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Admissions Policy 2018-19 

The Governors of Kemnal Technology College are committed to a continuing policy of open admission to the College where all of the places are awarded without any selection of discrimination. 

Admission Numbers

The published admission number for September 2018 will be:

Years 7-11       210

Year 12            120 (maximum)

The published admission number is inclusive of students with a statement of special educational needs that are admitted to the school pursuant to the school being named in part 4 of their statement.

Application Procedures

The College will comply with the locally agreed application procedures and timetables.


If the number of applications exceeds the number of places, places will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority:

  1. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions. They are also children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order). The government's definition for this criterion is that the child must have been adopted after December 2005 in order to fall within the definition of a previously looked after child. An adopted child must have been adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. This Act did not come fully into force until December 2005, so it is not possible for a child to have been adopted under that Act prior to this date.
  2. Siblings in school at the time of proposed entry.  Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.
  3. Distance to the College as measured in a straight line/by the shortest walking route from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the College, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the College receiving the higher priority.
  4. Pupils with a statement of special educational needs will be dealt with through a separate process and the Governing Body will admit those pupils whose statement name the College after this process has been gone through.
  5. Any child not offered a place has the statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. The Independent Appeal Panel will be determined by the Governing Body on an annual basis and will, usually, consist of two lay members and one person from the community, independent of the College. The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel will be binding on the Governors and the parents. Full details of the Appeals process are available from the Clerk to Governors.
  6. Any child not offered a place will be placed on the waiting list and will have the statutory right of appeal.  Waiting lists will be maintained in the order of the published admissions criteria.  Those wishing to appeal should register their intention to do so by sending a letter, addressed to the Chairman of Governors within 14 days of being informed that their child has not been allocated a place.
  7. Children directed via the Fair Access Protocol will take precedence over any child already on the waiting list and this includes admitting children over the published admission number.
  8. The College does not have specific facilities for students with disabilities. As far as possible the College will ensure that students with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as other students.


The School will comply with locally agreed application procedures and timetables.  Applications should be made in writing using the Common Application Form.

Admission to Year 12 (See Appendix Sixth Form Admission Policy)

All Year 11 students wishing to continue to Year 12 at the College are encouraged to do so provided that they meet the entry demands of the course they wish to study.

Applications for Years other than Year 7

All in-year admissions and waiting lists will be co-ordinated by the Local Authority.  KTC, will, in the event of over subscription, consider each case in the light of general need.  Children directed via the Fair Access Protocol will take precedence over any child already on the waiting list and this includes admitting children over the published admission number.

Falsifying Information

Falsifying information to gain advantage in obtaining a school place will lead to the withdrawal of the offer of a place.  If it is found that a place has been achieved by falsifying information, any further siblings will not be considered.


Policy reviewed and updated October 2017

Policy to be reviewed July 2018

Appendix Sixth Form Admissions Policy

Entry to School for Year 12

All students entering the Sixth Form in Year 12 must follow a full timetable of activities which will comprise courses in at least three Level 3 courses.

The school will admit all current students who meet the entry requirements and external applicants who meet the entry requirements and have a good reference from their current institution but subject to the over-subscription criteria.

The entry requirement for Year 12 is at least five GCSE passes, including Maths and English, at grades A* to C, as well as specific course entrance requirements for that academic year as stated on the website. Full details of the available subjects and courses are available in the school’s Sixth Form Prospectus.

All candidates, internal and external, must demonstrate that their predicted performance at GCSE will meet the entry criteria before the offer of a place will be made. Offers will relate to specific subjects/courses only and are conditional upon actual grades being achieved on enrolment day. We will require external applicants to provide copies of examination results before taking up places.

References and internal school reports will be reviewed before a place is confirmed. Poor behaviour may result in an offer being withdrawn.

Meeting the requirements of any course is no guarantee that the applicant will automatically be offered a place on his or her preferred combination of courses.  Entry into Year 12 will depend upon the availability of space on courses.

Places will be allocated in the following priority:-

  • looked after and previously looked after candidates who meet the criteria 
  • applications from internal candidates who meet the academic requirements
  • applications from external candidates who meet the academic requirements

Over-subscription criteria will be applied to external applications for all courses where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the places available. Places will be offered to the applicants with the highest average GCSE point score and then the highest GCSE grade in the relevant subject. Applicants who fail to gain a place in one of their chosen subjects will be offered an alternative subject with an available place and for which they fulfil the entry requirement.

Entry to Year 13

Year 12 students must achieve a minimum of three pass grades (A*-E) in three or more subjects in order to continue to Year 13.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for Year 13 will be informed of any decision made regarding their place by letter on results day. Any known mitigating circumstances must be communicated to the Head of Sixth Form by the end of the following day. A meeting will be arranged to discuss these. These circumstances should be reported to school prior to the start of the examinations, wherever practicable.

Final decisions will be made by the Head Teacher by the start of the next academic year.

External applications to join Year 13 will only be considered in exceptional circumstance.

Entry to School for Years 12 and 13 for Adults

Students who are 18 or over will not be admitted into Year 12 and those who are 19 or over will not be admitted into Year 13.