General admissions process
Pupils on roll in any predecessor maintained or independent school will transfer automatically to the academy on its opening. All children already offered a place at any predecessor school will be admitted.
The Academy Trust has agreed the following admission numbers for the year 2012/2013 and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years:
- 250 Year 7 pupils
- 130 Year 8 pupils
- 120 Year 9 pupils
- 120 Year 10 pupils
- 120 for Year 11 pupils
The admission number for Year 7 in all subsequent years will be 250 pupils.
Arrangements for applications for places at the academy will be made in accordance with the local authority’s coordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the relevant local authority.
The Academy Trust will use the Kingston upon Hull timetable for applications to the academy each year (exact dates within the months may vary from year to year).
The Academy Trust will consider all applications for places at the academy. Where fewer applications than the published admission numbers for the relevant year groups are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the academy to all those who have applied.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria below. After the admission of pupils with statements of special educational needs where the academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out here:
- children in public care
- significant medical factors or exceptional family circumstances
- being resident in the catchment area of the school
- having a brother or sister who will be attending the school at the expected time of admission
- geographical factors, with priority given to those living nearest to the school
Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in Hull’s coordinated admission scheme, the academy will operate a waiting list for each year group. Where in any year the academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the final term of the school year. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust, and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. Children’s positions on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.
There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel for unsuccessful applicants.