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Contact Details

Academy Principal:  Cathy Higgins

Contact via school office:

Oxley Park Academy

Redgrave Drive

Oxley Park

Milton Keynes, MK4 4TA

Phone: 01908 503870

email: office@oxleyparkacademy.com

 

Chair of Governors:  Tracy Billingsley

Contact via school office:

Oxley Park Academy

Redgrave Drive

Oxley Park

Milton Keynes, MK4 4TA

Phone: 01908 503870

email: office@oxleyparkacademy.com

 

Admission Arrangements 

Entry to Foundation September 2017

 

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils into Oxley Park Academy and will admit 90 pupils to the Reception year.  Under exceptional circumstances, and in partnership with the Local Authority, this may increase up to 120 if the building of the satellite site at Shenley Wood is completed and in-catchment need requires it. All applications for places are made via the Milton Keynes Local Authority on-line application system. The determination of which site the child will attend is by home address. Proposed areas are shown on attached map.

 

Parents should note that for Milton Keynes’ schools including academies there is no automatic right to a place at the defined area school. It is essential that on-line applications are completed and submitted by the deadline date. If you make an application for a school which is not your local school and subsequently are not allocated a place, there is no guarantee that primary education will be available for your child at the defined area school/academy.

 

Procedures for Admission at Reception

Although the Academy is the Admissions Authority, the Local Authority (LA) as required by the Department of Education (DfE) coordinates the admissions arrangements for all Schools/Academies in Milton Keynes and will communicate all admissions decisions to parents.

 

Procedures for applying to Oxley Park Academy are explained in the “Admission to Primary Schools in Milton Keynes – Information for Parents” handbook. Parents should make themselves familiar with this information and take particular note of the definitions provided, dates and deadlines.

 

The  on-line application is the only application that will be accepted. The timeline for admissions will be in line with that of the “Co-ordinated Primary School Admissions Milton Keynes LA Scheme” as published in the parents’ handbook.

 

No forms will be accepted at the Academy. Any application for a place at the Academy received after the published date for return will only be considered after all prior applications have been looked at in line with the above.

 

Admission of children in Reception outside their normal year group

Parents seeking a place for their child outside of the chronological age group should submit their written case to the Admissions Committee.  Parents should include information regarding the child’s academic, social and emotional development.  If the child has been born prematurely, parents should include these details in their application.  Applications will also be discussed with relevant Local Authority and other agency professionals where appropriate.  A decision will be made based on the circumstances of each case and parents will be informed of the reasons for the decision in writing. 

The Academy is required to comply with the infant class size rules which requires that each Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 class must have no more than 30 children with a qualified teacher.

 

Oversubscription criteria

The admission numbers for Oxley Park Academy takes the above into account. If there are fewer applications for an Academy than there are places available, everyone is offered a place.

 

After the admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health Care Plan naming the Academy, Governors use the following criteria to decide which children should be offered places when there are more children wanting to go to the Academy then there are places available.

 

  1. Looked after children/Children in Care (as defined by Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.

 

  1. Children of staff at Oxley Park Academy where the member of staff has been employed, on continuous service, at the school for five or more years at the time at which the application for admission is made.

 

  1. Children who live in the campus catchment area and with a sibling who is attending Oxley Park Academy at the time of application.

 

  1. Children living in the Academy catchment areas.

 

  1. Children who live outside of the Academy’s catchment areas and have a sibling attending the Academy at the time of application.

 

  1. Children who live outside the Academy’s catchment areas.

Definitions used within the oversubscription criteria:

 

Distance Tie-breaker - In the event of there being more applicants meeting one of the above criteria than remaining places available, proximity to the relevant Academy campus will be used as the tie breaker, with places being allocated according to distance from the Academy as measured in a straight line from the Academy campus’ main entrance to the student’s normal home address, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. For prospective students living in flats or multi occupancy dwellings, the distance will be measured from the campus’ main entrance to the front door of the prospective student’s residence. In the event of there being two or more applicants at a flat or multi occupancy dwelling vying for the last available place the tie breaker of a random lottery will be used.

 

Previously Looked after Children - In the case of previously looked after children, a copy of the adoption order, residence order or special guardianship order will be required. A letter from the Local Authority that last looked after the child confirming that he/she was looked after immediately prior to the order being made will also be required.

