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 year commencing September 2018 is 250.
Children with special educational needs will be admitted to the academy, where the academy is named within a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the following order, to decide which children will be offered places:
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 Thursday 1 March 2018. 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
Transfer to Secondary School (Year 7 – 2018-19)
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 15th May 2018. 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.