School Policies

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Language policy

Developing the linguistic skills

Introduction

The following constitutes the School’s Language Policy and should be read in conjunction with the School’s Literacy Policy and Procedures and the School’s Modern Languages Policy.

Aims

The School aims at developing the linguistic skills of each pupil:

In accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum

In preparation for citizenship within the local area, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world.

Guidelines

Each pupil will be educated through his or her ‘Mother Tongue’.

The School aims at developing the linguistic abilities of pupils in order that they may become confidently bilingual. However, the School accepts that the implementation of this policy must depend on each child’s age, ability, aptitude and background.

The School understands that pupils who are only resident in Anglesey for a short period of time may not attain bilingualism, but they will be taught Welsh as a Second Language, together with an understanding of, and respect for the culture

At each stage the aim will be to: build on each pupil’s Welsh Language Foundation – if any to consolidate and develop the ‘Mother Tongue’ of pupils who are learning Welsh as a Second Language and to extend the child from a Welsh Speaking Home’s competence in English

Modern Languages

In the preparation for citizenship elsewhere in the world, the School offers tuition in the following Languages as part of its Extra Curricular Activities.

French

German

Spanish

Fire Drill

Safety is priority.

All pupils and staff take part in regular fire drills.

Training:

Is given regularly in order that all pupils and staff understand the procedures

Know the location of Fire Exits and Fire Fighting Equipment

Know where to convene

Training is also given to all staff in:

Health and Safety Procedure

Use of Fire Fighting Equipment.

First Aid

Fire Drills:

Are held once a month with weekly testing of the fire alarm systems

Involve all pupils and staff

Are recorded in the School’s Health and Safety File – details recorded include such data as date held, time taken etc

Multicultural education

Britain: A multicultural and multiracial society.

The School fully accepts that Britain is a multicultural and multiracial society. We understand the need for ethnic minority groups to maintain their own identity, culture, religion and language.

Within our curriculum we recognise the historical and geographical connections with many countries and their differing needs and problems. We need a wide vision and prospective of the world in which we live and our role within it.

Children from ethnic minority groups should be integrated into the life of the School according to age, aptitude and individual needs with care and sensitivity in order to maintain their identity, integrity and self esteem. All pupils should be able to take their place with confidence in our ever changing society, receiving equal opportunities throughout their school and adult lives.

In our teaching and by personal example we should:

Foster attitudes of tolerance and understanding towards all members of our ever changing society

Promote racial harmony and equality.

Counter discrimination, racial prejudice and racism.

Be sensitive to the needs of young children from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Be aware of immigration problems and their root cause.

Encourage other cultures within our School and local communities.

Be conscience of the language provision for children from ethnic minority groups.

Use discretion when ordering educational materials for use in the School, so that all resources reflect an accurate unbiased view of our diverse multicultural society.

It is essential that we develop a broad and balanced curriculum, through which we introduce alternatives to our own culture and religious beliefs. All subjects within the National Curriculum should afford opportunities to promote a greater understanding of cultural differences throughout the world and show how these can compliment each other for the benefit of mankind.

Charging policy

All education during School hours is free.

Introduction

All education during School hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum, with the exception of some individual or small-group music tuition.

Voluntary contributions

When organising School trips or visits to enrich the curriculum and the educational experience of the pupils, the School invites parents to contribute to the cost. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may cancel a trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include pupils whose parents have not paid any contribution. We do not treat these pupils differently from any others.

If a parent wishes their child to take part in a School trip or event, but is unwilling or unable to make a voluntary contribution, we do allow the pupil to participate fully in the trip or activity. Sometimes the School pays additional costs in order to support the visit. Parents have a right to know how each trip is funded. The School provides this information on request.

The following is a list of additional activities, organised by the School, which require voluntary contributions from parents. These activities are known as ‘optional extras’. This list is not exhaustive:

Visits to museums;

Sporting activities which require transport expenses;

Outdoor adventure activities;

Visits to or by a theatre company;

School trips abroad;

Musical events.

Pastoral care / Code of conduct

The School's pastoral care policy and the School's code of conduct.

The School implements a carefully developed Pastoral Care Policy, part of which is the School’s Code of Conduct Policy. It is the responsibility of the School Registrar to ensure the effective implementation of the School’s Pastoral Care Policy and the Code of Conduct.

