Pupil's Home Address
A pupil’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence, and is either:
- owned by the child’s parent(s) or the person with parental responsibility for the child; or
- leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) or the person with parental responsibility under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than twelve months duration
Evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required, plus proof of permanent residence at the property concerned.
Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the child lives the majority of the week. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used when offering places.
We measure from the address point of your home to the centre of the school (unless otherwise stated) using a computerised mapping system called Cartology.
Distances are in metres and are calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement. We consider this to be the fairest way to treat all applicants. It does not take into account walking, cycling, or driving routes.
Websites which provide a distance measuring facility do not measure home to school distances as defined by us and therefore will produce different measurements.
If you move house after you have submitted your preference form you should contact School Admissions and Pupil Placements who will advise if the change in circumstances can be considered. (See contact detail in the essential information section)