How close the child lives to the school requested, with those living closest to the school getting the highest priority. The measurement between home and school will be determined by a straight-line measurement from the designated seed point of the home address to the designated seed point of the school using the local authority’s computerised system. The home address of a pupil is considered to be the permanent residence of a child when the place is offered. The address must be the child’s only or main residence and is either:
- owned by the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s)
- Leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s), carer(s) or guardian(s) under lease or written rental agreement.
Where parents have shared responsibility for a child and the child lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the child lives for a majority of the school week. If the child equally shares living with both parents, the parents must inform the Trust which address should be used for admission purposes and which parent will make the application. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used for the application.
The Trust and its schools can give you further information about admission criteria and how to apply for a place at a Trust school