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SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY 2016/2017

THE CITY OF CARDIFF COUNCIL

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

The City of Cardiff Council is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating unlawful discrimination. In respect of admissions to schools, all pupils and prospective pupils are treated equitably, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, ability/disability or religious belief. Steps are taken to ensure that admission procedures do not unfairly advantage or disadvantage any groups through the application of rules or conditions that cannot be complied with equally by all.

RELEVANT AREA FOR CONSULTATION

In accordance with the Education (Relevant Areas for Consultation on Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999, the relevant area for community schools in Cardiff is the administrative area of the County Council for the City and County of Cardiff (the County Council). The relevant area for voluntary aided and voluntary controlled primary schools in Cardiff is the radius of 3 miles from the school, and for voluntary aided secondary schools in Cardiff, the relevant area is the administrative area of the County Council for the City and County of Cardiff (the County Council).

Admission Number

All maintained schools must admit pupils up to their published admission number. An admission may not be refused to any school until the admission number has been reached. The published admission number has been calculated in accordance with the Welsh Government’s school capacity calculation methodology “Measuring the Capacity of Schools in `Wales”. As this number is based on the physical capacity of the school to accommodate pupils it should not be exceeded in normal circumstances.

THE CITY OF CARDIFF COUNCIL

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY: 2016/2017

ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY SCHOOLS AND CLASSES

The Council is the Admissions Authority for all maintained Community Nursery Schools and for Nursery Classes in Community Schools.

Children are entitled to a part-time nursery place from the start of the term following their third birthday and must attend for five half days. It is common practice for parents to approach the Headteacher of their preferred nursery school or class who will make a note of the request and provide details to the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning at the appropriate time. Alternatively there is a facility on the Cardiff Council website for parents to provide their child’s details.

PUBLISHED DATE: Reference to the published date means the date set out in this Policy, in the Notes for the Guidance of Parents and in the Information for Parents Booklet 2016/2017.

The Council will consider each individual application received by the published closing date for a child who must be three years old on its merits, applying the criteria in the following order of priority up to the approved capacity:

1, For applications received by the published closing date of 22 February 2016 for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013:

(a) children allocated nursery funding by the Early Years Assessment Panel, or the Case Advisory Panel. These multi agency panels allocate funding to an Early Years child with identified significant and/or complex needs, through an Individual Development Plan in order that the child may access their nursery entitlement in a maintained setting.

(b) children who have a brother and/or sister who will be on register at the school at which the nursery class is based when they areadmitted. Any sibling connection must be clearly stated in the application. For admission purposes a sibling is a child permanently resident at the same address as the pupil applying for a place who is the brother/sister, half brother/sister (children who share one common parent), step brother/step sister where two children are related by virtue of their parents being married, co-habiting or in a civil partnership. Thisdefinition also includes adopted or fostered children living at the same address.

(c) children in respect of whom the Council judges that there are compelling medical grounds or compelling social grounds for their admission to a specified nursery school/class. Written recommendations from a medical consultant, a social worker or similar professional will be required giving detailed reasons for the child’s admission to a particular nursery school/class. Where preferences exceed places available, priority will be given to multiple birth siblings.

(d) other children with priority to children living nearest the nursery school/class, as measured by the shortest practicable walking route. The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data. The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement. All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteria and this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible. Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from the home address to the nearest open school gate by use of the same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

(e) In determining applications for admission in respect of other pupils the Council gives priority to children living furthest away from the alternative school offered by the Council as measured by the shortest practicable walking route as a tie break.  The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data. The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement.All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteriaand this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible. Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from thehome address to the nearest open school gate by use ofthe same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

(e) For applications received by the published closing date of 4 July 2016 for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 December 2013: (a) to (e) as above

(f) For applications received by the published closing date 4 July 2016 for children born between 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2014: (a) to (e) as above

In all cases evidence of permanent residence of the pupil at time of application must be supplied if required. Any place approved on the basis of residence will be withdrawn if the pupil is no longer permanently resident at the address at the beginning of the school term to which the application relates (term dates as published in the Admission to Schools Booklet). The home address is considered to be the child’s along with their parent’s main and genuine principal place of residence on the relevant published closing date i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than guardianship) the friends or relative’s address will not be considered for allocation purposes.

Following the first round of allocations, late applications will be considered in accordance with the Council’s published admissions criteria.

Applications from the first round of allocations and any subsequent late applications will be considered together for any subsequent available places that may arise.

