1 A guide for parents about admission arrangements to Secondary Schoos City of Bradford Metropoitan District Cosing date 31 October 2014 Appy onine at Department of Chidren s Services Aiming high for chidren
2 Timetabe for appications to start secondary schoo for the schoo year Monday 8 September 2014 t Onine appications can be made by ogging on to Bradford Counci s website, and cicking on Onine Schoo Admissions. Common appication forms and bookets are avaiabe from you chid s primary schoo. Friday 31 October 2014 t Cosing date to compete onine appications or to return common appication forms. Aso deadine for suppementary information forms to be sent to the reevant schoos. Sunday 1 March 2015 t If you have appied onine, you wi receive an emai teing you which schoo your chid has been offered. A appicants wi be sent a confirmation etter informing them of the schoo offered on Monday 2 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015 t Deadine to return acceptance sips and waiting ist forms (if required). Friday 27 March 2015 Apri 2015 onwards t t Deadine for the return of appea forms Re-aocations from waiting ists if paces become avaiabe June Juy 2015 t Appea hearings take pace Cosing date for appications is 31 October 2014 This deadine is important. If you do not appy by this date, it is unikey that your chid wi get a pace at your preferred schoo. Onine appications You can appy for a schoo pace onine by visiting the Bradford Counci website: There are many advantages of appying onine: It s quick, easy and secure It s avaiabe 24 hours a day, seven days a week from 8 September 2014 unti the cosing date on 31 October 2014, and you can appy from home, work, a ibrary or from your mobie phone as ong as you have an emai address. You wi get an emai to confirm that your appication has been received. The system heps you by checking for mistakes. You can view your appication at any time and make changes up to the cosing date. There is no need to fi in a paper appication form. You wi receive an emai on 1 March 2015 to te you the resut of your appication.
3 Contents 3 Inside front cover Timetabe for appications to start secondary schoo 4 Introduction Section 1 5 Changes for Co-ordinated admission arrangements 6 Types of schoos 6 How do I decide which schoos to appy for? - Bradford Counci and Schoo websites - Visiting schoos - Other information to consider 7 How does this information hep me? 7 How do I appy? - Suppementary information forms - Fair banding assessments - How do I fi in the common appication form? 9 How do you dea with my appication? - Am I more ikey to get a pace at my first preference schoo? - What happens if I miss the deadine or want to change my preferences? - Does moving house affect my appication? - How do you decide who is offered a schoo pace? - Woud you ever withdraw the offer of a schoo pace? 11 What happens if I don t get the schoo I want? - Waiting ists - Independent appeas - Can I educate my chid at home? 11 Specia educationa needs - What shoud I do if my chid has specia educationa needs? - What happens if my chid has a statement of specia educationa needs? 12 What can I do to hep my chid succeed at schoo? - Attendance - Hoidays in term-time - What happens if my chid is too i to go to schoo? 13 In year admissions and transfers - What if my chid wants to transfer to another secondary schoo? - Fair Access Protoco 13 Financia hep - Schoo meas and cothing - The journey to schoo 15 Secondary schoo open evenings questions to ask and points to consider Section 2 - Schoos admission poicies 18 Appeton Academy 18 Bingey Grammar (Vountary-Aided) 19 Bradford Academy 21 Bradford Forster Academy (proposed) 22 Bradford Girs Grammar (Free Schoo) 23 Dixons Aerton Academy 25 Dixons City Academy 26 Dixons McMian and Dixons Trinity Academies 27 Feversham Coege (academy) 28 Immanue Coege (vountary-aided) 29 Kings Science Academy 30 Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise Coege (Foundation) 31 Oakbank Schoo 32 One in a Miion 34 St Bede s and St Joseph s Cathoic Coege 35 The Hoy Famiy Cathoic Schoo (vountary-aided) Section 3 37 List of secondary schoos in the Bradford Metropoitan District 41 List of specia schoos in the Bradford Metropoitan District 41 List of neighbouring Loca Authorities Section 4 42 Maps of priority admission areas
4 4 Introduction This booket tes you about the secondary schoos in the district and how you can find out more about them. It expains how we dea with your request for your chid to start secondary schoo and gives advice about how you can get financia hep with paying for trave. We have written this booket for you if you have a chid who is due to start Year 7 at secondary schoo in September These are chidren born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August We hope you find this booket usefu in heping you decide on a schoo for your chid. We have spit the booket into four sections. The first contains genera information. The second contains poicies on admissions (decisions schoos make on which chidren they take). The third contains detais about every secondary schoo in the Bradford district. The fourth contains maps showing schoos with priority admission areas. A growing number of secondary schoos are becoming academies and it is the schoo governing body that makes decisions on who to offer paces to. You can find detais of these in section 2. If you woud ike genera information about schoos, you shoud go to their open evenings or ook at their websites. If you need information about appying for schoos, pease contact the Admissions Team at the address beow. Admissions Team Department of Chidren s Services Future House Boing Road Bradford BD4 7EB Phone: Emai: You can get independent advice from the Choice Advisor, based at Barnardo s Bradford Parent Partnership Service by phoning or emaiing him at If you have any questions about assistance with trave, you can contact the Schoo Trave Team by phoning or emaiing them at You can get advice on free schoo meas from any counci advice and information centre, phoning or from the counci s website. We have used the term parent throughout this booket to refer to the person or peope who are egay responsibe for the care of a chid. Many schoos are popuar and oversubscribed so it is important that you are fuy aware of the admission process and ensure your appication is competed propery and on time. We wi do our best to offer you a pace at one of the schoos you ist on your appication form. Last year around 96% of chidren starting secondary schoo were offered a pace at one of their preferred schoos. This booket was accurate at the time of printing (September 2014). However, it is possibe there coud be some changes before, during and after the 2015/2016 schoo year. The counci s website, gives genera information on a the schoos in the Bradford area. You may downoad a copy of this booket from there.
5 section one 5 Changes for 2015 Bradford Forster Academy Bradford Forster Academy is a new academy which wi be situated on Fenby Road in the BD4 area of Bradford. The Academy proposes to open in September 2015 and wi provide paces for 210 year 7 pupis initiay. The schoo wi buid upwards from year 7 and wi reach fu capacity by September Bradford Forster Academy is a member of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) which operates a number of academies in the Bradford Area, incuding its sister schoo, Bradford Academy. For admissions into 2015 ony, appicants must appy direct to Bradford Forster Academy using the academy s appication form. If appying on faith grounds, appicants must aso compete the joint suppementary information form. Both forms can be obtained from the Bradford Forster Academy website or from Bradford Academy on Teasdae Street, BD4 7QJ. Both forms must be returned to Bradford Academy by 4pm on 31 October The opening of Bradford Forster Academy is proposed unti funding is agreed by the Department for Education and parents are advised to appy for other schoos on the Loca Authority s common appication form as we as appying separatey for the academy. Co-ordinated admission arrangements Under the Education Act 2002, oca authorities (LAs) must draw up a scheme which co-ordinates admission arrangements for a secondary schoos (but not specia schoos) in their area. Our co-ordinated admission arrangements make sure that every parent of a pupi iving in the Bradford oca authority area who has appied for a secondary schoo pace during the norma admission round receives an offer of one schoo pace on the same day. Each authority exchanges information about any preferences for a schoo outside the LA in which the pupi ives with the home authority. You can appy for up to five secondary schoos on one form (known as the common appication form ) or appy on-ine. The offer of a pace is the responsibiity of the home authority. We have fuy co-ordinated admission arrangements with Caderdae, Kirkees, North Yorkshire and Leeds authorities. This means that after information has been exchanged, if more than one LA can offer a pace at your preferred schoo, the home authority wi offer a pace at the schoo which you have ranked highest. A offers of a secondary schoo pace wi be sent by etter to parents on 2 March 2015.
