Waiting lists & oversubscription criteria
- Children looked after/ previously looked after
- Staff child
- Service child
- Siblings (Only siblings expected to be on roll when the child is due to start)
- Home to school distance
The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (FAP), agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that for In Year admissions unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible. In agreeing a protocol, the local authority must ensure that no school - including those with available places - is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools, or who have challenging behaviour. Cumberland Community School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.