Charlton School

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Planned Admission Number for 2020/2021 - 240
Determined Admissions Policy and Appeals Arrangements for Charlton School 2020/21

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan which specifically names the school will be allocated places.

After which applications will be considered and in the case of oversubscribed schools the following criteria will be applied:

Oversubscription criteria for 2020/21 for Charlton School

1. Those children who are or were previously looked after by Telford & Wrekin or any other local authority, children previously in state care outside of England and have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted and then:

2. Children who live in the school’s defined attendance area.

If places are unavailable for all of these local children, then places will be given first to:

a) Children living in a rural community entitled to transport provided by the LA specifically for the school. Namely the villages of Roden, Poynton, High Ercall, Walton, Cotwall, Osbaston, Ellerdine, Ellerdine Heath, Eyton upon the Weald Moors, Cold Hatton, Cold Hatton Heath, Waters Upton, Great Bolas, Bolas Heath, Shirlowe, Rodington Heath, Rodington, Rodway, Crudgington, Longdon-on–Tern, Kynnersley, Preston-upon-the-Weald-Moors, Wrockwardine and Walcot, encompassing parts of the civil parishes of Bolas Magna and Ercall Magna.

b) those children who have exceptional health reasons where there is written medical evidence that admission to the school is essential for their medical wellbeing; and then

c) those children who will have on the day of admission a brother(s), sister(s), step brother(s), step sister(s),half-brother(s) or half-sister(s) living as a family at the same address and who attend the school;

d) other children living in the school’s attendance area.

3. Children of staff at the school

a) 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

b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

4. Any places which remain available will be allocate to children living outside of the school’s attendance area on the priority order 2b)-c).


If there are insufficient places for all children in any one category, places will be allocated on the basis of distance between home and school as measured by straight line distance with those children closest to the school having priority. Distances are measured using the Council’s computerised mapping system


Learning Community Trust Appeals Process and Timetable

The appeals process for parents who have not been offered a place at one of our schools is through the Admissions Team at Telford and Wrekin Council who manage the appeals on behalf of the Trust. Parents who have not been offered a place will receive correspondence from the Admissions Team explaining the process and timescales for appeals. Our Headteachers are part of the process, they attend and present to the Appeals Panel for the relevant school.