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Admission to Hackney’s Primary schools in 2010 A guide for parents


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Admission to Hackney’s Primary schools in 2010 A guide for parents

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CONTENTS ADMISSION TO HACKNEY’S PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2010

Foreword by the Chief Executive, The Learning Trust Introduction Timetable for admission to reception class

SECTION A ChILDCARE AND NURSERY PLACES Who do I contact to get information about childcare? When can my child start at a nursery class? Why should I send my child to a nursery? How do I apply for a nursery place at a school? How does the admission process work? What happens if my child doesn’t get a nursery place? Admission to nursery classes in religious schools

SECTION B starting school in 2010 When can my child start reception class? How do I apply for a place in a reception class? How do I apply for a school place if my child has a statement of special educational needs? How do I check whether I might be offered a place at a particular school? How do I apply for schools in another borough? How do I apply to a religious school? How do I apply on-line? What is the closing date for applications? What documents do I need to provide with my application? How will you process my application? Can I get priority for my child’s medical or social needs? If I have twins or triplets, will any special consideration be given to my application? My child already attends the nursery, will they automatically get a place at the main school? What are the admissions criteria for community primary schools in Hackney? What happens if I apply late, or want to change my preferences? When will I know the outcome of my application? What happens if I don’t want the school place offered? How do places get re-allocated when a vacancy becomes available?

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CONTENTS ADMISSION TO HACKNEY’S PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2010 What happens if I don’t get a place at any of my preferred schools? What happens if I change my address? What happens if I get a school place in another borough? How do I appeal? How do I appeal if my child has a statement of special educational needs? In-year primary admissions for 2010/11 Admission of twins or triplets in year 3 and above Pupils who have been permanently excluded In-Year Fair Access protocol for 2010/11

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SECTION c primary school APPLICATION DETAILS AND CONTACT DETAILS Number of places offered at primary community schools for 2009/10 admissions using admissions criteria Number of places offered at primary religious schools for 2009/10 admissions Map showing Nursery and Primary schools’ location and transport links Contact details for nursery and primary schools

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SECTION d Religious PRIMARY schools’ admissions ARRANGEMENTS for 2010 Holy Trinity, CE Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer, Girls‘ Jewish Our Lady and St Joseph, RC Simon Marks, Jewish St Dominic’s, RC St John and St James’, CE St John of Jerusalem, CE St John the Baptist, CE St Mary’s, CE St Matthias, CE St Monica’s, RC St Paul’s with St Michael’s, CE St Scholastica’s, RC

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SECTION e OTHER LEARNING TRUST SERVICES Applying for free school meals Applying for a clothing grant at age 11 Help with home to school travel fares Education Attendance Service Advice and support for parents with Special Needs Children Special educational needs and monitoring Children and Families Service The Educational Psychologist Service Parent Partnership Service Becoming a school governor List of Learning Trust contacts Contact details for admissions teams in neighbouring boroughs

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Glossary of Terms Explanation of educational terms used in this booklet

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FOREWORD BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE THE LEARNING TRUST

Dear Parent/Carer The Learning Trust provides the education service in Hackney on behalf of the Council. This means we are responsible for ensuring that you are aware of your options when you select a place at a Hackney primary school.

We encourage positive parental involvement with our schools, so that you can contribute to your child’s learning, support the school by maintaining high standards of work and behaviour, and encourage your child to achieve their best.

Starting school for the first time is a daunting task for both you and your child. We all know that primary education is a vital stage in a child’s development; one that shapes them for life. This guide tells you about our primary schools. Once you have chosen schools you think will suit your child, it’s a good idea to visit these schools, have a look around and talk to the headteacher and staff.

Last but not least, we want our pupils to live active healthy lifestyles; to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the schools; to set high expectations for themselves and fulfil their potential by working to the best of their ability. I know that any one of our primary schools will give your child an excellent start to their schooling and help them to learn better in the future.

In Hackney, we are dedicated to providing high quality education for all. Our community of schools gives each pupil the essential tools for learning. We believe that primary education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative, developing their self-confidence as learners and maturing socially and emotionally. We are also committed to providing opportunities for pupils to develop in a safe and stable environment.

Our Admissions Team can provide further advice about the process for starting Primary School. You can call them on 020 8820 7150, 7397, 7398 and 7401.

Our schools have strong community links and reflect the communities they serve. Hackney primary schools are committed to diversity, and actively promote equality and tackle discrimination. Pupils are encouraged to achieve their full potential and make positive contributions to our diverse society as they grow up.

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I wish you well in your choice of school. Best wishes

Alan Wood

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INTRODUCTION ADMISSION TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HACKNEY

About this booklet This booklet contains information about childcare, nursery places and applying for a primary school place. You should read all five sections carefully, especially sections A, B and C. We have also included other information that you may find helpful, such as how to apply for free school meals and what to do if your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN). Visiting schools Our headteachers are more than happy for parents to visit their schools. We recommend that you do this because it will give you an idea of the school’s strength and character. All our primary schools have well qualified teachers who are committed to helping your child achieve their best. Schools encourage parents to get involved in school life. If you aren’t able to visit the school, you can always visit their website for more information. Advice and support for parents You can get independent advice to help you make sense of the process and make the right decisions about your final list of schools. The Choice Adviser, Ian Hodges, is based at The Learning Trust. Ian can be contacted on 020 8820 7510 or by email at ian.hodges@learningtrust.co.uk.

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Information about school performance You can get a copy of the individual Ofsted report for any of the schools you are interested in. Simply go to www.ofsted.gov.uk. Headteachers will be happy to talk to you about any part of the Ofsted report for their school. Performance tables for primary schools in Hackney You can get information about an individual school’s Key Stage 2 test results from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) website at www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables Other useful information The DCSF publishes a very useful guide called Primary and Secondary School Admissions and Appeals: A Guide for Parents. You can get this from www.dcsf.gov.uk/sacode Contacting The Learning Trust You can call our Admissions Team on 020 8820 7150/ 020 8820 7401 - Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. They will be able to give you more advice and guidance about the admission process for nursery classes in primary schools, reception classes and in-year transfers to primary school.


TIMETABLE FOR ADMISSION TO RECEPTION CLASSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR 2010

2009 1 September 2009

Parents can apply on-line at www.eadmissions.org.uk or complete a paper application form which they can get from The Learning Trust or the individual primary schools.

2010 15 January 2010

Closing date for online and paper applications for the September 2009 and January 2010 entry.

Half term 15 to 19 February 2010 19 February 2010

The Learning Trust forwards applicants’ information on to religious schools in Hackney to be considered and ranked in line with the school’s admissions criteria.

15 March 2010

The Learning Trust ranks pupils who have applied to community schools in line with their admissions criteria.

19 March 2010

Religious schools send The Learning Trust a list of pupils who have been ranked in accordance with the school’s own admissions criteria.

Easter break 2 to 16 April 2010 6 April 2010

If the applicant has more than one offer of a place, The Learning Trust will disregard all offers other than the offer from the highest ranking school on the list.

29 April 2010

The Learning Trust will let schools know which pupils are going to be offered places.

30 April 2010

The Learning Trust will send out offer letters to parents by first class post.

14 May 2010

This is the last day for parents to tell The Learning Trust if they intend to reject the offer of a place.

20 May 2010

Closing date for appeals

Half term 31 May to 4 June 2010 June/July 2010

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Who do I contact to get information on childcare? If you are looking for information on childcare in Hackney, but don’t know where to start, you should call the Family Information Service or visit their web pages. They can tell you your childcare options, as well as let you know about all currently registered services including children’s centres, nurseries, childminders, one o’clock clubs, crèches and out of school and holiday clubs. The service also has information on other activities such as parent and toddler groups, leisure and social activities.

Why should I send my child to a nursery? Going to a nursery school or class will give your child a valuable introduction to school life. It will allow them to develop their skills, as part of a large group of children of their own age, in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. The day is planned so that children are able to develop at their own pace. If your child goes to a nursery class attached to a primary school, we cannot guarantee that they will be transferred into the reception class at the same school. You will have to complete a separate application form for a place in a reception class. Please see section B for details.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to get help with the cost of your child’s care. The Family Information Service can help you find out exactly what help you are entitled to. They can also give you advice on free nursery education, tax credits and a range of other information. The service also produces the “Family Directory” which explains all these in more detail. There is a phone line and drop in service if you want to speak to an adviser personally about any childcare issues.

How do I apply for a nursery place at a school? If you want to apply for a nursery place for your child, you should contact at least three of your preferred schools when your child is two years old, and not before. You will then have to fill in a ‘PA2’ application form. The school will write to you in the term before your child is due to attend to let you know whether you have been offered a place. You must provide proof of address with your application form. If you are offered a nursery place, we will also need to see your child’s birth certificate to confirm their name and date of birth.

Please call 020 8820 7590/7583 or visit www.learningtrust.co.uk/childcare When can my child start at a nursery class? In many parts of Hackney, children aged three and four can go to nursery classes attached to a primary school or one of the nursery schools. The age they can start depends on how many places are available. Some nursery places are for half a day (morning or afternoon), others are for the whole day. Children normally start off with half a day, either in the September or January following their third birthday. Take a look at the table on page 13 to see the exact date when your child can start nursery. Where schools offer both part-time and full-time places, children will normally be offered a parttime place first. Then, if a full-time place becomes available, they will attend full-time for one or two terms until they move up to the reception class. Places at schools offering three terms in the nursery are normally full-time places for four year olds.

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Please note that putting your child’s name on the application list does not give you priority over other children who might apply later. How does the admissions process work for nursery schools and classes in community primary schools? If more children apply for a nursery place at a particular school than there are places available, the headteacher will allocate places according to how many part-time and/or full-time places are available. Priority will be given in the following order: 1. children in public care who live within the current recruitment area for a place at that school 2. *children with an educational, medical or social need for a nursery place 3. **children whose parents can take up or stay in a teaching post in one of Hackney’s schools 4. children with brothers and sisters already at the school at the time of the proposed admission

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5. ***children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line from their home address or their childminder’s address using a map or computerised GIS mapping system. If we need a tie-breaker decision for priorities 1, 3 and 4 in this list, we will use distance as measured in item 5 above. * This applies to the nearest school unless your child’s need justifies a place at a particular school. Headteachers can take into account educational or medical needs such as developmental, speech and language delay or physical needs. The school will need to see evidence of this from a doctor, hospital consultant, health visitor or education and child professional. ** If you are a Hackney school teacher, you can apply for a nursery place for your child under this scheme – but only for one child in each class. You must apply to the primary school where you teach, or one that is within one mile of your place of work. *** If your child is cared for by a childminder during the week, we can use their address to work out the distance to school. The school will ask to see proof of this arrangement. When we work out distances from your address, we use geographical information provided by the local council.

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What happens if my child doesn’t get a nursery place? If you are not offered a place at the nursery class you prefer, you can ask for your child to be put on the application list (operates similar to a waiting list). Each child is ranked in line with the admissions criteria described above. Places are offered as and when they arise. The length of time your child has been on the list does not give them priority over other children on the list. If you are not offered a place at your preferred nursery, the law doesn’t allow you any right of appeal against this decision. If you have not been offered a place in a Nursery or just moved into Hackney, and all your local school nurseries are now full, you should contact the Family Information Service (FIS) at The Learning Trust on 020 8820 7590. They will be able to give you details about local children centres, nurseries, child minders, one o’clock clubs and crèches. Admission to nursery classes at religious schools The governing body of each religious school is responsible for admissions to their nursery class. You should contact each school individually to find out whether you have been offered a place and the start date. The schools are listed on pages 15-16 of this booklet. Religious schools will also ask for additional information about your membership of a particular faith. You will have to complete a Supplementary Information Form that must be returned to the school concerned.


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START DATES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS THAT OFFER FULL-TIME PLACES ONLY – THREE TERMS IN A NURSERY CLASS Age of child

Date of letter sent to parents

Start date

Children born between 1 September 2006 and 28 February 2007

Friday 21 May 2010

Entry during September 2010

Children born between 1 March 2007 and 31 August 2007

Friday 22 October 2010

Entry during January 2011

START DATES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS THAT OFFER BOTH PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME PLACES – NORMALLY CHILDREN ARE OFFERED THREE TERMS PART-TIME AND IF POSSIBLE TWO TERMS FULL-TIME IN A NURSERY CLASS Age of child

Date of letter sent to parents

Start date

Children born between 1 March 2007 and 31 August 2007

Friday 21 May 2010

Entry during September 2010

Children born between 1 September 2007 and 28 February 2008

Friday 22 October 2010

Phased entry during January 2011 and February 2011*

Children born between 1 March 2008 and 31 August 2008

Friday 21 May 2011

Entry during September 2011

* Children born between 1 January and 28 February 2008 will start school on or after their third birthday.