The processing of late applications will normally be done on a monthly basis.

The address of UK service personnel will be accepted if their application form is accompanied by an official Ministry of Defence (MOD) letter declaring a definite return date and confirmation of the new address.

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the school week then the home address will be determined as the address where the child lives for the majority of the school week (i.e. 3 out of 5 days available). Parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.

No account is taken of the particular infant or primary school the child is likely to attend subsequently or to the length of time the school has been aware of the parental intention to apply for a place at the school.

Only applications received by the relevant published closing date for receipt of preference forms will be considered in the initial round of allocation of places. Other preference forms received will be considered as late applications.

If parents are dissatisfied with the result of an application for a particular community nursery place, additional information can be submitted in writing to the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning. Consideration will then be given to extenuating social circumstances which compromise the parent’s ability to practically take up the nursery provision offered.

However as nursery education is non-statutory provision, parents have no statutory right of appeal under the School Standards and Framework Act if they are unsuccessful in gaining a nursery place.

Early Years Funding

Where places are unavailable in local community nursery schools or nursery classes within two miles of a child’s place of residence, parents may apply for nursery education place funding with a recognised provider designated by the Cardiff Early Childhood Group.

Where places are available in local community nursery schools or nursery classes within two miles of a child’s place of residence, the Council will only approve applications for nursery education place funding with a recognised provider designated by the Cardiff Early Childhood Group, where there are compelling medical or compelling social grounds which make it inappropriate for the child to attend the nursery provision offered by the Council. Written recommendations from a medical practitioner or social worker or similar professional will be required.

Applications for Early Years Funding should be made in the Term prior to when the child becomes eligible for funding or in the case where a child starts in a nursery with a recognised provider at a later date, applications should be submitted in the term when the admission takes place. The Council will not accept retrospective claims for funding where a place within a Community Nursery would have been available within 2 miles of the child’s home address but is no longer available because the parent has delayed in making a claim.

In addition the Council will not approve applications for Early Years Funding where a place in a Community Nursery School or Class was previously offered by the Council at the time of application but refused by a parent.

Attendance at a Nursery Class does not automatically entitle a child to a reception class place in the same school. A new application must be made for Reception Class Places.

 

THE CITY OF CARDIFF COUNCIL

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY: 2016/2017

ADMISSIONS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The Council is the Admissions Authority for all maintained Community Infant, Junior and Primary Schools and the Council is committed to providing local schools for local children where possible.

All admissions are approved by the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning.

Children are admitted to reception classes in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can register their child’s details on the Council website or approach the Headteacher of their preferred primary schools who will make a note of their request and provide details to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning at the appropriate time. Parents who have registered their child’s details with the Council and/or Headteacher will be advised to apply for a place in their preferred schools during the Autumn Term by using the Council’s On- Line Application Service or by completing a preference form. Parents who submitted an application by the published closing date will be notified of the result of their application on Monday 18th April 2016.

Attendance at a Nursery Class does not automatically entitle a child to a reception class place in the same school. A new application must be made for Reception Class Places.

Parents have the right to express a preference for their preferred schools which will be considered individually and complied with wherever possible. Some schools have more requests for places than there are places available. Where a school is oversubscribed preferences will still be considered but the priorities set by the Council will be applied. In deciding which children to admit to a school, the Council applies the criteria set out below in the order of priority shown (1. being the highest priority) and examines the merits of each case by considering any reasons put forward supporting any expressed preference. The Council will not normally exceed the school’s Admission Number or breach the limitations imposed by statutory maximum class size (30) where this applies.

Where a school is named in a statement of special educational needs the Council has a duty to admit the child to the school.

In the case of children looked after by the Local Authority (as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or previously looked after children (as defined by the Welsh Government School Admissions Code document no. 005/2-13) following consultation on the appropriateness of the named school in light of the child’s background and needs, the Council has a duty to admit the child to the school.

PUBLISHED DATE: Reference to the published date means the date set out in this Policy, in the Notes for the Guidance of Parents and in the Information for Parents Booklet 2016/2017.

1. Children who are looked after by the Local Authority (as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or previously looked after children (as defined by the Welsh Government School Admissions Code document no. 005/2-13)

2. Children allocated nursery funding by the Early Years Assessment Panel, or the Case Advisory Panel. These multi agency panels allocate funding to an Early Years child with identified significant and/or complex needs, through an Individual Development Plan in order that the child may access their nursery entitlement in a maintained setting.

