Admission arrangements for September 2021
Parents wishing to apply for a Year 3 place in September 2021 must complete the common application form provided by their by their home local authority, Buckinghamshire County Council, https:www.buckscc.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place/. The form must be returned no later than 15 January 2021. Offers and refusals of places will be posted by the LA to home by 16 April 2021.
At Thomas Harding Junior School, pupils are normally admitted at the beginning of Year 3 without reference to ability or aptitude. The number of intended admissions for the year commencing September 2021 is 60.
If there are more applications received than the places available at the school then the places will be allocated within the primary scheme in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria for the school.
Details for dates for timely applications and how late applications are handled are given in the primary scheme parents guide.
Oversubscription criteria for Thomas Harding Junior School
Once places have been allocated to children with an Educational Health and Care Plan (Statement of Special Educational Needs), the remaining places will be allocated in the following order:
Rule 1- Looked After children.
Rule 2- Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at that school, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person.
Rule- 3 Children living within the catchment area of the school with a sibling on roll of the school or Elmtree infant school roll at the time of application,or whose parent has accepted a place at the school or Elmtree infant school and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school
Rule 4 - Children with a normal home address in catchment area.
Rule 5 - Children with a normal home address outside the catchment area and with a sibling on roll of the school or Elmtree Infant School roll at the time of application and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school
Rule 6 - Other Children
All Other Admissions
Admission to the school during the school year depends on whether or not there are places available. All year groups at the school have 60 places. Applications must be made through Buckinghamshire County Council, https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place/
If there is a vacancy, and there is no child on the relevant waiting list with a higher priority according to the criteria listed above, a place will be offered.