The College caters for children of parents who are practising members of the Islamic Faith (Sunni Muslims) within the defined postal code areas.
Allocations for Feversham College are made in accordance with the co-ordinated scheme which forms part of the Local Authority's (LA) published admission arrangements. In Bradford, parents may list up to five schools on the In-Year Application Form or up to five preferences when applying for year 7 in the normal admissions round.
Although legislation gives parents the right to express preference for a particular school, the Directors have to first consider whether there is a place available and then whether the child qualifies for a place using the oversubscription criteria below. If the child could be given a place at more than one of the preferred schools, the LA will offer a place at the highest-ranked preference.
The individual postal code area maps can be viewed at the school or at Future House, Bolling Road, Bradford, BD4 7EB.
Where the number of preferences, within each of the individual postal code priority admission areas, exceeds the number of places available in that post code area, the following criteria will apply in the order set out below:
- 1. Girls who are looked after or who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order). Priority being given to those students who fall within the definition of a Muslim as shown below.
- 2. Muslim girls who live in the Individual Postal Code Priority Admission Areas who have an older sister attending the College from the same address, who are at present in years 7 - 10 and who will still be attending the College at the time of admission (in area siblings).
- 3. Muslim girls who reside in the Individual Postal Code Priority Admission Area.
- 4. Muslim girls who have a sister attending the College who are at present in years 7 - 10 and who will still be attending the College at the time of admission who live at the same address (Out of area siblings).
- 5. Muslim girls who live outside the College's Individual Postal Code Priority Areas.
- 6. Other applicants.
If there are two or more girls eligible for one remaining place who live equal distant from home to College we would apply random selection.
Where demand exceeds places in any one of the above criteria, the distance between the home and College, measured by a straight line, from the main entrance of the student's home to the main entrance of the College, will be used to decide who is to be given a place; those living nearest being given the available places.
If the number of preferences received for Feversham College is less than the published admission number then the College will defer to point 6 of the College admission criteria (above). Preference will be given to those girls living closest to the College. This will be the distance between the home and College, measured by a straight line, from the main entrance of the student's home to the main entrance of the College, those living nearest being given the available places.
Parents do not have free choice of school as this would lead to schools having to admit students above the limits of the building as agreed with the Department for Education.
Without affecting your right of appeal, the governing body wish you to know that staff in the Admissions Team will be pleased to discuss with you the alternative schools that may have available places.