consultation on the 2020 admissions policy
Brooke Weston Trust is consulting on proposed changes to the Admissions Policy for 2020. The proposed changes are summarised as below:
Clarity around the waiting list criteria for all secondary academies –
From the 1st March until the 31st August of the offer year (the academic year before the academic year in which students are admitted into Year 7) children's position on the Year 7 waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated, through a fresh round of random allocation, to children on the waiting list from the stanine that has become vacant and in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. If there is no-one on the waiting list from the stanine that has a vacancy the place will be filled by a child from a neighbouring stanine on an even basis (i.e. if the first child is from a stanine above then the next will be from the stanine below). Students who did not take the ability test will only be considered if there are places remaining once empty places have been offered to all those who did take the test.
From the 1st September until the 31st December of the Year of entry in Year 7, late applicants (those who did not apply before the Local Authority’s closing date) and anyone else who did not sit the test will be randomly placed into the stanines on the waiting list, distributed evenly starting from stanine 5. Where places become vacant they will be allocated, through a fresh round of random allocation, to children on the waiting list from the stanine that has become vacant and in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. If there is no-one on the waiting list from the stanine that has a vacancy the place will be filled by a child from a neighbouring stanine on an even basis (i.e. if the first child is from a band above then the next will be from the band below).
To access the proposed policy please click here.
If you have any feedback you would like to leave us, please email us on admissionsBWT@brookeweston.org. The consultation will close on Friday 21st December 2018.
Admissions Information for Reception and Year 7 Places in 2019
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.
|Closing dates for applications:||5pm, 15th January 2019||5pm, Wednesday 31st October 2018|
|Cognitive ability test*:||Not applicable||Saturday 8th December 2018|
|Offers made:||Tuesday 16th April 2019||Friday 1st March 2019|
*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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.