It is important that there is an understanding relationship between home and school particularly when there are personal matters which may affect a child’s progress. If there are genuine problems which you feel need to be discussed, please contact the class teacher concerned, the Registrar or the Head.

Corporal Punishment

No form of corporal punishment is used in the School. However, in exceptional circumstances, when a child’s behaviour does not conform to an acceptable standard other sanctions may be used after consultation with parents.

We must provide a secure social framework, where children learn the difference between right and wrong and learn to become a member of a happy, yet orderly community.

COPIES OF THE ‘SCHOOL’S PASTORAL CARE POLICY’ AND THE ‘SCHOOL’S CODE OF CONDUCT’ ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL REGISTRAR.

User care

The School's user care policy 'A Service of Care'.

Ysgol Caergeiliog believes that providing the highest possible standard of education significantly contributes to each child’s quality of life and therefore accepts its responsibility in respect of securing such a provision within the School.

Such a provision can not be successfully secured without support and participation of each child’s parents/guardians. The School and Home are the two pillars that support the child during the formative years.

The School therefore considers that:

Parents and teachers should never be enemies, but partners striving to attain that which is best for the children in care and that:

A rise in the level of parental encouragement augments their children’s performance at school The School has a long tradition of offering quality service in education and in ensuring that parents’ views, opinions and participation are catered for. This Policy is prepared with the aim of promoting and building upon this tradition. Our long term goal is to further develop the School as a centre of excellence. This cannot be achieved without the support of parents or to put this another way:

We cannot spell sccess without U

Through the effective implementation of this Care Policy the School seeks to continue to be seen in the future as an authoritative voice in education with an acknowledged reputation for skill and professionalism. The School believes all those involved with our School will be demonstrating their own high level of commitment by choosing Ysgol Caergeiliog Foundation School.

ADMISSIONS:

As a parent, you have the right to a place in the School of your choice unless it is full to capacity with children who have a stronger claim. You also have a right to a proper education for your child.

If your child is offered a place at Caergeiliog School every effort will be made to ensure that your child is:

Given the highest possible standard of education

Quality experiences both curricular and both extra curricular and that you

Will be actively encouraged to participate in your child’s education and that you will also be kept informed of what he or she is being taught at the School.

RECORDING AND REPORTING:

At Caergeiliog you will receive a written report on your child each year and you will be able to see the work of the School and talk to the staff. Open Evenings are held once every Term. However, the School is open every day and parents may therefore view work throughout the year.

The Headmaster is always available to talk to parents and they are encouraged to actively participate in your child’s education. The School will keep records of your child’s attendance, behaviour and academic and other achievements and you will be able to see these records. You will also receive an annual report from the School’s Governors and will be invited to a meeting to discuss both report and other issues.

The aim of all this is to enable you to know fully what and how your child is being taught and what you can do to help. As a parent you have a legal responsibility to ensure the best education for your child and you must at least see that your child attends school regularly and on time.

PARENTAL PARTICIPATION:

We advocate a very open relationship between parents and staff. If you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s work, please do not hesitate to come along and see the Headmaster. If you would care to make an appointment via the School, a meeting can be arranged. Members of staff will also contact you if they are concerned about your child’s work or behaviour.

Information to Parents etc.

The School produces numerous documents for the purpose of offering information about the School – the faculties it offers and its performance. Some of these documents include:

The School Prospectus

Weekly Information Updates curricular and that you

Early Years Association Magazine

Annual Governor’s Report to Parents

Other documentation also available includes:

Curricular Policies

Non Curricular Policies

School Schemes of Work

Investment in the development of management and craft skills will be continued and enhanced in line with the growth of the business. Further investment in the information technology and other locally based contract management services will be an important priority.

Consultation and Choice

The School acknowledges that its strength is its teamwork. The School therefore moves forward after consultation with parents and having thus noted their choice.

Consultation occurs in various ways, for example:

Parent Teacher Association

Parent Evenings

Appointments with Headmaster/Senior Teacher/Teaching Staff

Suggestion Boxes

Questionnaires

'We value your opinion'

Pupils are also consulted in various ways, for example:

Caergeiliog School Student Charity Committee

Pupils Surveys

Pupil Portfolio

VALUE FOR MONEY:

The School is very aware of its responsibilities as a custodian of the public purse and thus strives to ensure that it offers value for money in all its provision and activities.

A Value for Money Audit carried out by the National Audit Office and Price Waterhouse showed the School giving good value for Money. A full inspection carried out by the ‘Office of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector’ also reported that the School provides good ‘Value for Money’.

