vital that you understand how places will be allocated if there are more applicants for your
preferred schools than places available.
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2. The admissions process – it is important that you understand the admissions process (see pages 11 – 12 of this guide).
3.How places have been allocated in previous years (see pages 23 – 47 for the starting school admissions round, pages
57 - 64 for the transfer to junior school, pages 69 - 86 for the transfer to high school and pages 95 - 96 for the transfer
to a studio school/UTC of this guide).
4.Please be aware that the system of processing parental preferences places more emphasis on the school’s admissions
criteria and only uses preference ranking where your child qualifies for a place at more than one school (see pages 11
– 12 for further details).
5.You are strongly advised to name three different schools on your form. Some parents/carers believe that if they only
express a preference for one school, or name the same school two or three times, they increase their chance of
gaining a place at the school– this is incorrect.
If you would like your child to attend your catchment area school you should specify the school as a preference. Where
the catchment area school has more applications than places available, those living in the catchment area and not
specifying it as a preference will not be considered for a place.
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Parents/carers do not have a right to a place for their child at any of their preferred schools. If parents/carers are
unsuccessful in gaining a place at any of their preferred schools, their child will be allocated a place at one of the nearest
schools to their home address with vacancies.
Other things to consider
When identifying a preference, parents may also want to consider the following factors:
Location
How will your child get there? Remember any transport costs are usually the responsibility of the parents. See pages 16
- 17 for information on eligibility for assistance with transport.
Good examination results
Examination results are a very important factor in assessing a school’s performance but they do not represent the sum
total of its achievements. To obtain a clearer view of a school’s performance, parents may find it particularly helpful to
visit the school.
Views of your son or daughter
Ask your child, they may have strong ideas about the school they would prefer to attend.
Range of facilities
All schools and academies have similar facilities but look into whether the school has any unique specialist areas.
Quality and range of out of school activities, homework clubs, etc.
Are these relevant to your child’s interests such as sport, drama, music or the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme?
Friendships
Are social events organised outside of school hours? Does the school offer exchange visits with foreign students?
Happy atmosphere
When you visit the school or academy, are you made welcome? Are the pupils and staff enthusiastic?
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Brothers and sisters already at the school or academy
Do you want your daughter/son to join siblings already attending the school?
Denominational education
Do you want your child to be educated in a faith voluntary aided school? As with all schools it is important to ensure
that you are familiar with the admissions criteria.
There are clearly differences of emphasis between schools. The Council, school governors and staff take pride in the
strengths of individual schools. There are also features that are shared by all schools which include the commitment to
raising standards and building on existing achievements.
Every school and academy is required to publish a prospectus, which contains information about the educational
standards reached by its pupils, its aims, values and organisation. You should contact the schools which interest you to
obtain a copy of their prospectus.
In addition:
school
performance tables are published annually by the Department for Education. Information can be obtained by
telephoning 0370 000 2288 (website: www.education.gov.uk/performancetables)
Ofsted
reports can be viewed on www.ofsted.gov.uk
parents/carers
may find it useful to visit www.parentscentre.co.uk
In-year admissions
In year admissions are applications to enter a year group that has already started at the school.
In year fair access protocol
Luton is required to operate an in-year fair access protocol for a very small number of difficult to place pupils e.g. those
pupils who have been permanently excluded from school. Pupils admitted to schools, via the protocol, override the
usual admission arrangements, such as waiting lists.
Catchment areas/priority admission areas
You can look up your catchment area school at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions or by contacting the Admissions
Team. Remember, if you want a place at your catchment area school, you must still apply and name that school as one
of your preferences.
Please note, Barnfield South Academy and Barnfield West Academy have renamed their former catchment areas ‘priority
admissions area’.
Special education
Luton provides a range of facilities and services for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and aims to meet
those needs within the local mainstream school as far as possible.
Where a school has not been able to make appropriate provision from within the resources normally available, the Local
Authority may need to co-ordinate an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC) to ensure a child’s special educational
needs are met.
For children with an EHC Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs (which has not yet been converted into an
EHC Plan); the Local Authority acts as the admissions authority.
The admission arrangements for children with EHC Plans (and Statements waiting to be converted) are specifically
excluded from the usual arrangements, including the appeal arrangements under Section 424(3)b of the Education Act
1996 and/or Children and Families Act 2014. The appeal in the case of a child with an EHC or Statement (which has
not yet been converted into an EHC Plan) is to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, which is different
from an admissions appeal panel.
If you need further information this is available from your child’s Headteacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
at the school or from the Council on 01582 54 81 30 or email [email protected]
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Transport
Parents and carers are encouraged to use sustainable travel (i.e. walking, cycling, bus, car sharing) when transporting
their children to and from school. The Council has produced a Sustainable Travel to Schools Strategy which sets out its
planned action in relation to the following objectives:
ensure
everyone is safe on their journey to, from and between educational establishments
ensure
children are equipped with the skills for life
improve
children’s health by encouraging exercise as part of the journey to and from school
reduce
car travel where there is a viable sustainable transport option
seek
additional funding to benefit sustainable travel.
Parents can download Luton Borough Council’s Sustainable Travel to Schools Strategy 2009-13 from www.luton.gov.uk and clicking on the Education and Learning and the Travel to School link.
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The Council will make travel arrangements, free of charge, to your child’s nearest suitable school2, where there is a
place available, as long as:
your
child has been admitted to the school and
the
distance from your home to the school is more than two miles (for children under eight) or more than three miles
(for children aged eight or over), measured by the shortest walking distance.
The route used in assessing distance, for transport purposes, is the shortest available walking route with properly
constructed footpaths and lighting.
Children from low income families
For the purposes of this policy ‘low income families’ means those children meeting the following criteria, or whose
parents are in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit:
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no
more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit
Children of compulsory school age who are 11 or over, from low income families, will have travel arrangements made
to one of their three nearest secondary schools, providing they live more than two miles, but not more than six
miles, from that school.
Parents/carers should note that pupils qualifying for transport will usually be issued with a bus pass.
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Child A is an eleven year old child meeting the low income criteria. Their nearest school is 2.5 miles from their home;
the second nearest school is 3 miles away; the third nearest is 5 miles away. Child A would be entitled to free transport
to any of these three schools.
Child B is an eleven year old child whose parents are in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credit. Their
nearest school – “x” is 1.5 miles from their home; the second nearest school – “y” is just over 2 miles from their home;
and the third nearest school –“z” is 5.5 miles away. Child B would be entitled to free transport to either school “y” or
“z”, but not to school “x”.
Where a parent has expressed a preference for a school and that preference is based on the parent’s religion or belief,
then a child aged 11-16 from a low income family will qualify for free transport to the nearest maintained secondary
school of their faith, where they live more than 2 miles, but not more than 15 miles from that school.
The 2 mile limit will be measured in the same way as the statutory walking distance i.e. along the nearest available
walking route. However, the 6 mile and the 15 mile upper limits will be measured along road routes.
The Council will provide transport to primary children aged 8-11, from low income families where they live more than
two miles from their nearest suitable school.
If you require further information please contact the Transport Team at the Council on 01582 54 72 54.
Appeals procedure
In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act (1998) parents/carers have the right of appeal against an
admission authority’s decision to refuse their child admission to a school, academy, studio school or UTC.
Appeal panels are entirely independent of the admitting authority and must apply the principles of natural justice and
have regard to the School Admission Appeals Code.
If you decide to appeal you must complete an appeal form.
Appeal forms for the schools shown overleaf are obtainable from the Council’s Appeals Team telephone 01582 54 80 19. Requests for appeal forms and guidance can also be made by email to [email protected]
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Ashcroft High School
Foxdell Infant School
St Martin de Porres Primary School
Beech Hill Primary School
Foxdell Junior School
St Matthew’s Primary School
Beechwood Primary School
Hillborough Infant School
Someries Infant School
Bramingham Primary School
Hillborough Junior School
Someries Junior School
Bushmead Primary School
Icknield High School
Southfield Primary School
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Icknield Primary School
Stopsley High School
Challney High School for Boys
Leagrave Primary School
Stopsley Primary School
Challney High School for Girls
Lealands High School
Surrey Street Primary School
Chantry Primary Academy
Luton Girls’ Academy
Tennyson Road Primary School
Cheynes Infant School
Maidenhall Primary School
The Meads Primary School
Sundon Park Junior School
Norton Road Primary School
Warden Hill Infant School
Crawley Green Infant School
Pirton Hill Primary School
Warden Hill Junior School
Wenlock Junior School
Putteridge High School
Waulud Primary School
Dallow Primary Academy
Putteridge Primary School
Whipperley Infant Academy
Denbigh High School
Ramridge Primary School
Farley Junior School
Denbigh Primary School
River Bank Primary School
Whitefield Primary School
Downside Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary School
Wigmore Primary School
The Ferrars Academy
St Joseph’s Primary School*
William Austin Infant School
Ferrars Junior School
St Margaret of Scotland Primary
School
William Austin Junior School
The completed appeal forms and any supporting written evidence should be returned to the Council’s
Appeals Team.
Following submission of your appeal form you will be notified of the date, time and place of your
appeal hearing. You have the right to attend the appeal hearing and present your case to the panel.
* At the time of printing, St Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools were scheduled to publish statutory proposals to
amalgamate the schools to form St Joseph’s Primary School from January 2015.
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If you need to speak to someone about your appeal, you can contact the Appeals Team on 01582 54 80 19, Monday
to Friday between 10am and 4pm. You can also email any queries to [email protected]
Appeals for Lea Manor High School
Appeals forms for Lea Manor High School must be obtained and returned directly to the school.
Appeals for Barnfield Moorlands Primary School, Barnfield South Academy, Barnfield West Academy
and Barnfield Skills Academy (studio school)
To lodge an appeal for Barnfield Moorlands Primary School, Barnfield South Academy, Barnfield West Academy or
Barnfield Skills Academy, you should write a letter of appeal to the Admissions Clerk. Your letter should be addressed
to the Admissions Clerk, Barnfield Federation Central Admission, Leagrave High Street, Luton, LU4 0NE and should be
clearly labelled ‘Admissions Appeal”.
Please telephone Barnfield Federation Central Admission on 01582 60 12 21 to discuss any queries regarding your
appeal.
If you are appealing for a school place outside of Luton you will need to contact the school directly to obtain an appeal
form. Please note, some schools have closing dates for receipt of completed appeal forms.
Further information
For further information and advice please contact:
Admissions Team
Children & Learning Department
Luton Borough Council
Unity House
111 Stuart Street
Luton
LU1 5NP
Telephone: 01582 54 80 16 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm)
Fax: 01582 54 81 18
Email: [email protected]
Assistance is available in other languages. Please contact the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16, Monday to Friday
10am – 4pm to access this service.
Independent advice on admissions and appeals can also be obtained from the Advisory Centre for Education on 0300 011 5142 (website: www.ace-ed.org.uk).
In addition, further guidance on admissions legislation can be found on the Department for Education website (www.education.gov.uk).
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Infant and primary schools in Luton
There are 33 maintained infant/primary schools in Luton, 4 academies and two free schools.
Name of school
Status of school
Age range Responsibility for admissions
Barnfield Moorlands Primary School Free School
4 – 11
Governing Body
Beech Hill Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Beechwood Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Bramingham Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Bushmead Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Chantry Primary Academy
Academy
4 – 11
Governing Body
Cheynes Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
Crawley Green Infant School
Foundation
4–7
Governing Body
Dallow Primary Academy
Academy
4 – 11
Governing Body
Denbigh Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Downside Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
The Ferrars Academy
Academy
4–7
Governing Body
Foxdell Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
Hillborough Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
Icknield Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Leagrave Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Maidenhall Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Norton Road Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Pirton Hill Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Putteridge Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
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Name of school
Status of school
Age range Responsibility for admissions
Ramridge Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
River Bank Primary School
Free School
4 – 11
Governing Body
Sacred Heart Primary School
Voluntary Aided
4 – 11
Governing Body
St Joseph’s Primary School*
Voluntary Aided
4 – 11
Governing Body
St Matthew’s Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
St Margaret of Scotland Primary School Voluntary Aided
4 – 11
Governing Body
St Martin de Porres Primary School
Voluntary Aided
4 – 11
Governing Body
Someries Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
Southfield Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Stopsley Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Surrey Street Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Tennyson Road Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
The Meads Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Warden Hill Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
Waulud Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Whipperley Infant Academy
Academy
4–7
Governing Body
Whitefield Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Wigmore Primary School
Community
4 – 11
Luton Borough Council
William Austin Infant School
Community
4–7
Luton Borough Council
* At the time of printing, St Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools were scheduled to publish statutory proposals to
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Barnfield Moorlands Primary School is an integrated member of the Barnfield Federation, initially located at its site
in Leagrave Hall. The School will ultimately move to a new site, but remain within the Luton Education Authority
catchment area for September 2015.
After the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SSEN) naming Barnfield Moorlands Primary
School, the following oversubscription criteria will apply in the following consecutive order:
a. Looked after children (Children who are (a) in the care of local authorities, or (b) being provided with accommodation by
a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined by (section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) or
children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted3 or became subject to a
residence order4 or special guardianship order5.
b. Children who have siblings currently at Barnfield Moorlands Primary School and will continue to be on the admission
roll at the point of admission. Siblings are defined as meaning two or more children who have at least one parent
in common and/or who reside at the same house as one another (for example foster children). Where a child has
been legally adopted, he or she will be regarded as the sibling of any other children of the same legal guardian on the
admission roll at the point of admission.
c. Children of staff employed by Barnfield Moorlands Primary School who the school reasonably considers has been
recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage and/or who have two or more years
of service at the time of application to Barnfield Moorlands Primary School. Where the numbers of applicants in this
criterion exceeds the number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
The school currently considers teachers employed to undertake roles in maths, English and science as areas of
demonstrable shortage and therefore compliant with the policy, however, this criteria may change during the course
of an academic year.
d. Children living within the priority admission area – 30% of the available places remaining after the application of a) b)
and c) above, will be allocated to the priority admission area.
e. Pupils living within the ‘combined catchment area’. Where the numbers of applicants in this criteria exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
f. Pupils living outside the ‘combined catchment area’. Where the numbers of applicants in this criteria exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
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An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales.
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Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘residence order’ as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child
is to live.
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Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special
guardian (or special guardians).
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Tie break
Where the number of applicants for oversubscription criteria b), c), d), e) and f) exceeds the number of places available,
offers will be determined by random allocation, based upon the drawing of names from a list. The random allocation
process is to be overseen and undertaken by an independent panel.
Waiting list
Unsuccessful applicants will be offered an opportunity to be placed on the waiting list. The order of placement on the
waiting list will be determined in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, not in the order in which applications are
received or added to the list.
The waiting list will operate for the whole academic year 2015/16.
Additional information
The postcodes of the wards within the priority admission area and the combined catchment area are available on the
Council’s admissions webpage (www.luton.gov.uk/admissions) under the catchment area link. The postcodes are
also available on request from the Admissions Team or the School.
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
Number of first, second and
third preferences received
before 15 January 2014
Number of places allocated
in the initial allocation (16
April 2014)
Special Educational Needs
Children in Care or
previously looked after
Children with siblings
Children of staff
Children living within the
priority admission area
Pupils living within the
combined catchment area
Pupils living outside the
combined catchment area
Number of pupils on the
waiting list as at 30 May 2014
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
Published admissions
number
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54
144
54
0
1
17
0
6
30 x
0
16
The Governors’ Admissions Committee was unable to offer a place to all applicants who met the Children living
within the combined catchment area criterion in the initial allocation of places.
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 admissions round
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
September 2013 admissions round
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
12
11
1
9%
10
91%
1
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Admissions criteria for community infant and primary
schools, including:
Chantry Primary Academy
Dallow Primary Academy
The Ferrars Academy
River Bank Primary School
Whipperley Infant Academy
Community infant and primary schools
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Beech Hill Primary School
Foxdell Infant School
Putteridge Primary School
Tennyson Road
Primary School*
Beechwood Primary School
Hillborough Infant School
Ramridge Primary School
The Meads Primary School
Bramingham Primary School
Icknield Primary School
Someries Infant School
Warden Hill Infant School
Bushmead Primary School
Leagrave Primary School
Southfield Primary School
Waulud Primary School
Cheynes Infant School
Maidenhall Primary School
St Matthew’s Primary School
Whitefield Primary School
Denbigh Primary School
Norton Road Primary School
Stopsley Primary School
Wigmore Primary School
Downside Primary School
Pirton Hill Primary School
Surrey Street Primary School
William Austin Infant School
* From September 2014 Tennyson Road Primary School will operate on two sites, their current site and the former
Surrey Street Primary School site.
In accordance with the Education Act 1996 children with a statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in their Statement. Thereafter the following 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, residence or special guardianship order6. 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 a medical certificate.
5. On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the main entrance7 of the school site and the pupil’s
home address8, with those living closer to the school being accorded higher priority.
See pages 48-49 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
6
An adoption order relates to children who have been adopted from a local outhority are in England and Wales. A ‘residence 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. 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).
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Tie break
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 the Council is unable to agree a place for all applicants meeting a
specific criterion, the distance criterion (priority 5) will be used as a tie-breaker.
In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. 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 Council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Multiple births
For infant/primary 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.
Additional information
Linked infant and junior schools normally share the same names (e.g. William Austin Infant School is linked to William
Austin Junior School) with the exception of:
• The linked infant school for Farley Junior School is Whipperley Infant Academy.
• Cheynes Infant School for which Sundon Park Junior School is the linked school.
Tennyson Road Primary School will be operating on two sites:
• Tennyson Road Primary School (South site), Tennyson Road, Luton, LU1 3RS
• Tennyson Road Primary School (North site), Surrey Street, Luton LU1 3BZ.
The school measurement point for the criterion 5 (distance criteria) will be the mid-point between the two sites, using
straight line distance from each site’s main reception. In June 2015, the School will inform parents of children allocated a
place from September 2015, which school site their child will attend. When allocating pupils to a school site, the School
will first endeavour to ensure that children with siblings at the school can attend the same site as their brother or sister
to prevent logistical problems for parents. Thereafter, geographical proximity (using walking distance) of the school
sites to the home address will be used (those living closest to each site will be given priority up to the site’s year group
capacity).
Waiting List
Your child’s name will be held on the waiting list for any school(s) you have ranked higher than the school your child has
been allocated.
For example:
First preference: school A – child’s name held on a waiting list for school A
Second preference: school B – place offered at school B
Third preference: school C – place not required as a higher preference school has been allocated.
Waiting lists are organised in the order of priority of the school’s admissions criteria. Please note that the position of your
child on the waiting list(s) may change as children are added to, or deleted from, the list(s). Waiting lists will be held until
31 July 2016. Thereafter, it will be necessary for parents to re-apply for their child to remain on the waiting list(s).
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Main entrance of the school means the door used to access the school’s main reception. Please note that this measuring point for Tennyson Road
Primary School is the mid point (straight line distance) between both of its sites.
8
The home address is measured from a point at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer.
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 starting school admissions round
The Council was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the following schools as a preference in the initial
allocation:
Beech Hill Primary School
Beechwood Primary School
Bramingham Primary School
Bushmead Primary School
Dallow Primary Academy
Denbigh Primary School
Foxdell Infant School
Hillborough Infant School
Warden Hill Infant School
The Council was able to offer a place to all children who stated the following schools as a preference in the initial
allocation:
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Chantry Primary Academy
Cheynes Infant School
Downside Primary School
Icknield Primary School
Leagrave Primary School
Maidehall Primary School
Norton Road Primary School
Pirton Hill Primary School
Putteridge Primary School
Ramridge Primary School
River Bank Primary School
Someries Infant School
Southfield Primary School
Stopsley Primary School
St Matthews Primary School
Surrey Street Primary School
Tennyson Road Primary School
The Ferrars Academy
The Meads Primary School
Waulud Primary School
Whipperley Infant Academy
Whitefield Primary School
Wigmore Primary School
William Austin Infant School
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The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
Number of first,
second and third
preferences received
before 15 January
2014
Number of places
allocated in the initial
allocation (16 April
2014)
Special Educational
Needs
Children in Care or
previously looked
after
Siblings
Catchment
Medical
Distance
Number of pupils on
the waiting list as at
30 May 2014
Beech Hill Primary
School
120
294
120
0
0
56

