In accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) School Admissions Code, Halton Local Authority coordinate admissions into Sandymoor Ormiston Academy.

For full details on how to apply please click here.

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children who have our academy named on an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) or equivalent, will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below in order of priority:

  • Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order), and children who appear to the Local Authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  • Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.  The term sibling covers elder brothers and sisters, including half brothers and sisters and unrelated children living together as part of the same household;
  • Children of staff, where the member of staff has been employed by the Academy for 2 or more years at the time application or the member of staff was recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage;
  • Admission of students living nearest the school measured using an Ordnance Survey address point system which measures straight-line distances in kilometres or metres from the address point to the address point of the place of permanent residence of the student.  In the instance of a tie regarding distance for the last place to be offered (to two decimal places in metres), a place will be offered using the electronic admission system’s random allocation function.

A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

Our Admissions Policy can be found on our Policy Page.