3. (a) Where an older sibling was directed by the Council to an alternative school because the alternative school was previously the catchment area school, if the parent desires, the Council will admit younger siblings to the alternative school. This applies only where the older sibling is in attendance at the alternative school during the academic year to which the application relates. In addition the younger sibling must be residing in the same address (or an address within the catchment area that was the subject of the change before it was implemented) that the older sibling was living at the time of the original application.

(b) Where an older sibling was directed by the Council to an alternative school because no places were available at the catchment area school, if the parent desires, the Council will admit younger siblings to the alternative school. This applies only where the older sibling is in attendance at the alternative school during the academic year to which the application relates

4. Pupils who are permanently resident within the defined catchment area* of the school on the published closing date of 11 January 2016 for receipt of preference forms. Evidence of permanent residence of the pupil must be supplied if required. Where preferences exceed places available, priority will be given to multiple birth siblings resident within the defined catchment area. Criteria 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted.

5. Pupils in respect of whom the Council judges that there are compelling medical grounds or compelling social grounds for their admission to a specified school. Written recommendations from a medical consultant or a social worker or similar professional will be required giving detailed reasons for the pupil’s admission to a particular school. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 6, 7, 8 and 9 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted.

6. Pupils who have a brother and/or sister of statutory school age who will be on register at the school when they are admitted. In considering siblings first priority will be given to applications from multiple birth siblings. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 7, 8 and 9 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted. For admission purposes a sibling is a child permanently resident at the same address as the pupil applying for a place who is the brother/sister, half brother/sister (children who share one common parent), step brother/step sister where two children are related by virtue of their parents being married, co-habiting or in a civil partnership. This definition also includes adopted or fostered children living at the same address.

7. In determining applications for admission in respect of other pupils the Council gives priority to children living nearest the school as measured by the shortest practicable walking route.  The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data. The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement. All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 8 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteria and this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible. Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from the home address to the nearest open school gate by use of the same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

8. In determining applications for admission in respect of other pupils the Council gives priority to children living furthest away from the alternative school offered by the Council as measured by the shortest practicable walking route as a tie break.  The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data. The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement.All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteria and this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible. Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from thehome address to the nearest open school gate by use of the same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

9.Pupils whose premature admission to the school has been approved by the Council.

Only applications received by the published closing date of 11 January 2016 for receipt of preference forms will be considered in the initial round of allocation of places. Other preference forms received will be considered as late applications.

Any place approved on the basis of residence will be withdrawn if the pupil is no longer permanently resident at the address at the beginning of the school term to which the application relates (term dates as published in the Admission to Schools Booklet). The home address is considered to be the child’s along with their parent’s main and genuine principal place of residence on the published date of 11 January 2016 i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than guardianship) the friends or relative’s address will not be considered for allocation purposes.

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the school week then the home address will be determined as the address where the child lives for the majority of the school week (i.e 3 out of 5 days available). Parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.

Children of UK service personnel will be treated as in catchment if their application form is accompanied by an official Ministry of Defence (MOD) letter declaring a definite return date and confirmation of the new address.

A child is not required to start school until the start of the term following the child’s fifth birthday. Where a parent is offered a place in a reception class before their child is of compulsory school age, the parents have the option of deferring their child’s entry until later in the same school year. The effect is that the place is held for that child and is not available to be offered to another child. The parent would not however be able to defer entry beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted. It is recommended that any deferment of a place is discussed with the relevant Headteacher.

Waiting Lists

Where a place has been refused, the application will be placed on a waiting list. Applications received in the annual allocation of places will remain on the waiting list until the 30 September 2016. Applications received outside of the annual allocation of places for in year admissions will remain on the waiting list until the end of the term in the academic year to which the application relates. After this time parents will be expected to make a further application for admission.

Late Applications

Following the first round of allocations, late applications will be considered in accordance with the Council’s published admissions criteria.

Applications from the first round of allocations and any subsequent late applications will be considered together for any subsequent available places that may arise.

The processing of late applications will normally be done on a monthly basis.

In Year Applications

In the event of the Council receiving more applications for an age group than the number of places available, places will be filled by using the Admissions criteria above. (Deadline dates refer to the annual allocation of places to the Reception age group in September 2016).