30

0
34
x
2
Beechwood Primary
School
120
251
120
0
0
78

39

0
3
x
12
Bramingham Primary
School
60
192
60
0
0
24

14

2

20
x
16
Bushmead Primary
School
120
294
120
0
0
47

62

2

9
x
33
Chantry Primary
Academy
90
116
68
0
0
34

21

0
13

0
Cheynes Infant
School
90
141
89
0
0
26

42

0
21

0
Dallow Primary
Academy
90
225
90
0
0
50

35

0
5
x
6
Denbigh Primary
School
90
233
90
0
0
47

43
x
0
0
Downside Primary
School
150
239
127
0
0
82

26

0
19

0
The Ferrars Academy
90
168
76
0
0
23

36

1

16

0
Foxdell Infant School
90
233
90
0
1

33

56
x
0
0
Hillborough Infant
School
90
253
90
0
0
38

39

0
13
x
School
Published admissions
number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation
under the following criteria:
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Medical
Distance
Number of pupils
on the waiting list as
at 30 May 2014
0
0
32

16

0
6

0
0
0
45

22

0
14

0
50
0
1

35

6

0
8

0
69
34
0
0
18

9

0
7

0
90
164
65
0
0
35

10

0
20

0
Ramridge Primary School
60
86
38
0
1

12

16

0
9

0
River Bank Primary School
90
99
43
0
0
1

26

0
16

0
Someries Infant School
60
193
60
0
1

10

20

0
29
x
0
Southfield Primary School
60
111
52
0
1

25

17

0
9

0
St Matthews Primary School
120
191
113
0
1

44

44

0
24

0
Stopsley Primary School
90
180
60
0
0
17

21

0
22

0
Surrey Street Primary School
90
82
32
0
0
14

8

0
10

0
Tennyson Road Primary
School
90
172
87
0
0
17

21

0
49

0
The Meads Primary School
90
142
46
0
0
21

5

0
20

0
Warden Hill Infant School
120
320
120
0
0
43

31

0
46
x
24
Waulud Primary School
60
81
44
0
0
22

17

0
5

0
Whipperley Infant Academy
90
141
87
0
0
26

44

0
17

0
Whitefield Primary School
60
73
33
0
0
13

18

0
2

0
Wigmore Primary School
60
120
52
0
0
19

19

0
14

0
William Austin Infant School
150
258
132
0
0
64

47

0
21

0
Icknield Primary School
90
248
72
1

0
Leagrave Primary School
120
114
54
0
Maidenhall Primary School
90
189
81
Norton Road Primary School
60
125
Pirton Hill Primary School
90
Putteridge Primary School
School
Children in Care or
previously looked
after
18

Special Educational
Needs
1

Number of places
allocated in the
initial allocation (16
April 2014)
20

Number of first,
second and third
preferences
received before 15
January 2014
32

Published
admissions number
Siblings
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation
under the following criteria:
30
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 admissions round
School
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Beech Hill Primary School
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Beechwood Primary School
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bramingham Primary School
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bushmead Primary School
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
Chantry Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Cheynes Infant School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
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Dallow Primary Academy
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Denbigh Primary School
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Downside Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
The Ferrars Academy
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Foxdell Infant School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Hillborough Infant School
5
5
0
0
0
0
Icknield Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Leagrave Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Maidenhall Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Norton Road Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Pirton Hill Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Putteridge Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Ramridge Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Someries Infant School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Southfield Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
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St Matthews Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Stopsley Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Surrey Street Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Tennyson Road Primary
School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
The Meads Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Warden Hill Infant School
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in September 2015
3
3
0
0
0
0
Waulud Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Whipperley Infant Academy
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Whitefield Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
Wigmore Primary School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
William Austin Infant School
There were no appeals lodged for this school
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0
September 2013 admissions round
School
Beech Hill Primary School
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appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
2
0
0
0
0
100%
2
Beechwood Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Bramingham Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Bushmead Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Chantry Primary Academy
5
2
0
0
2
100%
3
Cheynes Infant School
1
1
0
0
1
100%
0
Dallow Primary School
2
1
0
0
1
100%
1
Denbigh Primary School
4
1
0
0
1
100%
3
Downside Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
The Ferrars Academy
No appeals were heard for the school
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Foxdell Infant School
Hillborough Infant School
No appeals were heard for the school
2
0
0
0
0
Icknield Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Leagrave Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Maidenhall Primary School
1
0
0
0
0
Norton Road Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Pirton Hill Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Putteridge Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Ramridge Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
River Bank Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Someries Infant School
No appeals were heard for the school
Southfield Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
St Matthews Primary School
1
0
0
0
0
Stopsley Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Surrey Street Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Tennyson Road Primary
School
No appeals were heard for the school
The Meads Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Warden Hill Infant School
1
0
0
0
0
Waulud Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Whipperley Infant School
No appeals were heard for the school
Whitefield Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
Wigmore Primary School
No appeals were heard for the school
William Austin Infant School
No appeals were heard for the school
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100%
1
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1
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Admissions criteria for Crawley Green Infant School
Where parents/carers express a written preference for the school, children are admitted based on the following criteria:
1. Children with sibling(s) already at the school at the time of proposed admission.
2. Children with sibling(s) at Wenlock Junior School at the time of proposed admisssion.
3. Children living within the school’s catchment area.
4. Children from out of the school’s catchment area.
Looked after children or children who were previously looked after and pupils with a statement of Special Education
Needs receive top priority and do not need to comply with the above criteria.
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A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject
to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order9. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of the 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).
Tie break
In the event of there being an oversubscription in any one of the categories, the deciding factor in that category will be
the geographical proximity to the school, determined by computerised measurement of the shortest distance by road or
public pathway from the front of the home to the main school gate. Those living closer to the school will be accorded
the higher priority.
Parents are very welcome to make an appointment with the Headteacher if they wish to look around the school before
making their application.
Waiting list
Once the number of pupils reaches the admission number, a waiting list is formed. Positions on the waiting list are
organised in the order of priority of the school’s admissions criteria. The waiting list for the new Year R intake will be
held until 31 July 2016. Parents will need to re-apply for a place after this date if they wish their child’s name to be
carried on the waiting list.
9
An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales. A ‘residence 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. 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).
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 starting school admissions round
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
0
Number of pupils on the
waiting list as at 30 May
2014
Children in Care or
previously looked after
0
Children from out of the
school’s catchment area
Special Educational Needs
90
Children living within the
school’s catchment area
Number of places allocated
in the initial allocation (16
April 2014)
169
20
19
39



