Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hawthorn Park Primary and Tithe Farm Primary - Have Your Say on School Admissions Policy

Have your say on proposals to change school admissions arrangements.

Central Bedfordshire Council is seeking the views of schools, parents, carers and other interested parties on admissions arrangements for Community and Voluntary schools from 2015/16.

Within the consultation there are specific changes that will affect Hawthorn Park Primary and Tithe Farm Primary, Houghton Regis


  •  priority to be given to children attending the Nursery school at each school. 

This is to be inserted as criterion five between other siblings and those to be prioritised on straight line distance.

The consultation has  now started and runs until Monday 20th January 2013.



The consultation document is also available to view at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/admissions . The deadline for responses is 5pm on 20th January


The current standard criteria for allocating places at an oversubscribed school: 

1. All 'looked after' children or children who were previously 'looked after'
2. Children living in the catchment area with siblings at the school
3. Children living in the catchment area
4. Other children with siblings at the school
5. priority to be given to children attending the Nursery school at each school. 
5.6. Children who live nearest to the school determined by straight line distance from the school site to the child's home address.