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2020/2021 ADMISSIONS

 

We currently have the following spaces for in-year admissions 

1 space in Reception

1 space in Year 4

1 space in Year 6

 

If you would like any more information about in year admission or how to apply for one of these spaces, or how to go on the waiting list to be considered for a space in one of our other cohorts please email Mr Tim Salter on tsalter@offham.kent.sch.uk 

Tours of the school for prospective Reception parents 2021-2022

 

We apologise that, due to Coronavirus restrictions we are currently unable to offer tours of our school during the school day. We are in the process of producing a virtual prospectus for our school and will be able to make this available to parents and carers after the October half term break. From early November right up until January we will be offering after school tours with our headteacher, deputy headteacher or other member of our senior leadership team. These will be running from 4pm onwards for up to an hour. These tours will be restricted in the number of people we are able to show round and therefore will be asking interested parents to pre-book these nearer the time. To register an initial interest in a pre-booked small group tour please contact our school office.

 

Our school has changed a lot over the past year, however, please feel free to get a feel for our school by navigating around our '2018-19 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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