The Governors of Sunbury Manor School are committed to the principles of comprehensive education and to a continued policy of open admission.
The Governors will be constrained by and will wish to apply the spirit of the School Admissions Code, made under section 84 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 as amended by Section 40 of The Education and Inspections Act 2006, and Surrey County Council’s “Information on School Admissions and Transfers” booklet.
- Applications for a Year 7 place at Sunbury Manor School should be made to your child’s home Local Authority. Applications are considered in accordance with Surrey’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.
- In year applications must be made directly to the school.
- Sunbury Manor School operates an equal preference system. This means that we consider all ranked preferences equally against our admissions criteria. We then inform Surrey Local Authority of the list of applications ranked according to the School’s oversubscription criteria (below).
- The child’s home address excludes any business, relative’s or childminder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of shared custody it is the address where the child spends most of the time. In the case of formal equal shared custody it is the address of the parent who claims Child Benefit for the child.
- Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved into the area. The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address. Any offer is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have a responsibility to notify Surrey County Council of any change of address.
- Applicants will be asked for proof of residence in the form of a council tax document. The Governors maintain the right to withdraw an application if a parent, relative or guardian has given fraudulent or intentionally misleading information.
- When necessary distance is measured using a Geographical Information System (Smart Online or equivalent). Distance is measured using straight line distance between the school and the child's home address and not by roads and footpaths.
- Where 2 or more students live equidistant from the school and only one place remains, the school will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority. The distance tie-breakers will be used in each category, as necessary, in order to prioritise places.
- Twins, Triplets or children from Multiple Births: In the case of multiple births, where children are ranked consecutively in their order of priority for a place and there are not sufficient vacancies remaining for each of them, wherever it is logistically possible, each child will be offered a place. Where it is not logistically possible to offer each child a place the child(ren) to be offered the last remaining place(s) will be determined by the drawing of lots.
- For secondary school transfer from primary into Year 7, any applications received after the closing date will be deemed as late applications unless they have been accepted as late for good reason in accordance with the Home Local Authority's coordinated scheme, and will only be considered after all those applications received by the closing date.
- Waiting lists will be kept until the end of the academic year and applicants will be ranked according to the published admissions criteria. Unsuccessful applicants stating a preference for Sunbury Manor School can ask to be placed on a waiting list.
- In the event of oversubscription, a waiting list will be drawn up and ranked in the same order as the Oversubscription Criteria (1-7) below.
- Applications for year groups other than Year 7 should be made through submission of an In-Year Application Form to Surrey County Council.
OVER SUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA (1-7)
The admission number for entry to Sunbury Manor School in September 2014 will be 210.
Where applications for admissions exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied for those who put Sunbury Manor School as a preference, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit. As directed by the LA, children with a statement of special educational needs that specifies the school as the placement school will be given separate consideration.
1. Looked After Children (children in public care including formerly looked after children who have been adopted or made subject to a Residence or Special Guardianship Order)
- Children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and
- Children who have left care through adoption (in accordance with Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002), a residence order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).
2. Sibling (Current)
Where the child has a brother or sister (that is, another child of the same parents, whether living at the same address or not) or a half-brother or sister or a stepbrother or sister, or adoptive sibling living at the same address, or foster children living at the same address, who will have an older brother or sister still attending Sunbury Manor School at the time of the younger sibling’s admission.
3. Feeder School
Where the child attends the Primary Feeder School – Springfield Primary School, Nursery Road, Sunbury on Thames.
4. Children of staff
Where the member of staff has been employed for 2 years prior to the application and/or the member of staff is appointed to a vacant post where there is a skills shortage. For a member of staff employed for 2 years prior to the application (for normal round admissions) the date that will be used to assess the length of time that a member of staff has been employed will be the closing date for applications. For in year applications the date that will initially be used will be the date that the application is made. Applications made under this criterion will need to be supported by the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
5. Sibling (Past)
Where the child has a brother or sister (that is, another child of the same parents, whether living at the same address or not) or a half-brother or sister or a stepbrother or sister, or adoptive sibling living at the same address, or foster children living at the same address, who has had a brother or sister attending Sunbury Manor in the in the 5 years before the sibling’s admission. Applications made under this criterion will need to be supported by the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
6. Pupil premium
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals. Supporting evidence of this status will be required. Applications made under this criterion will need to be supported by the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
Proximity of the child’s home to the school, with those living nearest the school, as measured along roads and footpaths using a Geographical Information System (Smart Online or equivalent). Distance is measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school gate available for pupils to use. (irrespective of county boundaries).
All applications for Sunbury Manor School, whether ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th will be considered equally in accordance with the above criteria.