Broadgreen Primary School Admission Arrangements
Application for Reception places 2024 should be made via the Local Authority Admissions Team . You can apply online, until the closing date on 15 Jan 2024, for a Reception place by clicking on the link below:
Applications for all other year groups can be made by contacting the school office directly for an application pack. Our admissions criteria below will apply.
Tel: 0151 228 6692
Broadgreen Primary School is a Trust School. This means that the governors are responsible for deciding the schools admission arrangements. The admission arrangements have been determined in accordance with the School Admissions Code.
The Government’s infant class size legislation limits the number of pupils in infant classes (Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2) to 30 per class. The Governors of Broadgreen Primary School have to follow this legislation when allocating places in the school.
The governors have agreed that the admission number for September 2024 will be 30 children.
If the school is under-subscribed all applicants will be admitted.
Following consultation with the Local Authority children with an Education, Health & Care Plan (or Statement of Special Educational Need) which names Broadgreen Primary will be admitted.
A request for a place does not guarantee admission if the school is over subscribed. Where requests for places exceed the admission number children will be allocated places in the following priority order:
Children in the care of the local authority (LAC)
Children or families with exceptional medical/social needs. (See definitions for Admissions)
Applicants wishing to be considered under this criterion should submit documentary evidence to the school by the closing date for receipt of the Preference Form. The governors will review the evidence and if necessary take advice from educational professionals, the Local Authority’s medical officer, social workers, etc. If your circumstances change after the closing date or you require further advice or assistance please contact the school.
Children who will have a brother or sister in the school when they are due to start the school. (See Definitions for Admissions).
All other applicants whose parents have expressed a preference for the school.
If there are more applicants for places than there are places available in Priorities 1 to 4 distances from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of the school will be used to decide which children are admitted. Those children living nearest to the school will be given preference. If the school is oversubscribed parents will be required to provide proof of address e.g. council tax bill, utility bill, tenancy agreement, exchange of contracts if the property has recently been purchased.
Definitions for Admission
The following are definitions of terms used in the admission process.
Definition of a sibling
The term sibling includes: brothers and sisters, foster brothers or sisters, half brothers or sisters and step brothers or sisters living at the same address and as a family unit.
Definition of Exceptional Medical Need
The term ‘Exceptional Medical Need’ means that the child’s health and welfare would be best served if they attended the school. Parents/guardians would need to provide medical evidence in the form of a letter or report from a doctor to support their case. They would have to establish that the school was the best/only school to support their child’s needs. They would also need to state why other schools could not provide the appropriate support for their child.
Definition of Exceptional Social Need
The term ‘Exceptional Social Need’ means that the child’s welfare would be best served if they attended the school. Parents/guardians would need to provide evidence in the form of a letter or report from a social worker or other professional in the area of child welfare to support their case. They would have to establish that the school was the best/only school to support their child’s needs. They would also need to state why other schools could not provide the appropriate support for their child.
Definition of Parent/Family Member
A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. Family members include only parents and siblings.
Definition of Home Address
It is not possible for parents to obtain a place in an oversubscribed school by sending their child to live with a friend or relative who live closer to the school. When determining admissions the child’s permanent home address is used. This is defined as the permanent home address of the parent or legal guardian. If parents or legal guardians live at different addresses and both have parental responsibility the address on the family allowance book will be used to determine the child’s permanent address. Where required parent/legal guardians will also be required to provide proof in the form of a recent council tax bill, a utility bill, a tenancy agreement or exchange of contracts on a new home to prove that they live at that address.
Distance from Home to School
Distance will be measured by the shortest walking route from the front door of the child’s permanent home address (including flats and apartments) to the main entrance of the school.
Under the School Standard and Framework act if your child is not offered a place at Broadgreen Primary then you do have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the school office for an appeals form. As a maintained school we follow the same process for appeals as Community Schools (details are available in the Primary Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements document - link at the foot of the page) Appeals are usually held in June.
In Year Admissions
We currently have limited spaces in Nursery and limited spaces in any other year groups. Please ring the school office to enquire further.
You can apply for a Nursery place at any time via the school office. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT A PLACE IN OUR NURSERY DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE IN OUR RECEPTION, NORMAL RULES OF APPLICATION APPLY.
If you would like to apply for a place at Broadgreen Primary then we would strongly advise visiting the school first (Contact Us) and then you will know you are making the right decision for your child's educational journey. School Admissions Policy
You can also look at the Primary Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements information here