Allocation of places will be in accordance with the criteria laid down by the Local Authority, as follows:
Children in public care (Looked After Children).
Other children who are considered as ‘vulnerable’ whose application for the preferred school is supported by the Assistant Director for Social Care. This will include:
- Children for whom there is a child protection plan or has been within a 12 month period
- Children who have had a period in care within 2 years of the admission application and are still receiving social care services
- Children who are considered to be a significant risk of becoming looked after
- Children who are living in temporary accommodation due to fleeing violence and the area for rehousing has been identified
Children who will have older siblings in years Reception to Year 6 of the preferred school at the date of admission. Older children from the same family unit attending a particular school, can be considered to ‘qualify’ a younger child under sibling link criteria, provided proof is available to demonstrate that the children are permanently resident at the same address and part of the same family unit.
Children who have strong church connection where the school is a Church School.
Children who suffer from a specific medical condition or disability, which makes it better for them to attend that school rather than another.
Children for whom the journey to the nearest alternative school would be unreasonable or difficult. Those children with the easier or shorter journey to an alternative school have a lower priority for the preferred school. Measurements will commence with those living closest to the preferred school and then move outwards in a ripple effect using the shortest available walking route.
Please click on the link below to make an online application for a school place through Bolton council admissions website.