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When can my child start reception class? Children are able to start primary school in September 2010, if their fifth birthday falls between the 1 September 2010 and the end of February 2011, or January 2011 if their fifth birthday falls between 1 March and the end of August 2011. How do I apply for a place in a reception class? You can apply for a reception class place in a Hackney school from 1 September 2009, regardless of whether you live in or outside Hackney. You should complete The Learning Trust’s Common Application Form online at www.eadmissions.org.uk or you can get a paper application form from our Admissions Team. We will need to see proof of the address where you and your child normally live. You can list up to three state-maintained primary schools in Hackney in order of preference. How do I apply for a school place if my child has a statement of special educational needs? Pupils who have an SEN statement follow a different transfer process from other children. If your child has a statement, you will need to tell us which schools you prefer. The Learning Trust has a duty to check that the named school is able to meet your child’s special educational needs, and to agree to the placement. This consultation should be finished well in time to secure a place for your child to start school in September 2010 or January 2011. If you need more advice about this, you can contact the Special Needs Assessment and Monitoring Team on 020 8820 7000. How do I check whether I might be offered a place at a particular school? The information in the table on pages 23–27 will show you how places were allocated for September 2009/January 2010. There are websites that can help you work out distances between postcodes to give you an idea of how far your home is from any Hackney school. The sites are www.freemaptools.com/ distance-between-uk-postcodes and www.dfes.gov.uk/cgi-bin/inyourarea/dis.pl The Learning Trust

These will not give you the exact measurement, but should give you an idea of whether you stand a chance of getting a place at your preferred schools. How do I apply for schools in another local authority? You have to apply directly to the local authority (LA) where the school is situated – see page 71 for contact details. You will need to complete that LA’s Common Application Form. How do I apply to a religious school? You can apply for a place at a religious school in Hackney using The Learning Trust’s Common Application Form. Please check the admissions policy for each of the religious schools in section D of this booklet to see whether or not you qualify for a school place. Religious schools will also ask for extra information about your membership of a particular faith. You will have to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school concerned if you want to be given priority on the grounds of religion. Don’t forget to put the name of the school on the on-line application form or The Learning Trust paper form as well, as we won’t be able to consider your application unless you do this. Some LAs and schools outside Hackney will also ask you to fill in a Supplementary Information Form. Please check the rules for admissions for each school to make sure that you know exactly what they want and need. You can get the supplementary form directly from the schools or the LA in which the school is situated. The following religious schools in Hackney will ask you to complete a supplementary form: • Holy Trinity, CE • Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer, Girls’ Jewish • Our Lady and St Joseph, RC • Simon Marks, Jewish • St Dominic’s, RC • St John and St James’, CE • St John of Jerusalem, CE • St John the Baptist, CE • St Mary’s, CE • St Matthias, CE • St Monica’s, RC • St Paul’s with St Michael’s, CE • St Scholastica’s, RC www.learningtrust.co.uk


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You can get the supplementary forms from The Learning Trust or directly from any of the above schools. How do I apply online? You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. You can also use this website to find out more about the schools and apply for schools in other boroughs. It is easier to apply online using the eAdmissions system. There are good reasons for applying online. • It’s quick, easy and secure. • You will get an email confirming that your application has been received. • The system helps you by checking for errors. • There is no risk of your application being lost in the post. • You can see the result of your application online, rather than having to wait for a letter to arrive. • The online system is available 24 hours, 7 days a week up to the closing date of 15 January 2010. You can login and change your preferences at any time until midnight of the above closing date. • You can apply for primary schools in other boroughs by using the same login and selecting the borough where you want to apply. What is the closing date for applications? You must submit your online form, or return your paper application form, to one of the primary schools or to The Learning Trust by 15 January 2010. If you give your application form to a primary school they will forward it on to The Learning Trust by 18 January 2010.

What documents do I need to send with my application? You should send the following documents with your application form: • a copy of the child’s birth certificate or medical card to verify date of birth • a copy of a child tax credit or child benefit letter. If you haven’t got a letter, please contact HM Revenue and Customs on 0845 302 1444 or visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/childbenefits • a copy of this year’s council tax bill or a housing benefit letter • an original utility bill received within the last two months. This can be a gas, electricity, water, TV Licence or landline phone bill. Failure to send us the proof we need may cause delays in processing your application. We will match the address on the application form with the one we already have on our database. If you have changed address in the last year, we may ask for further proof that your current address is your home address. How will you process my application? The Admissions Team will keep full details of your application on their pupil database. Each of your preferences will be considered equally and separately according to the list on your application form. The Learning Trust will consider all your primary community schools preferences and will apply the admissions criteria described on page 17. If you have a preference for a religious school, the Admissions team will forward your details on to that school to apply their admissions criteria (see Section D). These schools will not know how you have ranked their school. We will record all potential offers before allocating you a place at the highest available ranked school on your list. For example, if there are places at your second and third preference schools - as listed on your application form - we will offer you a place at your second preference school. Offers from schools ranked lower on your list will be declined.

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Can I get priority for my child’s medical or social need? If you have asked for your child to be given priority for a place at a particular school on medical or social grounds, we will need to see proof of this. The kind of proof we need would be a letter from a hospital consultant, social worker or any other agency or professional involved with your case. These documents must show why your child should be given a place at a particular school. The documents should be received by The Learning Trust by 15 March 2010. If I have twins or triplets, will any special consideration be given to my application? We do not give special consideration to these cases. If we can only offer one child a place at a particular school, we will ask you to decide which child should be offered the place. Alternatively we will try to help you get into a school that can take all of your children. We cannot admit more than 30 children in any one infant class. My child attends the nursery, will they automatically get a place at the main school? We cannot guarantee that children who attend the nursery class of a community primary school will be offered a place at the same school. This is because some parents have to send their children to other Early Years Centres and nurseries, so all parents have to be treated equally regardless of which nursery their children attend. However, some religious schools do give priority to the children who attend their nursery. The religious schools admissions arrangements in section D will tell you more about this.

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What are the admissions criteria for community primary schools in Hackney? Places will be offered to children using the admissions criteria shown below. Some places are given to children with SEN statements. The remaining places are offered in this order of priority: 1. Children in care 2. Children who are subject to a Child Protection Plan 3. * Children whose acute medical or social needs justify the allocation of a place at the particular school 4. ** Children with a brother or sister on roll at the school from reception to Year 6 at the time of the proposed admission 5. *** Children living nearest to the main entrance of the school. These distances will be measured in a straight line on a map or using a computerised GIS mapping system We will need to get confirmation from Children Social Care for priorities 1 and 2. Also, we will use distance, as measured in item 5 above, if we need a tie-breaker decision for priorities 2 and 4. * The Head of Admissions will decide on these cases. Where necessary, will ask the Health Service for advice. The medical needs of parents cannot justify a place at a particular school, but a child may have a social need because of their parent’s medical condition. We will need to see medical evidence in support of these cases, which must clearly show why the child should be given a place at that particular school and an explanation of the difficulties which would

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be caused if the child were to attend another school. Parents are responsible for providing the evidence. Very few cases are awarded under this priority. If you are not given Priority you can contact the Admissions Team to find out why. ** A brother or sister must live permanently at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made. This includes a halfbrother or sister, a step-brother or sister and a foster brother or sister who lives permanently as a family unit at the same address. *** When we work out distances, we using geographical information provided by the local council. If a number of addresses have the same geographical reference, or if there are a number of applicants living the same distance away from the school, we will look at other ways to identify those who live nearest to the school. If a child lives with a parent who shares parental responsibilities, the address where the child spends most of their time will be used to work out distances from home to school. If a child divides their time equally between each parent during the week, the parents must choose which address to use for all their preferences.

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What happens if I apply late or want to change my preferences? The closing date for applications is 15 January 2010. We will only consider a late applications as a on-time application if they are late for a good reason. This can be where a single parent has been ill for some time, a close relative has died, or if the family has just moved in to the area or just returned from abroad (proof of ownership or tenancy of a property will be required in these cases). Some parents, who applied on time, may not want the place offered because they have moved address and need to change their preferences. We will consider all circumstances and each case will be dealt with on its merits. In all other cases, late applications will have to wait until after 30 April 2010. If you applied on time, but decide to change your preferences, your request will be dealt with after all the late and unplaced applicants’ requests for school places have been considered. When will I know the outcome of my application? You will be sent a letter on 30 April 2010 telling you the outcome of your application and the name of the school where a place has been offered to your child. You will only get one offer at one school, and this will be the highest ranked school on your list that was able to offer your child a place. If you have applied to schools in another borough, you will be contacted separately by the school’s local council.


What happens if I don’t want the school place offered? The above letter you have received from The Learning Trust will have a reply slip attached. You must use this slip to let us know that you no longer need the place and the reason why by 14 May 2010. How do places get re-allocated when a vacancy becomes available? Any places that become available from 17 May to 1 September 2010 will be offered to children on the application list for all schools. Any child who has been refused a place at a higher ranked school, or not offered a place at any of their preferred schools, will be on this list. Their position on the list will be worked out according to the admissions criteria for each school, and therefore your child can move either up or down the list. The Learning Trust will continue to offer places and maintain the listsuntil January 2011. What happens if I don’t get a place at any of my preferred schools? If you haven’t had any offers, you will be sent a letter telling you which schools are still available in Hackney. You should reply saying whether you would like a place at one of these schools. The Admissions Team will then process your request and write telling you if a place can be offered.

1 September 2010, will be considered as soon as possible. This includes children who have not been offered a place at any of their preferred schools, as well as all the other requests for places. If no place can be offered, your child will be placed on the application list for that school, the position on the application list will be decided by the admissions criteria. What happens if I change my address? If you change your address during the admissions process, we will need to see proof of your new address before 19 March 2010 if you want to use that new address for your child’s admission to primary school. Please see page 16 to find out what we accept as proof of address. If you change your address after this date, we will use your new address to work out your child’s position on the list for schools that have not offered you a place. If we find out that a school place was obtained using a wrong or false address, we will withdraw our offer of a place. What happens if I am offered a school place in another borough? If another council also offers your child a place at a school in their borough, we will ask you to decide which place you intend to accept. If we don’t hear from you within a week, we will assume that you no longer want or need the place at the school in Hackney.

Late applications received by 14 May 2010, will be given priority for the school places remaining. Applications received after that time, up to

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How do I appeal? If you are unhappy because you haven’t been able to get a place at one of your preferred primary schools, you can appeal against the decision to an independent appeal panel. The letter sent to you dated 30 April 2010 will tell you who to contact for an appeals form. The Learning Trust or School will need to have your completed appeals form by 20 May 2010. We will then contact you to invite you to the appeal hearing. You can get independent advice about appeals from the Advisory Centre for Education. T 0808 800 5793 or visit www.ace-ed.org.uk How do I appeal if my child has an SEN statement? If your child has an SEN statement you can appeal against a named school to an independent appeal tribunal (SENDT) under the 1996 Education Act. This is different from the normal appeals tribunal. You should contact the Special Needs Assessment and Monitoring team on 020 8820 7000 to discuss this. In-year primary school transfers 2010/11 Applications for places in year groups other than the reception class, received after 31 August 2010, will be treated as in-year primary admissions. You should contact your preferred primary school or The Learning Trust to obtain a PA1 application form. The Learning Trust will write to you to let you know if a place can be offered at one of your preferred schools. If your child is refused a place at a school, you can ask to have their name put on the application list. Their position on the list for community schools is determined by the admissions criteria on page

17. We don’t take into account the length of time the pupil has been on the list. Their position on the waiting lists for religious schools will be decided by the school itself, in line with their admissions criteria set out in section D. Admission of twins or triplets in Year 3 and above If there is only one place available, we will ask the school whether it is able to admit your other children. If not, we will help you find places at a school that can admit all of your children. Pupils who have been permanently excluded from a primary school If your child has been permanently excluded from a primary school, their details will be sent to the Head of St John’s Education Centre, who will arrange for them to attend the centre for a while. They will then discuss with you when your child is ready to return to a mainstream school. They will then refer the case to the In-year Fair Access Protocol Panel for a school place to be allocated. St John’s Education Centre provides full-time education programmes for Hackney pupils who have been permanently excluded from a mainstream school. The unit’s focus is on intervention to ensure pupils remain engaged in learning, address the behaviour that led to the exclusion and support reintegration into mainstream school as soon as possible. St John’s Education Centre St John’s Church Yard (off Lower Clapton Road), E5 1HP T 020 8985 2993 F 020 8525 2678 E brighthouse@learninglive.co.uk In-year Fair Access Protocols 2010/11 All schools have signed up to this protocol. The Fair Access Protocol Panel meets once a month to allocate school places to pupils who are covered by the protocol. You can get a copy of the In-year Fair Access Protocol policy from the Admissions Team on 020 8820 7402.

