This policy will apply to all admissions for the academic year 2022/23 including in year applications.
There are three points of main phase entry for this school in 2022/23 to Year R, Year 3 and to the secondary phase in Year 7.
Mayfield has a published admission number (PAN) of:
• 60 for entry into Year R
• 30* additional places for external applicants for Year 3 (total PAN of 90 including 60 children moving up from Year 2)
• 110* places additional places for external applicants for Year 7 (total PAN of 90 including
*If current Year 2 and/or Year 6 are under PAN at the time of allocation for intake to year 3 and Year 7, the additional places will be offered to external applicants to deliver the PAN set for the intake year.
If current Year 2 and/or Year 6 are over PAN at the time of allocation for intake to year 3 and Year 7, the number of places available for external applicants will be reduced to deliver the PAN set for the intake year.
This policy applies to all cohorts unless otherwise stated.
If the school is oversubscribed, applications will be considered according to the following priorities in the order set out below:
1. Children who are looked after by a local authority (i.e. in their care or provided with accommodation by the authority for a continuous period of more than 24 hours). Children who were previously looked after but immediately following being looked after became subject to an adoption order, residence (now a child arrangement order) or special guardianship order. Please see Additional Information.
2. Children or families who have a significant medical, physical, psychological or social need. Evidence must be attached with the application. Applications under this criterion must be supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person involved stating clearly why the preferred school is the most appropriate for the child and reasons why other schools in the city are inappropriate. Please see Additional Information.
3. Children of staff employed at the school
(a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for 2 or more years at the time at which the application 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. (a) Children living in catchment who have a brother or sister (living within the same household) already on roll and who will still be attending the school the following academic year;
(b) Children living outside of catchment who have a brother or sister (living within the same household) already on roll and who will still be attending the school the following academic year
Note – this category does include step-brothers/step-sisters, adoptive and foster brothers/sisters living within the same household or children whose parents are married or cohabiting and live together within the same household.
5. Children living within the school’s designated catchment area. (If the school cannot admit all applications from the catchment area, applicants will be ranked within this category in accordance with priorities below in 6.7 and 8).
6. Children eligible for service premium
Note – service premium is paid to eligible children of armed services personnel under S14 of the Education Act 2002.
7. Children attending a feeder junior/primary school:
- New Horizons Primary School
- Lyndhurst Junior
- Newbridge Junior
- Northern Parade Junior
- Stamshaw Junior
(This is only relevant for Secondary Transfer applicants.)
8. Children who live closest to the school, based on the shortest distance from home to school, measured on a straight line (This distance will be used where necessary to prioritise applications) below. Should there be two or more identical distances requiring prioritisation, this will be done by casting lots – see additional information below under Distance measurement.
Note: Should the school be oversubscribed from within any of the criteria above, then any additional criteria will be used to prioritise applications within these categories.