Statutory Consultation on proposed changes to Admission Arrangements

Statutory Consultation on proposed changes to the Admissions Arrangements for John Colet School to take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2020–21.

Each year the admission authority for all schools and academies are required to review their admission arrangements. The admission authority must consult on proposed changes to the admission arrangements.

The admission authority for John Colet School is its Governing Body. The Governing Body has decided to consult on proposed changes to the school’s admission arrangements which would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2020-21.

The main changes proposed are that:

1. The rule for 'Children of staff (teaching and support) where the member of staff has been employed on a
permanent contract for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made' will move above the rule for 'Children living in the catchment area of the school'.

2. The catchment area will change in line with the proposed changes to local primary and secondary schools by the local authority. 

This means that the over-subscription criteria in the event that there are more applicants than places available would be applied in the following order:

1. Children who are “looked after” or who were previously looked after but immediately after
being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.


2. Children of staff (teaching and support) where the member of staff has been employed on a
permanent contract for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to
the school is made.


3. Children living in the catchment area of the school.


4. For the main point of admission: siblings of children in Years 7 to 10 who are on the roll of
the school at the time that the allocations are made and are expected to be on the school roll
at the time of the proposed admission. For immediate In-Year (casual) admission – siblings of
children in Years 7-11 at the time of admission.


5. Children who have exceptional medical or social needs which can only be met at this
school supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker, educational welfare officer
or other appropriate person.


6. Once the above rules have been applied, then any further places will be offered in distance
order, using the distance between the child’s normal home address, from their front door, and
the school’s nearest open gate, offering the closest first. We use the straight line distance.

The full admissions criteria including changes to catchment are available in the document below:

Admissions Policy 2020-21 Consultation 

The consultation will run from 8 October 2018 until 19 November 2018.

The Governing Body welcomes any comments on the proposed changes. Please send your comments to the school office making clear that they are for the attention of (FAO) the Chair of Governors.

 

FAO The Chair of Governors, John Colet School, Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF, office@johncolet.co.uk

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