Admissions 2016-17

PROCEDURE FOR ADMITTING STUDENTS TO IES BRECKLAND

Admission Number(s)

1) SABRES Educational Trust/IES Breckland has the following agreed admission number for the year 2016/2017 and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years:
a) 100 for students in Year 7
b) 100 for students in year 8
c) 100 for students in year 9
d) 100 for students in year 10
e) 100 for students in year 11

For all subsequent years: 100 pupils in year 7.

Consideration of Applications

2) SABRES Educational Trust will consider all applications for places at the School. Where fewer than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year groups are received, SABRES Educational Trust will offer places to all those who have applied.

Procedures where the School is oversubscribed from 2016

3) Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with statements of Special Educational Needs where IES Breckland is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

a) Looked after children and previously looked after children

b) Children who have an older sibling [1] attending IES Breckland at the time of transfer.

c) Children of staff who have been: i) A member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or ii) Recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

d) Admission of pupils on the proximity to the School using straight line measurement from the main entrance of IES Breckland to the main entrance to the child’s home [2].

4) Should any category be oversubscribed, then the proximity to the school criteria detailed in 3d will apply. Criteria 3c will not apply in 2012 – please see paragraph 11 below.

Operation of waiting lists

5) Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in Suffolk County Council’s co-ordinated admission scheme, IES Breckland will operate a waiting list for each year group. Where in any year the School receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the final term of the school year. This will be maintained by the Suffolk County Council and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

6) Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The order of children on the waiting list does not remain static. As circumstances change the child’s place on the waiting list can go up or down, for example due to withdrawals or additional applications. If all criteria met are equal a “drawing” of names will be carried out by an independent person (agreed by both parties) to determine allocation of place. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

Arrangements for admitting Pupils to other Year Groups, including to replace any Pupils who have left the School

7) From 2015-2016 IES Breckland will co-ordinate admissions for in-year applications and for applications for year groups other than the normal point(s) of entry. This will not affect SABRES Educational Trust’s right to determine which applicants have priority for admission.

8) Subject to any provisions in Suffolk County Council’s co-ordinated admission arrangements relating to applications submitted for years other than the normal year of entry, the SABRES Educational Trust will consider all such applications and if the year group applied for has a place available, admit the child unless one of the permitted reliefs apply. If more applications are received than there are places available, the oversubscription criteria in paragraph 3d shall apply. Parents whose application is turned down shall be entitled to appeal.

Appeals

9) If SABRES Educational Trust is unable to grant a place to your child, you have the right to appeal against their decision. You will be sent information on how to appeal. All Appeals will be processed and reviewed by an Independent Panel. Unsuccessful applicants who initiate the Appeals process and are still unable to secure a place may only submit a fresh application if there has been a significant and material change in the circumstances surrounding the original application.

Review

10) This Policy will be reviewed annually in the Autumn Term.

Procedures where the School is oversubscribed from 2015/2016

11) Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with statements of Special Educational Needs where IES Breckland is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children
  • Children who have an older sibling [3] attending IES Breckland at the time of transfer.
  • Admission of pupils on the proximity to the School using straight line measurement from the main entrance of IES Breckland to the main entrance to the child’s home [4].

12) Should any category be oversubscribed, then the proximity to the school criteria detailed in 3d will apply.

Notes:

1. A sibling is defined as a brother or sister (including half brother or half sister, adopted, step brother or step sister) living at the same home address as the child applying for the place. When a child’s parent applies to the school the older sibling must be in years 7-10. When the younger child starts at the school, the older sibling must be in year 8-11.

2. The main entrance of IES Breckland is defined as Crown Street, Brandon. IP27 0NJ