Statutory Appeals

If parents are dissatisfied with the result of an application for a particular Community primary school, an appeal may be submitted to the independent Statutory Appeal Panel, any decision made by the Panel being binding on the Council. If the appeal is not successful, further applications for a place at the same school will not be considered for the same academic year unless the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning determines there are significant and material changes in the circumstances of pupil/parents or school.

Voluntary Controlled Primary School

In the case of St Mellons Voluntary Controlled Church in Wales Primary School, the Council has agreed to delegate responsibility for admissions to the Governing Body. Application should be made therefore directly to the school.

* Catchment area information is available on the Council website.

THE CITY OF CARDIFF COUNCIL

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY: 2016/2017

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Council is the Admissions Authority for all maintained Community Secondary Schools. All admissions are approved by the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning.

Children transfer to secondary education in the September following their eleventh birthday.

In the Autumn Term parents of Year 6 pupils in Community Primary Schools are invited to nominate their preferred Secondary Schools either by using the Council’s On Line application Service or by completing a preference form. Parents are also informed of their catchment area school. Parents who submitted an application by the published closing date will be notified of the result of their application on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

Parents have the right to express a preference for their preferred schools which will be considered individually and complied with wherever possible. Some schools have more requests for places than there are places available. Where a school is oversubscribed preferences will still be considered but the priorities set by the Council will be applied. In deciding which children to admit to a school, the Council applies the criteria set out below in the order of priority shown (1. being the highest priority) and examines the merits of each case by considering any reasons put forward supporting any expressed preference. The Council will not normally exceed the school’s Admission Number.

Where a school is named in a statement of special educational needs the Council has a duty to admit the child to the school.

In the case of children looked after by the Local Authority (as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or previously looked after children (as defined by the Welsh Government School Admissions Code document no. 005/2-13) following consultation on the appropriateness of the named school in light of the child’s background and needs, the Council has a duty to admit the child to the school.

PUBLISHED DATE: Reference to the published date means the date set out in this Policy, in the Notes for the Guidance of Parents and in the Information for Parents Booklet 2016/2017.

1. Children who are looked after by the Local Authority (as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or previously looked after children (as defined by the Welsh Government School Admissions Code document no. 005/2-13)

2. (a) Where an older sibling was directed by the Council to an alternative school because the alternative school was previously the catchment area school, if the parent desires, the Council will admit younger siblings to the alternative school. This applies only where the older sibling is in attendance at the alternative school during the academic year to which the application relates. In addition the younger sibling must be residing in the same address (or an address within the catchment area that was the subject of the change before it was implemented) that the older sibling was living at the time of the original application.

(b) Where an older sibling was directed by the Council to an alternative

school because no places were available at the catchment area school, if

the parent desires, the Council will admit younger siblings to the

alternative school. This applies only where the older sibling is in

attendance at the alternative school during the academic year to which the application relates

 

3. Pupils who are permanently resident within the defined catchment area* of the school on the published closing date of 30 November 2015 for receipt of preference forms. Evidence of permanent residence of the pupil must be supplied if required. Where preferences exceed places available, priority will be given to multiple birth siblings resident within the defined catchment area. Criteria 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted.

 

4. Pupils in respect of whom the Council judges that there are compelling medical grounds or compelling social grounds for their admission to a specified school. Written recommendations from a medical consultant or a social worker or similar professional will be required giving detailed reasons for the pupil’s admission to a particular school. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 5, 6, 7 and 8 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted.

 

5. Pupils who have a brother and/or sister who will be on register at the school, in Years 8 to 11, when they are admitted. In considering siblings first priority will be given to applications from multiple birth siblings. Any sibling connection must be clearly stated in the application. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 6, 7 and 8 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted. For admission purposes a sibling is a child permanently resident at the same address as the pupil applying for a place who is the brother/sister, half brother/sister (children who share one common parent), step brother/step sister where two children are related by virtue of their parents being married, co-habiting or in a civil partnership. This definition also includes adopted or fostered children living at the same address.