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SECTION C PRIMARY SCHOOL application details

COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOLS Number of places offered using the criteria listed below for admission in 2009/10 SEN pupil Children with a statement of special educational needs where the school is named Priority 1 Children looked after by a local authority Priority 2 Children whose acute medical or social need justifies an allocation of a place Priority 3 Children with a brother or sister attending the school who will still be on roll after the proposed admission Priority 4 Children living nearest to the school – number of places offered up to the distance of (in miles) Name of primary school and intake number

SEN pupil

Priority 1

Priority 2

Priority 3

Priority 4

TOTALS Preferences Received 2009/10

Number of allocations

Baden Powell 30

-

-

1

12

17 - 0.365

115

30

Benthal 60

-

1

-

30

29 - 0.306

126

60

Berger 60

1

-

-

23

26 - 0.296

127

60

Betty Layward 60

-

-

-

21

39 - 0.339

194

60

Brook 60

-

-

-

25

35 - 0.349

97

60

Burbage 60

-

-

-

17

31 - 2.536

93

48*

Colvestone 30

1

-

-

15

14 - 0.331

90

30

Daubeney 75

-

-

-

27

33 - 7.943

98

60*

De Beauvoir 45

-

-

-

12

21 - 6.614

66

33*

Gainsborough 60

-

-

-

12

22 - 1.825

56

34*

Gayhurst 75

-

-

2

32

41 - 0.333

156

75

Grasmere 30

-

-

-

12

18 - 0.224

148

30

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SECTION C PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATION DETAILS

COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOLS (continued) Number of places offered using the criteria listed on page 23 for admission in 2009/10 Name of primary school and intake number

SEN pupil

Priority 1

Harrington Hill 30

-

Holmleigh 30

Priority 2

Priority 3

-

-

11

1

-

1

Jubilee 60

1

1

Kingsmead 30

-

Lauriston 60

Priority 4

TOTALS Preferences Received 2009/10

Number of allocations

19 - 0.122

72

30

7

21 -0.317

90

30

1

27

30 - 0.245

198

60

-

1

11

18 - 0.161

72

30

1

-

3

9

47 - 0.368

128

60

London Fields 60

2

-

-

15

41 - 1.708

138

57*

Mandeville 45

1

-

-

12

14 - 0.775

56

27*

Millfields 75

3

-

-

40

32 - 0.227

203

75

Morningside 60

-

-

-

29

31 - 0.290

127

60

Nightingale 30

-

-

-

12

18 - 0.417

77

30

Northwold 60

-

-

-

35

25 - 0.469

111

60

Orchard 60

-

-

-

17

43 - 0.773

147

60

Parkwood 30

1

-

-

7

22 - 0.419

57

30

Princess May 60

-

-

-

18

42 - 1.750

126

60

Queensbridge 30

1

-

-

10

19 - 0.617

126

60

Randal Cremer 60

-

-

-

29

31 - 0.267

118

60

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COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOLS (continued) Number of places offered using the criteria listed on page 23 for admission in 2009/10 Name of primary school and intake number

SEN pupil

Priority 1

Priority 2

Priority 3

Priority 4

TOTALS Preferences Received 2009/10

Number of allocations

Rushmore 60

1

-

-

23

36 - 0.308

171

60

Sebright 60

-

-

-

15

40 - 3.011

104

55*

Shacklewell 60

-

-

1

20

39 - 6.468

116

60

Sir Thomas Abney 60

-

-

-

18

28 - 6.003

79

46*

Southwold 60

-

-

-

20

23 - 2.215

75

43*

Springfield 30

2

-

-

13

15 - 1.760

36

30*

Thomas Fairchild 45

1

-

-

17

12 - 7.041

76

30*

Tyssen 60

-

-

-

20

32 - 4.158

103

52*

Whitmore 60

2

-

-

24

33 - 2.053

104

59*

William Patten 60

-

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-

22

38 - 0.296

242

60

Woodberry Down 60

-

-

-

19

17 - 2.816

51

36*

* There were sufficient places to offer all children who required a place

The information in the above tables relates to the school year 2009/10 and is correct at the time of publication (July 2009). This information will change for the school year 2010/11 and in following years. SEN pupil – pupil with a statement of special educational needs LAC – pupil in local authority care

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RELIGIOUS PRIMARY SCHOOLS Number of places offered using the criteria listed in the 2009 admission to Hackney’s primary schools’ booklet, Section D, pages 33-49 Name of School and intake number

SEN pupil

LAC pupil

Holy Trinity CE 30

1

Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Jewish 30

PRIORITY 1

2

3

4

0

11 42

41

0

0

-

0

11

Our Lady’s & St Joseph’s RC 30

0

-

0

Simon Marks Jewish 30

0

-

St Dominic’s RC 60

1

St John & St James’ CE 30

5

TOTAL 7

8

9

10

201 -

-

-

-

-

-

66

30

7

6

0

0

-

-

-

-

24

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21

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

70

30

0

0

9

12

5

0

1

3

0

0

41

30

-

0

33

22

0

4

0

-

-

-

-

108

60

1

0

201 7 22

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

125

30

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1

-

0

6

0

13

7

1

2

0

0

-

84

30

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3

0

51 5 262

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

94

45

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0

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01 02

31 52

01 12

01 62

01 132

-

-

-

-

58

28

St Matthias CE 45

1

-

0

7

5

0

22

-

-

-

-

-

52

34*

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1

-

0

19

2

5

0

1

3

-

-

-

69

30

St Paul’s with St Michael’s CE 30

0

-

0

0

15

0

0

15

0

-

-

-

52

30

St Scholas tica’s RC 30

0

-

0

14

5

11

0

0

0

0

0

-

75

30

* There were sufficient places to offer all children who required a place SEN pupil – pupil with a statement of special educational needs LAC – pupil in local authority care The Learning Trust

Preferences received 2009/10

Number of allocations

6

1 foundation place 2 open place

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Nursery Schools


NAME OF NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HACKNEY (see map opposite)

NURSERY SCHOOLS 8

Comet Nursery School and Children’s Centre 20 Halcomb Street, N1 5RF

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Wentworth Nursery School and Children’s Centre Cassland Road, E9 5BY

Baden Powell Primary School Ferron Road, E5 8DN

2

Benthal Primary School Benthal Road, N16 7AU

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1

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Jubilee Primary School Filey Avenue, N16 6NR

3

Berger Primary School Anderson Road, E9 6HB

4

Betty Layward School Clissold Road, N16 9EX

18

Kingsmead Primary School Kingsmead Way, E9 5PP

5

20

Lauriston School Rutland Road, E9 7JS

Brook Community Primary School Sigdon Road, E8 1AS

21

Burbage School Ivy Street, N1 5JD

7

Colvestone Primary School Colvestone Crescent, E8 2LG

London Fields Primary School 2 Westgate Street, E8 3RL

22

6

Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Jewish Girls’ Primary School 107-115 Stamford Hill, N16 5RP

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10

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26

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Grasmere Primary School 92 Albion Road, N16 9PD

28

Grazebrook Primary School Lordship Road, N16 0QP

29

Harrington Hill Primary School Harrington Hill, E5 9EY

Holmleigh Primary School Dunsmure Road, N16 5PU

30

16

Nightingale Primary School Rendlesham Road, E5 8PH Northwold Primary School Northwold Road, E5 8RN Orchard Primary School Holcroft Road, E9 7BB

15

Morningside Primary School Chatham Place, E9 6LL

14

Millfields Primary School Hilsea Street, E5 0SH

Gayhurst Primary School Gayhurst Road, E8 3EN

13

24

Gainsborough Primary School Berkshire Road, E9 5ND

12

Mandeville Primary School Oswald Street, E5 0BT

De Beauvoir Primary School Tottenham Road, N1 4BZ

11

23

Daubeney Primary School Daubeney Road, E5 0EG

The Learning Trust

Holy Trinity CE Primary School Beechwood Road, E8 3DY

31

Our Lady & St Joseph Primary School Tottenham Road, N1 4DG Parkwood Primary School Queens Drive, N4 2HQ Princess May Primary School Princess May Road, N16 8DG

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS (continued) 32

Queensbridge Primary School Queensbridge Road, E8 3ND

33

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48

Shacklewell Primary School Shacklewell Row, E8 2EA

49

Simon Marks Jewish Primary School Cazenove Road, N16 6PD

Sir Thomas Abney Primary School Fairholt Road, N16 5ED

Southwold Primary School Detmold Road, E5 9NL

Springfield Community Primary School Castlewood Road, N16 6DH

St Dominics RC Primary School Ballance Road, E9 5SR

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St John and St James’ CE Primary School Isabella Road, E9 6DX

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St John of Jerusalem CE Primary School Kingshold Road, E9 7JF

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St Monica’s RC Primary School Hoxton Square, N1 6NT St Paul’s with St Michael’s CE Primary School 57A Brougham Rd, E8 4PB

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St Matthias CE Primary School 4 Wordsworth Road, N16 8DD

Sebright Primary School Audrey Street, Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QH

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Rushmore Primary School Elderfield Road, E5 0EU

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St Mary’s CE Primary School Lordship Road, N16 0PP

Randal Cremer Primary School Ormsby Street, E2 8JG

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St Scholastica’s RC Primary School Kenninghall Road, E5 8BS Thomas Fairchild Community School Napier Grove, N1 7HX Tyssen Community Primary School Oldhill Street, N16 6LD Whitmore Community School Bridport Place, N1 5JN William Patten Primary School Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0NX Woodberry Down Community Primary School Woodberry Grove, N4 1SY


SECTION C CONTACT DETAILS FOR NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS in hackney Abbreviations used Nursery schools

P/T Part-time nursery place Community and religious schools

The Comet Nursery Baden-Powell Primary School and Children’s Centre Ferron Road, E9 5DN Headteacher Sandra Chin 20 Halcomb Street, N1 5RF Reception intake 30 Headteacher Angela Mabhena Nursery classes F/T and P/T Nursery intake 90 Breakfast Club Yes Classes 30 F/T After School Club Yes 60 P/T* T 020 8985 6176 * Morning and afternoon sessions F 020 8525 1816 T 020 7749 9850 E Bgregory@Baden-Powell. F 020 7749 9851 hackney.sch.uk E admin@comet.hackney.sch.uk Benthal Primary Wentworth Nursery School and Children’s Benthal Road, N16 7AU Centre Headteacher Tim HunterWhitehouse Cassland Road, E9 5BY Reception intake 60 Headteacher Carolyn Maples Nursery classes F/T and P/T Nursery intake 90 After School Club Yes Classes 30 F/T T 020 8985 9310 60 P/T* F 020 8533 6003 * Morning and afternoon sessions E admin@benthal.hackney.sch.uk T 020 8985 3491 E office@benthal.hackney.sch.uk F 020 8533 1872 E cmaples@wentworth.hackney. sch.uk Berger Primary Breakfast and After School Clubs Some of the primary schools listed above provide Breakfast and/or After School Clubs. These are care schemes for which a fee is charged. School Breakfast Clubs serve food to children who arrive early at school, before formal lessons begin. The way in which these clubs operate depends on the circumstances of the school. Further details are available from individual schools. The Learning Trust’s After School Clubs are based in the primary school and take place straight after school for children aged 5 to 11 years.

