Sale High School

Admissions

ADMISSIONS POLICY & ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2018

 

Sale High School is an 11-16 school and plans to be an academy within the Hamblin Education Trust in September 2017. It is responsible for its own admissions, working within the School Admissions Code.

 

The policy is arranged in the following sections:

 

Section 1: Priority catchment area and admissions to year 7 process

Section 2: Admissions criteria 2018

Section 3: In-Year admissions between September and August each year

Section 4: Appeals process

 

Section 1: Priority catchment area and admissions to year 7 process

 

The priority catchment area for Sale High School includes postcode areas, M33, WA14 and WA15.

 

Our policy seeks to meet the needs of all children and is determined with reference to the School Admissions Code and Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements under which all children are admitted to schools in Year 7.

 

All applications are made to the home Local Authority (LA) where the child lives. LA’s will provide an application form to each parent which must be completed and returned by the 31st October. Parents of pupils outside Trafford LA can apply for a place at Sale High School using the application form provided by their ‘home LA.’

 

Sale High School will admit students to Year 7 in September, up to the admission number. The published admission number for year 7 in 2018 is 198.

 

Parents seeking a place for their child in year 7 in September should include Sale High School in ranked order of preference on their local authority’s application form.

 

Applications for a place in year 7 in September will be ranked in strict accordance with the oversubscription criteria detailed in Section 2.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by their local authority, on behalf of the school’s governing body on 1st March each year.

 

Unsuccessful applicants may ask the Local Authority to place them on a waiting list and be considered for any places that may arise in the future. These places will be awarded in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below.

 

 

If a successful applicant moves home between the date of allocation and the beginning of term in September of that year, the offer of a place will be reviewed.  As a result of this review, the offer of a place may be withdrawn, if as a result of the successful applicants’ move of house, another applicant is then promoted to a higher priority on the school’s admissions criteria.

 

For all tenancy agreements a minimum of 12 months’ tenancy agreement is required with legally supporting documentation and also documentation pertaining to the disposal of the previous home.

 

Any applicant who moves address must provide evidence and legal documentation to the effect they have purchased and exchanged contracts on a property and documentation relating to proof of disposal of the previous home.

 

For each of the criteria listed above, if the demand for places exceeds the admission number, the rank order will be determined by the proximity of the child’s home to the school

 

Section 2: Admissions criteria 2018

 

All children whose statement of special educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan names the school must be admitted.

 

  1. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below in order to determine how the places are awarded. “Looked after” children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.

 

  1. Siblings: Children who have brothers or sisters enrolled at this school at the time of admission and live within the catchment priority area.

 

Siblings are defined as half/step/adopted/foster brothers or sisters, and any other children who are living at the same address as part of the same family unit.

 

  1. All other applicants living within the priority catchment area, as above.

 

  1. Siblings: All other children who have brothers and sisters enrolled at this school at the time of admission

 

  1. Children who live outside the designated catchment area.

 

For each of the criteria listed above, if the demand for places exceeds the admission number, the rank order will be determined by distance from home to school, calculated in a direct straight line from the child's permanent place of residence to the school.  For the home address the distance will be calculated using property co-ordinates provided from Trafford’s Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666), Royal Mail Postal Address Information may be used in some instances.  In the case of a child living in a block of flats, co-ordinates will be obtained in the same way.  The co-ordinates used for the School are 379842, 390864

 

Notes:

 

The place of residence means the address where the child normally and permanently lives on a full-time basis, not a temporary address or the address of any carer or relative.  In the case of parents who are separated or divorced and where child-care arrangements are shared between addresses, the average of the distances of the two addresses from Sale High School will be used for determining priority for admission.

 

 

Section 3: In-year admissions between September and August each year

 

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This section applies to applicants applying for a place outside the normal round of admissions i.e. for a child who is already secondary school age. Applications for an in-year admission should be made directly to the school. The ‘In-year Admissions Application Form’ can be downloaded from the school website or obtained by contacting the school.

Pupils will be admitted to the school without reference to ability or aptitude. Ordinarily, this will be at the start of a school term (unless a child is unable to travel to their current school place due to distance).

 

Places will be allocated in accordance with the oversubscription criteria detailed in Section 2. Due to previous falling rolls, Sale High School has several year groups which are smaller and so curriculum provision is impacted. In the event that additional admissions will prejudice the provision of an efficient education for pupils already attending the school, applicants will be advised of the right to appeal and invited to join a waiting list, compiled according to the oversubscription criteria.

 

The year group a pupil can be admitted is usually dependent on their date of birth. Pupils are not normally admitted into a year group that does not correspond with their date of birth

During the academic year September 2018 - August 2019 pupils with the following dates of birth should be admitted into the year group noted below:

 

01 September 2006 – 31 August 2007 Year 7

01 September 2005 – 31 August 2006 Year 8

01 September 2004 – 31 August 2005 Year 9

01 September 2003 – 31 August 2004 Year 10

01 September 2002 – 31 August 2003 Year 11

 

Any applications for an in-year transfer to a year group that does not correspond with the date of births as noted in the table above, will be considered in special circumstances and on an individual case by case basis and determined in the best interests of the child.

 

Unsuccessful applicants may request to be placed on a waiting list to be considered for any places that may arise in the future. These places will be awarded in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed in Section 2 irrespective of how long someone may have been on a waiting list. A separate waiting list for each year group is held.

 

Section 4: Appeals process

 

All applicants who have been unsuccessful will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel (Education Act 1993.) Parents wishing to exercise this right should indicate their intention in writing, direct to the school, within 28 days of receipt of notification.  

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