Admissions to Outwood Academy Freeston are controlled by Wakefield Local Authority (Wakefield Council).
Full details of the Authority’s policy on admissions can be found via:
At the Academy, 210 students will normally be admitted in the academic year beginning in September. This is the admission limit (AAL) set by the Authority after consultation with the Governing Body of the Academy.
If the number of preferences received for the Academy does not exceed the admission limit, all preferences will be met.
However, if there are more applications for admission to the school than there are places available, preference will be given to children in the following order:
- Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the Local Authority
- Children who live in the Academy’s catchment area who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of admission
- Other children who live in the Academy’s catchment area
- Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the Academy
- Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the Academy.
In all categories, when decisions have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, children living nearest to the Academy, measured as the crow flies, have priority.
All late preferences received will be considered after all applications which were received on time.
In all categories, “live” means the child’s permanent home address. A child is normally regarded as living with a parent or guardian and the LA will use the parents’ or guardians’ address for admission purposes. An applicant cannot lodge a child with a friend or relation in order to gain a place at a school.
Where a child resides with more than one parent/carer, the LA will take the address where the child lives the majority of the time during the school week as the main place of residence for determining the catchment area. Where both parents make a separate preference for admission, we will take the preference form from the parent where the child lives predominantly.
Further information can be found by contacting:
01924 306 052