Welcome to the admissions area of our academy website. Year 7 Intake Children are admitted without reference to ability or aptitude. The Published Admissions Limit (PAL) for the academic years commencing September 2015 to 2017 is 270 in each year. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children will be offered places: Applications from 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 specialised guardianship order¹. Applications from those children who attend the primary schools of Bailiff Bridge J & I, Cliffe Hill Community Primary, Lightcliffe CE (VA) Primary, Northowram Primary, Rawson J, I & N, Salterlee Primary, Shelf J & I, St Michael’s and All Angels CE Primary; St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Halifax) ; Shirley Manor Primary School (Bradford). In the event of over-subscription from applications from children attending the above schools applicants will be admitted from this category in the order of: Applicants from the schools listed above with a brother or sister attending the school. In the event of continued over subscription after siblings then the additional criterion of proximity of the applicant’s home address to the school will apply, with those living nearest having higher priority. Where, after application of the above, places are still available priority will be given in the following order: Applicants with a brother or sister attending the school. Proximity of the child’s registered address to the school, with those living nearest having higher priority. ¹ The aim of criteria above is to be consistent with the principles included in the DFE Draft School Admissions Code November 2011 paragraph 1.7. In the event that the admissions code finally adopted by the DFE is changed then meaning of the above should be taken as aiming to be consistent with the requirements in the adopted code in respect of admission of looked after children. Appeals Where the Governors are unable to offer a place because the Academy is oversubscribed, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002. Offers of school places will be sent by the local authority on Tuesday 1 March 2016. If you applied online, you will receive your offer by e-mail. If you completed a paper form, your offer will be posted to your home address by 2nd class post and may take up to a week to arrive. Parents, who intend to make an appeal against the Governing Body’s decision to refuse admission, must submit a notice of appeal within twenty one days of receiving the refusal letter to: The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o Church House 1 South Parade Wakefield WF1 1LP Telephone: 07814 605108 E-mail: vaappeals@googlemail.com The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel will give information about how to make this appeal. Completed appeals should be returned to the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel by Tuesday 29 March 2016. Appeal requests will be acknowledged within seven days of receipt. If you do not reply by this deadline, your appeal will be heard but we cannot guarantee to hear your appeal before the end of the term and appeals are not generally held in the school holidays. The date, time and venue for the appeal hearing will be sent to parents/carers at least ten school days prior to the appeal hearing. Appeals for year 7 intake applications will be held in mid-May. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals will be heard within forty school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For applications for other year groups, appeals will be heard within 30 days of the appeal being received. Please note: this right of appeal against the governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school. Admissions Post 16 (Going into the Sixth Form) The school will operate with a maximum number of students in the sixth form) of 300 and a maximum number of students in year 12 of 180. Students currently on roll at the school will have first call on all available places in the sixth form, (subject to meeting individual course entry criteria). If any of the 180 places in year 12 remain unfilled from students already on roll at the school then these will be offered to New Entrants to the school subject to a maximum of 50 New Entrants be admitted into year 12 in any single year. Applications from New Entrants will be judged according to set entry requirements for the course(s) of study requested by the applicant and these can be found in the annual School Sixth Form Prospectus. Where applications for a particular course exceed the number of places available applications will be ranked according to student prior attainment levels with higher ranked students given priority Those students who are unsuccessful in securing a place on a course due to over subscription will, where the total number of New Entrants is less than 50, be offered an alternative course where one is available.
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Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk
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