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Year 7 Admissions

Secondary Transfers for September 2021

Allocation Summary

 

2021

SEN

0

Rule 1 (children in public care)

0

Rule 2 (social/medical)

0

Rule 3 (staff)

2

Rule 4 (sibling)

86

Rule 5 (Home to school distance)

108

Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)

20

Furthest distance allocated to

1898.18m

*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, Badgers Walk, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7FU. 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 

Allocation Statistics 

 

2018

2019

2020

2021

SEN

5

3

5

0

Rule 1 (children in public care)

2

4

3

0

Rule 2 (social/medical)

0

0

0

0

Rule 3 (staff)

1

2

3

2

Rule 4 (sibling)

101

86

73

86

Rule 5 (Home to school distance)

90

102

112

108

Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)

20

20

20

20

Furthest distance allocated to

1317.98m

2085.33m

1803.83m

1898.18m

1st - 15th Mar

Continuing interest lists are created.

Applicants that did not get any higher preference schools will automatically go on the list for those schools.

Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.

Email transfer.admissions@hertfordshire.gov.uk if you do not want your child to remain on continuing interest lists.

1st - 8th Mar

Continuing interest applications open.

You can add new preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run. Information will be available online from 1st March 2021.

15th Mar

Last date to accept the place offered.

22nd - 26th Mar

First continuing interest run.

We will contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you are successful.

26th Mar

Last date to register an appeal.

29th Mar - 8th Apr

Continuing interest applications open again.

You can add new school preferences for all schools for the second run of continuing interest.

8th Apr

Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.

26th - 30th Apr

Second (and final) continuing interest run.

29th Apr - 14th Jun

School place appeals take place during this period (excluding 31st May - 3rd June).

May - July

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

School Admission Appeals Timetable

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11's applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable

  Allocation Day Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard between
Secondary Transfer 1st March 2021 4pm on 26th March 2021 29th April - 14 June 2021 (excluding 31st May - 4th 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 working 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 any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to get that             to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or           the hearing date)

       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.  

If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing.  Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.