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Admissions

The admissions policy of Oasis Academy Lister Park is totally inclusive. Students are accepted irrespective of ability or faith. Those with disabilities and learning difficulties are also welcome.

Admissions at Oasis Academy Lister Park are co-ordinated under the Common Application Form via the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Lister Park for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via the council's website.

Published Admission Numbers

For September 2017 and onward, our Published Admission Numbers are as follows:

Year 7

160 spaces

Year 8

160 spaces

Year 9

160 spaces

Year 10

160 spaces

Year 11

160 spaces

Year 12

120 spaces

Year 13

120 spaces

 

How places will be allocated

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below.  After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where Oasis Academy Lister Park is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

a)  Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

b)  Children who have exceptional social or medical needs, supported by a written recommendation from the child’s paediatrician/consultant or professional from Children’s Services. The letter must explain why the school is the only suitable school to meet the child’s needs and why no other school could provide the appropriate support.

c)  Children whose home address in the school’s priority admission area who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in Years 7 – 10 and who will still be attending the school at the time of admission (in-area siblings).

d)  Other children whose home address is in the school’s priority admission area.

e)  Children whose home address is outside the school’s priority admission area who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in Years 7 – 10 and who will still be attending the school at the time of admission (out-of-area siblings).

f)   Other children whose home address is outside the school’s priority admission area.

Tie Break
When demand exceeds places in any of the above criteria, the distance between the child’s home and school, measured by a straight line distance from the Ordinance Survey address point of the home to the main entrance to the school building, will be used to decide who is given a place; those living nearest being given the available places. Where the offer of places to applicants with equi-distant addresses would lead to oversubscription, the decision of who will be offered the place will be made by random selection.           

NOTES

1.       A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is in the care of the local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in the Children Act 1989).

2.       The term ‘sisters’ and ‘brothers’ refers to children who live with the same family at the same address. Children living with the same family e.g. foster, adopted children and step-sisters and brothers are also included.

3.       ‘Home address’ refers to the child’s permanent home at the date of admission.  Where the child lives with parents with shared responsibility, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when applying for a primary school. Proof of residency may be required at any time during or after the allocation process.

4.       Twins or triplets – where a family of twins or triplets request admission and only one of the siblings can be offered a place, the remaining siblings will also be offered places above the admission number.

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