Our school's admission policy does not discriminate against a child in terms of physical difference, gender, race, colour, nationally or ethnic origin.
Sudley Junior School follows the coordinated admission arrangements determined by Liverpool Local Authority. If our school is not oversubscribed all children who apply will be admitted. Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, where the school is named in the Plan, will be admitted. We may receive more applicants for places than we have places available. When this situation occurs it may not be possible to meet all requests for places. If we receive more applications for places than we have available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:
- Looked after children in the care of the local authority
- Children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
- Children with exceptional medical / social needs.
- Applicants wishing to be considered under this criterion should submit documentary evidence with the preference form by the closing date. Senior Council Officers will review the evidence and if necessary take advice from educational professionals, the Local Authority’s medical officer, social workers etc. A decision will be made as to whether your application falls under this criterion based on the evidence supplied. If your circumstances change after the closing date or you require further advice or assistance please contact Liverpool Direct Contact Centre on 0151 233 3006.
In priorities 1 to 4, if there are more applicants than there are places available, distance from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of Sudley Junior School will be used to determine which children are admitted. In all cases where distance from home to school is used to determine admission, those children living nearest to the Sudley Junior School will be given preference. The distance will be measured by straight line distance between the child’s permanent home address and the main entrance gate of the school using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. Parents/carers will be required to provide relevant proof of address e.g. council tax bill, utility bill, tenancy agreement or proof exchange of contracts if the property has recently been purchased. The Local Authority reserves the right to request any additional information that may be required in order to confirm proof of address. If two or more children live the same distance from the school and there is only one place available, random allocation will be used to decide which child is admitted.
Application for all admission should be made by calling the school.
The child's birth certificate must be brought along, together with documentation providing residence for the stated residential school.
The great majority of our children come to us from Sudley Infant School, with whom we maintain close contacts and co-operation. The staff from both schools work closely together to try and make the transition between the Infants and Juniors as smooth as possible.