 

6. In determining applications for admission in respect of other pupils the Council gives priority to children living nearest the school as measured by the shortest practicable walking route. The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data.The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement.All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Where preferences exceed places available, Criteria 7 will then be applied to decide which other pupils are admitted. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteria and this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible.Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from thehome address to the nearest open school gate by use of the same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

 

7. In determining applications for admission in respect of other pupils the Council gives priority to children living furthest away from the alternative school offered by the Council as measured by the shortest practicable walking route as a tie break.  The Council uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distances in miles. The shortest walking route is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) customised route data from an applicant’s home address to the nearest open school gate. The co-ordinates of an applicant’s home address are determined using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) AND OS Address Point Data. The starting point for a route assessment is determined as the nearest point on the walking route network to the main front entrance of a property. Private driveways and paths are not included in the distance measurement. All routes within the walking network must be publicly accessible and available 24 hours. Cardiff Council has developed a computerised walking route network based on the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (LARSOA) criteria and this is used to ensure that every pupil is assessed as consistently as possible. Where there is no safe walking route available, the Council will calculate the shortest driving distance from the home address to the nearest open school gate by use of the same Geographical Information System (GIS) used to measure the shortest practicable walking route.

8. Pupils whose premature admission to the school has been approved by the Council

 

Only applications received by the published closing date of 30 November 2015 for receipt of preference forms will be considered in the initial round of allocation of places. Other preference forms received will be considered as late applications.

Any place approved on the basis of residence will be withdrawn if the pupil is no longer permanently resident at the address at the beginning of the school term to which the application relates (term dates as published in the Admission to Schools Booklet). The home address is considered to be the child’s along with their parent’s main and genuine principal place of residence on the published date of 30 November 2015 i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than guardianship) the friends or relative’s address will not be considered for allocation purposes.

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the school week then the home address will be determined as the address where the child lives for the majority of the school week (i.e 3 out of 5 days available). Parents will be required to provide documentary evidence to support the address they wish to be considered for allocation purposes.

Children of UK service personnel will be treated as in catchment if their application form is accompanied by an official Ministry of Defence (MOD) letter declaring a definite return date and confirmation of the new address.

Waiting Lists

Where a place has been refused, the application will be placed on a waiting list. Applications received in the annual allocation of places will remain on the waiting list until the 30 September 2016. Applications received outside of the annual allocation of places for in year admissions will remain on the waiting list until the end of the term in the academic year to which the application relates. After this time parents will be expected to make a further application for admission.

Late Applications

Following the first round of allocations, late applications will be considered in accordance with the Council’s published admissions criteria.

Applications from the first round of allocations and any subsequent late applications will be considered together for any subsequent available places that may arise.

The processing of late applications will normally be done on a monthly basis.

In Year Applications

In the event of the Council receiving more applications for an age group than the number of places available, places will be filled by using the Admissions criteria above. (Deadline dates refer to the annual allocation of places to the Year 7 age group in September 2016).

Statutory Appeals

If parents are dissatisfied with the result of an application for a particular Community secondary school, an appeal may be submitted to the independent Statutory Appeal Panel, any decision made by the Panel being binding on the Council. If the appeal is not successful, further applications for a place at the same school will not be considered for the same academic year unless the Director of Education & Lifelong Learning determines there are significant and material changes in the circumstances of pupil/parents or school.

ADMISSIONS TO SIXTH FORMS

The Council has agreed to delegate to the Governing Body of Community Schools responsibility for the determination of admission arrangements for sixth forms. Application should therefore be made directly to the school.

  • Catchment area information is available on the Council website. The catchment areas for schools providing primary education are grouped together to form the catchment areas of maintained secondary schools in Cardiff.

Admission Numbers, September 2016

Community Primary Schools

Admission Number

Adamsdown Primary School

60

Albany Primary School

60

Allensbank Primary School

30 (5)

Baden Powell Primary School

90 (3)

Birchgrove Primary School

58

Bryn Celyn Primary School

30

Bryn Deri Primary School

30 (1)

Bryn Hafod Primary School

60

Coed Glas Primary School

60 (4)

Coryton Primary School

30 (5)

Creigiau Primary School

54 (6)

Danescourt Primary School

60

Fairwater Primary School

40

Gabalfa Primary School

43

Gladstone Primary School

30

Glan Yr Afon Primary School

41

Glyncoed Primary School

60

Grangetown Primary School

60

Greenway Primary School

30

Gwaelod-y-Garth Primary School

7

Hawthorn Primary School

30

Herbert Thompson Primary School

75 (5)

Hywel Dda Primary School

60

Kitchener Primary School

60

Lakeside Primary School

60

Lansdowne Primary School

60

Llanedeyrn Primary School

55

Llanishen Fach Primary School

60

Llysfaen Primary School

60

Marlborough Primary School

60

Meadowlane Primary School

40 (5)

