North East Lincolnshire Admissions Process
If the number of applications for places at a particular school/academy is higher than the Published Admission Number (PAN) set for the school/academy, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of children with statements of Special Educational Needs where the school/academy is named in part 4 of the statement, we will use the following factors, in priority order, to decide which children will be given places. (In addition, please note that we will always give priority to those who have actually applied for places over those who fulfil any of the criteria but have not actually made an application.)
- Looked after children (children in public care) or a child who was previously looked after.
- Living in the catchment area.
- Having brothers or sisters who are already at the school/academy when your child is due to start there.
- The last factor is geographical. We will give priority to those living nearest to the school/academy (if there is more than one route, the distance measured is the shortest available safe route for pedestrians), from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school/academy, using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. The admissions transfer letter will give you more information or you can contact the School Admissions Team for more advice.
If you are not offered a place at your preferred school, you will be given the right of appeal against the decision. Information about how to appeal can be found on the North East Lincolnshire Council website. Please click here to be transferred to the appeals page.
30 hours free childcare is available for 3 and 4 year olds. This is double the 15 hours which was previously available and could save working families up to £5,000 a year. You can check your eligibility using the online calculator and, if eligible, apply online. You will then receive a code which you can bring into school and we will check it with the local authority. If eligible, you can the book your child’s 30 hours place (subject to availability). Use this link to check if your child is eligible: