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Admissions Policy and Enquiry Form

Admissions Policy for 2 – 3 Year-old Nursery

If we have more children interested in places than we are able to provide places for, children are admitted in the following order;

1. ‘Looked after’ and previously ‘Looked after’ children, or other children deemed “vulnerable” by the school
*“Looked after” means fostered through local authority care, SGO etc.

2. Children who live in catchment and will have siblings** at the school when they start Reception, and are in receipt of 2 year old funding.

3. Children who live in catchment and are in receipt of 2 year old funding.

4. Children who live outside the catchment and will have siblings** at the school when they start Reception, and are in receipt of 2 year old funding.

5. Children who live in catchment

6. Children who live outside the catchment and will have siblings** in the school when they start Reception

7. Children of staff at Bewdley Primary School, where that member of staff has been employed for two or more years, and/or is recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

8. Children without siblings in the school when they start Reception, who live outside the catchment, and are in receipt of 2 year old funding.

9. Children who live outside the catchment and do not have siblings** in the school.

Definitions
*’Looked after’ means all those currently in the care of a Local Authority or accommodated by a Local  Authority under the terms of the Children Act 1989 and children who were previously in the care of or Accommodated by a
Local Authority but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

**The sibling connection, as well as brother and sister will include half-siblings, adopted children, step-siblings or a child of the parent/carers address. Children who are brought together as a family by a same sex civil partnership and who are living at the same address, are also considered to be siblings.