We are a non-selective Academy open to pupils of all religious faiths and those of no faith. Admissions at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue are co-ordinated under the Common Application Form via Lambeth Borough Council. If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via the North Lincolnshire Council website.
If you are seeking a place for your child at any other time of the Academic year, you will need to contact the Academy directly. Please also contact us directly for Nursery admissions.
Please note, an admission to Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.
Applying For A Place
Details of how and when to apply, and how places will be offered, are in the “Determined Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Primary, Infant and Junior Schools in the area of North Lincolnshire Council for the academic year 2016/17” and the “Determined Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Secondary Schools in the area of North Lincolnshire Council for the academic year 2016/17”. When they are published they will be available on the North Lincolnshire Council website.
Parents may seek a place for their child outside of the normal age group, for example, if the child is gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health. The council will consider their request on the circumstances of each case and in the best interest of the child concerned. This will include taking account of the parent’s views, information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development, where relevant - their medical history and the views of a medical professional, whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group, and whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely, and the views of the head teacher of the school concerned.
After consideration, the council will make a recommendation to the school on the request but it will be for the school to make the final decision on whether the request will be agreed. Details of how to make such a request are in the admissions schemes (as mentioned above).
Where a pupil has already been educated outside their normal age group in school, they will be admitted to the sixth form in the September after they complete Year 11 (subject to the academic requirements being met). Where a pupil has been educated outside their normal age group at a different school they should draw attention to this when applying for their place by submitting an accompanying explanatory letter with their application form. The school will consider the request for admission outside the normal age group and notify their decision in writing by the conditional offer date.
How Will Places Be Allocated?
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the places available, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
- Children in public care
- Admission of pupils whose siblings currently attend the Academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. The term “sibling” means a full, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, or other child living permanently within the same household. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship
- Children for whom the Academy is appropriate on genuine medical or social grounds. Such applications will be decided by the Academy Council or nominated panel. (Applications on medical grounds will only be considered under this criterion if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor.This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the Academy requested)
- Admission of pupils on the basis of proximity to the Academy using straight line measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the main entrance to the child’s home. The distance used to determine how close the child lives to the Academy will be the direct line measurement from the front door of the permanent home address to the main entrance to the Academy site. The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn
If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category and where there is no difference in distance from home to school for two or more children, random allocation will be used to allocate the final available place(s) and to establish priority on the waiting list.
Please note: The admissions criteria above are those of our Local Authority for community schools. There is an appeals process and all Oasis Academies follow the nationally agreed guidance for admissions appeal. For more information please refer to our Admissions Policy below.