Directory of schools in Central Bedfordshire - Ardley Hill Academy

School

Ardley Hill Academy

Type of school

Primary School - Academy

Lowther Road

Dunstable

Bedfordshire

LU6 3NZ

Email address
ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk
Telephone

01582 667955

Website
http://www.ardleyhill.org.uk
Head Teacher

Stephen Fox

Age range

2 to 11

Ofsted inspection
Published admission numbers (places available)

60

Designated measuring point

Main entrance

Oversubscription criteria

Oversubscription criteria:

  • 'looked after' children and children who were previously 'looked after', but immediately after being 'looked after' became subject to adoption, a child arrangement order or special guardianship order
  • children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (see definition below)
  • children of staff currently employed by the school (see definition below)
  • children in the catchment area with siblings at the school who will still be attending the school at the proposed date of admissions
  • children living closest to the school measured on straight line distance

Definition of 'children who appear to have been in state care outside of England'

Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose if to benefit society.

Definition of teaching staff

Applies to teaching staff who have been employed for at least 2 years at the time of application, or who have been recruited to fill a vacant post where there has been a demonstrable skill shortage.

Allocation statistics
Allocation statistics (entry to reception year)
Published admission number (PAN) Requests Places offered Last place offered
60 52 52 At the time of the initial allocation in April 2020, all applicants were offered a place.
In-year admissions

Information for in-year admission during academic year September 2020 to July 2021

Admission number per year group: 60

Oversubscription criteria:

  • all 'looked after' children or children that were previously 'looked after'
  • children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (see definition below)
  • children living in the catchment area with siblings at the academy
  • other children living in the catchment area
  • children with siblings at the academy
  • 'very exceptional' medical grounds (see definition below)
  • children of teaching staff at the academy (see definition below)
  • any other children

Definition of 'children who appear to have been in state care outside of England'

Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose if to benefit society.

Definition of 'very exceptional' medical grounds

‘Very exceptional’ medical grounds refer to cases where there are exceptional medical reasons which make it essential that a child should attend a particular school and where the preferred school is the only school locally that could meet the child’s needs. A medical report from the child’s doctor or consultant must be submitted with the application form, setting out valid medical reasons why it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school in question and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school. The governors reserve the right to seek further information to determine whether it is essential for a child to be admitted to the preferred school on medical grounds. Admission on medical grounds cannot be considered where the medical condition relates to that of a parent/carer, brother or sister or another relative/childminder.

Definition of teaching staff

Applies to teaching staff who have been employed for at least 2 years at the time of application, or who have been recruited to fill a vacant post where there has been a demonstrable skill shortage.

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