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St. Peter's Admissions Criteria

In the spirit of serving our local community in the best way possible, St Peter's Junior School and Callis Grange Infants School have formally linked their admission criteria, to provide a continuity of education for our families.

For a comperehensive guide to our Admissions, please view our Admissions Policy for this academic year below. In summary, pupils in Year 2 wishing to attend St. Peter's are placed into a ranking system based on the following over-subscription criteria:

 1. Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care – a child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who ceased to be so because they became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order under Part IV of the Act.

2. Children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances: i) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or ii) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post in the school for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage for the requirements of the post

3. Attendance at a Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School – Children who are attending Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School are given priority for admission to St Peter-in-Thanet Junior School. Although there is a formal admissions link between the two schools, parents must complete an official admissions application (JCAF) to be considered for entry to the school.

4. Current Family Association - a brother or sister in the same school at the time of entry where the family continue to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted – or – if they have moved – live within 2 miles of the school, or have moved to a property that is nearer to the school than the previous property as defined by the ‘Nearness’ criterion’ (below). Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School and St Peter-in-Thanet Church of England Junior School are linked for the purpose of school admissions and considered to be the same school for this criterion. If sibling priority is lost (as above), it will not be reinstated when a child transfers from the infant school to the junior school. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters, foster brothers or sisters.

5. Health and Special Access Reasons – Medical, health, social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend St Peter-in-Thanet Junior School.

Please note: Children with an Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP) are not part of this ranking criteria.

For further information please contact www.kent.gov.uk/admissionscriteria

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