The School’s intake number is currently 45. This is the maximum number of children that we are allowed to have in any school year, and is determined by the physical size of the school site. If there are more than 45 applicants in a given year, places are allocated according to the following admissions criteria:
Children who have a Educational Health & Care Plan of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted.
- Children in public care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order (PLAC). This includes children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.
- Children normally living in the catchment area who have siblings attending St Philip’s at the time of admission.
- Children normally living in the catchment area. Places will be offered in this category until a total of 40 places have been taken by children with statements of SEN, or in accordance with criteria 1-3, or when all applicants in this category have received an offer.
- Children applying for a church place.
Up to five church places will be offered to children of families who specifically wish their children to be educated at a Church of England school. Parents applying on religious grounds must also submit a St Philip’s Supplementary Information Form which is available from the School.
These places will be prioritized in the following order.
- a) Families at the heart of their church,
- b) Families attached to the church,
- c) Families known to their church.
Within these categories applicants will be prioritized as follows:
- Families linked to St Philip’s church the Parish church,
- Families linked to other Church of England churches,
- Families linked to other Christian churches.
- Other children normally living in the catchment area (and not included in 3 above).
- Children not living in the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
- Children applying for a Church place (who were not offered a place under criterion 4).
- Any remaining applicants.
Tiebreaker. Where there is a need to prioritise in a category, children living nearest to the school will be given priority.