Primary school admission appeals: September 2019

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - Directorate of Children Services and Education Secondary Admission Procedures - September 2019

If your child has been refused a place at Blackburn with Darwen school(s), their name will be placed on the waiting list for the school(s).  If places become available, they will be filled from the waiting list in priority order.  Waiting lists remain open until the end of the Autumn Term in December 2019.

Appeals

You have a right of appeal against the decision to an independent appeal panel.  You can appeal for more than one school.

It is expected that the first round of appeals for Blackburn with Darwen primary schools will be held in June/July 2019.  In order for your appeal to be heard in the first round, you should submit your appeal paperwork to the relevant admissions authority no later than May 18, 2019.

Blackburn with Darwen Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools, Sudell Primary School and Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy and St James’ CE Primary School, Blackburn

If your child has been refused a place at either of the schools listed above and you wish to appeal, please email admissions@blackburn.gov.uk and request the appropriate appeal(s) form. 

The Olive School, Blackburn

If your child has been refused a place at The Olive School, Blackburn please info@oliveblackburn.staracademies.org or call Shaheeda Mohmed (01254) 54070

Blackburn with Darwen Church of England Schools, Roman Catholic Primary Schools, Ashleigh Foundation School, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

If your child has been refused a place at Blackburn with Darwen Church of England Schools, Roman Catholic Primary Schools, Ashleigh Foundation School, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, you should contact the individual school directly to obtain an appeal form.

Further information regarding refusal of places in Blackburn with Darwen primary schools and the appeal procedure

Schools will admit pupils until they have filled all the places they have available in the relevant year group - i.e. until they have reached their admission number.  To admit children over the admission number would prejudice the provision of efficient education and the efficient use of resources in the school.

The law requires infant pupils to be taught in groups of no more than 30 pupils with a qualified teacher.  Because of this, many primary schools have an admission number which creates teaching groups of 30.  Therefore, if you are appealing for any of these schools, it will be a class size appeal.  The appeal panel can only allow an appeal which would lead to more than 30 children in an infant class with one teacher if they are satisfied that:

  • The admission of additional children would not breach the infant class size limit

    or
  • The admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law or were not correctly and impartially applied AND that the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied

    or
  • The decision to refuse the place was not one which a reasonable authority would make in the circumstances of the case.

Schools located in the area administered by Bolton Council

For information why your child was refused a place at a Bolton school, please visit their website at www.bolton.gov.uk/admissions  or email admissions@bolton.gov.uk or call (01204) 333333

Schools located in the area administered by Lancashire County Council

For information why your child was refused a place at a Lancashire school, please visit their website at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools for full details, appeals forms and information.

Advice is also available from Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Riverside Office Centre, Century House North, North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RE

Tel: 01206 714 650 (for general queries only, we cannot give legal advice or a referral through this number) | Fax: 01206 714 660 | E-mail: info@coramclc.org.uk

Avondale Community Primary School   (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 124 preferences were received.   

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Avondale Community Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 2
Siblings 27
Medical 0
Geographical *31

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.345 miles

Brookhouse Community Primary School    (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 74 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Brookhouse Community Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 1
Child in care 0
Siblings 19
Medical 0
Geographical *10

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.170 miles

Feniscowles Community Primary School  (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 164 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Feniscowles Community Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 1
Siblings 27
Medical 0
Geographical *32

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.642 miles

Griffin Park Community Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 59 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Griffin Park Community Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 0
Siblings 17
Medical 0
Geographical *13

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.841 miles

Lammack Community Primary School (published admission number : 70)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 201 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Lammack Community Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 0
Siblings 33
Medical 0
Geographical *37

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.977 miles

St Michael with St John CE VC Primary School (published admission number : 45)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 82 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

St Michael with St John CE VC Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 0
Siblings 27
Medical 0
Geographical *18

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.382 miles

St Thomas’ CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School  (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 93 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

St Thomas’ CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 0
Siblings 35
Medical 1
Geographical *24

The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.249 miles

Turton & Edgworth CE Methodist VC Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 39 preferences were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Turton & Edgworth CE Methodist VC Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 3
Siblings 12
Medical 0
Geographical *15

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 4.527 miles

Blackburn the Redeemer Church of England Primary School  (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications Blackburn the Redeemer Primary School had received 142 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

Blackburn the Redeemer Church of England Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
Children with either an education, health & care plan, a statement of special educational needs naming the school 0
Children in care 3
Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school 0
Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission 26
Children of staff 1
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in full membership of Churches Together in England, the Evangelical Alliance or the Free Churches Group 21
Other children *9

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.228 miles

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School  (Published admission number : 56)

By the closing date for receipt of applications Queen Elizabeth Grammar School had received 169 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
Category Children offered places
BwD LCC
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 0 0
CIOC 0 0
Staff Member 0 0
Other Children 53 3

St Anne’s RC Primary School   (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Anne’s RC Primary School had received 58 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Anne’s RC Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
Children with either an education, health & care plan, a statement for special educational needs or an individual pupil resource agreement (IPRA) for whom the preferred school is named in the statement will be admitted first 0
Baptised Roman Catholic children who are ‘looked after’ or who were previously ‘looked after’ 0
Baptised Roman Catholic children living in the original parish of St Anne’s and baptised Roman Catholic children living in Sacred Heart parish 9
Baptised Roman Catholic children, who older siblings attending St Anne’s and will still be there at the time of application and admission 4
Other Baptised Roman Catholic children 3
Children who are ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ children who are not baptised Roman Catholic 1
Children of members of school staff  where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years 0
Children of members of school staff  the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage 0
Children with special social/medical/welfare needs which are directly relevant to this school 0
Other children with older siblings attending St Anne’s at the time of application and admission 6
Other children who live in the geographical area (catchment) covered by the parish boundary of St Anne’s 6
Other children *1

