BWT Admissions Policy 2023/24
The BWT Admissions Policy for 2023/24 has been published.
At the beginning of November, BWT launched a consultation to amend Brooke Weston Trust’s admissions policy, including the specific policy for Brooke Weston Academy. The consultation ran from Monday 8th November – Sunday 19th December 2021. BWT can now confirm the outcome of the consultation and the decision that has been taken by the Local Governing Bodies and Board of Directors regarding the Admissions Policy for 2023/24.
Brooke Weston Academy
The proposal for Brooke Weston Academy set out a plan to remove the preference to admit students from the Kettering area to Brooke Weston Academy from September 2023, focusing instead on a comprehensive intake of students from the Corby community in the years ahead. This was in response to the rising demand for school places in the Corby area and the concerns of local people who had not been able to gain a place at a local school.
The majority of responses to the Brooke Weston Academy proposal were written by prospective parent/carers (50%) and existing parent/carers (30%). 9% were from existing students, 5% were from staff/governors and 2% were from members of the public. 75% of responses were in favour of the proposed changes to the policy. 21% were against the changes to the policy and 4% were neutral.
Having now reviewed all of the responses, the Local Governing Body and the Brooke Weston Trust Board of Directors have approved the proposed changes to the Brooke Weston Academy policy, as was presented as part of the consultation, and will be adopted for the 2023/2024 policy.
The feedback received was largely positive and the proposal was generally well received. The changes that BWT has made to the admissions policy will not affect any parents or students who have already applied for a secondary school place for September 2022. It will also not affect any family who has a sibling link – meaning younger brothers and sisters of students who already attend the school will still be prioritised irrespective of where they live.
While we understand that some families will be disappointed by this decision, we hope you can understand that the growing demand for additional school places in the Corby area means this change is essential.
Other Trust Schools
Some of our other Trust schools also proposed some changes to their admissions policies, all of which have been approved and will be adopted for 2023/24. A summary of the changes can be found below.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the consultation. If you have any further comments, questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.