Admissions

Applications for in-year transfers

Applications for in-year transfers should be made directly to the school by telephoning 0151 727 1139 or emailing

sudleyi-ao@sudley-inf.liverpool.sch.uk

 

Applications for Reception Primary Admissions for September 2021

All admissions should be made online at www.liverpool.gov.uk/admissions. Applications can be made from 12 September 2020 and should be submitted before 15 January 2021. Please see below for further details.

The Local Authority will contact parents to confirm the allocated school on the National offer day of 16 April 2021.

Download the Local Authority Admissions Policy for 2021-2022 here.

Further advice about how to complete the application can be found in the links below:

How to register to apply online- step 1

Admissions applications process guide- step 2

 

The Department for Education has released admissions advice for parents of summer born children.

Guidance for parents September 2020

 

 

ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS

The admission policy for our school is determined by Liverpool City Council and is as follows –

If the school is not oversubscribed all children who apply will be admitted.

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, where the school is named in the Plan, will be admitted. Some schools receive more applicants for places than they have places available. When this situation occurs it may not be possible to meet all requests for places. If a Community Primary School receives more applications for places than the school has available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

Priority 1

  • Looked after children in the care of the local authority
  • 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).

 

Priority 2

Children with exceptional medical / social needs.

Applicants wishing to be considered under this criterion should submit documentary evidence with the preference form by the closing date. Senior Council Officers will review the evidence and if necessary take advice from educational professionals, the Local Authority’s medical officer, social workers etc. A decision will be made as to whether your application falls under this criterion based on the evidence supplied. If your circumstances change after the closing date or you require further advice or assistance please contact Liverpool Local Authority on 0151 233 3006.

 

Priority 3

Children who will have a sibling at the school when they are due to start the school. (See Definitions)

 

Priority 4

All other applicants who have expressed a preference for the school.

 

In priorities 1 to 4, if there are more applicants than there are places available, distance from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of the Community Primary School will be used to determine which children are admitted.  In all cases where distance from home to school is used to determine admission, those children living nearest to the Community Primary School will be given preference. The distance will be measured by straight line distance between the child’s permanent home address and the Community Primary School using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. Parents will be required to provide relevant proof of address e.g. council tax bill, utility bill, tenancy agreement or proof exchange of contracts if the property has recently been purchased. The Local Authority reserves the right to request any additional information that may be required in order to confirm proof of address.  If two or more children live the same distance from the school and there is only one place available, random allocation will be used to decide which child is admitted.

 

Independent Appeal Procedure

Under the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, as amended by subsequent legislation, if your child is refused admission to your preferred school(s) you have the right to appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.

 

For Community Primary Schools

Information about the appeal process together with appeal forms can be downloaded from Liverpool City Council’s website. www.liverpool.gov.uk/schools/admissions and can also be obtained by ringing 233 3006.