Placing requests - priorities for admission cont.

Priorities for admission to St Ambrose high school
There is a tendency for the requests for admission to St Ambrose high school to be greater than the places available. To allow more effective management of placing requests to the school the following priority order for admission to the school has been established:
(a) children who live in the delineated area including the Springhill Farm estate area and who previously could not be accommodated in the school and are on the waiting list
(b) children who live outwith the catchment area of an associated primary school but were enrolled in it before the catchment area of St Ambrose high school was formally delineated in January 2006, including any who previously could not be accommodated in the school and are on the waiting list
(c) children who live outwith the school's delineated area but within the North Lanarkshire Council area in accordance with the following priorities:

(i) children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
(ii) children affected by the other relevant factors, including but not restricted to, the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parent's place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

(d) children who live outwith the North Lanarkshire Council area in accordance with the following priorities:

(i) children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
(ii) children affected by other relevant factors, including but not restricted to, the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parent's place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

Once applications have been considered against the admissions criteria listed above and where there are still more requests than the places available, these places will be allocated by ballot.
Where the attendance of older siblings is argued to be a relevant factor legally no distinction will be made between siblings residing within or outwith the North Lanarkshire Council area. In considering requests where attendance of siblings is argued to be a relevant factor consideration will be given to the number of siblings in attendance and their stage of education.

Legislation and guidance

Specific information may be found in the following legislation and guidance (NB click on the hyperlinks, where available, to view this information):


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