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Year 7 Admissions

Secondary Transfers for September 2016
 
 
All pupils have been allocated places in accordance with the published admission arrangements, which comply with the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions code and the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998.
 
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.

- Admissions criteria 2016, supplementary information form and Aptitude Test application form

- Aptitude Test, Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Key Dates

Applications for the Aptitude test plus SIF deadline – Tuesday 22nd September – 4pm

Applications for the Aptitude Test received after this date will not be processed under any circumstances.  Please ensure you use the correct postage if you are posting forms.

All other applications deadline – Friday 23rd October

Aptitude Test – Saturday 3rd October

Letters with arrangements for the test will be sent out on Friday 25th September

Ranking letters will be issued by Friday 16th October

Deadline for applications to HCC – Friday 30th October

 

Aptitude test allocations
2012 - 75th
2013 - 34th
2014 - 43rd
2015 - 54th

 

Allocation Summary

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

SEN

3

2

2

1

Rule 1 (children in public care)

2

0

2

8

Rule 2 (social/medical)

0

1

0

0

Rule 3 (staff)

0

0

1

1

Rule 4 (sibling)

76

93

76

79

Rule 5 (Home to school distance

105

92

105

107

Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)

20

20

20

20

Furthest distance allocated to

2314.477m

1790.90m

1797.56m

2269.24m

 

SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEALS TIMETABLE

In year appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

September 2016 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2016 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

 

Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between

Secondary

Transfer

 

1 March 2016

4pm on 1 April 2016

4 May – 17 June 2016

(excluding 30 May–3 June)

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever 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.