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Anderson Road, E9 6HB Headteacher Karen Coulthard Reception intake 60 Nursery classes P/T and F/T After School Club Yes T 020 8985 6280 F 020 8985 7434 E kcoulthard@berger.hackney. sch.uk

F/T Full-time nursery pace Betty Layward Primary Clissold Road, N16 9EX Headteacher Nicole Bradley Reception intake 60 Nursery class F/T After School Club Yes T 020 7249 7111 F 020 7249 7444 E admin@bettylayward.hackney. sch.uk

Brook Community Primary Sigdon Road, E8 1AS Headteacher Rebecca Thomas Reception intake 60 Nursery classes P/T After School Club Yes T 020 7254 4090 F 020 7254 1494 E admin@brook.hackney.sch.uk Burbage Primary Ivy Street, N1 5JD Headteacher Nicola Horton Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 7739 8591 F 020 7739 3922 E nhorton@burbage.hackney. sch.uk

Colvestone Primary Colvestone Crescent, E8 2LG Headteacher Marianne Porter Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 7254 1143 F 020 7249 7576 E admin@colvestone.hackney. sch.uk

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Daubeney Primary

Gayhurst Primary

Harrington Hill Primary

Daubeney Road, E5 0EG Headteacher Jane Hunter (from January 2010) Reception intake 75 Nursery classes P/T After School Club Yes T 020 8985 4380 F 020 8985 9075 E admin@daubeney.hackney. sch.uk

Gayhurst Road, E8 3EN Headteacher Diane Roome Reception intake 75 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After school Club Yes T 020 7254 6138 F 020 7249 3196 E droome@gayhurst.hackney. sch.uk

Harrington Hill, E5 9EY Interim Headteacher Nicola Massey Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8806 7275 F 020 8806 3364 E admin@harringtonhill. hackney.sch.uk

De Beauvoir Primary

Grasmere Primary

Holmleigh Primary

Tottenham Road, N1 4BZ Headteacher Vijay Bhanaut Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7254 2517 F 020 7275 7456 E v.bhanaut@debeauvoir. hackney.sch.uk

92 Albion Road, N16 9PD Headteacher Mark Derrington Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7254 4564 F 020 7249 7278 E admin@grasmere.hackney. sch.uk

Dunsmure Road, N16 5PU Headteacher Kevin Ward Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8802 7420 F 020 8802 3701 E k ward@holmleigh.hackney. sch.uk

Gainsborough Primary

Grazebrook Primary

Berkshire Road, E9 5ND Head of School Clare Pike Executive Principal Jacqueline Bruton-Simmonds Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8985 4622 F 020 8986 6427 E admin@gainsborough. hackney.sch.uk

Lordship Road, N16 0QP Headteacher Michelle Thomas Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8802 4051 F 020 8442 5202 E dlowe@grazebrook. hackney.sch.uk

Holy Trinity CE Primary

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Beechwood Road, E8 3DY (voluntary aided) Head of school Yvonne Barnet Executive Principal Sian Davies Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 7254 1010 F 020 7275 8589 E admin@holytrinity. hackney.sch.uk


Jubilee Primary

London Fields Primary

Filey Avenue, N16 6NR Head of School Lesley Selwyn Executive Principal Jacqueline Bruton-Simmonds Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8806 5446 F 020 8806 2135 E admin@jubilee.hackney.sch.uk

Westgate Street, E8 3RL Head of School Caroline Brittain Executive Principal Greg Wallace Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7254 4330 F 020 7249 2824 E admin@londonfields.hackney. sch.uk

Kingsmead Primary Kingsmead Way, E9 5PP Headteacher Louise Nichols Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8985 5779 F 020 8985 9775 E chillery@kingsmead.hackney. sch.uk

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Hilsea Street, E5 0SH (Autistic and severe communication delay resource base) Headteacher Jane Betsworth Reception intake 75 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8985 7898 F 020 8985 6966 E info@millfields.hackney.sch.uk

Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Girls’ JEWISH Primary Morningside Primary 107-115 Stamford Hill, N16 5RP (voluntary aided) Headteacher Frieda Sudak Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T T 020 8800 0022 F 020 8809 7324 E fsudak@lubavitch.hackney. sch.uk

Lauriston Primary Rutland Road, E9 7JS Headteacher Heather Rockhold Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8985 6331 F 020 8985 3823 E hrockhold@lauriston.hackney. sch.uk

Millfields Community Primary

Chatham Place, E9 6LL Headteacher Jean Millham Reception intake 60 Nursery classes P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8985 5382 F 020 8986 6881 E jmillham@morningside. hackney.sch.uk

Mandeville Primary Oswald Street, E5 0BT Head of School Emma Penzer Executive Principal Greg Wallace Reception intake 45 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8986 5249 F 020 8985 9505 E info@mandeville.hackney. sch.uk

Nightingale Primary Rendlesham Road, E5 8PH Headteacher Catrina Tilbury Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8985 4259 F 020 8533 6449 E bpowell@nightingale.hackney. sch.uk

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Northwold Primary

Princess May Primary

Rushmore Primary

Northwold Road, E5 8RN Headteacher Alison Kriel Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8806 6352 F 020 8806 6315 E office@northwold.hackney. sch.uk

Princess May Road, N16 8DG Headteacher Stephen Spooner Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7254 1589 F 020 7254 3024 E admin@princessmay.hackney. sch.uk

Elderfield Road, E5 0EU Headteacher Anna Susianta Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8985 3175 F 020 8986 5645 E isparks@rushmore.hackney. sch.uk

Sebright Primary Orchard Primary

Queensbridge Primary

Holcroft Road, E9 7BB Headteacher Virginia Fraher Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8985 7785 F 020 8985 3748 E admin@orchard.hackney.sch.uk

Queensbridge Road, E8 3ND Headteacher Sarah Bailey Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7254 1186 F 020 7249 4666 E admin@queensbridge.hackney. sch.uk Our Lady and St. Joseph RC Primary Buckingham Road, N1 4DG (voluntary aided) Headteacher Sean Flood Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T T 020 7254 7353 F 020 7249 3870 E SFlood@olsj.hackney.sch.uk Parkwood Primary Queens Drive, N4 2HQ Headteacher Pat Cardis Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8802 5366 F 020 8800 3857 E pcardis@parkwood.hackney. sch.uk

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Randal Cremer Primary Ormsby Street, E2 8JG Headteacher Valerie SeretteFigaro Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7739 8162 F 020 7729 5807 E v figaro@randalcremer.hackney. sch.uk

Audrey Street, E2 8QH Headteacher Janice Thomas Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 7739 6531 F 020 7613 0789 E admin@sebright.hackney. sch.uk

Shacklewell Primary Shacklewell Row, E8 2EA Headteacher David Bridson Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 7254 1415 F 020 7254 1151 E admin@shacklewell.hackney. sch.uk

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Simon Marks Jewish Springfield Community St. John of Jerusalem primary Primary CE Primary Cazenove Road, N16 6PD Headteacher Nicole Delamere Reception intake 28 Nursery classes F/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8806 6048 F 020 8442 4722 E simonmarks@learninglive.co.uk

Castlewood Road, N16 6DH Head of School Fiona Judge Executive Principal Sian Davies Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T After School Club Yes T 020 8800 9007 F 020 8800 8738 E admin@springfield.hackney. sch.uk

Kingshold Road, E9 7JF (voluntary aided) Headteacher Asarena Simon Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T and P/T T 020 8985 0730 F 020 8985 6337 E admin@st-johnjerusalem. hackney.sch.uk

Sir Thomas Abney Primary Fairholt Road, N16 5EN Headteacher Geraldine Fitzmaurice Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8800 1411 F 020 8809 7415 E admin@sirthomasabney. hackney.sch.uk

Southwold Primary Detmold Road, E5 9NL Headteacher Gary Boyd Reception intake 60* Nursery classes F/T and P/T After School Club Yes T 020 8806 5201 F 020 8806 9287 E admin@southwold.hackney. sch.uk * subject to confirmation

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St. Dominic’s RC PRIMARY Ballance Road, E9 5SR (voluntary aided) Headteacher Deirdre Finan Reception intake 60 Nursery classes P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8985 0995 F 020 8985 2915 E admin@stdominics.hackney. sch.uk

St. John the Baptist CE Primary Crondall Street, N1 6JG (voluntary aided) Headteacher Louise Rosen Reception intake 45 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes T 020 7739 4902 F 020 7729 2347 E office@st-john.hackney.sch.uk St. Mary’s CE Primary

St. John and St. James’ CE Primary Lordship Road, N16 OPP (voluntary aided) Isabella Road, E9 6DX Acting Headteacher Claire Eskelson (voluntary aided) Acting Head of School Jenna Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T Clark Executive Principal Sian Davies Breakfast Club Yes T 020 8800 2645 Reception intake 30 F 020 8802 1687 Nursery classes F/T E admin-office@stmarys.hackney. Breakfast Club Yes sch.uk T 020 8985 2045 F 020 8985 5768 E office@johnjames.hackney. sch.uk


St. Matthias CE Primary Wordsworth Road, N16 8DD (voluntary aided) Head of school Jules Belton Executive Principal Gillian Brady Reception intake 45 Nursery classes F/T T 020 7254 1148 F 020 7275 9215 E admin@st-matthias.hackney. sch.uk

St. Scholastica’s RC Whitmore Primary Primary Bridport Place, N1 5JN Kenning hall Road, E5 8BS Headteacher Andrew Howe (voluntary aided) Reception intake 60 Headteacher Dympna Brotherton Nursery classes F/T and P/T Reception intake 30 Breakfast Club Yes Nursery classes F/T and P/T After School Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 7739 7973 T 020 8985 3466 F 020 7613 4682 F 020 8533 0014 E ahowe@whitmore.hackney. E dbrotherton@st-scholasticas. sch.uk hackney.sch.uk

St. Monica’s RC Primary

William Patten Primary

Thomas Fairchild Community Primary Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0NX Napier Grove, N1 7HX Headteacher Kathryn Kyle Headteacher Shone Ferguson Reception intake 60 Reception intake 45 Nursery classes P/T Nursery classes F/T and P/T After School Club Yes Breakfast Club Yes T 020 7254 4014 / 4915 T 020 7253 9469 F 020 7241 4090 F 020 7608 3008 E dreynolds@williampatten. E sferguson@thomasfairchild. hackney.sch.uk hackney.sch.uk www.thomasfairchild.hackney. St. Paul’s with sch.uk Woodberry Down St. Michael’s CE Primary Community Primary Hoxton Square, N1 6NT (voluntary aided) Headteacher Violet Richardson Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T After School Club Yes T 020 7739 5824 F 020 7613 4465 E admin@st-monicas.hackney. sch.uk

57a Brougham Road, E8 4PB (voluntary aided) Headteacher Mr T Panagiotopoulos Reception intake 30 Nursery classes F/T T 020 7254 1927 F 020 7923 2449 E admin@st-pauls-st-michaels. hackney.sch.uk

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Tyssen Primary Old Hill Street, N16 6LD Headteacher Sue Windross Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8806 4130 F 020 8806 3620 E swindross@tyssen.hackney. gov.uk

Woodberry Grove, N4 1SY Executive Principal Greg Wallace Reception intake 60 Nursery classes F/T and P/T Breakfast Club Yes After School Club Yes T 020 8800 5758 F 020 8211 0029 E GWallace@woodberrydown. hackney.sch.uk

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Holy Trinity C of E Primary School Beechwood Road, E8 3DY Holy Trinity is a one form entry Church of England Primary School with a nursery. The Governors welcome applications for admissions from families who support the Christian ethos of the school. The school has an admission limit of 30 places. In the case of there being more applications than places available the governors will give 25 foundation places and 5 open places or in the same ratio after places have been given to children ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority. The following criteria in order:

parishes of Holy Trinity with St Phillip, Dalston & All Saints Haggerston. Notes: In all categories children who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of their proposed entry will be given priority. When deciding between applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under any criteria, the governors will offer the place to the applicant who lives nearest to the main entrance to the school in Beechwood Road measured by a straight line.

1. Children in public care. Foundation Places 1. Children of parents who are practicing* Anglicans and who live in the parishes of Holy Trinity with St Phillip, Dalston & All Saints Haggerston. A map of the parish boundaries is available from the school or The Learning Trust. 2. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time they would attend. 3. Children of parents who are practicing* members of a Christian denomination** who live outside the parish for whom this is the nearest Church of England school. 4. Children whose acute medical or social needs justify the allocation of a place at the school. Supporting evidence from a doctor or social worker must be provided at time of application setting out the particular reasons why this school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another. 5. Children who live in the parishes of Holy Trinity with St Phillip, Dalston & All Saints Haggerston and wish for their child to attend because of its Christian ethos. 6. Children who live outside the parishes of Holy Trinity and St Phillip, Dalston & All Saints Haggerston and wish for their child to attend the school because of its Christian ethos. Open Places 1. Children whose parents belong to another world faith in the community*** and wish to attend because if its religious traditions and who are in sympathy with this tradition who live within the The Learning Trust

* Practising means a family who worship at least twice a month and has done for a period of six months. ** As defined by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance. *** a letter confirming affiliation and attendance to that faith must be signed by an accredited representative of that community. Sibling: refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address. Parents/family member: a parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to parent’s attendance at church’ it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. ‘Family members’ include only parents and siblings. The school maintains a waiting list. Children are ranked in the waiting list in accordance with the school over subscription criteria. Admissions outside the normal admissions round will be considered in accordance with the schools over subscription criteria. It should be understood by parents that a place in the nursery does not give a child automatic entry to the reception class. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list if the year group they are applying for is oversubscribed. In the event of a place becoming www.learningtrust.co.uk


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available, all applicants currently on the waiting list are considered in the in light if the school’s admission criteria and a place is offered accordingly. Information about which streets and residences are included in the Parishes of Holy Trinity with St Phillip, Dalston & All Saints Haggerston can be found from the Church Finder section of the Diocesan website: www.london.anglican.org/ChurchFinder

Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Girls’ Jewish Primary School 107-115 Stamford Hill, N16 5RP The school’s educational philosophy is based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbi, Rabbi M M Schneerson OBM, who has developed the principles of the Lubavitch Foundation. The school provides a broad and balanced education based on these principles combined with the National Curriculum. Priority in admissions will be given to children who are Jewish according to Halochah (Orthodox Jewish Law). In the event of any dispute as to whether a child is Jewish, the decision of the Court of the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom is final. Applications must be submitted on the Hackney Learning Trust application form. Applicants wishing to be considered under priorities 1 – 4 and 6 should also complete the religious affiliation form.

