Students are referred to the school after the completion of a Multi-Professional Assessment when it is considered that the student would benefit from the facilities provided by Northfield School.
The admissions panel meets once a term and the student’s papers are submitted to the panel where they will be considered for a place in the school. If a place is then offered, the education officer for the student will be informed and they will notify the parent/carer. The parent/carer will be asked to make an appointment to visit the school with the student and to discuss with the Headteacher an appropriate start date.
Students may be admitted into any year group and at various times in the year. From September 2014 the school is running a 2 year pilot project where the age range of the school has been temporarily extended to year 6.
There may be occasions where the school roll is full and the Local Authority will negotiate with the school to temporarily go over roll.
Oxfordshire County Council School Admissions
Ensure that the County Council has clear, fair and agreed school admissions arrangements
Admissions officers are responsible for:
- Ensuring that the County Council has clear, fair and agreed school admissions arrangements
- Consulting on admissions arrangements for community and controlled schools
- Allocating school places and determining the eligibility to free home to school transport, the latter in liaison with the Integrated Transport Unit
- Providing relevant information for, and ensuring County Council representation at, admissions appeals
- Working closely with School Organisation Officers to ensure sufficiency of school places
- Providing advice, guidance and data relating to admissions
Parents can apply for a place in an Oxfordshire school online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions