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Changes to School Admission Code of Practice 2021

In 2020 the government consulted on changes to the statutory School Admissions Code.  The new Code and associated regulations, subject to parliamentary procedure, came into force on 1st  September 2021.

The new Code can be seen at https://www.gov.uk/

The main purpose of these changes is to improve support for the in-year admission of vulnerable children. The changes include introducing more detail on the process for managing in-year admissions; changes to improve the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols; giving children adopted from state care outside of England equal admissions priority as children who were previously looked after in England; and clarification of which address to use for the admission of service or crown servant children.

All Admission Authorities must comply with the Code.

Challenging Behaviour

All schools are normally expected to offer a school place if there is availability.  The Code makes provision at Paragraph 3.10 for a school to refuse such an application on the grounds that the year group is challenging and the child has challenging behaviour.  This provision was in the original code.  The new Code provides further explanation of what can be classed as “challenging” behaviour” The new code provides the following definition of “Challenging Behaviour”

“For the purposes of this Code, behaviour can be described as challenging where it would be unlikely to be responsive to the usual range of interventions to help prevent and address pupil misbehaviour or it is of such severity, frequency, or duration that it is beyond the normal range that schools can tolerate. We would expect this behaviour to significantly interfere with the pupil’s/other pupils’ education or jeopardise the right of staff and pupils to a safe and orderly environment”

In-Year Admissions

Ebor Academy Trust participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions. “

These changes supersede information in the previous admissions policies for 2021-22 and 2022-23.


Starting School – Admission into Reception Year

Applications for admission must be made to the Local Authority. The online application process opens annually from October until January. The school will admit all children with a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) in which the school is named.

Where, after the admission of children with statements of special educational needs or EHCPs naming the school, there are more applications for admission than places remaining available within the admission number, the Governing Body’s Admission Committee has agreed a strict criteria detailed in the Admissions Policy.

At Osbaldwick Primary Academy we work with parents to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school runs as smoothly as possible. We invite the parents/carers and children to our transition events.

In-Year Admissions

All applications for in-year admissions must be made to the Local Authority.

The contact number is 01904 551554.

Pre School Admissions

Please contact school directly on 01904 806429 for admissions into our pre-school. For September admissions children must be three years old before the 31st August. For January admissions children must be three years old before the 31st December. For Easter admissions children must be three years old before the 31st March.

Further Information

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call our school on 01904 806429 or email admin.osb@ebor.academy

To apply for a school place please apply on line at www.york.gov.uk/schooladmissions or contact School Services on 01904 551554, education@york.gov.uk or City of York Council School Services, West Offices, Stations Rise, York YO1 6GA.

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 45

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy for 2021/2022:

Please follow the link below to view or download information:

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy for 2021-2022

Determination Notice 2021/2022

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy for 2022/2023

Please follow the link below to view or download information:

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2022-23

Determination Notice 2022/2023

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy for 2023/2024

Please follow the link below to view or download information:

Osbaldwick Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2023-24

Determination of Admission Arrangements 2023/24

 

In-Year Admissions

All applications for in-year admissions must be made to the Local Authority.

The contact number is 01904 551554.

Pre School Admissions

Please contact school directly on 01904 806429 for admissions into our pre-school. For September admissions children must be three years old before the 31st August. For January admissions children must be three years old before the 31st December. For Easter admissions children must be three years old before the 31st March.

Further Information

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call our school on 01904 806429 or email admin.osb@ebor.academy

To apply for a school place please apply on line at www.york.gov.uk/schooladmissions or contact School Services on 01904 551554, education@york.gov.uk or City of York Council School Services, West Offices, Stations Rise, York YO1 6GA.