THE LOCAL AUTHORITY ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR CHIPPING HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area (Maltings Lane Development). In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
Looked After Children (as defined below);
children with a sibling attending the school;
children living in the school’s priority admission area*;
In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority.
*A map showing the school’s priority admission area and the Witham priority admission area is available from School Planning and Admissions, Essex County Council.
Applications for a school place should be made through Essex County Council. Details are available through the following link: https://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Pages/Admissions.aspx
Agreement for children living in the priority admission area
The LA may offer places above the published admission number in the following exceptional circumstances:
for infant classes at the class size limit: if, outside the normal admission round, the next nearest school with a space is not within a reasonable distance of the home address; or
for junior classes or where the admission would not breach the infant class size limit: if the journey to the next nearest school with a space is not reasonable in terms of distance, accessibility or cost.
Chipping Hill Primary School published admission number 2023/24: 60