12
x
30
Children with siblings at
Wenlock Junior School
Number of first, second and
third preferences received
before 15 January 2014
90
Children with siblings
already at the school
Published admissions
number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
The Governors’ Admissions Committee was unable to offer a place to all applicants who met the Children from out
of the school’s catchment area criterion for Crawley Green Infant School in the initial allocation of places.
Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 admissions round
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
September 2013 admissions round
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
5
4
0
0
4
100%
1
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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Admissions criteria for Sacred Heart Primary School
The ethos of Sacred Heart Primary School is based on Christian Gospel values and the teachings of the Roman Catholic
Church. We ask parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This
does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and be considered for a place.
The school primarily serves all the parishes of Sacred Heart Luton, Our Lady’s (Castle Street) Luton, St Joseph’s Luton
and that part of the Holy Ghost Parish south of the Dunstable Road in Luton.
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will be admitted in accordance with the
policy and regulations.
In the case of oversubscription the governors will give priority to children in the following order:
1. Looked after children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an
adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2. Baptised Catholic children with siblings attending the school at the time of proposed admission, whose families are
practising Catholics and whose application is supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practise.
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3. Baptised Catholic children of practising families from the parish(es) of Sacred Heart Luton, Our Lady’s (Castle Street)
Luton, St Joseph’s Luton and that part of the Holy Ghost Parish south of the Dunstable Road in Luton, whose
application is supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practise.
4. Baptised Catholic children of practising families from other parishes whose application is supported by a priest.
5. Other baptised Catholic siblings of children attending the school, at the time of admission.
6. Other baptised Catholic children.
7. Siblings other than Catholic of children attending the school at the time of admission.
8. Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education, and whose
application is supported by their priest or minister of religion.
9. Other Christian children.
10. Children from other faith backgrounds whose application is supported by their minister of religion.
11. Other faith background children.
12. Other children.
See pages 48-49 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie break
In any situation where the application of the above criteria results in a situation where there are more children with
an equal right to admission to the school than the number of available places, the tie-break will be distance from the
main school gate, measured in a straight line, using a computerised mapping system, as approved by Luton (or relevant)
Borough Council. Those living closer to the school will be accorded the higher priority. The distance will be measured
from a point at the home address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, to the main entrance of the
school site, determined by the governing body of the school as the main entrance in Langford Drive. Priority is not given
within each criterion to children who meet other criteria.
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In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. 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 Council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Multiple births
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.
Waiting list
The Admissions Committee will keep a ‘waiting list’ of those children who have not been offered a place in the
Reception year, until the end of the Autumn Term. At that point, new applications need to be made to the school and a
new waiting list will be collated. For this and all other oversubscribed year groups, a waiting list will remain in place until
the end of each academic year (31 July)
For information on parish boundaries contact Bishop’s House, Marriott Street, Northampton, NN2 6AW.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at Sacred Heart Primary School must also complete the school’s
supplementary form and provide their child’s original Baptismal Certificate. The documents must be
returned to your first preference school (if this is in Luton) or to the Council’s Admissions Team by 15
January 2015.
The supplementary form is enclosed with this guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the school or from the Council’s Admissions Team.
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 starting school admissions round
The governing body was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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Other children
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Other faith background children
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Children from other faith backgrounds
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Other Christian children
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Children from other Christian denominations
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Siblings other than Catholic attending the school
14
Looked after children other than Catholic or children
who were previously looked after
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Other baptised Catholic children
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Other baptised Catholic children with siblings
Baptised Catholic looked after children or baptised
Catholic children who were previously looked after
54
Baptised Catholic children from other parishes
Special Educational Needs
98
Baptised Catholic children from relevant parishes
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation(16
April 2014)
60
Baptised Catholic siblings attending the school
Number of first, second and third preferences received
before 15 January 2014
38
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
0
The Governors’ Admissions Committee was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in
the initial allocation.
Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 admissions round
No appeals were lodged for the school.
September 2013 admissions round
No appeals were heard for the school.
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Admissions criteria for St Joseph’s Primary School*
The ethos of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is based on Christian Gospel values and the teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. We ask parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.
This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and be considered for a
place.
The school primarily serves the parishes of St Joseph the Worker, St John the Apostle, Holy Family and Holy Ghost
Parish in the Deanery of St. Alban (Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton).
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will be admitted.
In the case of oversubscription the Governors will give priority to children in the following order:
1.Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2.Baptised Catholic children with siblings attending the school, at the time of proposed admission, whose families are
practising Catholics and whose application is supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practice.
3.Baptised Catholic children of practicing families from the parishes of St Joseph the Worker (excluding the area known as
Hockwell Ring), St John the Apostle, Holy Family and that part of the Holy Ghost north east of Dunstable Road, in the
Deanery of St. Alban (Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton) whose application is supported by their parish priest or the
parish priest where they practice.
4.Baptised Catholic children of practising families, but not practising in St Joseph the Worker, St John the Apostle, Holy
Family and Holy Ghost, in the Deanery of St. Alban (Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton), from other parishes whose
application is supported by a priest.
5.Other baptised Catholic siblings of children attending the school at the time of admission.
6.Other baptised Catholic children.
7.Siblings other than Catholic of children attending the school at the time of admission.
8.Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education, and whose
application is supported by their priest or minister of religion.
9.Other Christian children.
10.Children from other faith backgrounds whose application is supported by their minister of religion.
11.Other faith background children.
12.Other children.
See page 48-49 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie- break
In any situation where the application of the above criteria results in a situation where there are more children with an
equal right to admission to the school than the number of available places, the tie-break will be distance from the school,
measured in a straight line, using a computerised mapping system, as approved by Luton (or relevant) Borough Council.
Those living closer to the school will be accorded the higher priority.
The home address will be measured from a point at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, to
the main entrance of the school site on Gardenia Avenue determined by the governing body of the school as the main
entrance. Priority is not given within each criterion to children who meet other criteria.
*At the time of printing, St Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools were scheduled to publish statutory proposals to
amalgamate the schools to form St Joseph’s Primary School from January 2015.
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In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point e.g. 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 Council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Multiple births
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.
Waiting list
The Admissions Committee will keep a ‘waiting list’ of those children who have not been offered a Year 3 place, until
the end of the Autumn Term. At that point, new applications need to be made to the school and a new waiting list will
be collated. For this and all other oversubscribed year groups, a waiting list will remain in place until the end of each
academic year (31 July), without interruption.
The supplementary form is enclosed with this guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the school or from the Council’s Admissions Team.
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 starting school admissions round
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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9
7
5
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Number of pupils on the waiting list as at 30 May 2014
18
Other children
8
Children from other faith backgrounds
3
Other Christian children
39
Children from other Christian denominations
26
Siblings other than Catholic attending the school
or the junior school
Other baptised Catholic children
1
Children in care other than Catholic
Other baptised Catholic children with siblings
attending the school or the junior school
0
Baptised Catholic children from other parishes
120
Baptised Catholic children from relevant parishes
Special Educational Needs
204
Baptised Catholic siblings attending the school or
the junior school
Number of places allocated in the initial
allocation (16 April 2014)
120
Baptised Catholic children in care
Number of first, second and third preferences
received before 15 January 2014
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
Published admissions number
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Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Joseph’s Primary School must also complete the school’s
supplementary form and provide their child’s original Baptismal Certificate. The documents must be
returned to their child’s current school (if this is in Luton) or to the Council’s Admissions Team by 15
January 2015.
0
4
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6
The Governors’ Admissions Committee was unable to offer a place to all applicants who met the Other children
criterion in the initial allocation of places; therefore.
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 admissions round
No appeals were lodged for the school.
September 2013 admissions round
No appeals were lodged for the school.
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
Admissions criteria for St Margaret of Scotland Primary
School
The ethos of St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School is based on Christian Gospel values and the teachings of
the Roman Catholic Church. We ask parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school
community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and be
considered for a place.
The school primarily serves the parishes of St Margaret of Scotland, Bolingbroke Road, Luton, Our Lady Help of
Christians, Castle Street, Luton, Holy Ghost, Westbourne Road, Luton, in the Deanery of St Alban (Dunstable,
Houghton Regis and Luton).
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will be admitted.
In the case of oversubscription the governing body will give priority to children in the following order:
1.Baptised Catholic looked after children or baptised Catholic children who were previously looked after but immediately
after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2.Baptised Catholic children with siblings attending the school at the time of the proposed admission whose families are
practising Catholics and whose application is supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practise.
3.Baptised Catholic children of practicing families from the parish(es) of St Margaret of Scotland, Our Lady Help of
Christians and Holy Ghost in the Deanery of St Albans (Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton) whose application is
supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practise.
4.Baptised Catholic children of practising families from other parishes whose application is supported by their parish
priest.
5.Other baptised Catholic siblings of children attending the school at the time of admission.
6.Other baptised Catholic children.
7.Other looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after
became subject to an adoption residence or special guardianship order.
8.Siblings other than Catholic attending the school at the time of the proposed admission.
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9.Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education, and whose
application is supported by their priest or minister of religion.
10.Other Christian children.
11.Children from other faith backgrounds whose application is supported by their minister of religion.
12.Other children.
See pages 48-49 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie break
In any situation where the application of the above criteria results in a situation where there are more children with an
equal right to admission to the school than the number of available places, the tie-break will be distance from the school,
measured in a straight line, using a computerised mapping system, as approved by Luton (or relevant) Borough Council.
Those living closer to the school will be accorded the higher priority. The home address will be measured from a point
at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to a central point on the school site, determined by
the governing body of the school, as the school gate serving the Key Stage 1 building in Rotheram Avenue. Priority is
not given within each criterion to children who meet other criteria.
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In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. 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 council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Mulitple births
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.
Waiting list
The Admissions Committee will keep a ‘waiting list’ of those children who have not been offered a place until the end of
the Autumn Term. After this date, parents will need to re-apply to stay on the waiting list until the end of the academic
year.
For information on parish boundaries contact Bishop’s House, Marriott Street, Northampton, NN2 6AW.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Margaret of Scotland Primary School must also complete
the school’s supplementary form and provide their child’s original Baptismal Certificate. The
documents must be returned to your first preference school (if this is in Luton) or to the Council’s
Admissions Team by 15 January 2015.
The supplementary form is enclosed with this guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the school or from the Council’s Admissions Team.
Number of first, second and third preferences
received before 15 January 2014
Number of places allocated in the initial
allocation (16 April 2014)
Special Educational Needs
Baptised Catholic looked after children or
baptised Catholic children who were previously
looked after
90
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0
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer
No appeals were lodged for this school.
September 2013 Transfer
No appeals were lodged for this school.
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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Number of pupils on the waiting list as at 30 May 2014
Other children
Children from other faith backgrounds
Other Christian children
Children from other Christian denominations
Siblings other than Catholic attending the school
Other looked after children or children who
were previously looked after
Other baptised Catholic children
Other baptised Catholic siblings of children
attending the school
Baptised Catholic children from other parishes
Baptised Catholic children from relevant parishes
Baptised Catholic children with siblings attending
the school
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The governing body was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
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Admissions criteria for St Martin de Porres Primary School
The ethos of St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School is based on Christian Gospel values and the teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church. We ask parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school
community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and be
considered for a place.
The school primarily serves the parish of St Martin de Porres and Hockwell Ring (as presently defined *), in the Deanery
of St Alban (Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton).
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will be admitted.
In the case of oversubscription the governors will give priority to children in the following order:
1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2. Baptised Catholic children with siblings attending the school at the time of proposed admission whose families are
practising Catholics and whose application is supported by their parish priest or the parish priest where they practise.
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3. Baptised Catholic children of practising families who reside in the parish of St Martin de Porres and Hockwell Ring (as
presently defined *) whose application is supported by their parish priest or the priest where they practise.
4. Baptised Catholic children of practising families who do not reside in the parish of St Martin de Porres and Hockwell
Ring (as presently defined *) whose application is supported by a priest.
5. Other baptised Catholic siblings of children attending the school at the time of admission.
6. Other baptised Catholic children.
7. Siblings other than Catholic of children attending the school at the time of admission.
8. Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education and whose
application is supported by their priest or minister of religion.
9. Other Christian children.
10. Children from other faith backgrounds whose application is supported by their minister of religion.
11. Other faith background children.
12. Other children.
*Hockwell Ring, i.e. that area of Luton east of the M1, west of the railway and north of a line running down the centre
of High Street and Grange Avenue.
See pages 48-49 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
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Tie break
In any situation where the application of the above criteria results in a situation where there are more children with an
equal right to admission to the school than the number of available places, the tie break will be distance from the school,
measured in a straight line, using a computerised mapping system, as approved by Luton (or relevant) Borough Council.
Those living closer to the school will be accorded the higher priority. The home address will be measured from a point
at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to the main school gate on Pastures Way. Priority is
not given within each criterion to children who meet other criteria.
In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. 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 Council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Mulitple births
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.
Waiting list
The Admissions Committee will keep a ‘waiting list’ of those children who have not been offered a place, until the
end of the Autumn Term. At that point, new applications need to be made to the school and a new waiting list will be
collated.
For this and all other oversubscribed year groups, a waiting list will remain in place until the end of each academic year
(31 July), without interruption.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Martin de Porres Primary School must also complete the
school’s supplementary form and provide their child’s original Baptismal Certificate. The documents
must be returned to your first preference school (if this is in Luton) or to the Council’s Admissions
Team by 15 January 2015.
The supplementary form is enclosed with guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the school or from the Council’s Admissions Team.
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 starting school admissions round