6 6 section one Appy onine at Types of schoos There are five types of secondary schoo in Bradford. It is important to know which type of schoo you woud ike your chid to go to because different peope are responsibe for making decisions on which chidren to admit. Either we, as the oca authority, or the schoo governors decide who gets a pace. Vountary-aided, foundation, trust schoos and academies have their own oversubscription rues. These are the rues used when there are too many chidren for the number of paces avaiabe at the schoo. The foowing ist tes you who is making the decision for the particuar type of schoo. Appications for a schoos must be made on the common appication form. Some schoos require parents to compete suppementary forms. These are used if you are apying for faith reasons or to register for the fair banding assessment. Academies/Free Schoo There are state schoos, independent of the oca authority, and funded directy from the Department for Education. Appeton Academy Beckfoot Bee Vue Girs Schoo Bradford Academy Bradford Forster Academy (proposed) Bradford Girs Grammar Schoo Dixons Aerton Academy Dixons City Academy Dixons McMian Academy Dixons Trinity Academy Feversham Grange Hanson (proposed) Ikey Grammar Kings Science Academy Oasis Academy, Lister Park One in a Miion The Samue Lister Academy University Academy Keighey Community schoos These are schoos which the Loca Authority provides the funding for and who are responsibe for deciding who gets a pace. Bee Vue Boys Carton Boing Coege Titus Sat Vountary-aided schoos The Loca Authority provides funding for these schoos but the governors are responsibe for deciding who is given a pace at the schoo. These schoos are: St Bede s and St Joseph s Cathoic Coege The Hoy Famiy Cathoic Schoo Bingey Grammar Immanue Coege Church of Engand Foundation schoos The Loca Authority provides the funding for these schoos but the governors decide who is given a pace. These schoos are: Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise Coege Oakbank Trust schoos Trust schoos are state funded foundation schoos supported by a charitabe trust and the governors decide who is given a pace. These schoos are: Parkside Queensbury Schoo Thornton Grammar Tong Schoo Appications for a schoos must be made on the common appication form (with the exception of Bradford Forster Academy). How do I decide which schoos to appy for? Information from schoos Every secondary schoo has their own website which gives a ot of information on the day-to-day running of the schoo. See section 3 for schoo website addresses. Each schoo aso produces a booket for parents with simiar information. Bradford Counci website Look at Schoo Finder to ocate the schoos in your area. You can aso view schoo priority admission maps. Visiting schoos Before you decide on a particuar schoo, you shoud visit the schoos in your area. Other information to consider If you woud ike information on how particuar schoos are performing, you can get a summary of the atest Ofsted report on their website You can find information on the schoo s exam resuts on or on the schoo s website. Section 3 gives you information on the schoos in the Bradford district and detais of their appications for ast year.
7 Appy onine at section one 7 How does this information hep me? Read this booket: before you appy for any schoos, it is important to get a reaistic idea of whether your chid is ikey to be offered a pace. This guide provides a ot of information to hep you, such as: the admission criteria for each schoo (these are the rues under which appicants are considered) and who makes the decisions; how many appications there were ast year and how the paces were aocated; the tota number of paces at the schoo; and maps showing schoo priority admission areas. Be reaistic: athough we wi do a we can to give you the schoo you want, we cannot guarantee a pace. Demand for schoos varies each year, and the fact that your neighbour was offered a pace ast year does not mean you can rey on being given a pace this year. Many schoos are oversubscribed, in other words they receive more appications than they have paces to offer. We strongy advise you to appy for five schoos and incude the one you ive cosest to or the schoo in whose priority admission area you ive as one of your preferences. Make your preferences count: You can appy for five secondary schoos. If you ony appy for one schoo, you wi ony be considered for that schoo and wi be wasting the opportunity to be considered for any others. You wi ony be abe to put your chid s name on the waiting ist or appea for schoos that you have appied for. Last year, 96% of chidren were offered one of their preferred schoos. The schoo I woud ike is in another oca authority what shoud I do? If you ive in the Bradford district and want your chid to go to a schoo outside the area, you must sti appy on-ine or ist the schoo on the Bradford common appication form. If you ive outside the Bradford district, you can appy for any of our schoos. However, you must appy to your home authority. There is a ist of our neighbouring authorities at the back of this booket. You can aso phone admission officers on for more hep. How do I appy? You wi find a fu timetabe of important dates on the inside front cover. To appy for a secondary schoo pace, you must: appy on-ine (there are simpe step-by-step instructions for you to foow); or fi in a paper common appication form Pease do not do both. We prefer you to appy onine and there are many advantages if you do. Your chid shoud have a Unique Identification number (UID), when you appy onine a your chid s detais wi aready be competed incuding your chid s address, date of birth and current schoo. This wi make appying onine quicker and easier. If you don t have a UID or have ost it, you can sti appy onine but it wi take a itte onger. If you woud rather fi in a paper appication form, they are avaiabe from your chid s primary schoo, or the Counci s Admissions Team if your chid attends a schoo in another authority. The form must then be returned to the primary schoo or to the Admissions Team at the address on page 1. However you appy, you must do so by 31 October 2014 at the atest. You shoud ist five schoos you are prepared to consider in order of preference. You can appy for any schoo in the Bradford district or outside the district except feepaying schoos. You shoud find out about the admission arrangements for each schoo. Suppementary information forms If you are appying for a Cathoic schoo, Bradford Academy or Immanue CE Coege on faith grounds, you must aso fi in the schoo s suppementary information form. You must fi in a suppementary information form for each church schoo that you are appying for and return them to the schoo by 31 October If you do not do so, your chid wi be considered for a pace within the ast category of the admission poicy. Contact the schoos for more advice. Suppementary information forms are avaiabe from the schoos or can be downoaded from the counci s website. Pease remember that you must sti appy onine or fi in the common appication form. Fair banding assessments If you are appying for any of the Dixons Academies, Bradford Girs Grammar or Kings Science Academy, you wi need to compete the schoos own suppementary forms in order to register for the fair banding assessments. This is because their admission poicies state that their pupis must come from a wide abiity range. To achieve this, a appicants need to take an assessment to divide them into different abiity bands. The schoos then
