CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
The law states that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will apply if there are more applications received than there are places available at the school (oversubscription criteria).
Admission authorities are required to consult when they intend to make changes to their admission arrangements. The law states that consultations to make changes must take place for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October and 31 January.
When considering oversubscription criteria, state funded schools (Community, Faith, Academy and Free Schools) must give highest priority to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
The Minister of State for School Standards has recently confirmed that the law relating to looked after children will soon be changing and there will be an additional requirement for all state funded schools to prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England.
In light of this, most schools in Warrington have decided to make changes to their arrangements for admissions to their school starting from September 2020.
Our school’s full arrangements are available to view or download from the school website. For a paper copy, please speak to the school office.
The consultation period runs from 6 December 2018 until 31 January 2019.
To comment on any of the proposed changes, please email email@example.com or you can post your comments to the following address:
School Admissions Team
2nd Floor New Town House
You will receive an acknowledgement to let you know we have received your comments. All responses to the consultation will be considered by the relevant schools before admission arrangements are finalised on or before 28 February 2019.
Birchwood C of E Primary is an inclusive school. We have a welcoming community and embrace the diversity that children can bring. Admission into our school’s reception class is managed by Warrington Borough Council’s admissions department and details can be found on their website.
Thirty children are admitted into our Reception class each year. Children can also be admitted into our other classes if there are spare places. The Local Authority may admit a child with a Statement of SEN or EHC Plan if Birchwood C of E is the mainstream school identified as most able to meet the child’s Special Educational Needs.
New Intake - September 2019
If you have a child born between 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015 they will be eligible to start school in September 2019. All Primary School Admissions are now completed online and the facility to do this opened on 3rd September 2018. Please visit the Warrington Borough Council website by clicking on this link Primary School Admissions. The closing date for Primary School Applications is midnight on the 15th January 2019.
If you would like to visit our school to have a look around we will be happy to arrange this for you. Please call the school office on 01925 823316
If you would like to enquire about a school place for a child that is changing schools throughout the school year, please see the information links below. Alternatively you can contact the school office on 01925 823316 or the School Admissions Team at Warrington Borough Council on 09125 446226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Warrington Borough Council Admissions Team contact details,
Telephone - 01925 446226
Postal address - Warrington Borough Council
26/30 Horsemarket Street
Warrington, WA1 1XL