Details of the School’s performance in this area are available in the School Office and include such documents as:

Audited Final Accounts

Individual Costs presented in Graphical Form

Year on Year Graphical Representations

Benchmarking Graphical Representations

The Governors Annual Reports to the Parents

COURTESY AND HELPFULNESS:

All School Policies and procedures incorporate elements relating to courtesy and helpfulness. Such qualities as these serve to promote the spirit of teamwork and ultimately contribute to the quality of experiences given to each pupil and thus to the overall quality of life in the School.

Regular Surveys and Questionnaires sent to parents, pupils and suppliers assist the School in determining the School’s performance in this area and are powerful tool in determining the way forward.

COMPLAINTS:

The School encourages parents, pupil’s friends and suppliers to express their opinion about the quality of service offered by the School.

All complaints will be considered as ‘constructive criticism’ and such that will allow the School to further develop its provision and service. In order to allow the School to respond effectively to any complaint, complainants are asked to follow procedures as laid out in the following documents:

Curriculum Complaints Procedures

Non-Curricular Complaints Procedures

All complaints received are recorded and the School makes a pledge that it will respond to any complaint within one working day. We also:

Aim to reply to letters within one working day

Deal with urgent matters without an appointment i.e. ‘Open School Policy’

Cater for appointments up to 6.00 p.m. for parents who are unable to attend during the School day

Cater for new parents who are unable to visit the School during the School term; they may visit during Summer School.

CARE OF SUPPLIERS:

The School strives to promote a harmonious and efficient relationship with its suppliers.

The School:

dedicates itself to understanding each supplier’s commercial environment

aims at building strong partnership with suppliers to enable us to anticipate their individual needs

actively seeks the views of its suppliers in order to secure a two way efficient service

The School also seeks to:

develop a long term relationship with its suppliers

deal with them in a professional and open manner

The School strives to develop strong local support by utilising its policy of enlisting the services of local suppliers where it is possible. The School Management Team has the power and responsibility to develop and to achieve the School’s Targets in this respect. Good communication and real consultation will enable everyone to play a vital part in the creation of policy and procedures.

The School recognises that the ‘Service of Care’ outlined in this document will be achieved through teamwork and the involvement, commitment and enthusiasm of every user connected with the School.

Attendance policy

We do all we can to encourage the children to attend...

Introduction

We expect all pupils on roll to attend every day, when the School is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end we strive to make our School a happy and rewarding experience for all children. We will reward those pupils whose attendance is very good. We will also make the best provision we can for those pupils who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to School.

The Governing Body is responsible for making sure the School keeps an Attendance Register that records which pupils are present at the start of both the morning and the afternoon sessions of the school day. This register will also indicate whether an absence was authorised or unauthorised.

Definition

Authorised absence

An absence is classified as authorised when a child has been away from school for a legitimate reason and the School has received notification from a parent or guardian. For example, if a child has been unwell and the parent writes a note or telephones the school to explain the absence.

Only the School can make an absence authorised. Parents do not have this authority. Consequently not all absences supported by parents will be classified as authorised. For example, if a parent takes a child out of school to go shopping during school hours, this will not mean it is an authorised absence.

Unauthorised absence

An absence is classified as unauthorised when a child is away from school without the permission of both the School and a parent.

Therefore the absence is unauthorised if a child is away from school without good reason, even with the support of a parent.

If a child is absent

When a child is absent unexpectedly, the class teacher will record the absence in the Register, and will inform the School Office, which will endeavour to contact a parent or guardian.

When the child returns to School, a note should be brought from a parent or guardian to explain the absence.

A note may be sent to the School prior to the day of absence. For example, if a child has a medical appointment.

If there is any doubt about the whereabouts of a child, the class teacher should take immediate action by notifying the School Office. The School will then be in contact straight away with the parent or guardian, in order to check on the safety of the child.

Requests for leave of absence

We believe that children need to be in school for all sessions, so that they can make the most progress possible. However, we do understand that there are circumstances where a parent may legitimately request leave of absence for a child to attend, for example, a special event. We expect parents to contact the School at least a week in advance, but normally this request will be granted.

We naturally prefer parents to take their family holiday in the normal school holiday periods, but if this is not possible the School will, of course, grant the leave of absence.

Long-term absence

When children have an illness that means they will be away from school for over five days, the school will do all it can to send material home, so that they can keep up with their School work.

If the absence is likely to continue for an extended period, or be a repetitive absence, the School will contact the support services, so that arrangements can be made for the child to be given some tuition outside school.

Repeated unauthorised absences

The School will contact the parent or guardian of any child who has an unauthorised absence. If a child has a repeated number of unauthorised absences, the parents or guardians will be asked to visit the School and discuss the problem. If the situation does not improve, the School will then contact the support services, who will visit the home and seek to ensure that the parents or guardians understand the seriousness of the situation.

The Governors, reserve the right to consider taking legal action against any parents or guardians who repeatedly fail to accept their responsibility for sending their children to school on a regular basis.

Rewards for good attendance

All the pupils who have 100 per cent attendance in any one term will receive an excellence certificate for attendance, awarded at the last assembly of the term. There are Special Gold Certificates for any pupil who has 100 per cent attendance for a whole year.

Attendance targets

The School sets attendance targets each year. These are agreed by the Senior Staff and Governors at the Annual Target-Setting Meeting. The targets are challenging yet realistic, and based on attendance figures achieved in previous years. The School considers carefully the attendance figures for other similar schools when setting its own targets.

Monitoring and review

It is the responsibility of the Governors to monitor overall attendance, and they will request an Annual Report from the Headteacher. The Governing Body also has the responsibility for this Policy, and for seeing that it is carried out. The Governors will therefore examine closely the information provided them, and seek to ensure that our attendance figures are as high as they should be.

The School will keep accurate attendance records on file for a minimum period of three years.

The rates of attendance will be reported in the School Prospectus, and in the Annual Governors’ Report.

Class teachers will be responsible for monitoring attendance in their class, and for following up absences in the appropriate way. If there is concern about a child’s absence, they will contact the School Registrar immediately. If there is a longer-term general worry about the attendance of a particular child, this will be reported to the Headteacher, who will contact the parents or guardian.

Religious worship

Religious education (RE) policy

Aims and objectives

Religious education enables pupils to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Caergeiliog Foundation School we develop the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address fundamental questions concerning, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable pupils to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of pupils within our school. Pupils reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the pupils learn from religions as well as about religions.

The objectives of teaching religious education in our school are to help pupils:

study the language and religious symbols and their implications of life and faith

develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues arising in their lives;

develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in Britain; and be able to compare these.

develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition;

be able to reflect on their own experiences, values, beliefs and attitudes develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life;

develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today;

develop investigative and research skills, and make reasoned judgements about religious issues;

have respect and show interest for other people’s views, and many aspects of worship and celebrate the diversity in society.

studying of the Bible as a religious document, especially its reports on the life and teaching of Jesus and the growth of religious following.

The legal position of religious education

Our School curriculum for religious education meets the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA). The ERA stipulates that religious education is compulsory for all pupils, including those in the reception class who are less than five years old.

The ERA allows parents to withdraw their child from religious education classes if they so wish, although only after they have given written notice to the school governors. The ERA also allows teachers to refuse to teach religious education, but only after they have given due notice of their intention to the school governors. The religious education curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching.

It also promotes education for citizenship. Our school RE curriculum is based on the LEA’s Agreed Syllabus, and it meets all the requirements set out in that document. The ERA states that the RE syllabus should reflect the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, and that it should, at the same time, take account of the teachings and practices of other major religions.

Teaching and learning style

We base our teaching and learning style in RE on the key principle that good teaching in RE allows pupils both to learn about religious traditions and to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to them. Our teaching enables pupils to extend their own sense of values, and promotes their spiritual growth and development. We encourage pupils to think about their own views and values in relation to the themes and topics studied in the RE curriculum.

Our teaching and learning styles in RE enable pupils to build on their own experiences and to extend their knowledge and understanding of religious traditions. We use their experiences at religious festivals such as Easter, Diwali, Passover etc. to develop their religious thinking. We invite representatives of local religious groups to come into school and talk to the pupils.

Pupils carry out research into religious topics. They study particular religious faiths and also compare the religious views of different faith groups on topics such as rites of passage or festivals. Pupils investigate religious and moral issues either individually or in groups.

