Admissions Consultation 2021-2022

Cressex Community School Admissions Policy Consultation with Regards to Admissions for 2021-2022 

The Board of Governors of Cressex Community School is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for the school for 2021-2022, as determined by the School Admissions Code and The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Coordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012. 

There is one proposed change for 2021-2022:  to include a new criterion (criterion 4) for oversubscription, relating to the children of staff working at Cressex. The proposed full list of criteria is:  

1.  Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.  
2. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted 
3. Children who have exceptional medical or social needs supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker, educational welfare officer or other appropriate person.  
4. Children of staff where either:  i. The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or  ii. The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. 
5. Children living within the catchment area of the school.  
6. For the main point of admission: Siblings of children in Years 7 to 10 who are on the roll of the school at the time allocations are made, and are expected to be on the school roll at the time of the proposed admission.  For immediate casual admission after the normal point of entry: Siblings of children who are in Years 7-11 at the time of admission.  
7. Once the above rules have been applied then any further places will be offered in distance order; using the distance between the child's Normal Home Address and the school's nearest open entrance gate offering the closest first. We use a straight line distance.  
8. Where a school can take some, but not all, of the children who qualify under one of these rules, we will give priority to children by taking account of the next rule (or rules) in the numbered list to decide who has priority for places. 
9. If it still not possible to decide between two applicants who are equidistant then a random allocation will be made to allocate the final place. An explanation of the method of making random allocations is on the council website.  

Definitions of terms used in the criteria may be found in the draft admissions policy for 2021-22 which is available via this link: DRAFT Cressex Community School Admissions Policy 2021-2022.  A hard copy of the draft admissions policy may be requested from the school.  

There are no other proposed changes to the admission arrangements for 2021-22. 
If you have any comments on the proposed changes to our admission arrangements, please write to:

Mrs F Carter, Headteacher’s PA at: 

Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire  HP12 4QA or email: by 12.00 noon on Friday 10 January 2020 so that we can determine our arrangements.