Over Subscription Criteria
The oversubscription criterion is a set of rules Offham School uses if it receives too many requests for the places that it has available.
Offham is a one form entry school and so has 30 places available.
Our oversubscription criterion is as follows:
- Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care.
- Current family association (sibling) - “Siblings” means children who live as brother and/or sister in the same house, including natural brothers/sisters, adopted siblings, step brothers/sisters and foster brothers/sisters.
This link will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the
older sibling was admitted OR if the family have moved, but are still within 2 miles of
- Health, Social and Special Access Reasons – Priority under Health and Special Access reasons will be given to those children who have (or whose parent/parents/guardian have) a mental or physical impairment or social need which means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend our School. This needs to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner, which can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Offham School meaning Offham is the only school that can accommodate these needs.
- Nearness of Children’s Homes to School – KCC’s measuring software uses assigned address point data provided annually by Ordnance Survey. The measurement is taken as a straight line (as the crow flies) from a child’s assigned address point to the School’s assigned address point. Address point references allow KCC to calculate distances in miles to four decimal places.
The child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which the child may stay during the week such as a friend’s, grandparent’s or childminder’s home; it can be owned, leased or rented by the child’s parent, parents or guardian.