 

Residence - In all cases proof of residence will be required. Acceptable proof of residence is a Council Tax Bill. The Academy reserves the right to make its own enquiries to verify any information supplied by you. If the Academy discovers that it has given a child a place based on false inaccurate or misleading information (e.g. parental address), the Academy reserves the right to withdraw the place. In the case of a family who is moving house to live in the initial defined area, proof of residence will only be considered once copies of documents confirming the ‘exchange of contracts’ on the new property have been provided. If the move is to a rented property a copy of the rental agreement showing the length of time that the property will be initially rented for will be requested.

 

Sibling Criteria - A sibling is a brother or sister, which for admission purposes means brothers and sisters of whole or half blood or any other child (including an adopted or long term foster child) who permanently resides at the same address and for whom the parent has parental responsibility.

 

Multiple Births - In cases where there is one remaining place available and the next child on the waiting list is one of a twin, triplet or other multiple birth groups, the following will apply: Both twins would be admitted (or all the siblings in the case of multiple births) even if this goes above the published admission number for the Academy.

 

Waiting Lists

In addition to the right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained by the Academy in order of the oversubscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Looked after children and previously looked after children will take precedence over those on the waiting list. The Local Authority holds a waiting list until the end of the autumn term, at which point parents/carers will be consulted on whether they still wish to remain on the waiting list.

 

Independent appeals

Parents have the right to an independent appeal hearing in the event that their child is declined admission to the academy.

 

Application Procedures, Late Applications and Timetable for admissions to reception classes at Oxley Park Academy for September 2017

Application to Oxley Park Academy is not dependent on any ability test and in order to apply for a place at the Academy, you should apply online for a school place.  Further information is available on the Milton Keynes website at http://www.milton-kenes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/school-admission.

 

Parents/carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on the published date or the next working day. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the oversubscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal to the independent appeals panel.

 

Late applications will be considered if a vacancy occurs. If no vacancy occurs, then the late application will be added to the waiting list.

 

The admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health Care Plan, where the LA has agreed to name the Academy on a child’s statement (under Section 324 of the 1996 Education Act), is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining of statements by the Local Authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

 

The school may request 2 proofs of residence of the permanent home of the child. One of these must be a notification of Child Benefit from HMRC unless the parent/carer is not entitled to Child benefit when another proof of residence must be provided. Another proof of residence must be a council tax document, child’s medical card, a gas or electricity bill, bank or building society letter or similar.

 

Confirmation of date of birth of the child will also be required.

 

Note

Unfortunately it appears that there have been some cases where parents have been tempted to supply false or inappropriate information to try and get a place at a particular Academy or school, for example by giving the address of a relative instead of the home address. Information supplied by parents/carers is checked. If it is found that false information has been provided and a place has been obtained because of this, the place offered is likely to be withdrawn. Parents/carers will still have the right of appeal if the place is withdrawn.

Map of defined catchment area

 

School Admissions Appeals - PLEASE NOTE THIS RELATES TO ADMISSIONS IN 2015/2016

The Department for Education School Admissions Appeals Code can be found here.

 

School Admissions Code -  PLEASE NOTE THIS RELATES TO ADMISSIONS IN 2015/2016

The Department for Education School Admissions Code can be found here.

 

We have a dedicated appeals officer who can be contacted via appeals@oxleyparkacademy.com

 

Oxley Park Academy Appeals Information Booklet for Infant Class Size - Foundation to Year 2

Oxley Park Academy Appeals Information Booklet for Years 3-6

Appeals Calendar 2016

 

Independent appeals

Parents have the right to an independent appeals panel in the event that their child is declined admission to the academy Application Procedures, Late Applications and Timetable for admissions to reception classes at Oxley Park Academy for September 2015/2016.

 

Application to Oxley Park Academy is not dependent on any ability test and in order to apply for a place at the Academy a standard LA application form must be completed and returned to Milton Keynes Schools Admission Service by the due date for the common admissions application timetable. Further information is available on the Milton Keynes website at http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk.

 

Parents/carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on the published date or the next working day. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the oversubscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal to the independent appeals panel.

 

Late applications will be considered if a vacancy occurs. If no vacancy occurs then the late application will be added to the waiting list.

 

The admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs, where the LA has agreed to name the Academy on a child’s statement (under Section 324 of the 1996 Education Act), is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining of statements by the Local Authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

 

After an offer has been made of a place at the Academy, Oxley Park Academy requires 2 proofs of residence of the permanent home of the child to confirm the place. One of these must be a notification of Child Benefit from HMRC unless the parent/carer is not entitled to Child benefit when another proof of residence must be provided. Another proof of residence must be a council tax document, child’s medical card, a gas or electricity bill, bank or building society letter or similar. Confirmation of date of birth of the child will also be required.