Both forms are available from The learning Trust and the school office. The timetable for admissions will be in accordance with that of The Learning Trust as set out in the Primary Schools’ booklet. Policy and number The school will admit 30 girls to each year group from Reception to Year 6 inclusive. Children will be admitted to the Reception class in accordance with Learning Trust policy. The school also provides education for children of nursery age. Attendance in the nursery class does not guarantee admission to the reception class of the school. Children for whom the school has been named in a statement of special educational needs will be admitted to the school and will count against the planned admission number. Over subscription criteria If there are more applications than places available to fill Reception and years 1 to 6 in 2010/11, the Governing Body will admit pupils in accordance with the following over subscription criteria in priority order. 1. Orthodox Jewish girls who are in public care. 2. Orthodox Jewish girls with a sister living at the same address who is currently on roll at the school and who will continue to be on roll after the proposed admission. 3. Orthodox Jewish girls with a sister on roll at the nursery attached to the school after the proposed admission. 4. Other Orthodox Jewish girls. 5. Other Girls in Public Care 6. Other Jewish Girls 7. Other Girls Notes: *  This includes half sisters, step sisters and foster sisters who live permanently at the same address. This criterion does not apply to sisters in year 6 at the time of the reception application. In the event of there being insufficient vacancies to admit all applicants in any of the categories detailed above, priority will be given to pupils living nearest to the school, as measured in a straight line.

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For the purpose of calculating distances, addresses will be identified by using the geographical references as determined by the borough Council in which the applicant lives.

Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School Buckingham Road, London, N1 4DG. (This policy does not apply to the Nursery Class) As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. Each year there are many more applications than places available and pupils will be admitted to the School according to the order of priority in the oversubscription criteria (see below). Reception Places Applicants should be aware that Nursery education is a non-statutory service and that accordingly a child’s attendance in the School’s Nursery Class does not guarantee a future place in the Reception, Infant or Junior classes. Pupil Numbers The Governing Body will ensure that the number of pupils admitted to each year group will be such as to conform to statutory legislation. The Governing Body proposes to admit 30 pupils, being the Published Admissions Number, to each year group.

• Parents applying under priorities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 will also need to fill in The Supplementary Information Form available from the school office and Hackney Learning Trust and return it directly to the school by the stipulated closing date. They will also need to provide the original or a certified copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate. If no certificate exists applicants should indicate in writing the reasons for this being the case. Those applying as “practising” Catholics should ask the priest at the church where they worship to complete the Priest’s Reference Form and return it to the school by the stipulated closing date. The Supplementary Information Form is available from the local authority. • Applicants not offered a place in the reception class will be placed on a waiting list ranked in accordance with the over subscription criteria and remain there until the end of the term for which the application was made. Names are normally removed from the list after six months unless parents / carers submit a written request asking for their application to remain on the waiting list. Other applications Applications made at other times (mid-term applications) are dealt with in the same way as all other applications. Pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs The admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. The procedure is integral to the making of statements by the pupil’s home Local

Reception Class applications In order to make a valid application for a place in the School’s Reception Class you should complete: • The Common Application Form (CAF) is available from the school or The Learning Trust School Admissions, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ and should be returned by 15 January 2010, closing date. The Learning Trust

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Authority. Details of this separate procedure are included in the DCSF Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. Oversubscription criteria Children will be admitted to the School in the following order of priority: 1. Catholic “looked after” children. 2. Baptised children of practising Catholic Families who will have a brother or sister attending a Reception, Infant or Junior class in Our Lady and St Joseph School at the proposed date of admission. 3. Baptised children from practising Catholic families whose parents/legal guardians are resident in the Hackney Catholic Deanery Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland. A map of the Parish is available in the school office and from the Hackney Learning Trust. 4. Other baptised children from practising Catholic families. 5. Other baptised Catholic children. 6. Other “looked after” children. 7. Children of families who are Catchumens or members of an Eastern Christian Church. 8. Children from families of other Christian denominations whose application is supported by a minister of religion. 9. Any other applicant (see above). Tie-breaker Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the criteria listed above would lead to oversubscription, places up to the admission number will be offered to those children whose parents’/carers’ residential address is the shortest distance from the base of the clock tower of Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School to the front door of the child’s home when measured in a straight line using a GIS Computerised distance measuring mapping system. In the case of flats the measurement will be to the front door of the flat within the building. For the purpose of calculating distances the address is identified by using the geographical reference as determined by the borough council in which the child lives.

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In the case of twins or other multiple application forms from one family for a single remaining place this will be dealt with by random allocation in front of an independent witness. The Governing Body will increase the priority of an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately met at this school. The Governing Body will require written evidence from an appropriate professional such as priest, doctor or social worker as to why the school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another. Admission Appeals for unsuccessful applicants to the Reception Class and Years 1 to 6. Unsuccessful applicants have the right to appeal to an independent panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain a form from the School. This should be completed and returned to the School, marked for the attention of Clerk to the Admission Appeal Panel, within 21 days of receipt of the letter confirming that the application has been unsuccessful. If an appeal is unsuccessful no further appeal may be made within the same school year unless there have been significant and material changes in the applicant’s circumstances. In Year Fair Access The School is committed to taking its fair share of vulnerable children who are hard to place, in accordance with the “In Year Fair Access Protocol”. Accordingly, outside the normal round of admissions, the Governing Body is empowered to give absolute priority to a child where admission is requested under any local protocol which carries the agreement both of the Governing Body and the Diocese for the current admission year. The Governing Body has this power even when admitting such a child would exceed the normal admission number.


Interpretation of terms used in the Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria Applicants:the parents and/or legal guardians submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Catholic: For the purpose of this policy “Catholic” means a person who is a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced for a child by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full Communion of the Catholic Church. This definition does not include catechumens or Eastern Christians. Looked after children:.Children in the care of the Local Authority or provided with accommodation by them e.g. children with foster parents (see section 22 of The Children’s Act 1989) Family: those individuals who live at the residential address of the parents and/or legal guardians who are submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Practising Catholics: Families who regularly attend Sunday Mass (this includes attendance at Saturday evening Mass). To be confirmed by the Diocesan Priest’s Reference form available from the school. “Regularly attend”: For the purpose of this Policy “regularly attend” means families who attend Sunday Mass more often than not. Christian: A member of one of the Churches that is a member of “Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland” Catechumen: A member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of reception into the order of catechumens.

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Eastern Christian Church: This includes Orthodox Churches, and is normally evidenced by a certificate of baptism or reception from the authorities of that Church. Brother or sister: Refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.

Simon Marks Jewish Primary School Cazenove Road, N16 6PD The school will admit 28 children to the Reception Class, including children for whom the school has been named in a Statement of Special Educational Needs. If there are more applications than places available for the Reception Class and any other year group, the Governors will admit pupils in the following order of priority: 1. Jewish children in public care. 2. Jewish Children for whom there is a demonstrable need on the grounds of their acute medical or social need. For educational or medical reasons, Head-teachers can take into account any specific needs such as developmental, speech and language delay or physical needs. The school will require further information from doctors, hospital consultants, health visitors, education and child professionals. 3. Jewish children with a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of the proposed admission. For these purposes, ‘sibling’ includes adopted siblings, step- or half-siblings, and other children who are living as permanent members of the household. Where necessary, preference will be given to multiple-birth children, to avoid them being split into separate schools. 4. Jewish children currently on the roll of the Simon Marks nursery. Attendance in the nursery does not guarantee admission to the school for primary education. Applications must be submitted by parent(s)/carer(s) whose children attend the nursery in the same way as other parents. 5. Other Jewish children www.learningtrust.co.uk


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6. Other looked after children 7. Other children for whom there is a demonstrable need on the grounds of their acute medical or social need. For educational or medical reasons, Headteachers can take into account any specific needs such as developmental, speech and language delay or physical needs. The school will require further information from doctors, hospital consultants, health visitors, education and child professionals. 8. Other children with a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of the proposed admission. For these purposes, ‘sibling’ includes adopted siblings, step- or half-siblings, and other children who are living as permanent members of the household.Where necessary, preference will be given to multiple-birth children, to avoid them being split into separate schools. 9. Other children currently on the roll of the Simon Marks nursery. Attendance in the nursery does not guarantee admission to the school for primary education. Applications must be submitted by parent(s)/ carer(s) whose children attend the nursery in the same way as other parents. 10. All other applicants. In the event of there being insufficient vacancies to admit applicants in any of the categories detailed above, priority will be given to children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line from the child’s or childminder’s front door to the main entrance of the school. NB If your child is cared for by a childminder during the week the minder’s address can be used to determine nearness to school. The school will ask to see proof of this arrangement.

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Waiting List All unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list and children will be ranked on the list in accordance with the published over-subscription criteria above. The waiting list will be maintained throughout the school year. Ranking on the waiting list is strictly based on the admissions criteria listed above. Priority will not be given to children based on the date of their application. Closing date The closing date for applications is 15 January 2010. Applicants are invited to refer to The Learning Trust (www.thelearningtrust.co.uk) for up-to-date information. For further information, please contact: The School Secretary, Simon Marks Jewish Primary School, 75 Cazenove Road, London N16 6PD. T 020 8806 6048. E info@simonmarks.hackney.sch.uk St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School Ballance Road, Homerton, London, E9 5SR (This policy does not apply for admission to the Nursery Class for which there is a separate policy) The School serves the Hackney Catholic Parishes of St Dominic’s (Homerton) and St Jude’s (Clapton Park). A map showing the boundaries of the two Parishes is available from The Learning Trust, the Parish Offices and from the School. Large scale Parish maps are on display at the School. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.


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Reception Places Applicants should be aware that Nursery education is a non-statutory service and that accordingly a child’s attendance in the School’s Nursery Class does not guarantee a future place in the Reception, Infant or Junior classes. Pupil Numbers The Governing Body will ensure that the number of pupils admitted to each year group will be such as to conform to statutory legislation. The Governing Body proposes to admit 60 pupils, being the Published Admissions Number, to each year group. If there are more applications than places available, places will be awarded in accordance with the oversubscription criteria (see below). Application Forms Applications for the 2010 Reception Class intake must be made on the Hackney Common Admissions Form (CAF) available from The Learning Trust, Hackney Technology & Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ. The CAF must be returned to the Learning Trust by 15 January 2010 as stated in The Learning Trust’s 2010 Primary Admissions booklet for Hackney Schools. Applications at all other times of the year for the Reception Class and Years 1 to 6 should be made on the School’s Application Form available from the School office or if requested it can be sent to you by post .

School Supplementary Information Form The School will provide each applicant with a School Supplementary Information Form to be completed and returned to the School by the date specified on the form. If the Supplementary Information Form is not completed and returned to the School it is unlikely that an applicant will be offered a place because the name of the Parish in which the applicant lives is a required. Applicants must provide the School with the original baptismal certificates. If this is not available applicants should indicate in writing the reasons for this being the case. Applicants must provide the School with proof of their residential address. Independent verification may be sought of the applicant’s residential address. N.B.Both the Hackney Common Admissions Form (CAF) and the School Supplementary Information Form should be completed and returned, as stated above, by the due date. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is obtainable from the School and from The Learning Trust. The form can be collected from the School or you can ask for it to be sent to you. Waiting list If there is no place available, parents/carers must confirm in writing to the School if they wish to have their applications placed on the School’s waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained in order of the oversubscription criteria (see below) and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Names are removed from the list after six months unless parents/carers submit a written request asking for their application to remain on the waiting list. Pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs The admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. The procedure is integral to the making of statements by the pupil’s home Local Authority. Details of this separate procedure are

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Mapping System, with those living closer to Homerton Library receiving the higher priority.

Oversubscription criteria Children will be admitted to the School in the following order of priority: 1. Catholic “looked after” children. 2. Catholic children whose parents/legal guardians are resident in the Hackney Catholic Deanery Parishes of St Dominic’s (Homerton) and St Jude’s (Clapton Park). 3. Other Catholic Children. 4. Other “looked after” children. 5. Children of other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education and whose applications are supported by a Priest, Minister or Church Leader. 6. Any other applicants.

Twins or multiple births: If only one place is available for more than one child, who are twins or of a multiple birth within the same family, the allocation of the place will be determined by a lottery which will be carried out by the Admissions Committee in the presence of an independent witness.

