Admissions

Admissions

Following formal consultation, the Council has now formally determined the Admission Arrangements for Fox Primary School for 2017/18 entry.

To Reception Class – For entry in September 2017
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Admissions Team have responsibility for admission to reception classes in primary schools.

Each September they will issue a new “Starting School” booklet and the primary school Common Application Form for the following academic year.

Parents are encouraged to apply on-line
https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/children-and-education/schools/join-school/admissions/start-primary-school

From September 2016, applications will be being accepted for children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.

These children will start school in September 2017.

Fox Primary School has a designated priority area for admissions and does not, therefore, have the same admissions criteria as other community primary schools in the Royal Borough.
Fox will admit 60 pupils each year.
Determined Admission Arrangements for Fox Primary School
Applicants with a signed Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) which names Fox Primary School will be placed at the school in accordance with the legislative framework, with remaining applications considered in accordance with the following oversubscription criteria.

Oversubscription criteria
The priority area for admissions is as follows: Kensington High Street; up Holland Walk; over Holland Park Avenue; up Ladbroke Grove; right into Kensington Park Gardens; over Kensington Park Road; into Chepstow Villas; right down Chepstow Place; right into Ossington Street; over Notting Hill Gate; down Kensington Palace Gardens; left into Kensington High Street.
Properties on both sides of road are included in the priority area as long as the entrance to the property is located the named road.

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If there are more applications than places available, the Royal Borough will allocate places in accordance with the following criteria in order of priority;

1. Children Looked After in care of the local authority and children who have been adopted or made subject to residence orders or special guardianship order immediately following having been looked after. The child’s social worker must submit a letter to the Royal Borough confirming the legal status of the child and the local authority to which the child is/was in care, and quoting the child’s full name and current address.

2. The Director of School’s Services, as advised by senior officers, may on an individual basis give priority to applicants who can demonstrate that admission to Fox Primary School is necessary on the grounds of professionally supported exceptional need. Parent/carers must supply details of any such special factors at the time of the original application together with recent supporting documentation. Such applications will not be considered without professional support, such as a letter or report from a doctor, consultant or social worker which must not be more than six months old and name Fox Primary School and details reason why only this school, and no other school, is best able to meet the applicant’s needs. All information submitted will be regarded as confidential.

3. To applicants who have a sibling already attending Fox Primary School who will still be in the school at the time the applicant is admitted. This includes half-brothers or half-sisters, adopted brothers or sisters, step brothers or step sisters or the children of the partner of the parent or carer provided that they live at the same address as the applicant.

4. Children whose parent is a qualified teacher for a minimum of 0.6fte (16.5 hours teaching staff) who has been employed at the school concerned for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
If in any of the categories 1,2,3* or 4 where there are more applicants than there are places available, priority will be given to applicants who live nearest the school on the basis described in 6 below. If there are two or more applicants in categories 1, 2, 3 or 4 who live at exactly the same distance from the school, the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.
* Where it has not been possible to offer a place in reception, or any other year group to a child of a multiple birth, priority will apply within the sibling category.

5. Places will then be randomly allocated to applicants living within the designated priority area.

6.  If places remain, offers will be made to other applicants living outside the priority area with priority ordered by proximity to the school. Proximity to the school will in all cases be calculated using a straight line (as the crow flies) measurement from the child’s home ‘address point’ determined by Ordnance Survey Data to the centre of the school grounds as determined by the Royal Borough using its computerised measuring system. The child living closest to the school will receive the highest priority. Accessibility by car or public transport will be disregarded.
If applicants share the same address point (for example, those who live in the same block of flats or shared house) priority will be given to those who live closest to the ground floor and then by ascending flat number order.
Routes will be measured to four decimal places when necessary. If, in the unlikely event that two or more applicants live at exactly the same distance from the school; the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.

In-Year Admissions
Admissions to other Year Groups are also the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. You will need to complete an In-Year Admission Form available from RBK&C and the school. The Admission Criteria as stated above is used for in-year admissions from September 2017.

Parents may also apply on-line
https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/children-and-education/schools/join-or-move-schools

Tri-borough Admissions Team RBKC residents   020 7745 6432
The Town Hall    Hammersmith & Fulham residents 020 7745 6434
Hornton Street, London W8 7NX Westminster residents  020 7745 6433

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