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Compass Primary School

Admissions

Peckover Catchment Area

The Peckover Catchment Area is the area of Wisbech enclosed by the River Nene in the east; by Mile Tree Lane in the south; by Barton Road, Gadds Lane and Leverington Road in the west, but not including either Barton Road from Parnswell Lane to Gadds Lane north of the old borough boundary, or Leverington Common west of the Rising Sun, or Dowgate Road from east of the Rising Sun to the junction of Little 

Dowgate. The area should include Dowgate Road up to and including Little Dowgate and Sutton Road up to and south of a line drawn from the junction of Parson Drove Lane to the River Nene in the north.

Admission Policy

The academic year begins on the 1st September and ends on the 31st August. Children are admitted to School in the September of the academic year in which they become five years old.
All admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority Admissions team. Please contact them on 01223 699662 to get details of how to apply, pop into the school office for details or visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

For further information and the appeals leaflet please go to the following

Alternatively a copy of the appeals leaflet is included below.

Or call   0345045130

Admission Arrangement 2020-2021: Please see attachment below.

Peckover Oversubscription Criteria

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have an EHC Plan which names the school as the appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 5.9.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).

b) Children living in the catchment area with a sibling link (see paragraph 5.9.3 for definition of ‘sibling’).

c) Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area.

d) Children living in the catchment area.

e) Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling link (See paragraph 5.9.3 for definition of ‘sibling’).

f) Other children.

Catchment Area: The area of Wisbech enclosed by River Nene in the east; by Mile Tree Lane in the south; by Barton Road, Gadds Lane and Leverington Road in the west (but not including either Barton Road from Panswell Lane to Gadds Lane or Gadds Lane north of the old Borough boundary of Leverington Common west of the Rising Sun, or Dowgate Road from east of the Rising Sun to the junction of Little Dowgate), Dowgate Road up to and including Little Dowgate, and Sutton Road up to and south of a line drawn from the junction of Parson Drove Lane to River Nene in the north.

Details of the catchment area can be found at the following web link

Distance Tiebreaker

Where the Academy has more children applying than places remaining in any of the categories above, a distance tie break will be used to determine priority. Priority will be given to children who live nearest the Academy according to the shortest straight line distance.  For further information, please refer to the glossary of terms in the County Council guide for Parents, “First Steps Admission to primary school: a guide for parents” available from the Cambridgeshire County Council website: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. Flats); a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling, are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.  Independent verification of the random allocation process will be obtained.

The distance for admissions purposes is measured using the straight line distance from the reference point of the home, as defined by the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) to the reference point of the Academy. 

More information about the Admissions Timetable is available below.

Core Values