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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Other children
Other Christian children
Children from other Christian denominations
0
Children attending St Martin’s Nursery (whose
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Children from other faith backgrounds
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0
Other baptised Catholic children
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Other baptised Catholic siblings of children
attending the school
Looked after children or children who were
previously looked after
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who do not reside in St Martin de Porres and
Hockwell Ring (as presently defined*) parishes
Special Educational Needs
121
Baptised Catholic children of practising families
from relevant parishes
Number of places allocated in the initial
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60
Baptised Catholic children with siblings
attending the school
Number of first, second and third preferences
received before 15 January 2014
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Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
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The Governors’ Admissions Committee was unable to offer a place to all applicants who met the Other children
criterion in the initial allocation of places.
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No appeals were heard for the school.
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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Deferred entry
Children are admitted into reception classes in the September prior to their fifth birthday. Parents/carers can choose to
defer their child’s entry to school until he or she is of compulsory school age, providing this place is taken up within the
same academic (i.e. school) year.
Therefore:
Children
born between 1/9/10 – 31/12/10 can defer their place until January 2016.
Children
born between 1/1/11 – 31/8/11 can defer their place until April 2016.
Parents/carers cannot defer their child’s entry beyond the dates given above.
Parents/carers of children born between 1/4/11 – 31/8/11, who would like their child to start school in September
2016 would need to re-apply for admission at a later date. In this case their application would be treated as an ‘in-year
admission and a place would only be offered if there were vacancies in the year group.
If you wish to defer your child’s entry to school you must put your request in writing to your allocated school, ideally
within 21 days of being offered a place by the Council.
Parents can also request that their child attends part-time until she/he reaches compulsory school age. Such requests
should be made in writing to the headteacher after an offer of a place at the school has been confirmed by the Council.
For further information and guidance on deferred entry please contact the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16.
Infant class size legislation
The law states that class sizes must not exceed 30 pupils in infant classes where the majority of the pupils will reach the
age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year.
This legislation means that local education authorities and governing bodies of schools must comply with limits on infant
class sizes. Infant classes are limited to no more than 30 pupils for each qualified teacher in a class.
Where the Council has refused admission on the grounds that class size prejudice would occur, an Appeal panel can
only allow an appeal in the three circumstances listed:
1. The admission arrangements are not lawful and do not meet the requirements of the School
Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
and/or
2. The decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would make in
the circumstances of the case.
A reasonable decision is one which an admission authority would make taking into account factors such as the admission
policy for the school, the internal operation of the school and the school’s ability to accommodate pupils and meet the
class size limit of 30.
or
3. Your child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly
implemented.
The Appeal panel will consider whether the admission authority carried out the admission arrangements properly or if
the rules were broken. If your child would have been given a place if the rules had been applied properly then an appeal
must be allowed.
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Definitions
Looked after children (for St Joseph’s Primary School)
A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of the 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).
Home address (definition for community schools, Chantry Primary Academy, Dallow Primary
Academy, The Ferrars Academy, River Bank Primary School and Whipperley Infant Academy)
The local authority regards a pupil’s home address as where she or he spends the majority of the school week (i.e.
Monday to Friday, including nights) with her/his parent or legal guardian. The address of a childminder or family member
who looks after the child before or after school cannot be used. If there is any query on the home address this will be
checked against official documentation.
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Home address (definition for Sacred Heart Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School, St Margaret
of Scotland Primary School and St Martin de Porres Primary School)
A pupil’s home address will be regarded as the address of the parent(s) or carer(s) with parental responsibility with
whom the pupil usually lives. This will not usually include grandparents, aunts or uncles. Where a pupil spends time with
parents at more than one address, the address used will be the one at which the pupil is ordinarily resident and where
the pupil spends the majority of the school week (Monday to Friday) including nights. If there is any query on the home
address this will be checked against official documentation.
Siblings (definition for community schools, Chantry Primary Academy, Crawley Green Infant School,
Dallow Primary Academy, The Ferrars Academy and Whipperley Infant School)
The term ‘siblings’ includes both natural, adopted and step brothers and sisters. It also includes fostered siblings where
foster care has been arranged by Children and Family Services. Other family relationships such as cousins will not be
considered under this criterion.
Siblings (definition for Sacred Heart Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School and Martin de Porres
Primary School)
A sibling is defined as brothers and sisters living in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings,
step brothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. That sibling must be in school at the time of admissions to fit into
the Admissions criteria.
Siblings (definition for St Margaret of Scotland Primary School)
A sibling is a brother or sister or any other child who permanently resides at the same address, for whom the applicant
has parental responsibility at the time of application. That sibling must be in school at the time of application and be likely
to remain in the school at the proposed date of admission.
Siblings (definition for River Bank Primary School)
The term ‘siblings’ includes both natural, adopted and step brothers and sisters living at the same address. It also
includes fostered siblings, where foster care has been arranged by a local authority. Other family relationships such as
cousins will not be considered under this criterion.
Medical grounds (definition for community schools, Chantry Primary Academy, Dallow Primary
Academy, The Ferrars Academy, River Bank Primary School and Whipperley Infant Academy)
This refers to the health of the child for whom a place is being requested and for whom the requested school is the
most suitable in the area to meet the child’s medical needs. It must relate to a recognised medical condition for which
the child is receiving treatment. Medical evidence must be provided to substantiate the claim. The medical evidence will
be sent to the health authority for advice in determining whether the child should be prioritised on medical grounds with
regard to admission to the requested school.
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Catholic child (definition for Sacred Heart Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School and Martin de
Porres Primary School)
A Catholic child is a child baptised according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church and possesses an original
Baptismal Certificate. A child enrolled in a catechumenate programme is also accepted as a Catholic if they are
supported by a letter from their parish priest confirming their enrolment on the programme.
Catholic child (definition for St Margaret of Scotland Primary School)
A Catholic child is a child baptised according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church or a child enrolled in a
catechumenate programme. A Baptismal Certificate or proof of enrolment in the programme will be required.
Practising Catholic
A practising Catholic is someone who attends Mass weekly.
Christian (definition for Sacred Heart Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School, St Margaret of
Scotland Primary School and St Martin de Porres Primary School)
A Christian means a member of one of the churches in full membership with ‘Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’
at the time when admission decisions are made. Proof of church membership must be provided by the appropriate
church leader.
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Parents/carers receive a letter which briefly explains the application process. The letter will have their child’s Unique
Identifier Number (UID) and the catchment school for their address.
Please take the time to read the relevant sections within this guide to make sure you understand the process. Further
information and advice is available from the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16.
15 January 2015
Online applications must be submitted by this date. If you have completed a paper application form this must be
returned to your first preference Luton school or to the Council’s Admissions Team by this date.
Applicants for Luton Catholic schools must ensure they have completed the Catholic supplementary form and provide
their child’s original Baptismal Certificate by this date.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered in the initial allocation of places, except in very
exceptional circumstances.
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Offer emails are sent to parents/carers. Decision letters are sent to parents/carers via the post.
May 2015
Admission appeals will take place from May 2015 onwards and will be completed within 40 school days of the appeal
being lodged.
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Contact details for Luton infant and primary schools
School
Address
Headteacher
Telephone
Number
Admission
Number
Barnfield Moorlands Primary
School
Leagrave Hall, High Street, Luton, LU4 9LE
Ms Matthews
01582 57 33 76
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Beech Hill Primary School
Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8BW
Mrs Bosher
01582 42 94 04
120
Beechwood Primary School
Linden Road, Luton, LU4 9RD
Mr Sherwin
01582 51 84 00
120
Bramingham Primary School
Freeman Avenue, Luton, LU3 4BL
Ms Flowers
01582 61 75 00
60
Bushmead Primary School
Bushmead Road, Luton, LU2 7EU
Mr Miller
01582 72 53 87
120
Chantry Primary Academy
Tomlinson Avenue, Luton, LU4 0QP
Ms Bateman
01582 70 65 00
90
Cheynes Infant School
Cranbrook Drive, Luton, LU3 3EW
Mrs Walsh
01582 61 78 00
90
Crawley Green Infant School
Beaconsfield, Luton, LU2 0RW
Ms Turner
01582 72 42 67
90
Dallow Primary School
Dallow Road, Luton, LU1 1LZ
Mrs Nouch
01582 61 66 01
90
Denbigh Primary School
Denbigh Road, Luton, LU3 1NS
Mrs McMulkin
01582 57 15 97
90
Downside Primary School
Chaul End Lane, Luton, LU4 8EZ
Miss Hooker
01582 58 71 60
150
The Ferrars Academy (previously
known as Ferrars Infant School)
Macauley Road, Luton, LU4 0LL
Ms Oliver
01582 57 36 41
90
Foxdell Infant School
Dallow Road, Luton, LU1 1TG
Miss Abbott
01582 73 65 29
90
Hillborough Infant School
Hillborough Road, Luton, LU1 5EZ
Dr Donati
01582 72 57 64
90
Icknield Primary School
Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, LU3 2JB
Mrs Lyman
01582 53 40 00
90
Leagrave Primary School
Strangers Way, Luton, LU4 9ND
Ms Gillespie
01582 57 19 51
60
Maidenhall Primary School
Newark Road, Luton, LU4 8LD
Ms Dhillon
01582 43 07 80
90
Norton Road Primary School
Norton Road, Luton, LU3 2NX
Mr Austins
01582 57 11 69
60
Pirton Hill Primary School
Butely Road, Luton, LU4 9EX
Miss Thompson
01582 50 79 24
90
Putteridge Primary School
Putteridge Road, Luton, LU2 8HJ
Mr Nicholson
01582 72 82 62
90
Ramridge Primary School
Turners Road North, Luton, LU2 9AH
Mrs Doherty
01582 72 99 70
60
River Bank Primary School
Abigail Close, Luton, LU3 1ND
Mr Wrigglesworth
01582 53 18 60
120
Sacred Heart Primary School
Langford Drive, Luton, LU2 9AJ
Mrs Cullen
01582 73 07 81
60
Someries Infant School
Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 8AH
Mrs Meara
01582 41 45 45
60
Southfield Primary School
Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PE
Mrs Redfern
01582 60 05 78
60
St Joseph’s Infant School*
Gardenia Avenue, Luton, LU3 2NS
Ms McNerney
Acting Headteacher at
Infant school
Mrs Lee
Headteacher at Junior
school (correct at the
time of printing)
01582 57 34 46
120
St Margaret of Scotland
Primary School
Rotheram Avenue, Luton, LU1 5PP
Ms Somes
01582 72 34 30
90
St Martin de Porres
Primary School
Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PF
Mr Carroll
01582 61 76 00
60
St Matthew’s Primary School
Wenlock Street, Luton, LU2 0NJ
Ms Thomas
01582 72 39 70
120
Stopsley Primary School
Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 7UG
Mrs Hall
01582 61 10 35
90
* At the time of printing St Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools were scheduled to publish statutory proposals to amalgamate the schools to form St Joseph’s Primary
School from January 2015.
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Surrey Street Primary School
Cutenhoe Road, Luton, LU1 3NJ
Ms Meadows
01582 74 88 10
90
Tennyson Road Primary School
Tennyson Road, Luton, LU1 3RS
Mrs Power
01582 72 32 30
90
The Meads Primary School
Sawtry Close, Luton, LU3 2UE
Mr Jenkins
01582 49 09 05
90
Warden Hill Infant School
Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, LU3 2DN
Mrs Mastrogiovanni
01582 59 51 50
120
Waulud Primary School
Wauluds Bank Drive, Luton, LU3 3LZ
Ms Griffin
01582 59 34 69
60
Whipperley Infant Academy
Whipperley Ring, Luton, LU1 5QY
Ms Whitehouse
01582 72 58 68
90
Whitefield Primary School
Stockholm Way, Luton, LU3 3SS
Ms Pardon
Acting Headteacher
01582 59 61 08
60
Wigmore Primary School
Twyford Drive, Luton, LU2 9TB
Mr Davidson
01582 61 61 01
60
William Austin Infant School
Culverhouse Road, Luton, LU3 1PZ
Ms Kang
01582 59 51 98
150
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Key:
1. Bramingham Primary School
2. Whitefield Primary School
3. Cheynes Infant School
4. Warden Primary School
5. Warden Hill Infant School
6. The Meads Primary School
7. Icknield Primary School
8. Norton Road Primary School
9. St Joseph’s Primary School
10. William Austin Infant School
11. Bushmead Primary School
12. Pirton Hill Primary School
13. Chantry Primary Academy
14. Southfield Primary School
15. St. Martin de Porres Primary School
16. The Ferrars Academy
17. Leagrave Primary School
18. Beechwood Primary School
19. Downside Primary School
20. Maidenhall Primary School
21. Foxdell Infant School
22. Beech Hill Primary School
23. Whipperley Infant Academy
24. Dallow Primary Academy
25. St Margaret of Scotland Primary School
26. Hillborough Infant School
27. Tennyson Road Primary School
28. Surrey Street Primary School
29. Denbigh Primary School
30. St Matthew’s Primary School
31. Ramridge Primary School
32. Sacred Heart Primary School
33. Stopsley Primary School
34. Putteridge Primary School
35. Someries Infant School
36. Crawley Green Infant School
37. Wigmore Primary School
38. Barnfield Moorlands Primary School
39. River Bank Primary School
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Information on the junior transfer for September 2015
Junior schools in Luton
There are 9 maintained junior schools in Luton.
Name of School
Status of school
Age range
Responsibility for
admissions
Farley Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Ferrars Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Foxdell Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Hillborough Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Someries Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Sundon Park Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Warden Hill Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Wenlock Junior School
Voluntary Aided
7 – 11
Governing Body
William Austin Junior School
Community
7 – 11
Luton Borough Council
Primary schools
The following primary schools are not included in the transfer from infant to junior school as children enter primary
schools in the Reception Year and leave at the end of Year 6.
Barnfield Moorlands Primary School
Beech Hill Primary School
Beechwood Primary School
Bramingham Primary School
Bushmead Primary School
Chantry Primary Academy
Dallow Primary Academy
Denbigh Primary School
Downside Primary School
Icknield Primary School
Leagrave Primary School
Maidenhall Primary School
Norton Road Primary School
Pirton Hill Primary School
Putteridge Primary School
Ramridge Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary School
Southfield Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School*
St Margaret of Scotland Primary School
St Martin de Porres Primary School
St Matthew’s Primary School
Stopsley Primary School
Surrey Street Primary School
Tennyson Road Primary School
The Meads Primary School
Waulud Primary School
Whitefield Primary School
Wigmore Primary School
* At the time of printing, St Joseph’s Infant and Junior School were scheduled to publish statutory proposals to
amalgamate the schools to form St Joseph’s Primary School from January 2015.
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You must not specify a primary school as your first, second or third preference. If you would like to
request a place at a primary school please discuss the application procedure with the school concerned or a member of
the Council’s Admissions Team (see page 19 for contact details).
If a primary school is given as a preference, the preference will not be processed. Parents seeking a place
at a primary school for September 2015 should apply for a place in June 2015. Such requests will be treated as an
‘in-year admission’ and a place will only be agreed if there are vacancies in the relevant year group.
Admissions criteria for Luton junior community schools
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Farley Junior School
Ferrars Junior School
Foxdell Junior School
Hillborough Junior School
Someries Junior School
Sundon Park Junior School
Warden Hill Junior School
William Austin Junior School
In accordance with the Education Act 1996 children with a statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in their Statement. 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, residence or special guardianship order13. 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 infant 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.Pupils attending the linked infant school.
6.On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the main entrance14 of the school site and the pupil’s
home address15, with those living closer to the school being accorded higher priority.
Linked infant and junior schools normally share the same names (e.g. William Austin Infant School is linked to William
Austin Junior School) with the exception of:
• Whipperley Infant Academy for which Farley Junior School is the linked school.
• Cheynes Infant School for which Sundon Park Junior School is the linked school.
See page 63 for definitions on terms within this criteria.
An adoption order relates to children who have been adopted from local autority care in England and Wales. A ‘residence 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. 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).
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Main entrance of the school means the door used to access the school’s main reception.
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Tie break
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 the Council is unable to agree a place for all applicants meeting a
specific criterion, the distance criterion (priority 6) will be used as a tie-breaker.
In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. 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 Council officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Multiple births
For junior 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.
Waiting list
Your child’s name will be held on the waiting list for any school(s) you have ranked higher than the school your child has
been allocated.
For example:
First preference: school A – child’s name held on a waiting list for school A
Second preference: school B – place offered at school B
Third preference: school C – place not required as a higher preference school has been allocated.
Waiting lists are organised in the order of priority of the admissions criteria. Please note that the position of your child on
the waiting list(s) may change as children are added to or deleted from the list(s). Waiting lists will be held until 31 July
2016. Thereafter, it will be necessary for parents to re-apply to remain on the waiting list(s).
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 3 intake
The Council was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the following schools as a preference in the initial
allocation:
Hillborough Junior School
The Council was able to offer a place to all children who stated the following schools as a preference in the initial
allocation:
Farley Junior School
Foxdell Junior School
Sundon Park Junior School
Ferrars Junior School
Someries Junior School
Warden Hill Junior School
William Austin Junior School
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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Foxdell Junior School
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133
86
Hillborough Junior
School
90
173
90
Someries Junior
School
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97
58
Sundon Park Junior
School
90
102
75
Warden Hill Junior
School
120
243
117
William Austin Junior
School
150
181
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This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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
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3


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waiting list as at 30 May
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Distance
Ferrars Junior School
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Linked infant school
120
Children in Care or
previously looked after
Number of first, second
and third preferences
received before 15 January
2014
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Special Educational Needs
Published admissions
number
Farley Junior School
Number of places
allocated in the initial
allocation (16 April 2014)
School
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Number of places allocated in the initial
allocation under the following criteria:
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School
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
Farley Junior
School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
Ferrars Junior
School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
Foxdell Junior
School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
Hillborough
Junior School
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3
0
0
0
0
Someries
Junior School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
Sundon Park
Junior School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
Warden Hill
Junior School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
William Austin
Junior School
No appeals have been lodged for the school
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
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0
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School
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Farley Junior
School
Ferrars Junior
School
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
0
100%
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No appeals were heard for the school
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0
0
0
Foxdell Junior
School
No appeals were heard for the school
Hillborough
Junior School
No appeals were heard for the school
Someries
Junior School
No appeals were heard for the school
Sundon Park
Junior School
No appeals were heard for the school
Warden Hill
Junior School
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0
0
0
0
0
100%
1
William Austin
Junior School
1
0
0
0
0
0
100%
1
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Admissions criteria for Wenlock Junior School
In the event of there being more applicants than there are place available, the Governors will apply the following criteria
in the priority order of categories as listed below:
1.All ‘looked after’ children or children who were previously ‘looked after’ but immediately after being ‘looked after’
became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order whose carers fulfil the Admissions’ criteria
listed under 3 or 4 below.
2.Siblings of children already at the school at the date of proposed admission, whose parents/carers fulfil the admissions
criteria listed under 3 or 4 below.
3.(a) Children of parent(s)/guardian(s) who worship regularly in any of the Church of England Churches in the Luton
Deanery at the time of application. For the purpose of this policy, “regularly” will be deemed to be at least once in
each month for a period of six months or more.
(b) Children of parent(s)/guardian(s) who worship regularly in a Church of England Church who move into the Luton
Deanery less than six months from the date of proposed admission.
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(c) Children of parent(s)/guardian(s) who live in the Luton Deanery and who regularly worship in a Church of England
Church outside Luton Deanery, but still within the Diocese of St. Albans.
A letter verifying the required level of attendance to support applications for admission under categories 3(a), 3(b) and
3(c) would be required.
4.Children of parent(s)/guardian(s) who are regular attendees at another place of Christian worship which, at the time
of application, is a current paid up member of “Churches Together in Luton”. A letter would be required verifying
the level of attendance to accompany applications in this category.
5.Any other children ‘looked after’ by a local authority or children who were previously ‘looked after’ but immediately
after being ‘looked after’ became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
6.Siblings of children already at the school at the proposed date of admission.
7.Children from Crawley Green Infant School catchment area as defined by the local authority.
8.Children from Crawley Green Infant School living outside the area as defined in Category 7 above.
9.Any other children.
In the event of there being an oversubscription in any one of the above categories, the determining factor in that
category will be the geographical proximity to the school as defined below, with the exception of note B.
See page 63 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
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A.Geographical proximity will be determined by computerised measurement of the shortest distance by road or public
pathway from the front of the home to the main school entrance. Those living closer to the school will be
accorded the higher priority.
B.Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names Wenlock Voluntary Aided C of E Junior
School will be offered a place.
C.Definitions of terms used throughout this policy are in accordance with the published local authority definitions (see
page 65).
Parents are welcome to visit Wenlock Junior School before making their application.
Waiting list
The school will operate a waiting list activated as places become available based on the criteria. A place on the waiting
list will be held until 31 October. Parents will need to re-apply for a place after this date if they wish their child’s name to
be carried forward on the waiting list.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at Wenlock Junior School must also complete the school’s
supplementary form. The form must be returned to their child’s current school (if this is in Luton) or
to the Council’s Admissions Team by 15 January 2015.
The supplementary form is enclosed with this guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the school or from the Council’s Admissions Team.
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Children of parents who worship regularly in a Church of
England Church who move into the Luton Deanery less
than six months from the date of proposed admissions
Children of parents who live in the Luton Deanery and
worship regularly in a Church of England Church outside
Luton Deanery but still within the Diocese of St Albans
0
0
0
0
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer – no appeals have been lodged for the school
September 2013 Transfer – no appeals were heard for the school
Number of pupils on the waiting list as at 30 May 2014
Any other children
Children of parents who worship regularly in any of the
Church of England Churches in the Luton Deanery
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Children from Crawley Green Infant School living outside
the catchment area
Siblings of children already at the school
0
Children from Crawley Green Infant School catchment area
Children in Care or previously looked after
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Siblings of children already at the school
Special Educational Needs
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Any other children ‘looked after’ by a local authority or
children who were previously ‘looked after’
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation
(16 April 2014)
90
Children of parents are regular attendees of another place of
Christian worship
Number of first, second and third preferences received
before 15 January 2014
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The governing body was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
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The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
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Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
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Definitions for community schools and Wenlock Junior
School
Home address
The LA regards a pupil’s home address as where she or he spends the majority of the school week (i.e. Monday to
Friday, including nights) with her/his parent or legal guardian. The address of a childminder or family member who looks
after the child before or after school cannot be used. If there is any query on the home address this will be checked
against official documentation.
Siblings
The term ‘siblings’ include both natural, adopted and step brothers and sisters. It also includes fostered siblings where
foster care has been arranged by Children and Family Services. Other family relationships such as cousins will not be
considered under this criterion.
Medical grounds (for community schools)
This refers to the health of the child for whom a place is being requested and for whom the requested school is the
most suitable in the area to meet the child’s medical needs. It must relate to a recognised medical condition for which
the child is receiving treatment. Medical evidence must be provided to substantiate the claim. The medical evidence will
be sent to the Health Authority for advice in determining whether the child should be prioritised on medical grounds
with regard to admission to the requested school.
Timetable
October 2014
Parents/carers receive a letter which briefly explains the application process. The letter will have their child’s Unique
Identifier Number (UID) and the catchment school for their address.
Please take the time to read the relevant section to make sure you understand the process. Further information and
advice is available from the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16.
The guide can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions or you can obtain a copy from your child’s current
Luton school or from our Admissions Team.
15 January 2015
Online applications must be submitted by this date. If you have completed a paper application form this must be
returned to your child’s current Luton school or to the Council’s Admissions Team by this date.
Applicants for Wenlock Junior School must ensure they have completed the school’s supplementary form.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered in the initial allocation of places,
except in very exceptional circumstances.
16 April 2015
Offer emails are sent to parents/carers. Decision letters are sent to parents/carers via the post.
May 2015
Admission appeals will take place from May 2015.
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Farley Junior School
North Drift Way, Luton, LU1 5JF
Mr Bradshaw
Acting Headteacher
01582 72 50 69
90
Ferrars Junior School
Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0ES
Mrs McCarthy
01582 57 49 33
90
Foxdell Junior School
Dallow Road, Luton, LU1 1UP
Mrs Morton
01582 73 37 64
90
Hillborough Junior School
Hillborough Road, Luton, LU1 5EZ
Mr Williams
01582 61 33 31
90
Someries Junior School
Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 8AH
Mrs Jones
01582 73 88 10
60
Sundon Park Junior School
Kinross Crescent, Luton, LU3 3JU
Mrs Wightman
01582 57 16 19
90
Warden Hill Junior School
Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, LU3 2DN
Mr Welch
01582 59 13 86
120
Wenlock Junior School
Beaconsfield, Luton, LU2 0RW
Mrs Williams
01582 73 06 24
90
William Austin Junior School
Austin Road, Luton, LU3 1UA
Ms Adams
01582 57 21 00
150
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High schools and academies in Luton
There are seven maintained high schools in Luton and five academies. All schools and academies are comprehensive.
Name of School
Status of school
Age range
Responsibility for
admissions
Ashcroft High School
Foundation
11 – 16
Governing Body
Barnfield South Academy
Academy
11 – 18
Board of Directors
Barnfield West Academy
Academy
11 – 18
Board of Directors
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Voluntary Aided
11 – 18
Governing Body
Challney High School for Boys
Academy
11 – 16
Governing Body
Challney High School for Girls
Community
11 – 16
Luton Borough Council
Denbigh High School
Academy
11 – 16
Governing Body
Icknield High School
Academy
11 – 16
Governing Body
Lea Manor High School
Foundation
11 – 16
Governing Body
Lealands High School
Community
11 – 16
Luton Borough Council
Luton Girls’ Academy*
Academy
11 - 18
Governing Body
Putteridge High School
Community
11 – 16
Luton Borough Council
Stopsley High School
Foundation
11 – 16
Governing Body
*The Department for Education have recently announced that Luton Girls’ Academy will be opening for Year 7 intake
from September 2015 subject to the Secretary of State approving their funding agreement.
Admissions criteria for Ashcroft High School
In accordance with the Education Act 1996 children with a statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in their Statement. Thereafter the priorities listed below apply.
Should there be more applications than places available, the following criteria will be applied at the time of application, in
the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.
1.A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order16. 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.Students having their permanent residence within the present local authority (LA) designated catchment area and
whose parents have expressed a written preference for the school.
3.Students who will have a sibling on the school roll at the time of proposed admission and whose parents have
expressed a written preference for the school.
4.Students seeking admission on medical grounds whose parents have expressed a written preference for the school.
5.Any other applicants.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales. A ‘residence 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. 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).
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Where the number of places allocated within any of the criteria reaches the planned admission number, the straight line
distance from the school reception entrance to the mid-point at the front of the house of the pupil’s home, using the
local authority’s computerised measuring system will be used as a ‘tie-breaker’ with places being allocated to those who
live closest first.
Waiting list
The school operates a waiting list for the Year 7 intake until the last day of the calendar year. Parents will need to
re-apply to the school after this date to remain on the waiting list until the end of the academic year. Waiting lists will be
organised in the order of priority of the school’s admissions criteria.
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The governing body was able to offer a place to all pupils who stated the school as a preference in the initial allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer – no appeals have been lodged for the school
September 2013 Transfer – no appeals were heard for the school
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21
Distance
131
Medical
Siblings
237
Catchment
Number of places allocated in
the initial allocation (3 March
2014)
433
Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of first, second and
third preferences received
before 31 October 2013
270
Special Educational Needs
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under
the following criteria:
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Admissions criteria for Barnfield South Academy and
Barnfield West Academy
Where the numbers of applications for Year 7 exceed the published admission number, after the admission of pupils
with a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming Barnfield South Academy or Barnfield West Academy, the
oversubscription criteria below will apply in consecutive order:
a. Looked After Children (Children who are (a) in the care of local authorities or (b) being provided with accommodation
by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined by section 22(1) of the Children Act
1989) or children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted17 or became
subject to a residence order18 or special guardianship order19.
b.Children of staff employed by Barnfield South Academy or Barnfield West Academy who the Academy reasonably
considers has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage and/or have two or
more years of service at the time of application to Barnfield South Academy or Barnfield West Academy. Where the
numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
The Academy currently considers teachers employed to undertake roles in Maths, English and Science as areas of
demonstrable shortage and therefore compliant with this policy, however, this criteria may change during the course
of an academic year.
c. Children who live within the priority admission area – as shown on the catchment area list. Where the numbers of
applicants in this criterion exceeds the number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
d.Children who attend the Barnfield Feeder Primary Schools; applicants who have been on the admission roll at the
close of the previous year of any of the designated Feeder Primary schools. A list of current Feeder Primary Schools
is shown below. Where the number of applicants in this criterion exceeds the number of places, offers will be
determined by random allocation.
The following schools are regarded as feeder schools to Barnfield South Academy and Barnfield West Academy:
a) Barnfield Moorlands Primary School
b) Barnfield Vale Academy
e.Children who have siblings currently at Barnfield South Academy or Barnfield West Academy and will continue to be
on the admission roll at the point of admission. Siblings are defined as meaning two or more children who have at least
one parent in common and/or who reside at the same house as one another (for example foster children). Where a
child has been legally adopted, he or she will be regarded as the sibling of any other children of the same legal guardian
on the admission roll at the point of admission. Where the numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the number
of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
f. Pupils living within the ‘combined catchment area’. Where the number of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
g. Pupils living outside the ‘combined catchment area’. Where the number of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
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An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales.
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Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘residence order’ as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live.
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Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special
guardians).
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Where the numbers of applicants for oversubscription criteria b), c), d), e), f) and g) exceeds the number of places
available, offers will be determined by random allocation for each oversubscription criterion in turn. Applications
will be placed in rank order by random allocation, based upon the drawing of names from a list, all first, second and
third preferences will be considered equally. The random allocation process is to be overseen and undertaken by an
independent panel.
Waiting list
Unsuccessful applicants will be offered an opportunity to be placed on the waiting list. Parents who wish their child to
be included on the waiting list must inform Barnfield South Academy or Barnfield West Academy in writing by 31 March
2015. The order of placement on the waiting list will be determined in accordance with the oversubscription criteria,
not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list.
The names on the waiting list will be held until the end of the academic year. Parents can re-apply for a place at the
Academies at the end of the academic year.
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Additional information
The postcodes of the wards within the priority admission area and combined catchment area will be published on the
Council’s admissions webpage (www.luton.gov.uk/admissions) under the catchment area link. The postcodes are
also available on request from the Admissions Team or the academies.
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The Board of Directors at Barnfield South Academy was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a
preference in the initial allocation:
The Board of Directors at Barnfield West Academy was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as
a preference in the initial allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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



