Admission to Lea Valley High School
If there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to applicants in the following order:
Children in public care (looked after children).
Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications
will be considered under this criterion only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a
doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need
and the school requested.
Children with a brother or sister (sibling) who will be attending the school at the time of proposed
admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address.
Children living nearest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’, that is, in a straight line from the
child’s home to the main entrance of the school (travel by private car or public transport will not be taken
When it is not possible to admit all applicants to a particular school within any criterion, priority will be
given to those living closest to the school, measured as in criterion 4 above.
Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs will be offered a place at a school if it is
named in their Statement in accordance with the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational
Needs Code of Practice.
Definition of sibling: The local authority defines siblings as a brother or sister living at the same address on
the date when the applicant would be admitted. For primary to secondary transfer, sibling priority will only
be given where the older sibling will still be attending the school in the September that the younger child
joins. The term ‘sibling’ means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins. The
children concerned must be living at the same address. Proof of the relationship may be requested.