Millbank Primary School

30

Moorland Primary School

60

Mount Stuart Primary School

60

Community Primary Schools

Admission Number

Ninian Park Primary School

57

Oakfield Primary School

60

Pencaerau Primary School

30

Pentrebane Primary School

34

Pentyrch Primary School

27

Pen-y-Bryn Primary School

34

Peter Lea Primary School

45

Pontprennau new school (name TBC)

60

Radnor Primary School

45

Radyr Primary School

45

Rhiwbeina Primary School

75

Rhydypenau Primary School

60

Roath Park Primary School

58

Rumney Primary School

60

Severn Primary School

60

Springwood Primary School

60

Stacey Primary School

30 (1)

Thornhill Primary School

60

Tongwynlais Primary School

28

Ton-yr-Ywen Primary School

60

Trelai Primary School

60

Trowbridge Primary School

30

Whitchurch Primary School

75

Willowbrook Primary School

45 (5)

Windsor Clive Primary School

60

Proposed new school on existing Howardian site, Penylan

60 (7)

Ysgol Bro Eirwg

60 (1)

Ysgol Coed-y-Gof

60

Ysgol Glan Morfa

30

Ysgol Gwaelod-y-Garth

26

Ysgol Melin Gruffydd

60

Ysgol Mynydd Bychan

30 (1)

Ysgol Pencae

30 (1)

Ysgol Pen Y Groes

30

Ysgol Pwll Coch

60

Ysgol Treganna

90

Ysgol y Berllan Deg

60 (1)

Community Primary Schools

Admission Number

Ysgol Y Wern

60 (4)

Ysgol Nant Caerau

30

Ysgol Pen Y Pil.

30

Ysgol Glan Ceubal

28

Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools

Admission Number

St Mellons C.W. Primary School

15

Voluntary Aided Primary Schools

Admission Number

All Saints C.W. Primary School

30

Bishop Childs C.W. Primary School

30 (1)

Christ The King R.C. Primary School

30

Holy Family R.C. Primary School

35

Llandaff C.W. Primary School

60

St Alban’s R.C. Primary School

30

St Bernadette’s R.C. Primary School

30

St Cadoc’s R.C. Primary School

36 (5)

St Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School

22

St David’s C.W. Primary School

30

St Fagans C.W. Primary School

30

St Francis R.C. Primary School

55

St John Lloyd R.C. Primary School

30

St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School

30

St Mary The Virgin C.W. Primary School

30

St Mary’s R.C. Primary School

37

St Monica’s C.W. Primary School

20

St Patrick’s R.C. Primary School

45

St Paul’s C.W. Primary School

30 (1)

St Peter’s R.C. Primary School

60 (5)

St Philip Evans R.C. Primary School

52

Tredegarville C.W. Primary School

30

Community Secondary Schools

Admission Number

Cantonian High School

181

Cardiff High School

240

Cathays High School

165

Eastern High

240

Fitzalan High School

286

Glyn Derw High School

183 (2)

Llanishen High School

300

Michaelston Community College

159 (2)

Radyr Comprehensive School

210

Willows High School

224

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

240

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

180

Ysgol Bro Edern

180

Foundation Secondary Schools

Admission Number

Whitchurch High School

360

Voluntary Aided Secondary Schools

Admission Number

Bishop of Llandaff C.W. High School

171

Corpus Christi R.C. High School

186

Mary Immaculate R.C. High School

159

St Illtyd’s R.C. High School

176

St Teilo’s C.W. High School

240

It should be noted that in progressing school reorganisation proposals, some admission numbers may need to change.

(1) It is proposed to maintain the current admission number for 2016 as allowed by WG regulations, pending extensive discussions with Head and Governors to agree an appropriate way forward within the context of demand for places and the capacity of the premises.

(2) Following consultation the Governing Bodies of the two schools have agreed to federation and to consult on reducing their combined admission number to 300. The exact number for each school is yet to be confirmed.

(3) Subject to approval by the Welsh Government of the proposal to increase the capacity of the school to 630 places

(4) Subject to approval by the Council’s Cabinet of the proposal to increase the capacity of the school to 540 places

(5) Subject to review of the capacity of the school which may increase or decrease the Published Admission Number

(6) Subject to review of the capacity of the school and consideration of separate admission numbers for the English-medium and Welsh-medium stream.

(7) Subject to publishing of statutory notice and approval by the Council’s Cabinet of the proposal to establish the school to 420 places

 NB It should be noted that some of the above proposals are subject to receiving the relevant planning consent.

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