Admissions 2016-2017

The determined admission arrangements for academic year 2016-17 for Beamont Collegiate Academy are as follows:

Click here to view the 2016-17 Admissions Policy

OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA

Oversubscription criteria are used to establish an order of priority for allocation purposes when the number of applications for places at a school is greater that the number of places available.

Children who have a statement of special educational needs will be admitted to the school named in the statement over and above the published oversubscription criteria.

The oversubscription criteria for Beamont Collegiate Academy will be published in the parents’ guide as follows:

  1. Children who are or have been in the care or interim care of a Local Authority pursuant to sections 31 and 38 of the Children’s Act 1989, or children who are accommodated by a local authority pursuant to section 20 of the Children’s Act 1989, or children who have previously been in the care of a local authority but have since been adopted.
  2. Admission of pupils for whom it is essential to be admitted to a specific school because of special circumstances to do with significant medical needs.
  3. Admission of pupils whose siblings currently attend Beamont Collegiate Academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.  For the purpose of allocating places, sibling means;
    • full sibling living at the same address as the applicant
    • step sibling living at the same address as the applicant
    • half sibling living at the same address as the applicant
    • long term foster sibling living at the same address as the applicant
  4. Pupils for whom advice from a medical practitioner or psychologist has been provided by the parents (at the time of application) in support of admission to a particular school, which, in the Academy’s view, justifies admission to the Academy. The Academy, if it is considered appropriate, will seek the views of the Academy medical officer or educational psychologist in the event of parents requesting admission on medical or psychological grounds
  5. Pupils, attending a community primary school which is partnered to a church aided secondary school, whose parents state a preference for their nearest non faith secondary school, because the parent objects on philosophical grounds to their child being educated in a church aided school.
  6. Pupils living nearest to the school measured as a direct distance from the child’s permanent place of residence to the school measured using a geographical information address point system based on the local and property gazetteer (LLPG).  This measures straight line (direct) distances from the address point of the permanent place of residence to the address point of the school.

Where a school reaches its published admission number from pupils within one of the categories listed above those pupils to be admitted from within that category will be those whose permanent place of residence is closest to the school as defined in oversubscription criterion five.

The Academy Trust at the school has agreed to follow the Council’s scheme for all admissions to the school for academic year 2016-17. For access to these schemes, please refer to the Council’s website.

APPEALS TIMETABLE

After the publication of the new appeals code in February, it is now a statutory requirement for all admission authorities to set a timetable in relation to the appeals process. Furthermore, this timetable must be published on the website by 28 February each year. The appeals timetable for all admission authorities within Warrington is set out on the Council’s website.

Application Process

Below is a link to the School Admissions online system. The online system is designed to make it easy and convenient to submit an application form for a school place for your child

School Admissions Online