We recognise the fact that all classes in our school have pupils of widely differing abilities, so we provide suitable learning opportunities for all pupils by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the pupil. We achieve this in a variety of ways, for example, by:

setting tasks which should be balanced and expansive.

setting tasks which are open-ended and can have a variety of responses;

setting tasks of increasing difficulty (we do not expect all pupils to complete all tasks);

grouping the pupils by ability in the room, and setting different tasks for each ability group;

providing resources of different complexity, adapted to the ability of the child;

using classroom assistants to support the work of individuals or groups of pupils.

setting tasks which show sequence and continuity to develop skills, concepts knowledge of pupils as well as being relevant, significant and intelligible.

Outdoor Policy

Outdoor Pursuits

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Off-Site Visits - Policy and Guidance

Radicalisation

Safeguarding against Radicalisation

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CFS Radicalisation Policy

Additional needs

A broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils

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Additional Learning Needs ALN

The School's Inclusion Policy

Code of Conduct

At Ysgol Caergeiliog Foundation School: Every Child Matters

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Exclusion Policy

The School's Anti Bullying Policy

Equality

Diversity Is a reality of our community

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Pupil Equality

CFS Equality Guidance

Equality Policy-Duties and Objectives

Medicines

Safe use and storage of medicines in the School

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Medicines in School 2013

Pupil Wellbeing & Committees

Bu hanner cyntaf o'r Tymor yn hynod llwyddiannus. Fel Ysgol, carem ddiolch i bawb am eu cefnogaeth ac yn arbennig am y rhoddion hael a dderbyniwyd tuag at ein Gwyl Diolchgarwch. Yma gwelir rai o Lywodraethwyr yr Ysgol yn ogystal a Swyddogion Pwyllgor Elusen yr Ysgol gyda'r casgliad o nwyddau a rannwyd o fewn yr ardal.

The first half of this Term was particularly successful. As a School, we wish to thank everyone for their excellent support and in particular for the generous donations received towards our Thanksgiving Festival. Here we see members of the Governing Body and the School's Student Charity Committee Officials with the harvest collection which was shared within the local community.

Admissions

The school’s admission policy

Part 1: Admission Authority

The Governing Body of the School is the Admission Authority.

Part 2: Application and Registration of pupils coming of School age

To make an application for a place at the School for a child coming of School age, prospective parents are requested to complete a ‘Pupil Registration - Application Form’ for their child giving such details as ‘Personal Details’, ‘Background Details’ and ‘Medical Information’.

The Application Process for a child coming of School age:

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The Application Forms for Admission are available:

Closing Date for receiving the Application Forms:

Parents Informed of the decision:

Nursery

1 September prior to the child starting School the following September.

1 March prior to the child starting School the following September.

1 May prior to the child starting School the following September.

Reception, Infant and Junior

1 September prior to the child starting School the following September.

1 March prior to the child starting School the following September.

1 May prior to the child starting School the following September.

All documentation relating to the Registration of Pupils may be received from the Registrar, Caergeiliog Foundation School, Lon Bach, Caergeiliog, Anglesey LL653NP. Prospective parents are also invited to contact the School for an appointment with the Registrar who will arrange a tour of the School and discuss School Policies. The Registrar may be contacted on 01407 740619.

Part 3: Admissions

a. Children who are 3 years old before 1 September are offered part time education at Caergeiliog Foundation School.

b. Children who are 4 years old before 1 September are offered full time education at Caergeiliog Foundation School. Please Note: Section 8 of the Education Act 1996 and the Education (Start of Compulsory School Age) Order 1998 explain that a child reaches compulsory school age in the term following their fifth birthday. The term dates being prescribed as 31 August, 31 December and 31 March.

In accordance with the 1998 Education Act, the School has an Admission Number. If the number of applications for admission is less than the admission number, the School will admit all pupils who have applied for admission. The Admission Number has been calculated using the capacity formula in the Welsh Government circular Measuring the capacity of schools in Wales.

The admission of a child to the Nursery Unit does not guarantee a place in the Reception class, a fresh application should be made for this.

During the normal admissions round, parents will be informed in writing on the date indicated in Part 2 above, as to whether or not a place can be offered for their child at the School.

Anyone expressing an interest in admission outside of the normal admissions round will be given an application form at the first point of contact. Once received, such applications will be considered without delay and a formal decision either to offer or to refuse a place will be made and notified to the applicant within 15 school days or 28 calendar days whichever is the sooner.

The School will accept applications which are received after the closing date for application when a good reason is given, for example, when a single parent has been ill for some time, or a family has just moved into the area, or is returning from abroad - provided applications are received before offers of places are made. Looked after children and children with statements of SEN that name a specific school will be admitted regardless of when their application was received.

