The local authority has a Protocol for the In-Year admission of Looked After Children.
In addition to an In-Year application form, a Looked After Children Supplementary Information Form must be completed by the child's social worker and returned to the School Admissions Team before an application can be processed.
Any application received without a completed and signed Supplementary Information Form will be returned to the applicant.
For Previously Looked After Children the parent/carer will need to provide evidence that their child was Previously Looked After.
A ‘Previously Looked After Child’ is defined as a child who after being Looked After became subject to:
- an Adoption Order under the Adoption Act 1976
- or under Section 46 of the Adoption of Children Act 2002
- a Residence or Child Arrangement Order under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989
- or Special Guardianship Order under Section 14a of the Children Act 1989
Both Previously Looked After Children and Children Looked After may be admitted above a school’s Published Admission Number if it is felt to be in the best interest of the child.