8 8 section one Appy onine at admit the required number from each band based on the spread of abiity of those appying. If you are appying for any of the Dixons Academies, you must fi in their suppementary forms and return it to the reevant academy no ater than 3.30pm on Friday 26 September If you return the form by the deadine, your chid wi be invited to sit an assessment at the schoo on 18 October If you are appying for Kings Science Academy, you must fi in their suppementary form and return it to the Academy by 17 October. Your chid wi then be invited to sit an assessment in mid November. If you are appying for Bradford Girs Grammar, you must fi in the schoo s own form by 31 October Your chid wi then be invited to sit an assessment in mid November. How do I fi in the common appication form? It is important that you read this booket before appying. If you need more hep to fi in the form, pease contact the Admissions Team on Chid s detais Chid s name and address: This shoud be your chid s ega name and the address at which they ive permanenty. Where a chid ives with parents with shared responsibiity, parents must decide which address to use for the aocation process. You must not use the address of a reative or chid minder. If you have moved or are about to move house you must send us proof of your chid s permanent address. Current schoo: This is your chid s current primary schoo. Pease incude the schoo s postcode as shown in section 3 of this booket if appying on the paper form. 2 Schoo preferences Name up to five schoos you are prepared to consider for your chid, in order of preference. Make sure that your first preference is the schoo you most want for your chid, as this is the one we wi try to offer you where possibe. Brothers and sisters: Pease give detais of the youngest brother or sister who is aready attending the secondary schoo that you want and who wi sti be at the schoo in September Incude stepbrothers, stepsisters or fostered or adopted chidren iving at the same address as your chid because they wi be considered as brothers and sisters too. Reasons for your preference: It is important that you te us anything that coud affect our decision, for exampe: if there are specific socia or medica reasons why your chid must go to a particuar schoo, you must send us a etter from your chid s paediatrician, consutant or reevant professiona from socia services, as appropriate, by 31 October This etter woud need to expain why the schoo is the ony schoo to meet your chid s needs, and why no other schoo coud provide the appropriate support in order for your chid to be prioritised under these exceptiona grounds. 3 Chidren in pubic care Ony fi in this section if your chid is in pubic care or was previousy ooked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (in accordance with the Adoption and Chidren Act 2002) or became the subject to a residence order or specia guardianship order (in accordance with the Chidren Act 1989). You wi need to send evidence of this to the Admissions Team by the cosing date. 4 Specia educationa needs Ony fi in this section if your chid has a statement of specia educationa needs. 5 Parent or carer detais The appication shoud be made by the parent who the chid normay ives with and who has parenta responsibiity for the chid (this means ega responsibiity for making decisions about the chid s wefare, education and so on). Pease incude a daytime contact phone number. 6 Decaration You must sign the decaration to confirm that you have parenta responsibiity and that the information you have given is accurate. For on-ine appications, you must confirm that the information you have provided is correct. Where separated parents have shared responsibiity, ony one appication must be made and both parents must agree on which schoos to appy for. We wi not process the appication unti parents come to an agreement. If you give deiberatey fase or miseading information or withhod important information that coud affect your appication it may resut in the pace offered being withdrawn. You woud then need to re-appy, possiby after a aocations have been made, and ega action may be taken.
9 Appy onine at section one 9 How do you dea with my appication? If you appy onine, you wi receive confirmation by emai that we have received your appication. If you have fied in the paper common appication form, you must return it to your chid s primary schoo or to the Admissions Team at Future House. If you ive outside the Bradford area, you must return an appication to your home authority. If you have appied for a vountary-aided, foundation, trust schoo or an academy, we wi send the detais of your appication to the governors and they te us who they are accepting. We aso send appications to other oca authorities and they te us which chidren they can offer paces to. For community schoos, we ook at the appications and use the Counci s admission poicy to decide which appicants wi be offered a pace. We aso check any supporting etters you have provided that coud affect the decision. Any parents who appy onine wi receive an emai on 1 March informing them of the resut of their appication. If your chid attends a Bradford district primary schoo, the etter wi be sent to you via the schoo on 2 March If your chid does not attend a Bradford district primary schoo your etter wi be posted to you. The etter may incude an acceptance sip which parents need to return to the reevant schoo by 16 March Am I more ikey to get a pace at my first preference schoo? Each schoo you appy for wi be treated as a separate appication and we or the governors work out if your chid quaifies for a pace at each schoo using the oversubscription rues (see section 2). This means that, for exampe, if how cose chidren ive to the schoo is an important factor, the chidren iving cosest are most ikey to be offered paces, regardess of the order the schoo was isted on the appication form. The order in which you named the schoos ony matters if more than one of the schoos can offer your chid a pace. If that happens, we wi offer you the schoo which is the higher preference. It is important that you ist five different schoos asking for just one schoo or naming the same schoo severa times on the appication form wi not increase the chances of your chid being offered a pace there. Aso, you cannot appea or be paced on a waiting ist for a schoo that you have not appied for, uness there is a significant change in your circumstances (for exampe, you move house). What happens if I miss the deadine or want to change my preferences? 1 Before decisions about offers are made If we receive your appication after the cosing date or if you want to change your preferences, it wi ony be considered as on time if we receive it before decisions about offers of a pace are made (end of November) and where there are exceptiona circumstances. Exceptiona circumstances may incude, for exampe, a famiy moving into the area, or a famiy returning from abroad. 2 After decisions about offers are made A ate appications received after 24 November 2014 wi be considered after those received on time. In the Bradford authority, parents can appy for five schoos. We wi not accept any further appications or changes of preference after 24 November 2014 uness: there are exceptiona circumstances (as described above); or the ate appication or change of preference is for an undersubscribed schoo (in other words, a schoo with unfied paces). We wi not accept any further appications or changes of preference, but this woud not prevent you from appying for another schoo from September 2015 (see In-year admissions and transfers on page 13). We wi send ate appications to other admission authorities, but they may not be abe to consider them. You may need to check with neighbouring authorities to see how they treat ate appications and changes of preferences. Does moving house affect my appication? We hod detais on our computer records of a chidren attending a Bradford Authority schoo. If the address you give on your appication is different from that which we have on our records, or if you move house during the appication process, you wi need to provide proof of your house move. This woud normay be a counci tax, gas, eectricity or phone bi. When considering appications, the address that is used is the chid s permanent address at the time of admission. If you expect to move by September but you are sti iving at your current address when you appy, we can ony consider your appication from the new address if you provide the foowing documents:
10 10 section one Appy onine at Proof of exchange of contracts on your new property and a soicitor s etter to confirm the sae of your previous property; or A renta agreement on the new property and confirmation of the sae or ending of your tenancy agreement for the previous property. We wi not accept mortgage offers or etters from estate agents as proof. If your house purchase or renta has not reached a stage where you can provide these documents by 19 December, we wi consider your appication from your current address. However, it is important that you te us if you move house at any time, as it coud affect your chid s aocation. Investigations wi be made if we have reason to doubt where your chid ives. How do you decide who is offered a schoo pace? This section is a summary of our admission poicy for community schoos and some trust, foundation schoos and academies. You shoud read the fu versions starting on page 16. Community, trust schoos and academies isted in Part 1 of Section 2 Sometimes there are more chidren wanting a pace at a schoo than there are paces. If this is the case, appications wi be considered in the foowing order: 1. Chidren iving within the priority admission area of the schoo who have an oder brother or sister in Years 7 to 10 at the moment who ives at the same address and wi sti be at the schoo in September Stepchidren and fostered chidren are incuded as part of the same famiy, but cousins or chidren from different famiies sharing the same house are not. 2. Other chidren iving in the priority admission area. If there are not enough paces for everyone, chidren iving the nearest to the schoo as measured by a straight ine, between home and the schoo, wi be offered a pace. 3. Chidren iving outside the priority admission area who have a brother or sister in Years 7 to 10 at the moment who ives at the same address and wi sti be at the schoo in September Other chidren iving outside the priority admission area. Any remaining paces wi be offered to chidren who ive nearest to the schoo, as measured by a straight ine between home and the schoo. Exceptions There are exceptions to the above admission poicy and your chid wi be given a pace before any other if: your chid is in pubic care or has been previousy and is now adopted; or your chid has a statement of specia educationa needs or an educationa heath and care pan which names a particuar schoo. they have a significant medica condition and their consutant or paediatrician says that they must go to the particuar schoo; or there are socia reasons, supported by a reevant professiona, for your chid to go to a particuar schoo. For us to consider your chid on these exceptiona grounds, you must send us a supporting etter from the reevant professiona by the cosing date, which must expain why a particuar schoo can meet your chid s specific needs. Admission poicies for foundation trust and vountary-aided schoos and academies A these schoos have their own admission poicies. We have printed the main parts of these in Section 2. It is important that you read the poicy if you are going to appy for any of these schoos. You wi aso need to fi in suppementary appication forms for each vountaryaided schoo if you are appying for faith reasons. You can get suppementary appication forms from the schoos or downoad them from our website Woud you ever withdraw the offer of a schoo pace? Once we have made an offer of a schoo pace, we woud ony withdraw the offer in imited circumstances. These are: if you have not accepted the pace you have been offered within a reasonabe time (if required); if you have deiberatey made a frauduent or miseading appication (for exampe, you have fasey caimed that your chid s permanent address is nearer to the schoo, which means that a chid with a stronger
11 Appy onine at section one 11 What happens if I don t get the schoo I want? caim has not been offered a pace); or If your chid has been offered a pace by mistake. If we are unabe to give you any of your preferred schoos, we wi offer your chid another schoo with an avaiabe pace. This may incude church and singe sex schoos. We decide which is the most appropriate schoo, taking into consideration a chidren without a schoo pace and avaiabe bus routes. If you do not appy for a oca schoo and it becomes fu, you may find that the nearest schoo that has paces is some distance from your home. Waiting ists You can ask for your chid s name to go on a waiting ist for any schoos that you appied for. The ist wi be made up of any parent who requests it or who appeas. If any paces become avaiabe, they wi be fied in the same order as the admission poicy and not how ong the name has been on the ist. It is possibe for names to fa down the waiting ist if other chidren are added who quaify higher within the admission poicy. Waiting ists are generay kept unti the end of the Autumn term (December) either by us or the schoo. When we write to you to te you which schoo your chid has been offered, we wi te you who to contact regarding the waiting ist for your preferred schoos. Independent appeas You can make a forma appea, to an independent appeas pane for any schoo that you have appied for. This is a ega process and paces are not reserved for appea panes to decide which chidren shoud be given paces. The year group wi be fu and the pane wi ony consider exceptiona reasons why your chid shoud be admitted to the schoo above the admission number. Appea forms are avaiabe from the Admissions Team, except for Bingey Grammar, Dixons Academies and Oakbank. For these schoos you must contact the schoos direct for an appea form. For schoos outside the Bradford district, you must contact the reevant oca authority. During any academic year you can ony appea once for a particuar schoo, however you may request a further appea if your circumstances have changed significanty. If your appea is unsuccessfu, you can contact the Admissions Team on to discuss what happens next. We expect parents to take up any pace offered by an independent appeas pane within a reasonabe time, which woud normay be by the beginning of the next term. We urge you to accept a pace at the schoo you have been offered it wi not affect your chances of getting a pace at your preferred schoo either from the waiting ist or at appea. You coud aso risk your chid having no schoo pace in September. Can I educate my chid at home? If you prefer to educate your chid at home, the aw aows this. However, the aw says that you must make sure your chid gets efficient fu-time education suitabe to her or his age, abiity and aptitude and to any specia needs she or he may have. If you pan to educate your chid at home, you must te us as we have a duty to make sure you do this propery. Pease phone us on Specia educationa needs What shoud I do if my chid has specia needs? Chidren with specia educationa needs have earning difficuties or disabiities that may make it harder for them to earn or access education than most chidren of the same age. If your chid has specia educationa needs and you ive in the Bradford district, you must use the Bradford onine appication system or the common appication form to appy for a pace for your chid at a secondary schoo. What happens if my chid has a statement of specia educationa needs? If your chid currenty has a Statement of Specia Educationa Needs, there is a process in pace to convert the statement into an Education Heath and Care Pan. The conversion review wi take pace when your chid is in year 6. A chidren and young peope with a statement wi transfer to Education Heath and Care Pans by 1 Apri 2018.