In dealing with applications outside the normal admissions round, whether in-year or for a school year which is not the normal point of entry to the school, admission authorities must comply with parental preference or in the case of a sixth form a young person’s preference unless one of the statutory reasons (see paragraph 2.1) for refusing admission applies.

The School recognizes that while it is essential that children who have no school place are found one quickly, the Education Act 1996 permits deferment of admission to the start of a school term. In cases involving school transfers that do not require a house move, or where there is no need for an immediate move, the School may wish to arrange for a child to start at the school at the beginning of term to minimise disruption to its own and other children’s education. This will not prejudice
vulnerable children such as those described in the paragraphs below.

Applications for admission to the School for a short period only will be treated in the same way as any other application for admission.

The same statutory reasons for refusing admission will apply outside the normal admission round as with applications made during the normal admissions round.

The School will not refuse to admit a child because that child has followed a different curriculum at his/her previous school.

Where an application outside the normal admission round is made some time in advance of the requested start date (e.g. where a pupil is due to move into an area several months hence) the School will consider carefully the circumstances of the case and the length of time it would be reasonable to hold open the place for the pupil. The School considers that it would be inappropriate to hold open a place for more than one school term.

Multiple Birth children
In the case of multiple birth children, where the School can admit a child but not his or her siblings, the matter will be referred to the Admissions Committee established by the Governing Body for consideration.


Part 4: Over-subscription
If the number of applications is more than the School’s Admission Number, pupils will be admitted up to the admission number in accordance with the following criteria, which is listed in priority order:
Children with statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) that name the School will be admitted regardless of when their application was received. 1. Priority will be given to Looked After Children (LAC) and previously looked after children. In such cases, confirmation would be requested from professional advisers e.g. Social Services Officials, Senior Medical Officers. 
. Pupils recommended for placement at the School for exceptional medical or social reasons. In such cases, confirmation would be requested from professional advisers, e.g. County Paediatricians/Senior Medical Officers. 
3 Sibling links. This includes pupils who have a brother or sister already attending the School, half brother /sister, step brothers/sisters, fostered or adopted siblings.

Tie-breaker

When more than one child is equally entitled to a place at the school, distance from home to the School will be used to decide which child should be admitted, with priority given to pupils whose home is nearest to the School via the nearest available walking route from home to school.

Distance will be calculated from the front door of the building where the child resides to the School’s Main Entrance using Garmin, satellite navigation software. Proof of residency will be required and in the absence of legal documents, e.g. such as a Court Residency Order, the child’s place of residence will be taken to be the one where the child resides for the majority of the 5 nights preceding the child’s 5 school days (i.e. Sunday night to Thursday night).

Where a pupil has been refused admission, the School will explain this decision in writing notifying parents of their right to appeal to an independent appeals panel and how to do so.

Part 5: Appeals Arrangements

Parents wishing to appeal against the School’s decision to refuse admission are required to do so in writing within 15 working days of being informed of the decision to refuse admission.

Appeals should be presented in written hard copy format and addressed to: The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Ysgol Caergeiliog Foundation School, Lon Bach, Caergeiliog, Anglesey LL65 3NP and marked Private and Confidential.

The School’s independent appeals panel will meet within 5 weeks of receiving the appeal and parents will be informed of the decision of the panel within 5 working days after the panel has met to consider the Appeal.

If a parent whose appeal has been heard believes that the panel acted improperly or unreasonably in handling a case, the parent may make a complaint for investigation to the Commissioner for Local Administration (the Local Government Ombudsman) or seek judicial review. The Welsh Government has no power to consider complaints against the decision of independent appeals panels.

Part 6: Waiting List

The School maintains a waiting list of applicants who have been refused admission. In instances where admission has been refused, parents are asked to inform the School in writing whether they wish their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list.

If a place does subsequently become available at the School, children will be admitted from the waiting list in line with the oversubscription criteria. Priority will not be based on the date the application was added to the waiting list.

Placing a child’s name on the waiting list does not affect the parents’ right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place.

Part 7: Capacity and Admission Number

School Capacity : 422 + 43 Nursery Admission Number : 60

Contact

Caergeiliog Foundation School
Lon Bach,
Caergeiliog,
Anglesey,
LL65 3NP
Tel: 0140 774 0619