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Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.

Statutory school starting age is at the beginning of the term following a child's fifth birthday. Currently the Governors Policy is to admit children in September with birthdays between 1 September and 31 August.

To apply for a place at Chuter Ede please contact Nottinghamshire County Council on or ring 0300 500 8080




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Admission over-subscription criteria


In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted once places have first been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school.


1 Children in public care.


2 Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the

time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school


3 Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications


4 Children who live outside the catchment area.



In the event of over subscription within any criterion, preference will normally be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance to the child's home to the designated point between the two sites.  The exception to this is that all children who fall into criterion 1 or 2, by the closing date for application, will be guaranteed a place at the school providing the school is listed as the first preference and the application is received by the closing date for the normal year of entry to the school.


Where one child of a multiple birth can be admitted, the other child/children will also be admitted.

Special consideration for all year groups


For applications for all Nottinghamshire community and voluntary controlled schools the following

groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a particular school:


•‘Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs

or other social circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker

or other relevant professional stating that the school is the only school which could cater for

the child’s particular needs.

The evidence must be presented at the time of application.’


•The appropriate designated officers will consider each case on its merits and determine the

allocation of any such place on the basis of written evidence. Admission under ‘special

circumstances’ will take precedence over all but the first numbered criteria.



Home address

The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental home, other than in the case of children

fostered by a local authority, where either the parental address or the foster parent(s) address may

be used. Where a child spends part of the week in different homes, their place of residence will be

taken to be their parent or parents’ address. If a child’s parents live at separate addresses ,the

address where the child permanently spends at least three ‘school’ nights (i.e. Sunday, Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) will be taken to be the place of residence. Addresses of other

relatives or friends will not be considered as the place of residence, even if the child stays there for all or part of the week. Evidence that a child’s place of residence is permanent may also be sought.

The evidence should prove that a child lived at the address at the time of the application and will

continue to live there after the time of admission.


Informal arrangements between parents will not betaken into consideration. In all cases all those

with parental responsibility must be in agreement with the preferences made.


Looked after child

The revised School Admissions Code 2012 Section 1,

1.7 has expanded on who should be given priority in admission arrangements with regards to

looked after children and children who were previously looked after.

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked

after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions in accordance with section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989.

An adoption order is an order under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. A ‘residence

order’ is 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. Section 1 4A 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).

Admission authorities must give highest priority to children in care in their admission oversubscripti

on criteria.



•the mother of the child

•an adoptive parent

•the father of the child where he was married to the mother either when the child was born or at

a later date

•the father of the child if (since 1 December 2003) he was registered as the father on the birth


•any other person who has acquired ‘parental responsibility’ through the course. We may require evidence of this.


Siblings (brothers or sisters)

•a brother or sister who shares the same parents

•a half-brother, half-sister or legally adopted child living at the same address

•a child looked after by a local authority placed in a foster family with other school age children

•a stepchild or children who are not related but live as a family unit, where parents both live at

the same address.

Admission Criteria

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