In prioritising applications within the oversubscription criteria first priority will be given to children who will have a brother or sister attending a Reception, Infant or Junior class at St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School at the proposed date of admission. The Governing Body will increase to top priority an application within a criterion where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately be met at St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School. The Governing Body will require written evidence from an appropriate professional such as priest, doctor or social worker.

Admission Appeals for unsuccessful applicants to the primary school Unsuccessful applicants have the right to appeal to an independent panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain a form from the School or The Learning Trust. This should be completed and returned to the School, marked for the attention of Clerk to the Admission Appeal Panel, within 21 days of receipt of the letter confirming that the application has been unsuccessful. If an appeal is unsuccessful, the Governing Body will not consider a further application within the same school year unless there have been significant and material changes in the applicant’s circumstances. In Year Fair Access Protocol The School is committed to taking its fair share of vulnerable children who are hard to place, in accordance with locally agreed ‘In Year Fair Access Protocol’. Accordingly, outside the normal round of admissions, the Governing Body is empowered to give absolute priority to a child where admission

Tie-breaker: Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the criteria listed above would lead to oversubscription, places up to the admission number will be offered to those children whose parents’/ carers’ residential address is the shortest distance measured in a straight line from the main entrance door of Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, London, E9 6AS to the front door of the parents’/ carers residential address. This is because the School serves the Parishes of St Dominic’s and St Jude’s and the School is situated in the Parish of St Dominic’s. Distance will be measured using the Local Authority’s Geographical Computerised The Learning Trust

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is requested under any local protocol which carries the agreement both of the Governing Body and the Diocese for the current admission year. The Governing Body has this power even when admitting such a child would exceed the normal admission number.

Interpretation of terms used in the Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria Applicants: The Parents or legal Guardians submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Family: Those individuals, normally the Catholic or Catholics, who live at the residential address of the Parents or legal Guardians who have legal responsibility for the child and are submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Catholic: A baptised person who is a member of any Catholic Church in full communion with the See of Rome. For the purposes of this Policy it also includes a “looked after” child who is in the process of adoption by a Catholic family. Brothers and Sisters: Brothers and Sisters must live permanently at the same residential address as the child for whom the application is made. Brothers and Sister include half-brothers and half-sisters and step brothers and step sisters. Christian: A member of one of the Churches that is a member of “Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland. Looked after children: Children in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority e.g. foster parents. (See Section 22 of The Children’s Act 1989.)

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St John & St James’ C of E Primary School Isabella Road, E9 6DX The school will admit 30 children to the reception class each year. The governors have decided that 25 places will be foundation places and five open places or the same ratio following admission of children in public care. The following criteria will be used by the governors, in order of priority if a year group is over-subscribed. 1. Children in public care Foundation Places 1. Children whose parents attend at least twice a month* for a period of at least six months at either the church of St John at Hackney or St James’ Clapton 2.Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time they would attend. 3.Children whose parents wish them to attend the school because of its particular Christian tradition and live locally** 4.Children whose acute medical or social needs justify the allocation of a place at the school. Supporting evidence from a doctor or social worker must be provided at time of application setting out the particular reasons why this school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another. 5.Children whose parents wish them to attend the school because of its particular Christian traditions and live outside the parish** Open Places 1. Children whose parents belong to another world faith community*** a wish to attend the school because of its religious tradition and who are in sympathy with this tradition. Notes: *  Attendance confirmed by the Rector of Hackney or the Vicar of St James’. ** Within the parishes of St Johns Hackney, St James’ Clapton, the Hackney Marsh Team and St Luke’s Homerton *** a letter confirming affiliation and attendance to that faith community must be signed by an accredited representative of that community.


Sibling refers to broth or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister or the child of the parent/ carer’s partner, and in every case the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.

September intake: those who are 5 years old between 1 September - 28/29 February January intake: those who are 5 between 1 March - 31 August

Parent/family member: A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to parent’s attendance at church it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. ‘Family members’ include only parents and siblings.

The admission numbers and dates of admission were agreed in consultation with the Local Authority. All children who attend the nursery will be required to complete an application form as there is no automatic transfer from nursery to reception.

General Principles In all categories priority will be given to children who have a brother or sister at the school at the time they would attend.

Admission criteria for oversubscribed classes In the event that the school is oversubscribed in any one year group, the Governor’s Admissions Committee will apply the following criteria in order of priority to reach a decision about a child’s admission to the school: 1. Looked after children. 2. Children whose Parent/s* or Carer/s*, are regular worshippers (at least once every three weeks, for one year) at St John of Jerusalem Church. 3. Children who have “Siblings” attending St John of Jerusalem C of E Primary School, and will continue to do so at the time of attendance (“Siblings” refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child or the parent/s* or carer/s* partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling). 4. Children who are already in the Nursery at St John of Jerusalem C of E Primary School.

When deciding between applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under the criteria, the governors will offer the place to the applicant who lives nearest to the main entrance to the school in Isabella Road measured by a straight line. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list, if the year group they are applying for is over subscribed. In the event of a place becoming available, all eligible applicants currently on the waiting list are considered in the light of the school’s admission criteria and a place offered accordingly. Information about which streets and residences are included in the Parishes of St Johns Hackney, St James’ Clapton, the Hackney Marsh Team and St Luke’s Homerton and can be found from the Church Finder section of the Diocesan website: www.london.anglican.org/ChurchFinder

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5. Children whose Parent/s* or Carer/s* are regular worshippers (at least once every three weeks, for one year) at a nearby Anglican church, and for whom this is their nearest church school. 6. Children whose Parent/s* or Carer/s* are regular worshippers (at least once every three weeks, for one year) at a nearby Christian church, and for whom this is their nearest church school. 7. Children whose Parent/s* or Carer/s* are regular worshippers (at least once every three weeks, for one year) of other faiths/beliefs, and for whom this is their nearest church school. 8. Children who live nearest to the main entrance of the school (distance**is measured in a straight line). Notes: 1. In the event of oversubscription in all above criteria, distance from the school will determine the child’s admission. **“Distance” will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, [using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system], [with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority]. 2. * “Parent/s or Carer/s” is any person who has parental responsibility for, or is the legal guardian of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to “parents’ attendance at church” it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. 3. The school maintains a waiting list and children are ranked on the list in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. The list is maintained by the Local Authority for one term after which it will be maintained by the School. We will contact you on a regular basis to enquire whether you want your child to remain on the waiting list. 4. Any child who attends a place of worship will only be considered if the minister of religion has confirmed regular worship on the attached form. Should this form not be received, this will reduce the possibility of the child’s admission being accepted. 5. If you are making your Admissions Application in relation to criteria points 2), 6), 7), or 8), please ensure you provide the Supplementary Information Form as “Confirmation of Church/ Other Faith Membership”; duly signed by your Vicar, Pastor or Religious Leader. The Learning Trust

St John the Baptist C of E Primary School Crondall Street, N1 6JG St John the Baptist is a one and half form entry Church of England primary school with a nursery. The governors welcome applications for admissions from all parents*** knowing that this is a Church of England school, and hoping that they will support the Christian ethos of the school. The school has an admission limit of 45 places. In the case of there being more applications than places available the governors will give 23 Foundation places and 22 Open places or in the same ratio after places have been given to children ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority. The following criteria in order: 1. Children in public care Foundation Places 1. Children of parents who are practising* Anglicans and attend St John the Baptist, Hoxton and St Leonard’s, Shoreditch. 2. Children whose parents are practicing* Anglicans and attend Holy Trinity Hoxton; St Anne’s, Hoxton; St Chad’s, Haggerston; and St Peter’s, De Beauvoir. 3. Children whose parents are practising* members and attend other Christian denominations**. Open Places 1. Children whose parents belong to another world faith or no faith and wish to attend St John the Baptist School because of its Christian tradition and education based on Christian values.

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Notes: In all categories children who have a sibling**** at school at the time of their proposed entry will be given priority. When deciding between applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under any criteria, the governors will offer the place to the applicant who lives nearest to the main entrance of the school on Crondall Street measured by a straight line. * Practicing means a parent*** who worship at least twice a month for at least one year. **  As defined by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Evangelical Alliance (EA) ***  A parent is any person who has parental responsibility for or is the legal guardian of the child. It is sufficient for just one parent to attend. **** sibling refers to a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of a parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling. The school maintains a waiting list. Children are ranked in the waiting list in accordance with the school “Oversubscription Criteria’. Admissions outside the normal admissions round will be considered in accordance with the school’s “Oversubscription Criteria”. It should be understood by parents that a place in the nursery does not give a child automatic entry to a reception class. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list if the year group is over subscribed. In the event of a place becoming available all applicants on the waiting list are considered in the light of the schools admission criteria and the place is offered accordingly.

St. Mary’s C of E Primary School Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 0PP The Governors, who are responsible for the admission to this Church of England Voluntary Aided School, have agreed with the Learning Trust to admit 30 pupils for each year group. These arrangements and the admission criteria below are reviewed annually. Each application should be supported by the relevant documentary evidence. Parents applying for a Foundation Place do so on the understanding that the Governors ask their Minister of Religion to complete the supplementary form. The governors will need to be satisfied that the family has been regularly attending church for at least one year. The Governors will interpret ‘regularly’ to mean at least once a month. We aim to provide an education based on Christian principles. The governors hope that all take part in religious education and in the Christian acts of worship in the school and in the church. This does not take away any statutory rights to withdraw children from these activities. If there are more applications than there are places available, the Governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria. It should be understood by parents that a place in the nursery does not give a child automatic entry to the Reception Class. Foundation Places 15 places will be offered to: 1. Church of England looked after children in Public Care 2. Children at least one of whose parents are regular worshippers at St. Mary’s Stoke Newington. 3. Children at least one of whose parents are regular worshippers at any other Anglican church. 4. Children at least one of whose parents are regular worshippers at other Christian Denominations as recognised by Churches Together in England. For the purposes of these applications, parent should be taken to include carer, guardian or foster parent/carer.

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Applications for Foundation places will need to be supported by a church reference. When deciding between applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under the criteria, places will be allocated firstly to applicants who will have a sibling in the school at the time of admission to the school’s register, and secondly to applicants living nearest to the main entrance to the school in Barn St as measured by the Learning Trust’s GIS system. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.’ Open Places 15 places will be offered according to the following criteria: 1. Looked after children in Public Care. 2. Children who will have a sibling (defined as above) in the school at the time of admission to the school’s register. 3. Children with documented acute social or medical needs supported by professional references. The supporting evidence should set out the particular reason why St. Mary’s school is the most suitable school and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school. 4. Children already at St. Mary’s Nursery school. 5. Children living closest to the school.

Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school have Automatic right of entry. Appeals An impartial Appeals Committee exists to examine any appeals from parents unsuccessful in gaining a place for their child. Waiting List The school maintains a waiting list. Children are ranked on the waiting list in accordance with the school’s over-subscription criteria. Midterm admissions Admissions outside the normal admissions round will be considered in accordance with the school’s over-subscription criteria. Students with disabilities The School does not have any specific units or facilities for pupils with particular special needs and there are no specific facilities for pupils with physical disabilities. The school consists of several interlinked buildings, with little level access. As far as possible the school will ensure that pupils with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as other pupils.

When deciding between applicants who appear to have equal entitlement to admission under the criteria, the governors will offer the place to the applicant who lives nearest to the main entrance to the school in Barn St as measured by the Learning Trust’s GIS system. Unsuccessful applicants for Foundation places will automatically be considered for open places. Any unfilled Foundation places will become open places.

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St Matthias C of E School Wordsworth Road, N16 8DD St Matthias’ school will admit 45 pupils to each year group. In the event that the school receives more applications than places available, the following priorities listed below will be applied. Children who have the school named in their Statement of Special Educational Needs are required to be admitted to the school and will be counted against the admission number. 1. Children in Public Care 2. Children who have brothers and sisters* on the current roll at the time of attendance. 3. Children whose parent (s)**regularly*** worship in a local church**** or children whose parent (s) are committed members of, and regularly worship in local churches and chapels of other Christian denominations. 4. Children living within the Parish***** of St. Matthias 5. Children living outside the Parish of St Matthias. Notes: * A brother or sister must live permanently at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made. This includes a half brother or sister, a step brother or sister and a foster brother or sister who lives permanently as a family unit as the same address. ** A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. It is sufficient for just one parent to attend. *** Regularly: twice in a calendar month for at least one year. Your priest/minister will be required to complete a church attendance form in support of your application **** Church within two miles of the school and which is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) or the evangelical alliance. ***** A map of the parish boundary is available from the School or The Learning Trust.