 

Note

Unfortunately it appears that there have been some cases where parents have been tempted to supply false or inappropriate information to try and get a place at a particular Academy or school, for example by giving the address of a relative instead of the home address. Information supplied by parents/carers is checked. If it is found that false information has been provided and a place has been obtained because of this, the place offered is likely to be withdrawn. Parents/carers will still have the right of appeal if the place is withdrawn.

 

If you would like to get in touch regarding the Admission Arrangements please email us admissions@oxleyparkacademy.com

 

School Attendance

Pupil Premium Allocation

Use and impact of Pupil Premium at Oxley Park Academy

 

Pupil premium is used:

  • to support pupils on free school meals to increase the ratio of teaching assistants in school;
  • to support the allocation of additional staffing for intervention and booster groups - 2 fte teachers and 3 TAs in development towards teacher training;
  • allocation to pay for curriculum enrichment activities and out of school hours learning (clubs).

 

The pupil premium has a positive impact on pupils’ achievements as evidenced in progress in each year group and in SATs outcomes.

 

SMT and Governors closely track and measure success of this at half termly strategic meetings.

Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted report can be read here.

Further information can be found here.

School Performance Tables

The Department for Education School Performance Table for Oxley Park Academy can be found here

Local Offer and SEN Information

Local Offer and SEN Information

Charges and Remissions Policy

Charges and Remissions

School Aims and Values Policy

Rationale and intentions:

We believe that in order to achieve the best for our pupils and our community there should be coherence in our beliefs and values. Oxley Park Academy has put traditional values and the belief in excellence for all at the core of its vision. Our intention is to translate into meaningful, identifiable activities

For the whole school our aims and intentions are:

  • To promote high standards of educational achievement through excellent practice and experiences.
  • To create a happy, learning atmosphere which promotes a thirst for knowledge and learning
  • To create a positive ethos, with good relationships, equality of opportunity and respect for each other
  • To create an environment where everyone feels valued for the contribution they make
  • To provide a creative, innovative curriculum which meets the needs of the individual
  • To provide a broad, balanced curriculum utilising the highest quality resources and facilities
  • To create a sense of challenge and high expectation for all
  • To provide a professional, clean, attractive environment which supports high quality learning and teaching

For pupils our aims and intentions are:

  • To value every child as an individual and meet their individual needs
  • To know every child as a person and use their strengths and interests to motivate them to learn
  • To promote a “can do” and “have a go” attitude to learning
  • To provide a values led curriculum, encouraging tolerance, thoughtfulness, consideration for and appreciation of others
  • To encourage them to become independent thinkers and learners
  • To develop skills for working independently and co-operatively and for taking responsibility for their actions/decisions
  • To provide clear and consistent boundaries and expectations for good behaviour
  • To create an ethos of mutual trust and respect
  • To celebrate their achievements
  • To encourage and allow them to pursue their dreams

For staff our aims and intentions are:

  • To ensure they promote and nurture the whole child
  • To support their learning and professional development to ensure quality provision for our pupils
  • To encourage the use of innovative and research led approaches to teaching and learning
  • To encourage openness about their professional individual needs
  • To facilitate opportunities for teamwork and the sharing of good practice
  • To support them in the use of new technologies to promote rewarding and effective teaching and learning
  • To encourage participation in the extended school provision whilst keeping an appropriate work/life balance
  • To ensure they lead by example acting as role models for the pupils in terms of relationships, attitude to learning etc
  • To provide support to ensure that our pupils receive the best quality provision we can offer
  • To ensure professional relations and responsibilities are clear and defined
  • To allow staff to take risks and “have a go”

For parents our aims and intentions are:

  • To work as a partnership, with respect for each other
  • To actively seek and value their opinion
  • To keep them informed as to their child’s progress
  • To respect their role as first and continuing educators
  • To keep them fully informed as to the content of the curriculum and how it can be supported at home
  • To provide them with opportunities for information sharing
  • To allow them to share in the celebration of their child’s achievements
  • To encourage them to become active members of our learning community by meeting their specific needs

For our community our aims and intentions are:

  • To be seen as at the heart of our community
  • To use the talents, interests and expertise of the community to enhance learning
  • To enter into a learning partnership, making use of school resources as required
  • To work in tandem with other local schools to benefit of our community

Annual Report & Financial Statement

Report 2012

Report 2013

Report 2014

Report 2015

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