As a Foundation School the Governing Body is its own Admissions Authority.

It is determined that the school will continue to admit children as a single point of entry in the September in the year in which they are five years old. This is in line with Milton Keynes Authority policy with whom Green Park will endeavour to work in partnership.

The school does not operate a selection process and places are available in line with our Race Relations, Disability, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities Policy and irrespective of where they live.

The official limit for admission to the school is 45 pupils in each year group: Foundation, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6. The governors have agreed that all classes will have no more than 30 pupils in them.

Any parent, wherever the family lives, wishing for a place for their child at Green Park School must complete the Local Authority’s application form and direct contact with Green Park School is recommended. The completed form can be returned to the school or completed on-line.

Decisions on admissions for a school year are usually finalised in March when parents will be informed and offered a place by the Council on behalf of Governors.

For children who move into the area during the school year, parents should contact the school to determine if there is a place and then make a formal application through Milton Keynes Council.

If it is not possible to offer a place then parents will be advised of their right of appeal.

In offering places the following criteria will be applied in the following order:

  1. Children who are in care, including those who were previously in care, who immediately after being in care became subject to an adoption, or residential or special guardianship order within the last year.
  2. Pupils living in the defined area with siblings attending the school at the time of admission.
  3. Pupils living in the defined area.
  4. Pupils living outside the defined area with siblings attending the school at time of admission.
  5. Pupils who live outside the defined area.

In the event of oversubscription, where there are more applications than places, places will be allocated according to the criteria already listed above.

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above categories, proximity to the school will be used as a tiebreaker. Distances will be measured in a straight line using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system with those living closest to the school receiving the highest priority.

If it is not possible to offer a place, then parents will be advised of their right of appeal.

Definitions

Sibling

A sibling is a brother or sister which, for admission purposes, means brothers and sisters of whole or half-blood or any other child (including an adopted child) who permanently resides at the same address and for whom the parent also has parental responsibility.

Multiple births

In cases where there is one remaining place available and the next child on the waiting list is one of a twin, triplet or other multiple birth groups both twins would be admitted (or all in the case of multiple births) even if this goes above the 30 admission number for the class.

Defined Area

The Green Park Estate, i.e. the area of Newport Pagnell bounded on north by (but not including) Annesley Road, on west by M1 motorway, on east by Green Park Estate and in the south by the A422.