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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust


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:-

Abbey Lane
Lower Meadow
Norton Free

Admission Process

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.