Ruislip High School
Part of The Vanguard Learning Trust

Summary of the admissions criteria from Sept 2021

1. A looked after child (as defined in the Children Act 1989) or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order including those who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

2. Students who will have a sibling attending the school on the date of application. A sibling is defined as a child of the same parent either by birth, marriage or adoption, whose normal place of residence is at the same address. The child of partners may be considered as a sibling when the partners live at the same address and have co-habited in a permanent exclusive relationship (as if they were partners by marriage or civil partners) for a minimum of two years.

3. Service children - Students from families of UK Armed Forces service personnel with a confirmed posting to RAF Northolt living within two and a half kilometres radius to the school, or crown servants returning from overseas living within a two kilometre radius to the school. Students eligible for admission under this priority would be those where:

  • One of their parents is serving in the regular UK Armed Forces
  • One of their parents served in the regular UK Armed Forces in the last three years
  • One of their parents died while serving in the UK Armed Forces and the student is in receipt of a pension under the UK War Pensions Scheme (WPS) and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)

Applications in this category should be made in the normal way and augmented by a letter addressed to the headteacher of Ruislip High School.

If there is more than one applicant then students for this criterion will be measured on distance living nearest the school (based on the fourth admission criterion). The application is made on the current profile of UK Armed Forces service personnel gaining entry into the school who live in the stipulated area.

4. Children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances: a) where the member of staff has been employed at Ruislip High School for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

5. Children living nearest to the school. Distance is measured in a straight line from the child’s home address (which is deemed to be the address at which the child benefit is paid) to the school, using a GIS system, which is based on Ordnance Survey data. The measurement is from the address point for the home address to the address point for Ruislip High School, Sidmouth Drive (coordinates 510184, 186161). If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is equidistance, the tie break will be by computerised random allocation.