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Year 7 Admissions

Secondary Transfers for September 2017

Allocation Summary

 

2017

SEN

4

Rule 1 (children in public care)

2

Rule 2 (social/medical)

0

Rule 3 (staff)

3

Rule 4 (sibling)

85

Rule 5 (Home to school distance)

102

Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)

20

Furthest distance allocated to

1956.61m

*The school has allocated an additional 10 places under local agreement.

The school participates in the Hertfordshire County Council co-ordinated scheme for admissions. All deadlines within this scheme must be adhered to by applicants. Hertfordshire County Council will make offers of places on behalf of the school www.hertsdirect.org/admissions (Tel: 0300 123 4043).

In addition to completing the Hertfordshire Standard Transfer Form (The Common Application Form) either online or in paper form, we encourage parents to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form and return it to the Clerk to the Admissions’ Committee, The Broxbourne School, High Road, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7DD. This is so that the governors can collect information which they need to consider applications fully. If an applicant does not complete the Supplementary Information Form, the Governing Body will apply the school’s oversubscription criteria using the information submitted on the Common Application Form. This may result in the application being given a lower priority against those criteria due to lack of available information. 

When applications for admission exceed the number of places available the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which pupils to admit. These criteria will continue to be used to allocate places should any fall vacant after the initial allocation. 

90% of allocations (186) will be made using the following criteria (1 to 5) in the order set out below and the remaining 10% of allocations will be made using criterion (6)

  1. Children who are or have been in public care
  2. Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical and/or social need which makes The Broxbourne School the most suitable school for that child
  3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed under a contract of employment with the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or the member of staff is recruited under a contract of employment to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  4. Children who have an older brother or sister (a sibling) at the school living at the same address at the time of application, unless it is anticipated that the sibling will have left the school before the date of proposed admission of the applicant
  5. Home to school distance. The ‘Tie-breaker’. After places have been allocated using criteria 1, 2 3, and 4, home to school distance is used as the ‘tie-breaker’ to allocate any remaining places within the 90% of places (186) allocated to criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Home to school distance is used as the ‘tie-breaker’ because it is a clear, objective and fair criterion 
  6. The remaining 10% of places (20) will be allocated for children who show an aptitude for languages on the basis of an assessment of aptitude carried out by the school. Priority will be given to those with the highest score in this test.

 

Key Dates

1 March 2017

National Allocation Day

1 – 15 March 2017

Continuing interest lists created

15 March 2017

Last date for accepting the place offered

20 – 24 March 2017

First continuing interest run

27 March – 7 April 2017

Continuing interest applications open once again

31 March 2017

Last date to register an appeal

7 April 2017

Last date to register a change of preferences

24 – 28 April 2017

Second and final continuing interest run

26 May 2017

Last date to make a late application

May – August 2017

If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists

2 May – 16 June 2017

School place appeals take place during this period

 

Allocation statistics

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

SEN

2

2

1

0

Rule 1 (children in public care)

0

2

8

4

Rule 2 (social/medical)

1

0

0

0

Rule 3 (staff)

0

1

1

1

Rule 4 (sibling)

93

76

79

75

Rule 5 (Home to school distance

92

105

107

116

Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)

20

20

20

20

Furthest distance allocated to

1790.90m

1797.56m

2269.24m

2606.24m

Score of last child offered a place on the aptitude test

45

41

33

40

Appeals

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer for admission in September 2017 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between

Secondary Transfer

1 March 2017

4pm on 31 March 2017

2 May – 16 June 2017

(excluding 29 May– 2 June)

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
  • Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

 

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the appeals team.

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing. 

 

Secondary Transfers for September 2018

The Aptitude for Languages Test will take place on Saturday, 30th September 2017.  Applications to be entered for the test must be submitted with the Supplementary Information form by Wednesday 20th September 2017 by 4pm.  Applications for the test after this date will not be processed under any circumstances.  Parents posting applications should ensure they use the correct postage. Documents will only be returned if parents enclose a stamp addressed envelope.