12 12 section one Appy onine at For chidren who have an Education Heath and Care Pan, the transfer to secondary schoo wi be discussed at your chid s annua review which is hed during the summer term when your chid is in year 5 or, at the atest at the start of the foowing autumn term. We wi write to you about your preference for secondary schoo during the summer before your chid starts year 6. You must then appy for a secondary schoo in the norma way. Eary in the autumn term of year 6, a caseworker from the Specia Educationa Needs Team wi consut your preferred schoo and issue a proposed Education Heath and Care Pan, confirming the secondary schoo by 15 February 2015 A sma number of schoos provide speciaist faciities for chidren who have specia educationa needs, caed Designated Specia Provision (DSP) and Additiona Resourced Centres (ARC). These schoos empoy speciaist staff who can meet the needs of specific groups of pupis. The chidren are supported within the schoo wherever possibe, and they aso receive intensive support in sma groups when needed. Schoos which have Designated Specia Provision are: Beckfoot Schoo (provision for pupis with Physica Disabiities); Bradford Academy (provision for pupis with Physica Disabiities and pupis on the autistic spectrum); Grange Technoogy Coege (provision for pupis on the Autistic Spectrum); Oasis Academy Lister Park (provision for pupis with Speech and Language Difficuties); Parkside Schoo (provision for pupis on the Autistic Spectrum); The Hoy Famiy Cathoic Schoo (provision for pupis on the Autistic Spectrum); Thornton Grammar Schoo (provision for pupis with compex Learning Difficuties) Titus Sat Schoo (provision for pupis with compex Learning Difficuties). Hanson Schoo has an Additiona Resourced Centre (ARC) for Hearing Impaired and Visuay Impaired chidren. In some cases a chid s specia educationa needs cannot be met in a mainstream schoo. Bradford has a number of specia schoos and you can find detais of these in section 3. Contact the Specia Educationa Needs Team on for more information. If you woud ike independent advice about specia education needs provision and the decisions affecting your chid in schoo, contact Barnardo s Parent Partnership Service on What can I do to hep my chid succeed at schoo? Panning ahead for your chid Your chid wi probaby be both excited and anxious about changing schoo. This is norma. Some chidren may need more support in managing change and chaenge at this time. You, your chid s primary schoo and the secondary schoo can hep to prepare your chid for this change. Attendance Your chid must go to schoo reguary so she or he can earn, achieve and make friends. Even if your chid ony misses schoo occasionay, it can affect their work. It is your responsibiity to make sure that your chid goes to schoo reguary and on time. It is reay important that your chid buids up a good pattern of attendance eary in their secondary schoo. Good attendance at schoo wi hep your chid to achieve. If you think your chid is having difficuties in schoo or seems reuctant to go, tak to the schoo and share your concerns. You can aso speak to someone in the Attendance and Wefare Team if your chid is not going to schoo reguary. Ca them on Hoidays in term-time You shoud take famiy hoidays or trips abroad during the schoo hoidays. If you have to take hoidays during term-time, tak to your chid s schoo first. Schoos wi take into account your chid s attendance and academic progress and may give you permission for up to two weeks absence. Schoos wi ony aow onger than two weeks in exceptiona circumstances. If you take your chid on hoiday in term-time without the schoo s permission, you may be fined. The schoo may take your chid off its register if they do not return on the agreed date. This means you woud need to appy again for a pace for your chid when they return. There is no guarantee that they wi be abe to continue at the schoo. You may have to appy for a pace for them at another schoo, which wi disrupt their education. What happens if my chid is too i to go to schoo? There is a teaching service for chidren who are too i to go to schoo or who are in hospita. Bradford Roya Infirmary and Airedae Genera Hospita have teachers present for a or part of each week during term-time.
13 Appy onine at section one 13 As a genera rue, we wi provide a tutor to come to your home if your chid has been away from schoo for more than 15 working days. If your chid is educated at home, he or she shoud receive at east five hours teaching each week. In a cases we must have medica evidence, for exampe, a etter from your doctor. You can find out more about the service by contacting an Education Wefare Officer through the schoo or by phoning In-year admissions and transfers What if my chid wants to transfer to another secondary schoo? If you want to appy for admission into any year group after 1 September and at any other time during the schoo year, you must fi in an in-year appication form. In the Bradford district, chidren can ony change schoos at the start of a fu term uness there are specia reasons. We prefer you not to change schoos as this can affect your chid s education. In-year appication forms are avaiabe from schoos, from our office at Future House or can be downoaded from the Bradford Counci website If appying for any Cathoic schoo or Kings Science Academy, pease contact the schoo direct. Fair Access Protoco A oca authorities must have a Fair Access Protoco to ensure that access to education is secured quicky for chidren who have no schoo pace. Chidren who are deat with under the protoco are ikey to be the most vunerabe or present chaenging behaviour and who cannot reasonaby be managed through the norma admissions process. Chidren admitted through the protoco may be paced in a year group which is fu and wi take precedence over other chidren on the waiting ist. It is the oca authority s decision to determine which chidren are deat with by the protoco and therefore the procedure fas outside the norma admission arrangements set out in this booket. Financia hep Free schoo meas and cothing Bradford Counci no onger provides a schoo cothing aowance for ow income famiies. Bradford schoos have now taken on the responsibiity for providing parents with support for this where appropriate. How schoos provide this support wi vary from schoo to schoo so parents shoud contact the aocated schoo for more information. If your chid attends a tax-payer funded schoo and you ive in the Bradford district you may be abe to get Free Schoo Meas. Famiies shoud appy if they get any of these benefits: Income Support Income Based Jobseekers Aowance Income Reated Empoyment and Support Aowance Chid Tax Credit with an annua income of ess than 16,190, provided you are not receiving Working Tax Credit the Guaranteed eement of the State Pension Credit support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asyum Act 1999 Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop quaifying for Working Tax Credit) Universa Credit You shoud make your appication after you have received your aocated schoo pace. You can get advice on free schoo meas at by phoning (01274) or by visiting any Counci Enquiry Office. The journey to schoo Bradford Counci promotes sustainabe schoo trave and you can hep. Think about how your chid wi trave to schoo. Coud your chid wak or cyce? Does the schoo have a waking schoo bus? If you ive further away, coud you and your chid use pubic transport, a schoo bus service or car share? If you encourage sustainabe trave choices from an eary age you wi have a positive effect on your chid s heath and safety and on the environment, and it wi hep them to gain vauabe ife and socia skis. You can find more information in the Counci s Sustainabe Schoos Trave Strategy for Chidren and Young Peope at When you appy for a pace at your preferred schoo you are advised to consider the practicaities and cost of getting your chid to and from schoo. Pease be aware that your chid may be traveing to and from schoo on the pubic transport network and that in some instances this coud mean changing buses on route. You shoud aso take into consideration the cost of the journey by bus and that bus fares may rise over time.
14 14 section one Appy onine at Reduced fares Reduced fares are avaiabe to pupis in fu-time education traveing on a trains and most buses dispaying the Metro symbo. 11 to 16 year ods can pay haf fare if they buy a Young Person s PhotoCard. 16 to 18 year ods can pay haf fare if they buy a Schoar s PhotoCard.s Five to 18 year ods can buy a Schoo Pus Metro Card for trave on most buses (but not trains) at any time of the day incuding evenings and weekends. For more information about reduced fares and bus and train times, phone Metroine on , open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week or visit the Metro website: My bus services aso operate to certain schoos. If you woud ike more information on these services, pease contact the Metro My bus hotine on Assistance with trave from home to schoo The Trave Poicy for home to schoo and coege is changing. The Counci has removed most of the discretionary assistance it previousy provided incuding to those schoos attended on the basis of beief or ack of beief. Chidren who may have historicay been provided with assistance may not now be entited to it. Chidren starting a new schoo from October 2014 or appying for schoo trave for the first time wi be assessed using the new poicy. The new poicy, aong with the current poicy, can be found at and_skis/schoos/schoo_transport/schoo_trave_poicy. htm Assistance with trave to schoo wi be made ony to the nearest avaiabe schoo to your home, otherwise assistance wi not normay be provided. We consider a quaifying schoos in reation to your home address which now incude free schoos and academies, incuding those outside the Bradford District. Priority admission areas used in the admission process are not taken into consideration, neither is any distinction made between singe sex and co-educationa schoos. Unsafe waking routes Many routes that were previousy categorised as unsafe were not taken into account when measuring the distance to schoo. Over many years improvements have been made to the highway system incuding new pavements, traffic caming, crossing faciities and speed reductions. The Counci is reviewing a the unsafe routes to schoo and those that are now designated safe wi be removed from the ist. This may impact on who wi quaify for free trave to schoo as the measured distance may now be shorter and ess than the quaifying distance for assistance. The assessment process We determine your nearest suitabe quaifying schoo with paces avaiabe at the time of aocation of schoo paces. If you appy outside of this time, because for exampe you move address; we wi determine it at the time of the appication. We then consider the needs of your chid and the quaifying criteria set out in the Counci s Poicy Covering Trave Between home, Schoo And Coege. The foowing is a brief outine. Chidren beow the age of eight may quaify for assistance with trave if they ive over two mies waking distance from the nearest schoo with paces. For chidren age eight and above the waking distance is three mies. We measure the distance aong a safe waking route, on metaed roads and footpaths accompanied as necessary by an adut. Extra entitement for chidren from ow-income famiies Chidren from ow-income famiies, aged 11 to 16, are entited to assistance with trave to one of their nearest three schoos between two and six mies from their home. For those attending schoos on the grounds of their parent s reigion or beief, they are entited to receive assistance with trave to schoos between two and 15 mies from their home. Chidren from ow-income famiies are those who are entited to free schoo meas or whose parents receive the highest eve of Working Tax Credit. Once eigibe for assistance with trave because of ow income, your chid wi receive assistance for the rest of the schoo year, subject to there being no other changes that may affect eigibiity, such as a house move or change of schoo. Entitement for chidren with additiona needs Chidren who are unabe to wak to schoo because of their specia educationa needs, disabiity or temporary medica position may quaify for assistance. You wi need to give fu detais on the appication form and your appication must be supported by speciaist advice reating to the medica or behavioura needs of your chid and after consutation from the schoo and other agencies invoved in your chid s we being. Trave provision If your chid quaifies, we wi usuay give them a smart card to trave free on the bus or train for one journey to and from schoo each day. If your chid has additiona needs and is unabe to trave by bus or train, we may provide dedicated or speciaist transport, persona budget or trave training. For more detaied information on assistance with trave to schoo, visit the Bradford Counci website, /Education and Learning/ Home to Schoo Trave Poicy or contact the Schoo Trave Team on or emai gov.uk
15 Appy onine at section one 15 How and when to appy Compete the appication form that best meets your chid s circumstances: a chid attending a mainstream schoo; a chid with specia educationa needs, a disabiity or temporary medica condition attending a mainstream schoo; a chid attending a specia schoo or designated specia provision; You can downoad one from the Bradford Counci website, or request one from the Schoo Trave Team. Most peope appy when they have their schoo pace confirmed. Appication forms shoud be returned by the deadine date on the form in order for us to process your appication for the term starting in September. Secondary schoo opening evenings Questions to ask and points to consider Questions you may ike to ask during your visit: How is the schoo organised? How does the schoo group students? How are parents encouraged to hep support their chid s earning? How do the schoo s examination and assessment resuts compare to those of other schoos? What range of courses and quaifications are offered at pre-16 and post-16? In what way are students encouraged to continue their education when they eave secondary schoo? How does the schoo monitor a student s progress and how often is this reported to parents? What specia hep does the schoo give if a student starts to find difficuty with a certain subject or area of earning? What specia provision is made for very abe students or those with particuar abiities? How are parents expected to support the schoo s discipine poicy? How many students are there in a cass? What activities take pace at unchtime and outside schoo hours? What are the schoo poicies in areas such as sex education, equa opportunities, reigious education, coective worship and assembies? What are the current pastora support arrangements? How does the schoo dea with issues of buying? What careers advice and guidance is avaiabe to students? Points to ook for when you visit with your son/daughter: Do we fee the schoo considers our visit important? Can we visit a the areas we fee are important? Have we had the chance to speak to individua members of staff and have they been happy to answer our questions? Are there informative dispays of students work? Do books and equipment seem readiy avaiabe to the students? After visiting the schoo and reading the schoo booket, think carefuy about what you have found. You may want to visit a few schoos before you make your fina decision. Questions to ask yoursef Do I ive in my preferred schoo s priority admission area? Have I discussed with my chid how he or she fees about the schoos we have visited? What are the reasons for his or her preference? To what extent wi I take into consideration the views of my chid on which schoo he or she woud ike to attend? How far do I fee it is reasonabe for my chid to trave to schoo? What transport arrangements are there? Do I want my chid to attend the same schoo as most of his or her friends?
16 16 section two Schoo Admissions Poicies Pupis with a statement of specia educationa needs or an education, heath and care pan The admission of pupis with a statement of specia educationa needs or an education, heath and care pan is deat with by a separate procedure. Such chidren wi be admitted to the schoo named on the statement without reference to schoo admission poicies. Distances from schoo In some of the admission poicies in Section 2, proximity to schoo is used as a tie-breaker, those iving the cosest being given priority. This is a straight ine measurement, taken from the Ordnance Survey reference point for the home address to the main entrance of the schoo. Where the offer of paces to those appicants with equi-distant addresses woud ead to oversubscription, the decision of whom wi be offered the pace wi be made by random seection. Twins and tripets Where a famiy of twins or tripets request admission and there is ony one pace avaiabe, the remaining sibings wi aso be offered paces above the admission number. Admission Poicy for Entry into Sixth Form Entry requirements are set by each schoo and fu detais of these can be found in the respective schoos sixth form prospectus and website. Students not currenty on ro of the schoo who wish to join the sixth form must compete an appication form and return it to the schoo by the date specified. Year 11 students currenty on ro at the schoo may proceed to Year 12 where the entry requirements are met. 1 Admission poicy for the foowing community schoos and academies: Beckfoot, Bee Vue Boys, Carton Boing Coege, Grange Technoogy Coege, Oasis Academy Lister Park and Titus Sat: Where the number of preferences for a schoo exceeds the number of paces avaiabe, priority wi be given to chidren in the foowing categories: 1. Looked after chidren or chidren who were previousy ooked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a chid arrangements or specia guardianship order. 2. Chidren who have exceptiona socia or medica needs, supported by a written recommendation from the chid s paediatrician/consutant or professiona from Chidren s Services. The etter must expain why the schoo is the ony suitabe schoo to meet the chid s needs and why no other schoo coud provide the appropriate support. 3. Chidren whose home address in the schoo s priority admission area who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 10 and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission (in-area sibings). 4. Other chidren whose home address is in the schoo s priority admission area. 5. Chidren whose home address is outside the schoo s priority admission area who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 10 and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission (out-of-area sibings). 6. Other chidren whose home address is outside the schoo s priority admission area. Tie Break When demand exceeds paces in any of the above criteria, the distance between the chid s home and schoo, measured by a straight ine distance from the Ordnance Survey address point of the home to the main entrance to the schoo buiding, wi be used to decide who is given a pace; those iving nearest being given the avaiabe paces. Where the offer of paces to appicants with equidistant addresses woud ead to oversubscription, the decision of who wi be offered the pace wi be made by random seection.