When deciding between applicants who have equal entitlement to admission under the criteria, the Government will offer the place to applicants who live nearest to the main entrance of the school, measured in a straight line, using The Learning Trust’s GIS system. Waiting List All unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list and children will be ranked on the list in accordance with the above admission policy. Information about which streets and residences are included in the Parish of St Matthias can be found from the Church Finder section of the Diocesan website: www.london.anglican.org/ChurchFinder It should be understood by parents that a place in the nursery does not give the child an automatic entry into the reception class.

St. Monica’s Catholic Primary School Hoxton Square, London N1 6NT (This policy does not apply to the Nursery Class) The School serves the Catholic Parish of St Monica’s in Hoxton and its adjoining parishes St John the Baptist and Our Lady and St Joseph in the Hackney Deanery. We aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. Pupil Numbers The Governing Body will ensure that the number of pupils admitted to each year group will conform to statutory legislation. It will admit 30 pupils to each year group. If there are more applications than places available, places will be awarded in accordance with the over subscription criteria below.

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Reception Places Applicants should be aware that nursery education is a non-statutory service and that accordingly a child’s attendance in the school’s nursery does not guarantee a future place in the reception, infant and junior classes. Reception Class applications In order to make a valid application for a place in the School’s Reception Class you should complete: • The Common Application Form (CAF) is available from the school or The Learning Trust Admissions Section, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ and return it by 15 January 2010, closing date. • Catholic parents and carers should fill in The Supplementary Information Form available from the school office and return it directly to the school by the stipulated closing date along with the original or a certified copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate. If no certificate exists applicants should indicate in writing the reasons for this being the case. • The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is obtainable from the School or The Learning Trust. You can collect the form from the school or The Learning or request for it to be sent to you. Applicants not offered a place in the reception class will be placed on a waiting list ranked in accordance with the over subscription criteria. Names are normally removed from the list after six months unless parents / carers submit a written request asking for their application to remain on the waiting list.

Special Educational Needs The admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by completely separate procedures. The procedure is integral to making and maintaining statements by the pupil’s home local education authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the DCSF Special Educational Needs Code of Practice Oversubscription criteria Children will be admitted to the School in the following order of priority: 1. Catholic “looked after” children. 2. Catholic children whose parents/legal guardians are resident in the parish* of St. Monica’s. 3. Catholic children whose parents/legal guardians are resident in neighbouring parishes* of St John the Baptist (Hackney) and Our Lady and St Joseph (Kingsland). 4. Other Catholic children not covered by criteria1 to 5. Other “looked after” children. 6. Catechumens and members of the Eastern Christian Churches 7. Children from other Christian denominations whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education and whose application is supported by a Priest, Minister or Church Leader. 8. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by a religious leader. Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would lead to over subscription, the following provisions will apply:

Other applications Applications made at other times (mid-term applications) must be made on the School’s Application and, if applicable the Supplementary Information Forms should also be completed. Both forms are available from the School office. The School will seek verification of identity and address. Applicants not offered a place will be placed on a waiting list. Pupils will be ranked on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Parents will be asked periodically if they wish their child to remain on the waiting list.

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Remember — A MAP OF THE PARISHES IS AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OR THE LEARNING TRUST.

• The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an applicant within each category. • The Governing Body will give top priority to an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately met at this school. The Governing Body will require written evidence from an appropriate professional such as priest, doctor or social worker as to why the school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another. Tie-breaker Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the criteria listed above would lead to oversubscription, places up to the admission number will be offered to those children whose parents’/ carers’ residential address is the shortest distance from the main door of St. Monica’s Catholic Primary school to the front door of the parents/carer’s residential address when measured in a straight line on a map. For the purpose of calculating distances the address is identified by using the geographical reference as determined by Hackney Learning Trust Admissions of twins/ triplets to Years 1-2 classes If only one place is available at St Monica’s we will ask the parent to identify which child should be offered the place. Admissions of twins/ triplets to Years 3-6 classes If only one place is available we will establish whether the school is able to admit above numbers. If this is not possible parents will be referred to the Learning Trust for assistance. Admission Appeals for unsuccessful applicants to the Reception Class and Years 1- 6. Unsuccessful applicants have the right to appeal to an independent panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain a form from the School. This should be completed and returned to the School, marked for the attention of Clerk to the Admission Appeal Panel, within 21 days of receipt of the letter confirming that the application has been unsuccessful.

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If an appeal is unsuccessful no further appeal may be made within the same school year unless there have been significant and material changes in the applicant’s circumstances. “In Year Fair Access Protocol” The School is committed to taking its fair share of vulnerable children in accordance with the “In Year Fair Access Protocol”. Accordingly, outside the normal round of admissions, the Governing Body is empowered to give absolute priority to a child where admission is requested under any local protocol which carries the agreement both of the Governing Body and the Diocese for the current admission year. The Governing Body has this power even when admitting such a child would exceed the normal admission number.

Interpretation of terms used in the Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria Applicants: The parents and/or legal guardians submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Catholic: A baptised person who is a member of any Catholic Church in full communion with the See of Rome. For the purposes of this policy it also includes a “looked after child” in the process of adoption by a Catholic family. Family: Those individuals who live at the residential address of the parents and/or legal guardians who are submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child. Brother or sister: Brothers and sisters include half brothers and half sisters and step- brothers and step-sisters and must live permanently at the same residential address as the child for whom the application is made. Catechumen: Acceptance into the catechumenate is demonstrated by a certified copy of the entry in the Register of Catechumens.

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Eastern Christian Church: Membership of an Eastern Christian Church is shown by a certificate of baptism or a certificate of reception from the authorities of that Church Christian: A member of one of the Churches that is a member of “Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland” and of Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Looked after children: Children in the care of the Local Authority or provided with accommodation by them e.g. children with foster parents (see section 22 of The Children’s Act 1989)

St Paul’s with St Michael’s C of E Primary School 57A Brougham Road, Hackney E8 4PB The Governors, who are responsible for the admissions to this Church of England Voluntary Aided School, have agreed with the Local Education Authority to admit 30 pupils for each year group (plus 25 full-time pupils to the Nursery). This number has been agreed between the Governors and The Learning Trust and applies to the school year. The school does not have any specific units or facilities for pupils with particular special needs and there are no specific facilities for pupils with physical disabilities. There are three buildings. The Nursery and Infant building are on a level site and on one floor but the junior building is on two floors with a basement area. As far as possible the school will ensure that pupils with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as other pupils. Children who have the school named in their Statement of Special Educational Need are required to be admitted to the school and will be counted against the admission number. These arrangements and the admissions criteria (below) are reviewed annually. Each application should be supported by the relevant documentary evidence. When there are more applications than there are places available the Governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria, which are listed in order of priority. PRIMARY SCHOOLS

These criteria will be applied in accordance with the school’s duties under the Disability Discrimination Act. 1. Looked after children. 2. Children of parents who are on the church electoral roll of St. Michael and All Angels, London Fields, or the children of parents who are prohibited from membership of the church electoral roll (because of their role in the Church of England, i.e. clergy), who can demonstrate that they are regular worshippers at St. Michael and All Angels, London Fields. 3. ** Children who are attending St Paul’s with St Michael’s Nursery. 4. *** Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of their proposed entry. (i.e. on the day the child is entering the school, not when applying for entry) 5. Children of parents who are practising members of a Christian denomination*, who live in the Parish of St. Michael and All Angels, London Fields. 6. Children of parents who live in the Parish of St Michael and All Angels, London Fields, but who are not practising members of a Christian denomination, with priority given to those who live nearest to the school, as measured by a straight line. 7. Children of parents who are practising members of a Christian denomination*, who live outside the Parish of St Michael and All Angels London Fields, for whom this is the nearest Church of England school. 8. Any other applicant. Information about which streets and residences are included in the Parish of St Michael and All Angels London Fields can be found from the Church Finder section of the Diocesan website: www.london. anglican.org/ChurchFinder The decision on admissions rests with the Governors of St Paul’s with St Michael’s C of E Primary School. Parents who are unsuccessful in gaining admission have the right of appeal, with the exception of the Nursery, which is non-statutory. It should be understood by parents that a place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the reception class.


Appeals should be addressed to the Clerk of the Governors at the school office. * As defined by the British Council of Churches. ** This criterion is applicable on admission to the Reception class and above. *** This includes half brothers and sisters, step brothers and sisters, and foster brother and sisters who live at the same address. In the case of over-subscription in criteria 5 or 7, a tie break of straight line distance from the school will be applied, using the Learning Trust’s GIS system. Definition of ‘practising’: attending Church at least once a month for a year or more.

St Scholastica’s Catholic Primary School Kenninghall Road, E5 8BS St Scholastica’s School is a Catholic voluntary aided Primary school within the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Westminster and serves the parishes of St Scholastica’s, St Jude’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel. As a Catholic school we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. The Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are expected to give full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. Pupil Numbers All admissions are the responsibility of the Governing Body in its role as the Admission Authority of St Scholastica’s Catholic Primary school. The Governing body will ensure that the number of pupils admitted to each year group will conform to statutory legislation. It will admit thirty pupils to each year group. If there are more applications than places available, places will be awarded in accordance with the over subscription criteria.

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Reception Places Applicants should be aware that Nursery education is a non-statutory service and accordingly a child’s attendance in the school’s Nursery does not guarantee a future place in the Reception, Infant and Junior classes. Reception Class Applications In order to make a valid application for a place in St Scholastica’s Reception Class you need to complete: • The Common Application Form (CAF) available from the school or The Learning Trust, Admissions Section, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ and return it by 15 January 2010, closing date. • Catholic parents/carers should fill in the Supplementary Information Form available from the school. Please return this form to the school by the stipulated date along with the original or a certified copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate. If no certificate exists applications should indicate in writing the reasons for this being the case. • The Supplementary Information Form can be obtained from the school or The Learning Trust. Waiting List Applicants not offered a place in the Reception class will be placed on a waiting list ranked in accordance with the over subscription criteria. Names are normally removed from the list after six months unless the parent/carer submits a written request asking for the application to remain on the waiting list. Other Applications Applications made at other times must be made on the school’s application form and, if applicable, the Supplementary Information Form should be completed. Both forms are available for the school. The school will ask for verification of identity and address. Applicants not offered a place may ask that the child be placed on the school’s waiting list. Pupils will be ranked on the waiting list in accordance with the over subscription criteria.

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Special Educational Needs The admission of pupils with a Statement of Educational Needs is dealt with by separate procedures. The procedure is integral to making and maintaining statements by the pupil’s Local Education Authority. Details of this separate procedure is set out in the DCFS Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. Over Subscription Criteria Pupils will be admitted to St Scholastica’s School in the following order: 1. Catholic “looked after” children 2. Catholic children of practising Catholic families who have a brother or sister who will be attending St Scholastica’s school in September 2010 and whose parents reside in the Parish of St Scholastica’s 3. Catholic children of practising Catholic families who have a brother or sister who will be attending St Scholastica’s school in September 2010 and whose parents reside in the Parish of St Jude, Clapton Park, or Our Lady of Good Counsel, Stoke Newington. 4. Catholic children from practising Catholic families who have a brother or sister who will be attending St Scholastica’s school in September 2010 and who are not covered by criteria 1-3 5. Catholic children who have a brother or sister who will be attending St Scholastica’s in September 2010 and who are not covered by criteria 1-4.

6. Other Catholic children of practising Catholic families whose parents reside in the Parish of St Scholastic 7. Catholic children of practising Catholic families and whose parents reside within the Parish of St Jude or Our Lady of Good Counsel 8. Other Catholic children from practising Catholic families 9. Other Baptised Catholic children 10. Other looked after children 11. Any other applicant Practising Catholics Parents wishing to apply for a place as ‘practising Catholic’ will need to supply a Diocesan Priest’s Reference Form. This can be obtained from the school on request or from the Diocesan website. Part A must be completed by the parent and given to the Priest who will then complete Part B. Part B only then must be submitted to the school. Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would lead to over subscription, the following provision will apply: • The Governing Body will give priority to an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately met at St Scholastica’s School. The Governing Body will require written evidence from an appropriate professional such as a priest, doctor or social worker as to why the school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another. Tie -Breaker Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the criteria listed above would lead to over subscription, places up to the admission number will be offered to those children whose parent/ carers’ residential address is the shortest walking distance from the main gates of St Scholastic’s School to the front door of the parent/carers’ residential address, when measured in a straight line on a map. For the purpose of calculating distances the address is identified by using the geographical reference as determined by The Learning Trust. In the case of flats, distances will be measured to the front door of the flat within the building.

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Admissions of twins/triplets to Reception and Year 1-2 classes If only one place is available at St Scholastica’s School we will ask the parent to identify which child should be offered the place.