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15
78


23
33
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
27
x
0
Number of pupils on the waiting list
as at 30 May 2014
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Pupils living outside the combined
catchment area
270
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Pupils living within the combined
catchment area
602
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Siblings
270
1
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Barnfield Feeder Primary Schools
Barnfield West
Academy
Priority admissions area
266
Children of staff
360
Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
270
Special Educational Needs
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
Barnfield South
Academy
Academy
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
0
0
0
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The Board of Directors at Barnfield West Academy was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Pupils
living within the combined catchment area criterion, therefore, pupils were selected by random allocation by an
independent panel.
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September 2014 Transfer
Academy
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
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Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
Barnfield South Academy
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0
0%
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Barnfield West Academy
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24
2
8%
22
92%
1
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
91%
1
September 2013 Transfer
Academy
72
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Barnfield South Academy
Barnfield West Academy
Agreed
%
No appeals were heard for the school
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Admissions criteria for Cardinal Newman Catholic School
The ethos of Cardinal Newman Catholic School is based on Christian Gospel values and the teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. The governing body asks parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the
school community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and
be considered for a place.
The school primarily serves all the parishes of Luton, Houghton Regis and Dunstable.
In the case of oversubscription the governors will give priority to children in the following order:
1.Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2.Practising baptised Catholic siblings of children attending the school at the time of proposed admission, whose
application is supported by their parish priest or the priest where they practise. The Baptismal Certificate must be
provided.
3.Practising baptised Catholic children from the parishes of Luton, Houghton Regis and Dunstable whose application is
supported by their parish priest or the priest where they practice. The Baptismal Certificate must be provided.
4.Practising baptised Catholic children from other parishes whose application is supported by their parish priest or the
priest where they practice. The Baptismal Certificate must be provided.
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5.Baptised Catholic children attending St Vincent’s Primary School, St Martin de Porres Primary School, St Joseph’s
Primary School, St Margaret of Scotland Primary School or Sacred Heart Primary School with siblings at Cardinal
Newman Catholic School at the time of proposed admission. The Baptismal Certificate must be provided.
6.Baptised Catholic children attending St Vincent’s Primary School, St Martin de Porres Primary School, St Joseph’s
Primary School, St Margaret of Scotland Primary School or Sacred Heart Primary School. The Baptismal Certificate
must be provided.
7.Other baptised Catholic children. The Baptismal Certificate must be provided.
8.Siblings other than Catholic currently at Cardinal Newman Catholic School at the time of proposed admission.
9.Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education, and whose
application is supported by their priest or minister of religion.
10.Children from other faith backgrounds whose application is supported by their minister of religion.
11.Other children.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Waiting lists
The Admissions Committee will keep a ‘waiting list’ of those children who have not been offered a place, until the end of
August 2015. At that point, new applications need to be made to the school and a new waiting list will be collated. For
this and all other oversubscribed year groups, a waiting list will remain in place until the end of each academic year (31
July).
Additional Information
1.Overriding priority will be given to pupils who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school.
2.A Catholic child is a child baptised according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church and possesses a Baptismal
Certificate. A child enrolled in a catechumenate programme is also accepted as a Catholic if they are supported by a
letter from their parish priest confirming their enrolment on the programme.
3.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 function (section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
4.A practising Catholic is defined as someone who attends Mass weekly.
5.A Christian means a full member of ‘Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’; at the time when decisions on
admissions are made proof of membership must be provided by the appropriate church leader.
Tie break
In any situation where the application of the admissions criteria results in more children with an equal right to admission
to the school than the number of available places, the tie-breaker will be determined by random selection by an
independent body.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at Cardinal Newman Catholic School must also complete the
school’s supplementary form and provide their child’s original Baptismal Certificate. The documents
must be returned to their child’s current school (if this is in Luton) or to the Council’s Admissions
Team by 31 October 2014.
The supplementary form is enclosed with this guide or can be downloaded at www.luton.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the Catholic junior and primary schools in Luton or from the Council’s
Admissions Team.
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The governing body was able to offer a place to all pupils who stated the school as a preference in the initial allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
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18
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13
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