17 Appy onine at section two 17 Notes 1. A ooked after chid is a chid who is in the care of the oca authority, or being provided with accommodation by a oca authority in the exercise of their socia services functions (as defined in the Chidren Act 1989). 2. The term sisters and brothers refers to chidren who ive with the same famiy at the same address. Chidren iving with the same famiy e.g. foster, adopted chidren and step-sisters and brothers are aso incuded. 3. Home address refers to the chid s permanent home at the date of admission. Where the chid ives with parents with shared responsibiity, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when appying for a primary schoo. Proof of residency may be required at any time during or after the aocation process. 4. Twins or tripets where a famiy of twins or tripets request admission and ony one of the sibings can be offered a pace, the remaining sibings wi aso be offered paces above the admission number. 2 Admission poicy for the foowing Trust, Foundation Schoos, and Academies: Bee Vue Girs, Buttershaw B&E Coege, Hanson Academy, Ikey Grammar, Parkside Schoo, Queensbury, Samue Lister Academy, Thornton Grammar, Tong High Schoo and University Academy Keighey. Where the number of preferences for a schoo exceeds the number of paces avaiabe, priority wi be given to chidren in the foowing categories: 1. Looked after chidren or chidren who were previousy ooked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a chid arrangements or specia guardianship order. 2. Chidren whose home address in the schoo s priority admission area* who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 10 and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission (in-area sibings). 3. Other chidren whose home address is in the schoo s priority admission area*. 4. Chidren whose home address is outside the schoo s priority admission area* who have a brother or sister, attending from the same address, who are at present in years 7 10 and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission (out-of-area sibings) 5. Other chidren whose home address is outside the schoo s priority admission area* * Where the schoo has more than one priority admission area, criteria 2 and 3 above wi appy for the whoe of priority area 1 and then for the whoe of priority area 2; if there are remaining unaocated paces, criterion 4 wi then be considered. Exceptions The crieria isted above may be overridden and a pace offered, where the parents preference is based on: specia medica reasons for admission where they are deemed essentia by an independent professiona recommendation from the chid s paediatrician/ consutant or: soca reasons for admission where they are deemed essentia by a professiona recommendation and the schoo governors consider that a pace shoud be offered on these grounds. Tie Break When demand exceeds paces in any of the above criteria, the distance between the chid s home and schoo, measured by a straight ine distance from the Ordnance Survey address point of the home to the main entrance to the schoo buiding, wi be used to decide who is given a pace; those iving nearest being given the avaiabe paces. Where the offer of paces to appicants with equi-distant addresses woud ead to oversubscription, the decision of who wi be offered the pace wi be made by random seection. Notes 1. A ooked after chid is a chid who is in the care of the oca authority, or being provided with accommodation by a oca authority in the exercise of their socia services functions (as defined in the Chidren Act 1989). 2. The term sisters and brothers refers to chidren who ive with the same famiy at the same address. Chidren iving with the same famiy e.g. foster, adopted chidren and step-sisters and brothers are aso incuded. 3. Home address refers to the chid s permanent home at the date of admission. Where the chid ives with parents with shared responsibiity, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when appying for a primary schoo. Proof of residency may be required at any time during or after the aocation process. 4. Twins or tripets where a famiy of twins or tripets request admission and ony one of the sibings can be offered a pace, the remaining sibings wi aso be offered paces above the admission number.
18 18 section two Appy onine at 3 Other academies, trust, foundation and vountary-aided schoos Some of the admission poicies in this section are summaries of the schoos fu admission arrangements. Parents are advised to contact individua schoos or visit their websites for fu detais. Appeton Academy A appications for paces at Appeton Academy must be made on Loca Authority s common appication form. Admission Arrangements Appeton Academy has an agreed pubished admission number (PAN) of 60 pupis in Upper Foundation Stage (Reception) and 165 pupis in Year 7. Pupis in Year 6 wi have an automatic right to transfer into Year 7, however, parents must sti compete the common appication form isting Appeton Academy as their first preference if they wish their chid to continue in Year 7. Chidren attending Nursery for at east one term prior to the appication deadine for Reception paces wi have the automatic right to transfer to Upper Foundation (Reception) The pubished admissions number for years 5 and 6 is 30, and for Year 11 is 75. Oversubscription criteria Where the number of appications for admission is greater than the pubished admission number, appications wi be considered against the criteria set out beow: a) chidren in pubic care or chidren who were previousy ooked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence or specia guardianship order; b) admission of pupis whose sibing currenty attends the Academy and who wi continue to do so on the date of admission; [Note: The term sibing incudes a fu sibings and egay adopted chidren, and aso incudes step-sibings and haf-sibings resident at the same address.] c) chidren of staff empoyed on permanent contracts d) admission of pupis on the basis of proximity to the Academy using a straight ine measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the chid s home. In Year Admissions If an appicant for admission wishes to appy to have their chid transferred into any year group other than Nursery, Reception or Year 7, they must contact the Academy Administration Office in the first instance. These arrangements wi be coordinated by the Loca Authority, so parents wi be required to compete the Bradford Loca Authority s in year common appication form. The McMian Education Trust wi consider a such appications and if the year group appied for has a pace avaiabe, admit the chid uness one of the permitted reief s appies. If more appications are received than there are paces avaiabe, the oversubscription criteria sha appy. Waiting ists and rights of appea For entry into year 7, a waiting ist wi be maintained unti the end of the Autumn Term. There wi be a right of appea to an Independent Appeas Pane for externa appicants refused admission. Bingey Grammar (Vountary-Aided) Admission Poicy Where the number of appicants for admission exceeds the number of paces avaiabe, the foowing criteria wi be appied, in the order set out beow, to decide which chidren to admit. a) Chidren in pubic care and chidren who were ooked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a chid arrangements order or specia guardianship order). b) Chidren who ive within the priority admission area, who have an oder brother or sister attending from the same address and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission, ie in Years (in area sibings). c) Chidren who ive in the priority admission area. d) Chidren who ive outside the priority admission area, who have an oder brother or sister attending from the same address and who wi sti be attending the schoo at the time of admission, ie in Years (out of area sibings). e) Chidren who ive outside the schoo s priority admission area. Where demand exceeds paces in any one of the above criteria, the distance between home and the main entrance of the schoo buiding, measured by a straight ine, wi be used to decide who is to be given a pace, with paces being awarded to those iving nearest. These criteria may be overridden and a pace offered, where the parents preference is based on specia medica reasons, deemed essentia by an independent professiona recommendation from the chid s paediatrician/consutant. Staff chidren: The schoo reserves the right to offer paces to the chidren of permanent staff in skis shortage areas in order to attract and retain those staff and benefit the pupis in the schoo. They wi not be incuded in the tota admission number. A chid with a statement of specia educationa needs which names Bingey Grammar Schoo, wi be admitted without reference to the above oversubscription criteria.
19 Appy onine at section two 19 Admissions into the Sixth Form Year 11 students may proceed into Year 12 where the course entry requirements are met. Fu detais of these can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus. Students not currenty on ro, who wish to join the sixth form, must compete an appication form and return it to the schoo no ater than 5th September for admission in that academic year. Notes 1. The amended priority area now excudes Cuingworth and incudes East Morton as far west as Swine Lane. This incudes properties accessed from Swine Lane in the Waterside Fod deveopment ony. 2. The terms sisters and brothers refer to chidren who reside with the same famiy at the same address. Foster chidren and step brothers and sisters iving with the same famiy are incuded. 3. Residence refers to the pupi s permanent home at the date of admission. Where a chid ives with parents with shared responsibiity, it is for the parents to determine which address is to be used for the aocation process. 4. Any avaiabe paces foowing the initia aocation wi be given on the basis of the distance from the main entrance of the schoo to the home, measured in a straight ine. 5. Pupis wi not be admitted above the pubished admission number for the schoo uness exceptiona circumstances appy. 6. If an appication for admission has been turned down by the governors, parents have the right to appea against this decision. The reevant appea forms can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Secretary at the schoo. Bradford Academy Bradford Academy has an agreed pubished admission number of 205 pupis. Where there are fewer appicants than paces avaiabe, a appicants wi be admitted. Appication Process Appications for paces at the academy wi be made in accordance with the LA s co-ordinated admission arrangements and wi be made on the common appication form (CAF). An additiona suppementary information form must aso be competed for those appying for a pace within the Faith Proportion. The suppementary information form must be returned to the Academy no ater than 4pm 31st October Suppementary information forms are avaiabe from the Academy, or can be downoaded from the academy website, or from Bradford Counci website. Appications on faith grounds wi not be considered uness both forms have been competed in fu. Admission Criteria Where the number of appications for admission is greater than the pubished admissions number, appications wi be considered against the criteria set out beow. After the admission of pupis with statements of Specia Educationa Needs or Educationa Heath & Care Pan where the academy is named, the criteria wi be appied in the order in which they are set out beow: 1. Looked after chidren and chidren who were ooked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order of specia guardianship order). 2. Specia Medica or Socia Reasons a) Specia medica reasons for admission where medica circumstances mean that admission to Bradford Academy aone is deemed essentia by an independent professiona recommendation from the chid s paediatrician/consutant, or b) Socia reasons for admission where socia circumstances mean that admission to Bradford Academy aone is deemed essentia by an independent professiona recommendation from a Director of Socia Services, Probation, or the Chidren and Famiy Court Advisory and Support Service. 3. Chidren of staff at the schoo a) where the member of staff has been empoyed at the schoo for two or more years at the time at which the appication for admission to the schoo is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fi a vacant post for which there is a demonstrabe ski shortage. 4. Brothers and sisters Chidren who have a brother or sister attending the Academy, and who wi be attending the Academy, in years: Reception, Y1 Y4 and Y7 Y11, at the date of appication. Pease note, chidren in our Nursery wi not be considered under sibing criteria. The terms brothers and sisters refer to chidren who ive with the same famiy at the same address. Chidren iving with the same famiy, such as foster chidren and stepbrothers and sisters are aso incuded. 5. The Faith Proportion Up to a maximum of 35% of the remaining paces after SEN and pupis isted in 1 4 above wi be aocated on the basis set out beow, provided that sufficient appications from eigibe candidates are received
20 20 section two Appy onine at a. Chidren of the Christian faith (15% of the remaining paces); Appications must be supported by competion of the suppementary form and a written reference from a Minister of Reigion to show that the chid s famiy attend church on average on two occasions each month or more; b. Current attendance at a Church of Engand Junior or Primary Schoos that are either Vountary Aided or Vountary Controed schoos (10% of the remaining paces); c. Chidren of other faiths (10% of the remaining paces); These are paces for chidren of faiths other than a Christian faith; Appications must be supported by competion of the suppementary form and a written reference from reigious eader that shows the commitment of the chid s famiy to that faith by reguar attendance at a pace of worship on average on two occasions each month or more. In the case of over subscription in either criteria 5a, b or c, priority wi be given by the foowing; the distance between the home and the schoo, measured by a straight ine, from the main entrance of the Academy to the Ordnance Survey address point of the home. In the case where 5a, b or c are undersubscribed, the avaiabe paces remaining wi be aocated, in equa measure, to the other faith proportion categories (e.g. if 5a is undersubscribed; the avaiabe paces woud be divided equay between 5b and 5c) 6. The Feeder Schoo Proportion The remaining paces; divided equay between the foowing two groups; wi be aocated to chidren, who attend the named feeder primary schoos, a) Bowing Park Primary Schoo; Knoweswood Primary Schoo; Lower Fieds Primary Schoo; Newha Park Primary b) St John s CE Primary Schoo; St Matthew s CE Primary Schoo; St Stephen s CE Primary Schoo In the case of over subscription in either criteria 6a or 6b, priority wi be given by the foowing; the distance between the home and the schoo, measured by a straight ine, from the main entrance of the Academy to the Ordnance Survey address point of the home as measured by the LA s geographica information system. 7. Community Proportion The remaining paces wi be aocated on the basis the distance between the home and the schoo, measured by a straight ine, from the main entrance of the Academy, as measured by the LA s geographica information system. Waiting ists Where in any year Bradford Academy receives more appications for paces than paces are avaiabe, a waiting ist wi operate. This wi be maintained by the academy in conjunction with the Loca Authority and it wi be open to any parent to ask for his or her chid s name to be paced on the waiting ist, foowing an unsuccessfu appication. The waiting ist wi remain open unti the end of the academic year. A chid s position on the waiting ist wi be determined soey in accordance with the over subscription criteria. Arrangements for Appeas Panes Parents wi have the right of appea to an Independent Appea Pane if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of Bradford Academy. The Appea Pane wi be independent of the Academy. Appea forms are avaiabe at the Academy, on ine, or a request can be made to the schoo main reception. In Year appications Appications during the schoo year must be made on the Loca Authorities In-Year Appication form and submitted to the Loca Authority. These are avaiabe at the Academy, on ine, or the Counci s website, Where paces become avaiabe they wi be aocated to chidren on the waiting ist in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. In the case where either 6a or 6b are undersubscribed, the avaiabe paces remaining wi be aocated to the other feeder proportion (e.g. if 6a is undersubscribed; the avaiabe paces woud be aocated to 6b)
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