Interpretation of terms used in the Admissions Policy and Over Subscription Criteria

Admissions of twins/triplets to Year 3-6 classes If only one place is available the Governing Body will establish if the school is able to admit above numbers. If this is not possible the parent/carer will be referred to The Learning Trust for assistance.

‘Practising Catholic’: means regular family attendance at Sunday Mass which is confirmed by the Diocesan Priest’s Reference. (‘Family’ normally includes the Catholic or Catholics who have legal responsibility for the child).

Admission Appeals for unsuccessful applicants to Reception, and Years 1-6 Unsuccessful applications have the right to appeal to an independent panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain a form from the school. This should be completed and returned to the school, marked for the attention of Clerk to the Admission Appeal Panel, within twenty-one days of receipt of the letter confirming that the application has been unsuccessful. If an appeal is unsuccessful no further appeal may be made within the same school year unless there have been significant and material changes in the applicant’s circumstances.

Catholic: A Baptised person who is a member of any Catholic Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes Eastern Catholic Churches. For the purposes of this Policy it includes a “looked after child” in the process of adoption by a Catholic family.

In Year Fair Access Protocol The School is committed to taking its fair share of vulnerable children who are hard to place, in accordance with locally agreed ‘In Year Fair Access Protocol’. Accordingly, outside the normal round of admissions, the Governing Body is empowered to give absolute priority to a child where admission is requested under any local protocol which carries the agreement both of the Governing Body and the Diocese for the current admission year. The Governing Body has the power even when admitting such a child would exceed the normal admission number.

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Applicants: The parent or legal guardian submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child

Family: Those individuals who live at the residential address of the parent or legal guardians who are submitting an application for a place on behalf of a child Brother or sister: Brothers and sisters include half brothers and half sisters and step-brothers and step-sisters and must live permanently at the same residential address as the child for whom the application is made. Looked after children: Children in the care of the Local Authority or provided with accommodation by them e.g. children with foster parents (see section 22 of The Children’s Act 1989)

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Pupil Benefits Applying for free school meals Your child can have free school meals if you get: • Income Support; • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; • Child Tax Credit, and your annual income is no more than £16,040, and you don’t get Working Tax Credit; • the guarantee element of Pension Credit; • support under part Vl of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. You can get an application form for Free School Meals by calling 020 8820 7248. Otherwise, school meals are available for a standard charge. Schools can also arrange meals for children who have special diets due to religious or health reasons. You can ask the headteacher about this. Applying for a clothing grant at age 11 Pupils transferring from primary to secondary school at age 11 may be able to get a clothing grant. The grant is paid in vouchers (£100), which can only be exchanged for clothing suitable for school. To be eligible you must be receiving Income Support, income based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Child Tax Credit, and your income each year is no more than £16,040. You may also qualify if you get Working Tax Credit or the guarantee element of State Pension and Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

though it is within the normal walking distance of two miles from school (if aged 5 -7) or three miles (if aged 8 or over). 2. Where a parent’s disability means that they cannot take their child to school along a safe walking route, even though it is within the normal walking distance shown above. We will need to see proof from a professional to support these applications. 3. Where it is unreasonable to expect the pupil to walk along a particular route – even though the school is within the walking distances given above. Routes through parks, cemeteries and along towpaths would normally be considered unreasonable. 4. Parents who are not entitled to free school meals or the maximum Working Tax Credit (non-income assessed) may get free transport if their child’s school is more than two miles away from their home (if aged 5 -7) or three miles (if aged 8 or over). You will also have to prove that you don’t have three or more suitable, alternative, nearer school places available. We will only consider religious preferences if you have applied for, and been refused, a place at other nearer equivalent religious schools. 5. Parents who get free school meals or the maximum Working Tax Credit (income assessed) may get free transport for their child if the child is aged between 8 and 11; and there is no suitable alternative, nearer school place on offer; and the nearest available school place is more than two miles from their home.

Help with home to school travel fares The Learning Trust can help with tube and/or train fares for pupils living in Hackney. Pupils will be entitled to free transport if there is no suitable, alternative, nearer school place on offer, and they cannot reasonably be expected to travel by bus - bus fares are currently is free for primary aged children. Pupils can qualify if any of these circumstances apply: 1. The child has special educational needs, disability or mobility problems and there is no suitable, alternative, nearer school place on offer. Also, the child cannot be expected to walk to school, even

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We will pay for the cheapest form of suitable transport from home to school. Pupils who are entitled to free transport will be given a travel card or warrant each term. This will allow them to travel to and from a maintained school. You can apply at any time, but you must live in the borough of Hackney. If you have been assessed on your income, you will have to re-apply every year to check that you are still entitled to this help. You have the right to appeal if you are refused help with travel costs. The Learning Trust has the right to make changes to the existing grants and travel policies at any time. If you want an application form for any of the above grants, call Pupil Benefits on 020 8820 7248/ 020 820 7249 or download the form at www.learningtrust.co.uk/pupilbenefits Education Attendance Service (EAS) Parents and carers of children of school age (5-16 years) are responsible for making sure that their child receives an appropriate education. The (EAS) helps with problems relating to a child’s attendance at school and can advise on a range of issues relating to particular educational needs or difficulties. The school may refer your child to the EAS if their attendance is poor, or if there are any problems or difficulties which affect their attendance. The school will contact you first to try to resolve these problems before referring your child to the EAS. The School Attendance Officer (SAO) can help sort out any difficulties, and can give you advice and information about the legal rights and responsibilities of everyone involved. You are welcome to contact the SAO on 020 8820 7288, or go direct to the school.

Advice and support for parents with Special Needs Children Special Educational Needs and Monitoring Team The Learning Trust is responsible, in partnership with schools, for identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of children with special educational needs. Hackney schools have budgets set aside for these children. There are a range of central services which help schools meeting pupils’ special educational needs. These include the Special Needs Assessment and Monitoring Team, the Educational Psychology Service and the Inclusion Team. The Special Needs Assessment and Monitoring Team are responsible for managing statutory assessments of children who have significant needs and who may need an SEN statement. They are also responsible for making sure that these children have a school place. The case officers will talk to you about the assessment and give you information and advice on all aspects of special educational needs, including specialist help. You can phone them on 020 8820 7508. The Educational Psychology Service The Educational Psychology Service makes sure that children with special educational needs get the right help. Every primary school in Hackney has an educational psychologist who visits regularly. Educational psychologists are specialists in how children learn and behave. The psychologist will never see your child without your permission. You will always be involved when a psychologist is considering how best to help your child. If your child is having difficulties at school, you should first talk to their teacher or headteacher. The school may involve the educational psychologist if they feel that your child is not making progress, even though they have had extra help. If you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs, you can have a free, confidential 30 minute consultation with an educational psychologist at The Learning Trust, every Wednesday from 2 – 4pm or 4 – 6pm. To book an appointment call 020 8820 7518/9. There are specialist teachers who work for the Inclusion Team. This team works with primary schools to support children with SEN statements. This can

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include support for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. You can contact the Learning Support Service on 020 8820 7326 / 7624 to find out more about this.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR PRIMARY AGED PUPILS Downsview School Tiger Way, Downs Road, London, E5 8QP Primary age 5-11 years Executive Head Shirleyanne Sullivan T 020 8985 6833 F 020 8525 2449 E ssullivan@ickburgh.hackney.sch.uk Caters for pupils with global developmental delay and associated difficulties. Ickburgh School Ickburgh Road, London, E5 8AD Primary age 2-11 years Executive Head Shirleyanne Sullivan T 020 8806 4638 F 020 8806 7189 E ssullivan@ickburgh.hackney.sch.uk Caters for pupils with severe and complex needs

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Parent Partnership Service The Parent Partnership Service is an arms-length confidential service offering information, advice and support to parents/carers and their children with special educational needs and disabilities. Hackney Ark Downs Park Road, E5 2HY T 020 7014 7123 E parentpartnership@hackneyark.chpct.nhs.uk Children and Families Service The Children and Families Service is based in the City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust. Each school is given a named qualified nurse, who is based at a local health centre, but works mainly within the schools and visits them regularly. There is also a named doctor for each school, who specialises in children’s health, but does not take the place of the GP. The school nurse and doctor work together to help improve children’s health, to support children with special needs and to offer advice and health education to children, parents, carers and teachers. This allows children to get the best possible level of health and benefit from their education. All children will have their height, weight, hearing and vision checked by the school nurse during their first year in reception and in year 6. This is often combined with the health interview. You will be invited to attend the interview, so that you can talk about any health related worries. You will normally be sent a questionnaire when you child enters reception class. This will ask you about your child’s

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health and whether they have any health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and so on. You will need to give your consent for your child to be screened. If your child starts school at other stages, they may have to have an interview with the school nurse with your permission. The nurse encourages all children to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Once a child starts school, the school nurse will encourage parents to agree to their children being vaccinated. Children with special health problems, who may need extra support to cope at school, such as children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or chronic illness, are increasingly taking part in mainstream education. The school nurse will help to identify their particular needs and arrange any extra support they might need. Becoming a School Governor All our primary schools have governing bodies. They play a vital role in overseeing the way in which schools are run. These governing bodies are made up of the headteacher and volunteers from staff, parents and the wider community. Their responsibilities include: • setting overall objectives and priorities for the school; • monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance; • agreeing how the school’s budget is spent;

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• deciding school policies on matters such as behaviour, homework and special needs; • setting targets for achievement and making sure children get the education they are entitled to; • deciding how staff are recruited. You don’t have to have experience or be an expert on education. Governors come from all sorts of backgrounds, and training is available to help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge. What you do need is: • enthusiasm and commitment; • a willingness to get involved and give some of your time; and • the ability to work well as part of a team. The Learning Trust is particularly keen that governing bodies reflect the rich cultural diversity of Hackney. If you are interested in finding out more about being a governor, Governors Services will be pleased to hear from you. Please call them on 020 8820 7206 or visit www.learningtrust.co.uk/governors


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACTS

learning trust contacts The Learning Trust Hackney Technology and Learning Centre 1 Reading Lane E8 1GQ T 020 8820 7000 F 020 8820 7597 www.learningtrust.co.uk. School Admissions Team T 020 8820 7397 020 8820 7398 020 8820 7401 020 8820 7402 020 8820 7150 020 8820 7489 020 8820 7197 020 8820 7501 Head of Admissions and Pupil Benefits Harriett Young

School admission teams in neighbouring local authorities Haringey Admissions Service 48 Station Rd, N22 7TY T 020 8489 3338 Cambridge Education@Islington School Admissions Team Laycock Street, N1 1TH T 020 7527 5515 Tower Hamlets Pupil Services Town Hall Mulberry Place 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG T 020 7364 5006 VTE&S Waltham Forest Graylaw House 394 High Rd, Leyton, E10 6QE T 0845 877 0031

Senior Admissions Officer Donna Anthony School Admission Officers Joanna Beme Mitzie Miller Pauline Vassell Rashida Bibi Surbjit Mahey Special Needs Assessment and Monitoring Team T 020 8820 7508/ 7511/ 7512 Early Years and Play (After School Clubs) T 020 8820 7583/ 7439 Family Information Service (FIS) T 020 8820 7590/ 7583 Education Attendance Service T 020 8820 7288 Education Psychology Service T 020 8820 7518/9

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GLOSSARY EXPLANATION OF EDUCATIONAL TERMS USED

CE  Church of England RC  Roman Catholic LA  Local Authority DCSF  Department for Children, Schools and Families Community School  A school whose admission arrangements are set by the Local Authority Religious School  These schools practise a particular faith and their governing body is responsible for their own admission arrangements Application List  These are lists created to offer places to children when there is a vacancy SEN  Special Educational Needs Oversubscribed: The school has more applications than places available Allocated/Allocation  The process of offering, or the offer of, a school place KS2  Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6 curriculum) In-Year Fair Access Protocol  A process for admitting pupils to a school outside the normal admissions process Preferences  Choice of preferred schools Admissions criteria  A list of priorities that are used to allocate places Ofsted  Office for Standards in Education GIS  Geographical computerised mapping system

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The following definitions meet the requirements of the School Admissions Code. They will apply to any primary school listed in this booklet who have not provided their own definitions with their admissions policy. Sibling  Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner. In all cases, the child must live in the same family unit at the same address. Distance  Distance will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the main entrance of the school. The distance will be measured using the property’s geographical information and The Learning Trust’s computerised measuring system. Children who live closest to the school will be given a higher priority. Supplementary Information Forms  If you list your preferred schools on the local council’s Common Application Form, you will be seen to have made a valid application for a school place. You may also have to complete a Supplementary Information Form  If you want to be considered for a faith school, a boarding school or for selective schools. Parents/ Family Members  A parent is any person who has parental responsibility for, or care of, the child. Where the admission criteria refer to ‘parents’ attendance at church’ it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. Only parents and siblings will count as family members.


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