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.599 miles

St Barnabas & St Paul’s CE Primary School   (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Barnabas & St Paul’s CE Primary School had received 92 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Barnabas & St Paul’s CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 0
CIOC 0
Children whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) show evidence of being active members of the Church of England, or any church in membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland, Churches Together in Wales - the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance by parental worship 0
Children who have siblings attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission 30
Children of staff 0
Children whose parents or legal guardians live within the ecclesiastical parish of St. Barnabas, Blackburn 0
Children with proven and exceptional medical and social needs where admission to the school might best satisfy those exceptional needs 0
Other Children *30

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.197 miles

St Barnabas’CE Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Barnabas’ CE Primary School had received 68 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Barnabas’CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 0
CIOC 0
Children with special medical or social circumstances 0
Children who have a sibling attending the school 6
Children whose parents live within the ecclesiastical parish of St Barnabas 15
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in full membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 1
Other children 8

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.671 miles

St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School had received 77 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School 
Criteria Number of places allocated
Children with either an education, health & care plan, a statement for special educational needs or an individual pupil resource agreement (IPRA) for whom the preferred school is named in the statement will be admitted first 0
CIOC 2
Children with special medical or social circumstances 0
Children who have a sibling attending St Cuthbert’s 18
Children with a parent/guardian/carer who worships at St Cuthbert’s Church, or worships at a church which is a full member of the Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 4
Children with parents/guardians/carers who live in the parish of St Cuthbert’s *6
Children of staff who have been employed in the school for the whole of the two years prior to the closing date for applications 0
Other children 0

*The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.207 miles

St Francis CE Primary School (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Francis’ CE Primary School had received 85 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Francis CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 1
CIOC 0
Children with medical or social circumstances 4
Children whose parent(s)/guardian live within the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission 1
Children whose parent(s)/guardian live within the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis who worship in a church in membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 8
Other Children whose parent(s)/guardian live within the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis 4
Children whose parent(s)/guardian live outside the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission 12
Children whose parent(s)/guardian live outside the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis who worship in a church in membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 0
Other Children whose parent(s)/guardian live outside the ecclesiastical parish of St Francis 0

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.559 miles

St James Lower Darwen CE Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St James Lower Darwen CE Primary School had received 66 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St James Lower Darwen CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/EHCP 1
CIOC 3
Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school 0
Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission. 9
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping at St James' lower Darwen 1
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in full membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 0
Parents who live in the ecclesiastical parish of St. James` Church, Lower Darwen 14
Other Children 2

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.076 miles

St Paul’s CE Primary School  (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Paul’s CE Primary School had received 66 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Paul’s CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/EHCP 0
CIOC 1
Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school. 0
Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission. 12
Children whose parent(s) live within the ecclesiastical parish of Hoddlesden St. Paul’s. 4
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in full membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 4
Children of staff who have been employed in the school for the whole of the two years prior to the closing date for applications, or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage 0
Other Children *9

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.166 miles

St Paul’s RC Primary School (published admission number : 30)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Paul’s RC Primary School had received 78 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Paul’s RC Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 0
CIOC 1
Baptised Roman Catholic children with a sibling attending the school at the time of application and admission 14
Baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in the parishes of St Mary’s and St John the Baptist (Pleasington Priory) and St Paul’s Feniscowles 7
Other Baptised Roman Catholic children 6
Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission *2
 Other Children 0

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.353 miles

St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School  (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Peter’s RC Primary School had received 96 preferences

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
Children with education, health & care plan, a statement of special educational needs or an individual pupil resourcing agreement naming the school 0
Looked after children who are baptised Roman Catholic (includes previously looked after children) 2
Baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission and are resident in the parishes of St Peter or St John Vianney 19
Other baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in the parishes of  parishes of St Peter or St John Vianney 21
Baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission and are resident in another catholic parish 3
Other baptised Roman Catholic resident in another catholic parish 5
Other children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of application and admission 1
Other children *9

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.963 miles

St Stephens Tockholes CE Primary School (published admission number : 10)

By the closing date for receipt of applications St Stephen’s CE Primary School had received 22 preferences.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the criteria listed below

St Stephens Tockholes CE Primary School
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 0
CIOC 0
Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school 0
Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission 8
Children of Staff 0
Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in full membership of Churches Together in England, the Irish Council of Churches, Action of Churches Together in Scotland or Churches Together in Wales 0
Other children *2

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.564 miles

The Olive School  (published admission number : 90)

By the closing date for receipt of applications, 285 preferences were received.

The School applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria

Category group A

The Olive School
Criteria Number of places allocated
Looked after Muslim pupils or pupil previously looked after 1
Pupils whose parent is a member of, or a woman who receives membership benefits of Tauheedul Islam Mosque 36
Pupils whose parent is a member of, or a woman who receives membership benefits of, Masjid-e-Hidayah, Masjid-e Irfan and Masjid-e Anisul Islam *8
Pupils of Muslim staff employed at the school 0
Muslim pupils with a sibling 0
Muslim pupils - social/medical 0
Distance (all other Muslim children who live nearest to the school) 0

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.946 miles.

Category group B

The Olive School
Criteria Number of places allocated
Looked after pupils or pupil previously looked after 0
Pupils of staff employed at the school 3
Pupils with a sibling *42
Social/Medical 0
Distance (all other pupils who live nearest to the school) 0

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 1.896 miles.

Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy  (published admission number : 60)

By the closing date for receipt of applications 154 applications were received.

The Council applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy
Criteria Number of places allocated
SEN 0
Child in care 0
Siblings 34
Medical 2
Geographical *24

* The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place was 0.289 miles