25 May 2017
Applications must be made by 31st October 2017 for entry to Year 7 in September 2018.
Applications for children in Year 6 must be made via the child’s primary school.
On March 1st 2018, parents/carers will be notified which school place is being offered to their child.
There is an appeals process following notification; information regarding how to appeal will be sent out by the Local Authority.
Parents/carers are strongly advised to read all the information regarding admissions sent out by the Local Authority and to ensure that they have submitted both the correct form and any additional information or supporting evidence in advance of the deadline.
Fairfield admits students according to the Local Authority Admissions Policy and statutory government requirements. Each year group has an admission limit of 90 students, although this may be exceeded.
Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan which names a particular school will be allocated places, after which places are allocated according to an agreed set of criteria, in strict order of priority.
PRIORITY 1: Looked After Children – Children in care where the approved agencies agree that the preferred school meets the child’s social, pastoral and educational needs
PRIORITY 2: Children living within the current defined catchment area of the school
PRIORITY 3: Sibling connection – Children who have an older sibling at the school, not only at the time of application but also when the younger child is due to start
PRIORITY 4: Exceptional circumstances – Children with exceptional medical, social or compassionate grounds for admission
PRIORITY 5: Distance – Children who live nearest to the school by the shortest available walking route