Havering Council (the local authority) is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in the London Borough of Havering.
This means that the Council sets the oversubscription criteria and makes the decisions as to which pupils are admitted to these schools. The determined admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled infant, junior, primary and secondary schools in the borough can be viewed on the Havering website.
Children with an Education Health and Care Plan are processed outside of the normal admissions arrangements.
When the demand exceeds the number of places available at the school, places are allocated by applying the following criteria in descending order of priority to applicants who have expressed any preference for the school:
- Looked after children and children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
- Exceptional social or exceptional medical grounds
- The attendance at the school of a sibling;
- The distance of the home address from the school, as measured by a straight line from the school, those pupils living nearer the school being given higher priority.
If, because of oversubscription in any of the categories 1) to 3) above, it is necessary to distinguish between applicants, the distance of the applicant’s home address from the school, as measured by a straight line from the school, will be used with those pupils living nearer the school being given higher priority.
Ardleigh Green Infant School is a three form entry Infant school. The standard admission number is 90. In September 2016, 571 children applied for 90 Reception places. One child was admitted to fill a place that arose of the family moving out of the area.
Pupil mobility is very low, but when places do become available as a result of families moving from the area they are quickly filled.
The school does not hold a waiting list; this is administered by Havering Council.
If you require any further information please contact Pupil Services at Romford Town Hall on 01708 434343
Parents with children attending Ardleigh Green Infant School must submit an application to transfer to Ardleigh Green Junior School (in the same way as you apply for your Reception place).
All Havering Community junior schools give highest priority to Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children. Second priority is given to pupils who are currently on roll in year 2 at their linked infant school. If vacancies are available after those transferring from the linked infant school have been admitted, the places will be offered to other applicants using the distance criteria.
Further information on the Infant-Junior transfer process is available at www.havering.gov.uk/admissions.