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Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
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0
0
0
0
0
0
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September 2013 Transfer
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
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2
1
50%
1
50%
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Number of pupils on the
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Other children
Children from other
faith backgrounds
Children from other Christian
denominations
Siblings other than Catholic
Other baptised Catholic children
Baptised Catholic children attending
relevant feeder schools
Baptised Catholic children attending
relevant feeder schools with siblings
Practising baptised Catholic children
from other parishes
Practising baptised Catholic children
from relevant parishes
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Practising baptised Catholic siblings
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Children in Care or previously
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Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
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Special Educational Needs
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
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Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
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Admissions criteria for Challney High School for Boys and
Denbigh High School
In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in the Statement. Thereafter, the following priorities will apply:
1.Looked after children or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2.Siblings of pupils attending the school at the proposed admission date who currently live within the catchment area.
3.Children of staff currently employed at the school.
4.Pupils living in the catchment area of the school.
5.On medical grounds supported by a medical certificate.
6.Siblings of pupils attending the school at the proposed admission date who live outside the school’s catchment area.
7.On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the centre of the front main entrance of the school site
and the pupil’s home address which is measured from a point at the address identified in the Local Land and Property
Gazetteer. Those who live closer to the school will be accorded higher priority.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie break
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 a place cannot be agreed for all applicants meeting a specific
criterion, the distance criterion (priority 7) will be used as a tie-breaker.
In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. twins or 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 governor, independent of the Admissions Team.
Waiting list
Where it is not possible to agree all applications for the school, a waiting list will be devised. The waiting list is organised
in the order of priority of the school’s admissions criteria. It is not based on the date the application was added to the
list. The waiting list will be held until 31 July 2016. Thereafter, it will be necessary for parents to re-apply to remain on
the waiting list.
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pupils who stated the school as a preference in the initial allocation.
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
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Number of pupils on the waiting list
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Distance
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Siblings living outside of the
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Medical
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Catchment
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Children of staff
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Siblings living in the catchment area
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
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Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
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School for Boys
Special Educational Needs
Published admissions number
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Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
0
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x
0
0
0
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0
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x
0
0
0
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Challney High School for Boys was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Catchment criterion; therefore,
the catchment area pupils living closest to the school were allocated a place.
Denbigh High School was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Catchment criterion; therefore, the
catchment area pupils living closest to the school were allocated a place.
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School
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of appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
Challney High School for Boys
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Denbigh High School
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18%
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82%
2
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School
Number
of appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
Challney High School for Boys
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11%
17
89%
1
0
Denbigh High School
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1
4%
25
96%
1
0
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Admissions criteria for Challney High School for Girls,
Lealands High School and Putteridge High School
Should there be more applications than places available, the following criteria will be used to allocate places.
In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in the Statement. Thereafter, the following priorities will 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, residence or special guardianship order21. 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.Pupils living in the catchment area of the school.
3.On medical grounds supported by medical evidence.
4.Brothers and sisters of pupils attending the school when the pupil starts at the school*.
5.On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the main entrance22 of the school site and the pupil’s
home address23, with those living closer to the school being accorded higher priority.
*For Challney High School for Girls this criterion will apply to sisters of pupils attending either Challney High School
for Boys or Challney High School for Girls.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie break
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 the Council is unable to agree a place for all applicants meeting a
specific criterion, the distance criterion (priority 5) will be used as a tie-breaker.
In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. twins or 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 Council Officer, independent of the Admissions Team.
Waiting list
Your child’s name will be held on the waiting list for any school(s) you have ranked higher than the school your child has
been allocated.
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arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. 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).
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Main entrance of the school means the door used to access the school’s main reception.
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For example:
First preference: school A – child’s name held on a waiting list for school A
Second preference: school B – place offered at school B
Third preference: school C – place not required as a higher preference school has been allocated.
Waiting lists are organised in the order of priority of the schools’ admissions criteria. Please note that the position of your
child on the waiting list(s) may change as children are added to or deleted from the list(s). Waiting lists are not based
on the date the application was added to the list(s). Waiting lists will be held until 31 July 2016. Thereafter, it will be
necessary for parents to re-apply to remain on the waiting list(s).
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The Council was unable to offer a place to all pupils who stated the following school as a preference in the initial
allocation.
Challney High School for Girls
The Council was able to offer a place to all pupils who stated the following schools as a preference in the initial
allocation.
Lealands High School
Putteridge High School
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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210
371
196
0
Putteridge High School
243
317
109
2

185

2
117


0
59

0
0
0
Number of pupils on the waiting list
as at 30 May 2014
Children in Care or previously
looked after
210
Distance
Special Educational Needs
353
Siblings
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
210
Medical
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
Challney High School for Girls
Catchment
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial
allocation under the following criteria:
School
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
20
x
28
13
64


7
41


0
0
Challney High School for Girls was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Distance criterion, therefore, the
pupils living closest to the school were allocated a place
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer
School
Number
of appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
Challney High School for Girls
3
0
3
2
67%
1
33%
0
Lealands High School
No appeals were lodged for the school
Putteridge High School
No appeals were lodged for the school
September 2013 Transfer
School
Number
of appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
Challney High School for Girls
15
14
2
14%
12
86%
1
Lealands High School
No appeals were heard for the school
Putteridge High School
No appeals were heard for the school
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
Admissions criteria for Icknield High School
In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a Statement of SEN are required to be admitted to the school
named in the Statement. Additionally, the Education (Admission of Looked After Children (England) Regulation 2006)
require the school to give top priority to children in care after children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
Thereafter, the following priorities will apply:
Should there be more applications than places available, the following criteria will apply, in the order set out, to decide
which children to admit:
1.Students who are looked after by a local authority or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after
being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order24 where the person with
parental responsibility completed the application form expressing a written preference for the school.
2.Students having their current home address within the present local authority designated catchment area.
3.Siblings of students attending the school at the time of proposed admission.
4.Medical grounds, supported by an appropriate medical certificate.
5.Any other applicant.
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a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).
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Tie break
The distance criterion will also be used as the “tie-breaker” for situations where the number of places allocated within
any of the criteria (2) to (5) reaches the published admissions number.The distance criterion is measured on the shortest
straight line distance from the central school quadrangle to the mid point, front of house at the student’s home address,
with those living closer to the school being accorded the higher priority.
The school will make every effort to accommodate all students living in the catchment area. If necessary the school will
admit a small number of students over the 290 admission number in agreement with the Local Authority (as set out
in paragraph 1.18 of the Admission Code). If this is done, it does not alter the published admissions number and the
waiting list will only be activated once the roll for that year drops below 290 through natural wastage.This arrangement
applies only to oversubscription criterion 2.
Waiting list
The school will operate a waiting list, activated as places become available based on the criteria. A place on the waiting
list will be held for one year and must be re-applied for annually.
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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
Number of pupils on the waiting list
as at 30 May 2014
2
Distance
4
Medical
Siblings
290
Catchment
942
Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
290
Special Educational Needs
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following
criteria:
Published admissions number
80
0
50
x
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The school was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Distance criterion; therefore, the pupils living closest
to the school were allocated a place.
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Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
14
3
11
4
36%
7
64%
0
September 2013 Transfer
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
19
17
2
12%
15
88%
2
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
Admissions criteria for Lea Manor High School
In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be
admitted to the school named in the Statement. Thereafter, should there be more applications than places available, the
following criteria will be applied at the time of application, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:
1.A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order25 where the person with parental responsibility has
expressed a written preference for the school.
2.Students having their permanent residence within the present local authority designated catchment area and whose
parents have expressed a written preference for the school.
3.Siblings of children attending the school at the time of proposed admission and whose parents have expressed a
written preference for the school.
4.Students seeking admission on medical grounds (supported by a medical certificate that has been agreed by the Health
Authority) and whose parents have expressed a written preference for the school.
5.Any other applicant.
Tie break
Where the number of places allocated within any of the criteria reaches the planned admission number the straight line
distance from the school reception entrance to the pupil’s front door, using the local authority’s computerised measuring
system will be used as a ‘tie-breaker’ with places being allocated to those who live closest first.
An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales. A ‘residence 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. 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).
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Waiting list
Where it is not possible to agree all applications, a waiting list will be devised.
For the new Year 7 intake the pupils’ names will be held on the waiting list until 31 July 2016. Parents will need to
re-apply for a place after this date if they wish their child’s name to be carried forward on the waiting list.
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The governing body was able to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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
0


0
41

Number of pupils on the waiting list
as at 30 May 2014
12
Distance
134
Medical
Siblings
194
Catchment
393
Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2014)
240
Special Educational Needs
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
82
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
0
Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer – no appeals have been lodged for the school
September 2013 Transfer – no appeals were heard for the school
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
Admissions criteria for Luton Girls’ Academy
At the time of printing, the Academy’s admission arrangements had not been approved by the Department for
Education. Once approved the criteria will be displayed on both the Council’s website (www.luton.gov.uk/admissions)
and the Academy’s website (www.lutongirlsacademy.com). Hard copies will be available on request by telephoning the
Admissions Team on (01582) 54 80 16 or the Academy on (01582) 63 55 80.
Admissions criteria for Stopsley High School
If the number of places in a particular year group at the school is not sufficient to meet the number of applications from
parents, the following criteria are applied to determine how places will be allocated.
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a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).
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1.A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became
subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order26. 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.Students living in the catchment area of the school.
3.Siblings of children attending the school at the time of proposed admission.
4.Students who do not live in the catchment area but who attend a local feeder school i.e. Stopsley Primary, St
Matthews Primary or Bushmead Primary.
5.Medical grounds supported by an appropriate medical practitioner.
6.Students living outside of the catchment area who do not attend one of the feeder schools.
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.
See pages 84-86 for definitions of terms within this criteria.
Tie break
A tie-breaker will come into force where the number of places eligible within any of the criteria set out would exceed
the Approved Admissions Number (AAN). In such circumstances shortest straight line distance from the door to the
school’s main reception to the student’s home address27, will be used. Students living closer to the school will be given
priority. In the event of (a) two or more children living at the same address point (e.g. twins or 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 an independent body.
Waiting list
For the Year 7 intake the names will be held on the waiting list until 31 July 2016.
Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 7 intake
The governing body was unable to offer a place to all children who stated the school as a preference in the initial
allocation:
The ticks () show which pupils were offered a place and the crosses (X) show the criterion in which some pupils
were refused a place.
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

The home address is measured from a point at the address identified in the Local Land and Property Gazetteer.
Number of pupils on the waiting list
as at 30 May 2014
Feeder School
119
Distance
0
Medical
4

