Initial Admission into Secondary School at the Normal Admission Date
Students attending junior or primary schools will normally transfer to secondary schools at the age of 11+.
The Local Authority allocates places at secondary schools using the following order of priorities:
1. Looked After Children or previously Looked After Children
2. Pupils living in the Catchment area, with a sibling* who is already attending
Meadowhead School, and will still be on roll when the Y6 pupil transfers to Meadowhead
3. Pupils living in the Catchment area and currently attending a Feeder Primary School**.
4. Pupils living in the Catchment area only
5. Children who do not live in the catchment area who will have siblings* attending the
school on the day of admission
6. Children who do not live in the catchment area but attend a designated feeder primary
7. All other applications
Within each of the above categories the discriminator will be distance from the home address to Meadowhead School measured in a straight line
*A child will only be afforded “sibling” status if the older sibling has attended the school prior to sixth form
** The Feeder Primary Schools for Meadowhead School are:-
During the Autumn Term prior to the September in which the student will normally transfer from junior or primary school to secondary school, the parent/carer will receive a letter indicating which secondary school serves the area of the student’s home address. Parents/carers are asked to reply stating their three different preferred schools.
Requests are considered by the LEA in accordance with the principles outlined above, and on 1 March students will be offered a place at a school for which they are the most eligible.