School admissions 2011

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children

This information relates to children who are in care of local authorities as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.

In relation to school admissions legislation a 'Looked After Child' is a child in public care at the time of application to a school.

Previously Looked After Children are 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 or child arrangements order (the child arrangements order must address the residence of the child).

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children are usually given the highest priority for a school place, but you should refer to each school's admission policy.

The admissions process for Looked After Children

When Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children apply for an Oldham School you must provide corroborating evidence (either to the school with the Supplementary Form or to Oldham Council).