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Admission Limit
 
The Admission Limit is the number of pupils that the school is permitted to admit to its Reception Class each year, and each subsequent year group

The Admission Limit for this school is 30 pupils, per class.


All admissions to school must be referred to the Local Authority’s Admission Team, who can be contacted via the Parent Support Line 0121 569 6765 between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily or via their website at the bottom of this page, and they will deal with all arrangements for admission into school.
 
Admission Criteria
 
Children in Sandwell are admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year in which they are five, providing a school place is available. The order of priority for entry to reception classes will be applied to children who are aged five between 1st September and the following 31st August in the admission year.

 
Admissions Priorities for Brickhouse Primary School, part of the Rowley Learning Trust 2017-18
 
1.  Children who are in public care and children who were previously in public care but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2.  Children with a particular medical condition. Applications submitted under this criterion must be accompanied by a medical declaration form (ASU75M) signed by the child’s general practitioner or consultant confirming the condition, detailing the child’s needs and specifying why, in their opinion, the preferred school is the only or most appropriate to meet the child’s needs. All applications under this criterion will be assessed by the local authority to decide whether the child’s need’s can be met most appropriately by the preferred school.

3.   (a) Children having a brother or sister at the preferred school (not nursery) at the time of admission.

      (b) For admissions to infant schools, children having a brother or sister at the preferred school or at a linked junior school at the time of admission.

      (c)  For admissions to junior schools, children having a brother or sister at the preferred school or at a linked infant school (not nursery) at the time of admission.

4.  For admissions to junior schools, children being on roll at the linked infant school at the time of admission.

5.  *Children accepted on denominational grounds, supported by the church. Applications based on this criterion must be accompanied by a completed declaration form signed by a priest, minister or community leader to signify attendance at church on at least one occasion per month. (Applicable only to schools which are designated by the Secretary of State as having a religious character).

6.  Children prioritised by distance measured in a straight line from a child's home** to the school’s main entrance (as determined by the head teacher).In all cases, should the number of applicants exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated on the basis of distance between home and school, as measured in a straight line from home to the main entrance to the school with priority being given to those living closest to the school.
 
NB. Children with statements of special needs, naming a particular school will be admitted before all other applicants.
 
Note:
 
* Applicable only to schools that are designated by the Secretary of State as having a religious character.
** Measured from the ordnance survey address point for the property. In all cases, should the number of applicants exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated on the basis of distance between home and school, as measured in a straight line from home to the main entrance to the school building with priority being given to those living closest to the preferred school.
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