The King’s Cross Academy governing body has accepted Camden Council’s policy and criteria for admissions to its reception classes with one addition arising from co-location with Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children. All children whose SEN or Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), name King’s Cross Academy will be admitted if the Academy believes it is able to offer the best support for that child. In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria (priority groups) will be applied:
- Looked-after children (children who are in public care) or previously looked-after children (children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
- Applicants who have a brother or sister who will still be enrolled at the Academy when the applicant joins. For this criterion, ‘brother or sister’ includes any whole or half-brother or sister by adoption, any step or foster brother or sister who, at the time of application, lives at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made.);
- Applicants whom the Academy accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at the school. Parents or carers need to submit a case supported by appropriate professional evidence from a doctor, social worker or similar professional which sets out the particular reasons why this school is the most suitable, and the difficulties that could be caused if the child was to attend another school. This evidence is normally in the form of a letter. It must not be more than six months older than the date of application.
- Applicants who have a brother or sister who will still be enrolled at the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children on the date the applicant joins. For this criterion, ‘brother or sister’ includes any whole or half-brother or sister by adoption or any step or foster brother or sister who, at the time of application, lives at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made.
- Other applicants, with higher priority given to those living closest to the Academy, measured in a straight line ‘as the crow flies’, between the centre of the child’s home and the centre of the school building, using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. The address given must be the one at which the child normally lives.
* Distance is be measured between the middle of the school building footprint and the middle of the home building footprint
* Camden Schools’ Admissions Team use the equal preference model for deciding which school is offered. This means that all school preferences are considered together and the admissions criteria administered equally for all level (rank) of preference. The rank or order of preference will only be used if it is possible to offer more than one of the preferences. The highest ranked potential offer is offered and the lower preferences are automatically withdrawn.
If necessary, priority within 2, 3, and 4 will be decided on using the distance criteria.
Before you apply, please read the Starting School in Camden Brochure, which can be found here.
You are able to state a preference for King’s Cross Academy as one of your six preferred school options on the form – in the same way that you can for any other Camden (or London) primary school.
Applications can be made online here.
National Offers Day, when you hear which school has accepted your child, is in April. Applications in writing for reception class places must be made through the Camden admissions team and other local authorities and returned to the address below. Further information can be found here.
If you need help in filling in the forms for reception class then please phone us on 020 7504 0533 or ask us at one of our school tours.
To download our full admissions policy please click here.