DETERMINED ADMISSIONS POLICY 2015/16
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.
1. Admission Numbers
The published admission number for September 2015 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.
2. Application Procedures
2.1 The College will comply with the locally agreed application procedures and timetables.
3. Over Subscription
3.1 If the number of applications exceeds the number of places, places will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
3.2 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.
3.3 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.
3.4 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.
3.5 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.
3.6 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.
4.1 The School will comply with locally agreed application procedures and timetables. Applications should be made in writing using the Common Application Form.
5. Admission to Year 12
5.1 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. There will be a minimum of 20 places available for external applicants, both girls and boys, on the same basis.
6. Applications for Years other than Year 7
6.1 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.
7. 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.
This Policy has been impact assessed with regard to disability, gender, race and safeguarding.
Policy reviewed and updated June 2014
Policy to be reviewed July 2015
Signed: Chair of Governing Committee