School: Applecroft School
Address: Applecroft Road Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6JZ
Telephone: 01707 323758
Age range: 3-11
This is an academy mixed-sex primary school. PAN: 60
Rule 1: Children who are/were in public care.
Rule 2: Medical or social need. Note: You must provide supporting evidence from a doctor, psychologist or other professional involved with your child. The evidence must relate specifically to the school, and demonstrate why it is the only school that meets your child's needs. Medical priority is given to children who have an exceptional illness or disability (for example, restricted mobility). Social priority is given to children whose education would be seriously affected if they did not go to a particular school.
Rule 3: Sibling at the school at the time of application (from Reception to Year 5)
Rule 4: Children of staff.
Rule 5: Nearest community or voluntary-controlled school (or other school/academy following the Council's Rules). You will only qualify under Rule 5 for one school – find out which one by calling Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043. Tiebreaker: Children who live nearest to the school.
Rule 6: Distance. If you don't qualify under Rules 1-5, you'll qualify under Rule 6. Tiebreaker: distance to the school (closest applicants take priority).
Top tip: Not sure what your closest community or VC school is? Ask Herts CC (tel: 0300 123 4043). While you're waiting for a response, use Rule 6 in the Admission Calculator. If you're interested in the school, that's your worst case scenario.
Special note: Any child with a statement of special educational needs, that names the school, will be offered a place (because that's the law!).
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