Admissions Consultation 2011

Admissions Arrangements - Jack Hunt School September 2011

In accordance with The Education and Skills Act 2008 and the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements)

(England) Regulations 2008, the Governors of Jack Hunt School are consulting you about the proposed admission arrangements for the Academic Year commencing in September 2011. The Governors propose the following admission criteria.

Year 7

The Oversubscription Criteria will be applied if there are more students enquiring for entry to the school than there are places available and places will be allocated to those children in the following categories expressed in order of priority:

  1. Looked after children (children in public care)
  2. Students with professionally verified medical needs (certified by a doctor or psychologist); including those who require access to the school’s specialist units for physical and hearing impairment and for whom a statutory assessment is currently being undertaken.
  3. Children living in the following catchment areas for primary schools:-

Gladstone Primary School, Highlees Primary School, Longthorpe Primary School, Middleton Primary School. Ravensthorpe Primary School, Thorpe Primary School and West Town Primary School. This includes children living within the above catchments who may be attending Sacred Heart Primary School and other Primary Schools.

  1. Where the child has a brother or sister attending the school at time of admission (the definition of brother or sister is contained in the LA Admissions Booklet issued by your Primary School)
  2. Any other applicant.

Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places within any of the above criteria priority will be given to those living nearest the school measured in a straight line between the centre of the home address and the centre of the school site.

The Published Admission Number for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 in 2011 will be 300.

The application procedures and timescales for Year 7 are described in the coordinated scheme for Secondary Schools admissions set out in Peterborough City Council’s Admissions Booklet. All other applications should be made direct to the school.

Late applications for Year 7 will be allocated a place if possible, but if there are no places available they will be offered a place by Peterborough City Council at the nearest school to their home address at which there is a place available, measured by a straight line from their home. Parents will be required to complete an application form and details will be sent to the nearest school for consideration. If the parent wants their child to be added to a waiting list for Jack Hunt School they will be added to the list in criteria order.

Sixth Form (Year 12)

The Published Admission Number for external applications to year 12 in 2011 will be 10.

Students may be admitted to Year 12 if they have obtained the relevant academic entry requirements, a detailed copy of which is on the school’s website. At the time of application evidence considered will be grades predicted by the school attended.

Minimum entry requirements for entry to AS/A2 courses are:

  • Six full course GCSEs at grade C or above.
  • A GCSE points score which equates to a C grade overall.
  • Vocational Level 2 courses (eg OCR/BTec) at distinction with two other full course GCSEs at grade C or above.
  • A grade C or above in the subjects to be studied (unless specified below)

For the majority of AS/A2 courses a minimum of a C grade in GCSE English is required. For further information about individual subjects refer to the Sixth Form prospectus or the school website. Detailed entry requirements for Vocational courses at Level 2 and Level 3, including Specialised Diplomas are also available on the website.

A further entry requirement will be the group of subjects requested by the applicant which may or may not be available.

Please note that the entry requirements are correct at the time of publication of this letter. These may change prior to September 2011 and potential applicants should contact the school or look at the school website for updated information.

The Oversubscription Criteria for the Sixth Form will be applied where the number of external applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form exceed the Published Admission Number and admission will be determined in accordance with the following criteria:

1. Looked after children (children in public care)

2. Students with professionally verified medical needs (certified by a doctor or psychologist); including those who require access to the school’s specialist units for physical and hearing impairment and for whom a statutory assessment is currently being undertaken.

3. Brother or sisters of students within Years 7 to 13 of the school on 1 September 2010 at the time of admission.

4. Students who live nearest to the school measured in a straight line between the centre of the home address and the centre of the school site.

Where the oversubscription criteria are used, applications received from external applicants after the published date will be considered last.

Where the Governors have made an offer of a place in the Sixth Form on the basis of an intentionally misleading application the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Appeals

Applicants who wish to make an appeal to the Independent Appeal Committee may do so by writing to the Clerk to the Governors Admissions Committee at the school.