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Confused over distance information

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Arkwright Tue 01-Mar-16 11:56:56

My council has put this information on their website. Is the distance they refer to the furthest distance from the school of ANY child from any category or the distance of the very LAST child to get a place from the last category.

We live further away than the distance and have a place.


HanYOLO Tue 01-Mar-16 12:03:08

Can't see what you mean by the link, but this info usually relates to the furthest distance of any child admitted on distance criteria. If you have a place under any other criteria then your distance from school isn't relevant. Also, it's quite speedy work to have published this already, on offer day, might it relate to last year? (we had to get an FOI to get info on this in our borough!)

tiggytape Tue 01-Mar-16 12:05:41

No - it is the distance of the address of the last child given a place.
If you are in category 1 (a child adopted from care for example) then you are not the last child admitted to the school, you are probably the first. So even if you live 50 miles away, your distance doesn't count.

The last person admitted to a school will normally be in the category where they have no siblings and no other priority for a place so are totally reliant on their distance from the school to get in (say, category 4 or 5 or 6 for example).

There will be some children in that lower category who live much closer to the school than many people in the higher categories. The last distance offered therefore is literally the distance of the furthest person in the lowest admission category that got accepted.

Arkwright Tue 01-Mar-16 12:17:28

Thank you that makes sense. It is the first year they have published this information it definitely relates to September's admissions. Unfortunately I didn't find it on the website until 11.45 last night.

HanYOLO Tue 01-Mar-16 12:17:53

tiggy's put it better than me!

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