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Primary and secondary admissions prospectus

Tie Breaker

In the event of two or more applicants tying when any of the admission criteria is applied, positions will be determined by distance, measured in a straight line 'as the crow flies'.

For example, this may occur if the distance between the home and the School is exactly the same. The Local Authority uses a Geographic Information System, known as GIS, to identify and measure the distance from the central point of the home to the central point of the school.

The distance is measured electronically from the central point of the school taken from the council maintained Local Land and Property Gazetteer, LLPG, (the same point for all applications) to the central point of the home (including flats) also taken from the LLPG. The Geographic Information System (GIS), undertakes all measures in the same way for every applicant, to ensure consistency and fairness.