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Admissions Information

Admissions Information for Reception and Year 7 Places in 2017

To apply for a place in Reception or Year 7 parents/carers will need to apply through the Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council admissions process. All parent/carers are required to complete the Local Authority Common Preference Form in accordance with the established timelines. Further details can be found on their websites (Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire). We advise that parents visit the academy they are interested in applying for.

  Primary Secondary
Closing dates for applications: 5pm, 15th January 2017 5pm, Monday 31st October
Cognitive ability test*: Not applicable Saturday 10th December
Offers made: Tuesday 18th April 2017 Wednesday 1st March 2017

*cognitive ability test for Year 7 Places

All applicants for a Year 7 place in our Northamptonshire academies will be required to sit a Cognitive Ability Test as part of the admissions process. Following your application to the Local Authority, a letter will be sent (in late November) to all parents/carers detailing the arrangements for the cognitive ability test (including time and venue). If you are unable to attend the allocated session, please telephone the number on the letter in order that alternative arrangements can be made. If you have not received a letter advising you of your allocated session, please email admissions@brookewestontrust.org.

All applicants taking the test will be placed in one of nine bands (stanines) based on the results of the ability test. A number of places will be allocated from each band in a proportion that reflects the national ability range. This is therefore not a 'pass' or 'fail' test. When the academy receives more applications than their published admission number, the oversubscription criteria of that academy will be applied to determine those children who will be offered places. Please see the BWT Admissions Policy for further information.

Appeals

If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at any of our Brooke Weston Trust schools, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please visit the individual academy websites or contact the main reception for details of the process you will need to follow.

For a place in any other year group we recommend that parents contact the academy in the first instance in order that we can liaise with Admissions Team at Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council over the offering of a school place.

consultation for 2018

Click here to see the proposed Admissions Policy for 2018.