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RECEPTION 2020/2021 ADMISSIONS

 

Due to a lower than normal birth rate in our local area for 2020/21 Offham Primary school are in the unique position of having a small number of spaces still available for our September admission to Rainbow class. If you would like to go on a list to be considered for a place in September 2020 please ring KCC Admissions and let them know. For more information about this please ring the school office and speak to Mr Salter before 10am any day of the week.

 

 

Tours of the school for prospective Reception parents

 

We apologise that, due to our school currently being closed we are not able to offer tours at this time. However, please feel free to get a feel for our school by navigating around our 'virtual tour' below.

 

All information handed out and talked about at the prospective parent open mornings can be accessed by clicking the: Admissions to Reception link below.

Over Subscription Criteria

 

The oversubscription criterion is a set of rules Offham School uses if it receives too many requests for the places that it has available.

 

Offham is a one form entry school and so has 30 places available.

Our oversubscription criterion is as follows:

 

  • Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care.

 

  • Current family association (sibling) - “Siblings” means children who live as brother and/or sister in the same house, including natural brothers/sisters, adopted siblings, step brothers/sisters and foster brothers/sisters. 

This link will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the

older sibling was admitted OR if the family have moved, but are still within 2 miles of

the school.

 

  • Health, Social and Special Access Reasons – Priority under Health and Special Access reasons will be given to those children who have (or whose parent/parents/guardian have) a mental or physical impairment or social need which means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend our School.  This needs to be supported  by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner, which can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Offham School meaning Offham is the only school that can accommodate these needs.

 

  • Nearness of Children’s Homes to School – KCC’s measuring software uses assigned address point data provided annually by Ordnance Survey.  The measurement is taken as a straight line (as the crow flies) from a child’s assigned address point to the School’s assigned address point.  Address point references allow KCC to calculate distances in miles to four decimal places.

The child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which the child may stay during the week such as a friend’s, grandparent’s or childminder’s home; it can be owned, leased or rented by the child’s parent, parents or guardian.

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