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ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

The arrangements for co-ordinated admissions in Medway will be set out in detail in the Medway Council booklet for parents ‘Admission to Primary School’, a copy of which will be available from either the Head of School or the Admissions Team at Medway Council.

Parents who wish to apply for admission to the Academy should do so online at the following email address: www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions  If parents prefer to complete a paper application form, they should contact the Student Services Admissions Team at Medway Council. 

Depending on the method of application, offers of places will be emailed or posted to parents by Medway Council on behalf of the Governing Body as stated in the booklet.  Parents must accept/refuse the place by the agreed date.

If you have any admission enquiries please contact Mrs Sara Pratten on 01634 270268 or via email admissions@wtrust.co.uk  

Timeline for 2018 Admissions to the Academy  

Primary - Reception   
Applications open Monday 18 September 2017
Closing Date for Applications Monday 15 January 2018
Offer of a place sent to parents from Medway Council Monday 16 April 2018
Welcome letters sent to parents Friday 20 April 2018
Enrolment Forms sent to parents  Friday 8 June 2018
   
Secondary - Year 7  
Closing date for Applications Tuesday 31 October 2017
Offer of a place sent to parents from Medway Council Thursday 1 March 2018
Welcome letter sent to parents Thursday 8 March 2018
Enrolment Forms sent to parents Monday 16 April 2018

A waiting list will operate according to the co-ordinated scheme (see details at the end of this document).

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Stoke Community School has a target school roll of 140 pupils.  The Academy is a one form entry Academy.  It has five classes from Year R to Year 6.  The planned admission number is 20 pupils.

There will be a single intake in September 2018 for children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.

NB:  Parents have the right to defer entry until the start of Term 3 or after the child’s 5th birthday, if they so wish.

OVERSUBSCRIPTION

If the number of preferences received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than 30, places will be offered in the following priority order:

  1. Stoke Community School will give the highest priority to looked after children, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the School Admissions Code.
  2. Current family association – brother or sister at school at the time of admission. The definition of this includes stepbrothers and sisters and children living as a family unit.
  3. Child’s health reasons – medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific health reason that requires a child to attend the preferred school.
  4. Nearness of children’s homes to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority. If a child has more than one permanent home address, the nearest will be used for admission purposes.

Note:

If in categories 2-4 above, a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted, the child living closest to the school will be given priority for admission. Distance is measured from the child’s home to the front gates of the school in a straight line.

Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in categories 2-4 above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between a child’s home and the Academy is equidistant in any two or more cases.

APPEALS

Parents have the right to appeal against any refusal by the Governing Body to admit a child to the Academy. Information will be provided at the time that the decision is communicated. Should there be an oversubscription an Admissions Committee comprising School Governors, with the Principal in attendance, will meet to review each case independently.

WAITING LISTS

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 end of the academic 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 position 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.

CASUAL ADMISSIONS

All in year admission enquiries should be addressed to Stoke Community School.  If you wish to apply for a place at Stoke Community School, an Application Form will need to be downloaded and completed.  The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to admissions@wtrust.co.uk or delivered in person to the Stoke Community School.

WAITING LISTS

If there are no spaces in the year group requested and you wish your child to be placed on a waiting list, please download and complete the Waiting List Request Form. The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to admissions@wtrust.co.uk or delivered in person to the Stoke Community School.

CASUAL ADMISSIONS WHEN TRANSFERRING SCHOOLS WITHOUT MOVING HOME

If a parent wishes to transfer their child from another school without moving home, the Executive Headteacher and/or Head of School will contact the child’s current school to ascertain the situation so that our academy is able to offer the correct support should the child be offered a place.  It is also expected that the parent/carer of the child, along with the child themselves when appropriate, visit our academy and meet with the Executive Headteacher and/or Head of School before any place will be offered.

APPEALS

Parents/carers have the right to appeal if a place is not offered to their child.  Appeals will be handled in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code and the Governing Bodies policy on admission appeals.  If you wish to appeal a decision please download and complete the Admission Appeal Form.  The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to admissions@wtrust.co.uk or delivered in person to Stoke Community School.

 

 

Page Documents Date  
Admission Appeal Form.pdf 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Application form.pdf 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Waiting List Request Form.pdf 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Admissions Policy 2018 19.docx 01st Dec 2016 Download