Disley Primary School

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Disley Primary School Admissions Policy 2021/22 and going forward until further notice

Our Admission Policy is based on Cheshire East Council policy.  As an academy, we are now our own Admission authority.  Our full Admission Policy is below where you will find information about admissions and how to apply. A copy of this policy is also avaliable in the policies section.  A copy of our Appeal form is also below.


ADMISSIONS POLICY: As an Academy, Disley Primary School is fully responsible for its own admissions, within national law on admissions. Where possible we do seek to work closely with Cheshire East School Admissions and co-ordinate key elements of admissions procedure and policy.

CHILDREN WITH EDUCATION HEALTH CARE PLANS: The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with an Education Health Care Plan that names their school.

PUBLISHED ADMISSION NUMBER: Our agreed published admission number (PAN) is 40..

OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA: Where more applications are received than there are places available (PAN), after Children with Education Health Care Plans, priority for admission will be based on the Disley Primary School published oversubscription criteria as follows:

Please see, School Admissions Code 2021

1. ‘Cared for Children’ and Children who were previously ‘Cared for’

  • A ‘cared for child’ is a child who is in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that local authority (as defined in section 22 of the Children Act 1989).
  • Children previously ‘cared for’ are children who were ‘cared for’ as defined above, but immediately after being ‘cared for’ became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order (formerly residence order), or special guardianship order. A child arrangements order is as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 amended by Children and Families Act 2014. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).  This includes children who appear to ( in the view of Cheshire East) have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.”


2. Siblings - Pupils with brothers or sisters, step-brothers or step-sisters, foster brothers or foster sisters, half-brothers or half-sisters, adopted brothers or adopted sisters living together as part of one household, already attending the preferred school (in years Reception through to Year 5) and expected to continue at the school in the following school year. (i.e. at the time of admission).


3. Children resident within the designated catchment area of the school - Children will be classed within this criterion if they and their parents/carers are resident within the area served by the school.


4. Pupils living nearest to the school (Distance) - measured using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) which measures straight line

distances in miles from the address point of the school to the address point

of the place of residence.


Notes: Where a school cannot accommodate all pupils qualifying under one of the criteria stated above, the next criteria will also be applied to determine priority for admission.


More information on Admissions can be found on the Cheshire East website, on their website  page here