Siblings
198
Catchment
Number of places allocated in the
initial allocation (3 March 2013)
564
Children in Care or previously
looked after
Number of first, second and third
preferences received before 31
October 2013
198
Special Educational Needs
Published admissions number
Number of places allocated in the initial allocation under the following criteria:
0
20
x
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The Governing Body at Stopsley High School was unable to offer all applications a place in the initial allocation of places.
The school was unable to offer a place to all pupils who met the Distance criterion; therefore, the pupils living closest
to the school were allocated a place.
Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer
Number of
appeals
received
Number of
appeals
pending
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
5
0
3
1
33%
2
67%
2
September 2013 Transfer
84
Number of
appeals
received
Heard
Agreed
%
Not agreed
%
Number of
appeals
withdrawn
2
0
0
0%
0
100%
2
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Definitions
Home address (definition for Ashcroft High School, Stopsley High School and community high schools)
The LA regards a pupil’s home address as where she or he spends the majority of the school week (i.e. Monday to
Friday, including nights) with her/his parent or legal guardian. The address of a childminder or family member who looks
after the child before or after school cannot be used. If there is any query on the home address this will be checked
against official documentation.
Home address (definition for Cardinal Newman Catholic School)
A pupil’s home address will be regarded as the address of the parent(s) or carer(s) with parental responsibility with
whom the pupil usually lives.This will not usually include grandparents, aunts or uncles. Where a pupil spends time with
parents at more than one address, the address used will be the one at which the pupil is ordinarily resident and where
the pupil spends the majority of the school week (Monday to Friday) including nights. If there is any query on the home
address this will be checked against official documentation.
Home address (definition of Barnfield South Academy, Barnfield West Academy, Challney High School
for Boys and Denbigh High School)
The school regards a pupil’s home address as where she or he spends the majority of the school week (i.e. Monday to
Friday, including nights) with her/his parent or legal guardian. The address of a childminder or family member who looks
after the child before or after school cannot be used. The Governing Body reserves the right to seek verification from
the Local Authority in which the home is situated.
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Looked after child (definition for Challney High School for Boys and Denbigh High School)
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.
Looked after child (definition for Cardinal Newman Catholic School)
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).
Siblings (definition for Ashcroft High School, community high schools, Challney High School for Boys
and Denbigh High School)
The term ‘siblings’ include natural, adopted and step brothers and sisters. It also includes fostered siblings, where
foster care has been arranged by Children and Family Services. Other family relationships such as cousins will not be
considered under this criterion.
Siblings (definition for Cardinal Newman Catholic School)
A sibling is defined as brothers and sisters living in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted
siblings, step brothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. That sibling must be in school (Year 7-13) at the time of
admission to fit into the admissions criteria (i.e. the sibling will be at Cardinal Newman in the academic year 2014-15 to
fit into the admissions criteria).
Siblings (definition for Stopsley High School)
Sibling refers to brothers or sisters, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or child of
the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place sought is living in the same family unit at the same
address as that sibling.
Medical grounds (definition for Ashcroft High School, community high schools, Challney High School
for Boys and Denbigh High School)
This refers to the health of the child for whom a place is being requested and for whom the requested school is the
most suitable in the area to meet the child’s medical needs. It must relate to a recognised medical condition for which
the child is receiving treatment. A medical certificate must be provided to substantiate the claim. The medical certificate
will be sent to the Health Authority for advice in determining whether the child should be prioritised on medical grounds
with regard to admission to the requested school.
Medical grounds (definition for Stopsley High School)
Medical grounds refer to cases where there are reasons which make it essential that a child should attend Stopsley High
School and where Stopsley High School is the only school that could meet the child’s needs. A medical report from
the child’s doctor or consultant must be submitted with the application form, setting out valid medical reasons why it is
essential for the child to be admitted to Stopsley High School and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to
attend another school. The comments of the authority’s medical officer may also be sought in order to decide whether
it is essential for a child to be admitted to Stopsley High School on medical grounds. Admission on medical grounds
cannot be considered where the medical condition relates to that of a parent/carer, brother, sister or other relative.
Children of staff (definition for Challney High School for Boys and Denbigh High School)
A member of staff is defined as someone who meets all the following criteria a) to d) inclusive of criterion e) at the time
the application for admission to the school is made:
a)is employed by the school on a permanent contract and
b)has been in post continuously for at least two years and
c)is permanently contracted to work for the school for at least fifteen hours per week and
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or
e)is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage which are determined annually.
Someone who meets the criteria but has been TUPEed to another employer and is still working at the school is also
defined as a member of staff for the purposes of this document.
Combined catchment areas (definitions for Barnfield South Academy and Barnfield West Academy)
The combined catchment area covers the specific wards and postcodes associated with the Luton Borough Council
wards listed, these being Leagrave, Biscot, Challney, Saints, Lewsey, Round Green, Luton Icknield, Dallow, High
Town, Limbury, Stopsley, Bramingham, Barnfield, Northwell, Wigmore, Crawley, Farley, South and Sundon Park. The
postcodes of the wards within the combined catchment area will be published on the Council’s admissions webpage
(www.luton.gov.uk/admissions) under the catchment area link. The postcodes are also available on request from
the Admissions Team or the academy.
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High school and academy open evenings
It is strongly recommended that parents/carers and pupils attend the open evenings of the high schools and academies
that interest them. Open evenings give parents and pupils the opportunity to gain a good overview of the school by
meeting staff and pupils and gathering information about the school or academy.
School
Date
Time
Ashcroft High School
8 October 2014
5pm – 7.30pm
Barnfield South Academy
30 September 2014
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Barnfield West Academy
2 October 2014
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
1 October 2014
5.30pm – 9pm
Challney High School for Boys
23 October 2014
7pm – 9pm
Challney High School for Girls
16 October 2014
6pm – 8.30pm
Denbigh High School
9 October 2014
6pm – 9pm
Icknield High School
30 September 2014
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Lea Manor High School
16 October 2014
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Lealands High School
8 October 2014
5.30pm – 9pm
25 September 2014
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Chaul End Community Centre, Dunstable Road, Luton LU4 8QN
1 October 2014
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Leagrave Centre, Strangers Way, Luton LU4 9ND
Luton Girl’s Academy
Putteridge High School
2 October 2014
6pm – 8.30pm
Stopsley High School
1 October 2014
2 October 2014
6.30pm – 8.30pm
10am – 12noon
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Parents/carers receive a letter which briefly explains the application process. The letter will have their child’s Unique
Identifier Number (UID) and the catchment school for their address.
Please take the time to read the relevant sections within this guide to make sure you understand the process. Further
information and advice is available from the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16.
September – October 2014
Open evenings for high schools and academies.
31 October 2014
Online applications must be submitted by this date. If you have completed a paper application form this must be
returned to your child’s current Luton school or to the Council’s Admissions Team by this date.
Applicants for Cardinal Newman Catholic School must also ensure that they have submitted a completed supplementary
form together with their child’s original Baptismal Certificate by this date.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered in the initial allocation of places,
except in very exceptional circumstances.
2 March 2015
Offer emails are sent to parents/carers. Decision letters are sent to parents/carers via the junior /primary schools. If your
child attends a school outside of Luton, or an independent (private) school, the letter will be sent via the post.
April 2015
Admissions appeals will take place from April 2015.
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Headteacher
Telephone
Number
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Number
Ashcroft High School
Crawley Green Road, Luton, LU2 9AG
Ms Austin
01582 43 61 00
270
Barnfield South Academy
Rotheram Avenue, Luton, LU1 5PP
Mrs Barr
Principal
01582 81 15 15
270
Barnfield West Academy
Leagrave High Street, Luton, LU4 0NE
Mr Hardy
Principal
01582 60 12 21
270
Cardinal Newman Catholic
School
Warden Hill Road, Luton, LU2 7AE
Mr Richardson
01582 59 71 25
270
Challney High School for Boys
Stoneygate Road, Luton, LU4 9TJ
Dame Yasmin Bevan
Executive Prinicpal
Mr Connor
Associate Prinicipal
01582 59 99 21
165
Challney High School for Girls
Addington Way, Luton, LU4 9FJ
Mrs Havard
01582 57 14 27
210
Denbigh High School
Alexandra Avenue, Luton, LU3 1HE
Dame Yasmin Bevan
Executive Prinicpal
Mr Townsend
Associate Prinicipal
01582 73 66 11
224
Icknield High School
Riddy Lane, Luton, LU3 2AH
Mr Dean
01582 57 65 61
290
Lealands High School
Sundon Park Road, Luton, LU3 3AL
Mr Burridge
01582 61 16 00
210
Lea Manor High School
Northwell Drive, Luton, LU3 3TL
Ms Simpson
01582 65 26 00
240
Luton Girls’ Academy
Address to be confirmed
www,lutongirlsacademy.com
To be confirmed
01582 63 55 80
120
Putteridge High School
Putteridge Road, Luton, LU2 8HJ
Mrs Beauchamp
01582 41 57 91/2
243
Stopsley High School
St Thomas’ Road, Luton, LU2 7UX
Ms Johns
01582 87 09 00
198
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Children due to transfer to studio school or
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Information on the studio school/UTC transfer for
September 2015
Students can opt to transfer to a studio school or University Technical College at the beginning of Year 10.
Admissions criteria for Barnfield Skills Academy
Students enter Barnfield Skills Academy in Year 10 and remain at the academy until the end of Year 11. The academy
has a sixth form and students can apply for a place in the sixth form during Year 11.
The academy will teach the national curriculum in English, Maths, Science and ICT via multi disciplinary practical learning
and offers both academic and vocational qualifications.
Where the number of applications for admission exceed the published admission number, after the admission of pupils
with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming Barnfield Skills Academy, the following oversubscription criteria
will apply in the following consecutive order:
a. Looked after children (children who are (a) in the care of local authorities or (b) being provided with accommodation
by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined by section 22(1) of the Children Act
1989) or children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted28 or became
subject to a residence order29 or special guardianship order30.
b.Children of staff employed by Barnfield Skills Academy who the academy reasonably considers has been recruited
to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage and/or who have two or more years of service at
the time of the application to Barnfield Skills Academy. Where the numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
The Academy currently considers teachers employed to undertake roles in maths, English and science as areas of
demonstrable shortage and therefore compliant with this policy, however this criteria may change during the course
of an academic year.
c. Children who attend the Barnfield feeder schools – applicants who have been on the admission roll at the close of the
previous year of any of the designated feeder schools. Where the numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
Only the following named schools are regarded as feeder schools to Barnfield Skills Academy for the year 2015/16,
where additional feeder schools are proposed in the future this will be subjected to a further round of consultation.
Barnfield South Academy
Barnfield West Academy
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An adoption order relates to the children who have been adopted from local authority care in England and Wales.
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Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘residence order’ as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live.
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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).
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d.Children who have siblings currently at the Barnfield Skills Academy and will continue to be on the admission roll at
the point of admission. Siblings are defined as meaning two or more children who have at least one parent in common
and/or who reside at the same house as one another (for example foster children). Where a child has been legally
adopted, he or she will be regarded as the sibling of any other children of the same legal guardian on the admission roll
at the point of admission. Where the numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the number of places, offers will
be determined by random allocation.
e.Pupils living within the ‘combined catchment area’, where the number of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
f. Pupils living outside the ‘combined catchment area’, where the numbers of applicants in this criterion exceeds the
number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.
Tie break
Where the numbers of applicants for oversubscription criteria b), c), d), e) and f) exceeds the number of places available,
offers will be determined by random allocation for each oversubscription criterion in turn. Applications will be placed in
rank order by random allocation, based upon the drawing of names from a list, all first, second and third preferences will
be considered equally. The random allocation process is to be overseen and undertaken by an independent body.
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Summary of places allocated for the September 2014 Year 10 intake
No pupils were allocated a place at Barnfield Skills Academy in the initial allocation. However, as at 30 May 2014, eight
pupils have been allocated a place at the school.
Summary of places agreed on appeal
September 2014 Transfer
No appeals have been lodged for the school.
September 2012 Transfer
No appeals were heard for the school.
This information is correct as at 30 May 2014.
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Definitions
Home address
Barnfield Skills Academy regards a pupil’s home address as where she or he spends the majority of the school week
(i.e. Monday to Friday, including nights) with her/his parent or legal guardian. The address of a childminder or family
member who looks after the child before or after school cannot be used. The governing body reserves the right to seek
verification from the local authority in which the home is situated.
Combined catchment areas
The combined catchment area covers the specific wards and postcodes associated with the Luton Borough Council
wards listed, these being Leagrave, Biscot, Challney, Saints, Lewsey, Round Green, Luton Icknield, Dallow, High Town,
Limbury, Stopsley, Bramingham, Barnfield, Northwell, Wigmore, Crawley, Farley, South and Sundon Park as well as
four postcodes and wards associated with the Central Bedfordshire Council these being Dunstable Icknield, Houghton
Hall, Tithe Farm and Parkside. The postcodes of the wards within the combined catchment area will be published on
the Council’s admissions webpage (www.luton.gov.uk/admissions) under the catchment area link. The postcodes
are also available on request from the Admissions Team or the academy.
Open evening
It is strongly recommended that parents/carers and pupils attend the open evening for Barnfield Skills Academy. The
open evening gives parents and pupils the opportunity to gain a good overview of the academy by meeting staff and
pupils and gathering information about the academy.
Date
Time
7 October 2014
5pm – 8pm
24 February 2015
5pm – 8pm
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Timetable
September 2014
Application forms and guidance will be available from the Council’s Admissions Team or Barnfield Skills Academy.
Please take the time to read the relevant sections of this guide to make sure you understand the process. Further
information and advice is available from the Admissions Team on 01582 54 80 16.
October 2014 and February 2015
Open evening.
31 October 2014
Completed application forms must be returned to the Council’s Admissions Team by this date.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered in the initial allocation of places, except in very
exceptional circumstances.
2 March 2015
Decision letters are sent to parents/carers via the post.
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April 2015
Admission appeals will take place from April 2015.
Contact details for Barnfield Skills Academy
Academy
Address
Headteacher
Telephone Number
Admission Number
Barnfield Skills Academy
York Street, Luton, LU2 0EZ
email [email protected]
Mr Cronin
01582 56 97 02
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Barnfield Skills Academy
York Street
Luton
LU2 0EZ
Telephone Number: 01582 56 97 02
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