Admissions Information for Reception and Year 7 Places in September 2020
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, Wednesday 15th January 2020||5pm, Thursday 31st October 2019|
|Cognitive ability test*:||Not applicable||Saturday 7th December 2019|
|Offers made:||Thursday 16th April 2020||Monday 2nd March 2020|
*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.
For information regarding admissions for students with statements of sen or ehc (education, health and care plan) please visit the individual academy websites.
for information regarding in year applications and appeals for year 7 (after December 31st of the year of entry) - year 11, please visit the individual academy websites.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions about appeals.
Admissions Policy Consultation
Brooke Weston Trust is consulting on its admissions policy for 2021-2022. The changes we are proposing are as follows:
|School Name||DfE Number||Details of proposed changes for Sept 2021 intake:|
|Beanfield Primary||928/2030||No changes proposed|
|Compass Primary||928/2201||No changes proposed|
|Gretton Primary||928/2043||No changes proposed|
|Oakley Vale Primary||928/3513||No changes proposed|
|Brooke Weston Academy||928/6907||Increase in sixth form PAN for external students (from 30 to 50); amendment to oversubscription criteria and programme offer and entry requirements.|
|Addition that Brooke Weston Academy will be operating an in-year waiting list.|
|Corby Business Academy||928/6906||Addition that Corby Business Academy will be operating an in-year waiting list.|
|Corby Technical School||928/4003||Addition that Corby Technical School will be operating an in-year waiting list.|
|Subject to a successful significant change application and ESFA advice, from September 2021 Corby Technical School will cease to operate a sixth form of its own.|
|Kettering Science Academy||928/6909||Addition that Kettering Science Academy will be operating an in-year waiting list.|
|Peckover Primary School||873/2094||No changes proposed|
|Thomas Clarkson Academy||873/4000||
Proposed changes to oversubscription criteria to follow:
Any remaining applications will be allocated using the following criteria:
Proposed changes to sixth form oversubscription criteria:
|PAN increase to 270|
Please feedback your views on any of the above proposed changes by contacting us at email@example.com. The consultation period for all proposed admissions changes will end on Friday 20th December and all feedback will be considered by Brooke Weston Trust prior to any changes being formally made to the Policy.
Northamptonshire County Council have asked Brooke Weston Trust to accept 90 more Year 7 students in our Corby schools in September 2020. This is to meet the temporary bulge in student numbers in the local area. We are pleased to help the local authority fulfil their obligation to provide a school place for every child and to ensure less children have to travel out of the town. We are able to provide the requested additional places in our two outstanding secondary schools: Corby Technical School will offer an additional 84 places and Brooke Weston Academy will offer an additional 6 places. This arrangement is for September 2020 only and there is no permanent change to the published admissions number for each school.