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Lightcliffe Academy

Year 7 Admission Arrangements for September 2024 and 2025.

Children with special educational needs will be admitted to the Academy, where the Academy is named within a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan.

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children will be offered places:

2024

  1. 'Looked after' children and children who were previously 'looked after' (in England), but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order, as well as children who appear to the Trust Board to have been in state care outside of England care, but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted.
  2. Applications from those children who attend the primary schools of Akroyden Primary Academy; Bailiffe Bridge J & I, Cliffe Hill Community Primary, Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary, Northowram Primary, Salterlee Primary, Shelf J & I, St Michael and All Angels CE Primary, St Joseph's Catholic Primary (Halifax).
  3. Those children who have a brother or sister attending the Academy at the time of their admission and residing at the same address. (Includes: step/half-brother/sister; adopted brother/sister; permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the Academy. Excludes pupils who it is reasonably anticipated are in their final year.)
  4. The child(ren) of staff working at the Academy. Staff for this purpose are defined as as anyone employed by the Academy who has a permanent contract with the Academy for at least one term prior to application for admission for their child(ren) is under consideration.
  5. Children will then be admitted in the order of the proximity of the child's home address to the school.

Tie breaker: For those children living equidistant from the Academy, e.g. where two or more applicants live equidistant from the Academy, as measured by the Local Authority, the remaining places will be allocated by random allocation; this process will be independently supervised.

2025

  1. 'Looked after' children and children who were previously 'looked after' (in England), but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order, as well as children who appear to the Trust Board to have been in state care outside of England care, but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted. If you are making an application the priority for a previously looked after child, you will need to submit evidence of the child's previously looked after status with your application, so the Local Authority can verify this priority.
  2. Applications from those children who attend the primary schools of Trinity Academy Akroydon; Bailiffe Bridge J & I, Cliffe Hill Community Primary, Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary, Northowram Primary, Salterlee Primary, Shelf J & I, St Michael and All Angels CE Primary, St Joseph's Catholic Primary (Halifax).
  3. Those children who have a brother or sister attending the Academy at the time of their admission and residing at the same address*.
  4. The child(ren) of staff working at the Academy. Staff for this purpose are defined as as anyone employed by the Academy who has a permanent contract with the Academy for at least one term prior to application for admission for their child(ren) is under consideration.
  5. Any other children, by straight line distance.

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