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School Admissions Policy for 2006

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St Ambrose Barlow R C High School is a Roman Catholic Secondary School provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by the Salford Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School. The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. For the school year commencing September 2006, the Governing Body has set its planned admissions number at 150.

The Governors recognise that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established. This is focused on designated parish communities and the Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing for those communities. In establishing their oversubscription criteria, the Governors have also taken full account of the Code of Practice produced by the Department for Education and Skills and the emphasis placed on supporting children in public care.

The nominated parish communities served by the school are:

  1. St Marks, Pendlebury, Swinton
  2. St Luke’s, Irlam O’th Height, Salford
  3. St Peter and St Paul, Salford
  4. St Mary’s, Swinton
  5. St Charles , Swinton

The partner primary schools are:

  1. St Marks, Queensway, Clifton, Swinton, M27 8QE
  2. St Luke’s, Swinton Park Road, Salford, M6 7WR
  3. St Mary’s, Milner Street, Swinton, M27 4AS
  4. St Charles , Moorside Road, Swinton, M27 9PD

Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Body in accordance with the stated parental preferences it receives and subject to the following set of criteria which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places available.

Admission Arrangements September 2006

As a first priority within each category, preference will be given to children who are in public care. Similarly, within each category, preference will be given, in the second instance, to pupils who have a *brother or sister at the school whose parents have indicated St Ambrose Barlow RC High School as their first choice.

  1. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in the nominated parishes of

St Charles , St Luke’s, St Marks, St Mary’s and St Peter and St Paul and who attend partner primary schools serving these nominated parishes.

  1. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who attend a partner primary school but who do not live in the nominated parishes.
  2. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in the nominated parishes of St Charles , St Luke’s, St Marks and St Mary’s and who attend other Roman Catholic primary schools.
  3. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who attend a Roman Catholic primary school.
  4. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in a nominated parish but do not attend a Roman Catholic Primary School.
  5. Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who do not live in a nominated parish and who do not attend a Roman Catholic primary school.
  6. Other Children attending partner primary schools who are not baptised Roman Catholic.
  7. Other children who are members of a religious faith community. A baptismal certificate and/or letter of support will be required from their faith/religious leader.
  8. Other children who are not baptised Roman Catholics for whom St Ambrose Barlow R C High School is first preference. N.B. If there are more applicants than places available, priority will be given on the basis of proximity to school. This would involve a measurement being made between the child’s permanent place of residence and St Ambrose Barlow R C High School in a straight line (as the crow flies). Those children who live closest to the school will be those who get priority for places.

* please see notes below

notes

  1. All applicants will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for admission which is provided to you by the Local Education Authority
  2. Each Roman Catholic applicant will be required to produce a Baptismal Certificate.
  3. *Brothers and sisters are defined as blood brothers and sisters, step-brothers and step-sisters and brothers and sisters by adoption.
  4. Parents should check carefully whether they are resident within the parish boundary of one of the designated parishes. Maps illustrating these boundaries are available from the LEA.
  5. If an application has been turned down by the Governing Body, parents can appeal to an Independent Appeal Committee. This appeal must be sent in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within 14 days of refusal. The parents must give their reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the Appeals Panel is binding on the Governors.

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