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Wavendon Gate School

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Application process

The school admits pupils from 4-11 years of age. Pupils begin school in the September of the academic year in which they are 5 years old.

 

If there are places available, children are also admitted to other year groups throughout the year.

 

Admissions to our school are dealt with by Milton Keynes Council, who can be contacted on 01908 253338 - Monday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00.

 

Year 6

Information regarding the transfer to secondary school at the end of Year 6 is available from the Local Authority’s School Admission Team during September of Year 6. Children from the Wavendon Gate defined area usually transfer to Walton High, although a number of our children transfer to other schools in the area.

 

We welcome your call if you require further information or would like to arrange a visit to our school. You can contact us on 01908 586394.

 

How parents can apply through your local authority

The Admissions Team offer places to parents who have applied for places for their children. Priority is usually given to families who live in our catchment area of Wavendon Gate and Old Farm Park, but we are also often able to offer 'out of area' places. All pupils receive an induction programme.

 

 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

 

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/school-admissions

 

Details of your selection criteria

Please refer to the booklet for further information on the admissions process.

 

Details of your over-subscription criteria

In the event that there are more applications than places available, applications will be ranked as follows:

1. A looked after child or previously looked after child including children previously in care outside of England

2. Siblings of children who are attending the school at the time allocations are made and are expected to be on roll at the school at the time of the proposed admission and the place of residence is within the catchment area of the school

3. The child’s place of residence is within the catchment area of the school and there is no sibling

4. Siblings of children who are attending the school at the time allocations are made and are expected to be on roll at the school at the time of the proposed admission and the place of residence is outside of the catchment area of the school

5. Children of staff at the school where the 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

6. “Distance” from the school to the place of residence

In the event of there being more applicants meeting any of the criteria above places will be allocated in distance order using the distance between the child’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance, measured in a straight line, using the council’s computerised measuring system with those living closest to the school receiving the higher priority. In the unlikely event of joint oversubscription, having exhausted distance, random allocation will be used as the ultimate tiebreaker.

For applicants living in flats, the distance will be measured from the school’s main entrance to the front door of the ground floor flat underneath the applicant’s main residence. Where two or more pupils live at the same distance, the tie breaker will be random allocation. 

 

Your school’s admissions number

Our school has a capacity of 420 pupils, which equates to 60 for each year group.

 

Admissions arrangements for SEND students

Children with special educational needs will be treated as fairly as any other applicant. The council does not permit refusal of admission because it is claimed that the school cannot cater for the child’s needs and will consider applications in line with the oversubscription criteria. 

 

See booklet for further information.

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