2. Over-subscription criteria
Each school has a set number of places in each year group called the Planned Admission Number (PAN).
And every school has an admissions policy which includes oversubscription criteria that are used to identify which children to offer places to when a school receives more requests than there are places available.
(School places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis).
Over-subscription criteria at Community Schools
In a Community School the admission policy is determined by Oldham Council.
The only Community Secondary School in Oldham is Saddleworth School.
Over-subscription criteria at all other schools
In voluntary aided, foundation, trust and academy schools, the school’s governing body determines the admissions policy and oversubscription criteria.
The admissions policies (including over-subscription criteria) are available on the individual pages for each school: