Statutory Consultation: Busbridge CofE Junior Admission Arrangements Consultation 2022/23
In accordance with DfE requirements, please find attached below a copy of the proposed 2022/23 admission arrangements for Busbridge Church of England Junior School. The only change relates to the category 4 church priority.
The present policy provides that at least one of the parents/carers has to have attended Christian worship for at least three years prior to the closing date for admission applications of which at least the last 5 months was at Busbridge church or Hambledon church, if open for worship. The new policy would dispense with the last part of the worshipping requirement if the family has newly moved into the area and proposes to worship at Busbridge church or Hambledon church as soon as possible after arrival.
Full details of this admission category are set out in the policy. The full details of this proposed varied admissions policy are set out in the policy and Supplementary Information Policy (SIF) in the attached documents below.
If you have any comments on this proposed change, please send these by email to our Chair of Governors Ron Downhill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter at Busbridge CofE Junior School, Brighton Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XA to arrive by Friday 22nd January 2021.
Busbridge CofE Junior School: In-Year variation to Admissions Policy for 2021-22
Busbridge CE Junior School is notifying you of an in-year variation to our admissions policy for the year 2021-22. This will affect admissions to Year 3 in September 2021 and beyond. The closure of churches as a result of Covid-19, has raised the difficult issue of clergy verifying an applicant's level of church attendance in order to meet governors' over-subscription criteria. Clearly it will not be possible for clergy to do so in line with schools' admissions policies during the next admissions application round for the academic year 2021/22. As a result, an in-year variation to our over-subscription criteria has been agreed, in order to remedy this and clarify the position for prospective parents. This is based on advice received from the DfE, the Church of England Education Office and the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). Please note that this was not a formal consultation, which was not required under these circumstances.
The wording for the variation, as agreed with the OSA VAR1391 11th September 2020, is as follows:
"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship, the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance, will only apply to the period when the church has been available for public worship”.
All other aspects of our admissions policy remain unchanged.
The following schools in the local area are consulting on Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23. We have been asked to circulate these proposed Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23 to parents/carers and other interested stakeholders. Please see the attached documents and follow the links below for information:
Godalming Junior School – see attached documents below
Busbridge Infant School – go to http://www.busbridge-infant.surrey.sch.uk/website/admissions/34204 and see attached documents below
The Chandler School – go to https://www.thechandlercofejuniorschool.org.uk/information/policies/admissions-2/
Broadwater School – go to https://www.greenshawlearningtrust.org.uk/page/?title=Admissions+Arrangements&pid=69
Guildford County School – go to https://www.guildfordcounty.co.uk/636/admissions-policy
Christ College School – go to https://www.christscollege.surrey.sch.uk/248/admissions
Surrey County Council - Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey's community and voluntary controlled schools for 2022
Surrey County Council is consulting on:
- proposed changes to admission arrangements for the majority of community and voluntary
controlled schools for September 2022
- Surrey's relevant area - this is the geographical area within which schools must consult on their
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available in the document below and at www.surreysays.co.uk.