Admissions - Post 16 - 2017/18

 Introduction

The Governing Body of Jack Hunt School (Trust) is the Admissions Authority for the school and responsible for admissions to the Sixth Form.

The school welcomes applications from external applicants as well as those currently at the school.  The capacity for the Sixth Form is 300 places which is a combined figure for both Years 12 and 13.

The Published Admission Number for external students to join the Sixth Form is 10 places each year.

Admission to the Sixth Form

1. Admission to the Sixth Form will be considered for students currently in Year 11 at the school and from those external to the school.

2. The application process for places in the Sixth Form will be the same for Year 11 students currently at the school and those external to the school.

3. The entry requirements for admission will be the same for Year 11 students currently at the school and those external to the school.

4. A conditional offer of a place to external applicants will only be made on the basis of a satisfactory reference from their previous school / college and availability of spaces in chosen subject areas.

All applications must be received by the published date (see Appendix 2).

Minimum Entry Requirements

All those seeking admission to the Sixth Form must achieve the necessary grades for access onto the
courses they have chosen.

For entry onto A Level courses the minimum entry requirement is 6 A* to C grades (including Grade 4 in English Language and Maths) at GCSE together with a points score equal to a Grade C overall.  For some courses there is no requirement to have studied the subject prior to the Sixth Form. Some subjects will require at least a C Grade in English and/or Mathematics GCSE for study at A Level. Students may, include 1 Cambridge TEC/ECDL Course as part of their 6 A* - Cs but may find Level 3 A Level courses extremely challenging with this profile.

Where students are studying Level 3 courses they will need to have successfully passed the Year 12 examination to continue the subject to full A Level award in Year 13. Students will be required to study a minimum of three subjects in Year 13 to full A Level award.

Applications

Applications should be made through UCAS Progress.

Oversubscription Criteria

The over-subscription criteria for the Sixth Form will be applied where the number of external applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form exceeds the published admission number and admission will be determined in accordance with the following admissions criteria:

Children in care (children in public care) and children who were in care, but ceased to be because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

1.    Children living in the catchment areas of 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.

2.  Students who have physical impairment or who are deaf for which the school has enhanced resource provision.

3.  Up to 5 places in any one academic year for children of permanent employees whose place of work is Jack Hunt School at the time of admission. Where the member of staff has been employed for more than 2 years and/or has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. Where more than five applications are received preference will be given to permanent employees with the longest period of continuous employment by the school.

4.  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 local authority admissions booklet issued by your primary school).

5.  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.

Late Applications

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

False Information

Where 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.

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

Appeals

Any student refused the offer of a place in the Sixth Form has the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel.