Admissions Policy

Ark Priory Primary Academy opened in September 2013 admitting 60 Year Reception pupils and Nursery pupils.  We have grown steadily since with a full cohort each year and now have pupils in Nursery through to Year 2.  We look forward to welcoming new pupils in September who will join our Nursery and Reception classes.

This year we were once again over subscribed for Reception places in September 2016  and following the admissions criteria offered places up to 0.226 miles with the exception of LAC and sibling offers.

PDF iconArk Priory Admission Policy 2016-17

PDF iconArk Priory Admission Policy 2017-18

PDF iconArk Priory Admission Policy 2018-19

 

Nursery Admissions

Applications for Nursery entry should be made by completing our Application Form which can be downloaded below.

_Nursery September 2017 Application Form.pdf

The deadline for Nursery applications was 15th January 2017 and offers have been made for admissions in September 2017.  However we are happy to accept late applications which will be added to our waiting list and places will be offered as and when a space becomes available.

We offer 60 spaces and these are divided into AM and PM sessions. Ark Priory Primary Academy is committed to serving children of all abilities and backgrounds, from its local community. If the academy is oversubscribed with applications, priority would be given to applicants in the order below:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  • children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  • children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
  • the remaining places will be allocated to children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

Please complete and return your Application Form to the Academy, together with a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport plus proof of your address. 

 

 

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2017 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 18 April 2017 20 May 2017
    after 20 May 2017 (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

Please read this PDF iconguidance about infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form. Please contact admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.