Presentation on theme: "Secondary Transfer Application closing date: 31 st October 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Secondary Transfer Application closing date: 31 st October 2013
The application process Advantages of applying online 4 step process: register, add a child, apply for schools, check and submit the application. You will then receive a reference number that confirms your application. NB: If you are interested in schools outside the borough the same process applies.
How the admission system works: Pan-London co-ordinated admissions system (PLCAS) All parents must list the schools they want to apply for and rank them in order of preference. Only offered one place. If a school receives more applications than places available its published admission criteria will be used to offer places.
How the admission system works: The borough does not pass on details to any school about where you have ranked them or other schools you have applied for. ALL offers are made on 3 rd March 2014.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Schools 6 state secondary schools: -Chelsea Academy, Holland Park School, Kensington Aldridge Academy -Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School (for boys), St Thomas More Language College, Sion Manning RC Girls School -Admissions criteria offers excellent guide on likelihood of getting a place. -Open days held throughout Sept/Oct
Financial Assistance All children under 16 in full-time education can travel free on bus and tram services. All school pupils will be required to carry a ‘Zip’ Oyster Photocard to travel free. Children already receiving free school meals at primary school will continue to receive them at secondary school
Key Dates From 1 st September 2013 – application opens 31 st October 2013 – closing date for applications 3 rd March 2014 – National offer day 3 rd March 2014 onwards – vacancies filled 17 th March 2014 – deadline to accept offer May/June 2014 – secondary schools write to you June/July 2014 – appeals heard by an independent panel
Advice from RBKC Visit as many open days as possible. Only apply for a school if you match the admissions criteria. Priority for places isn’t given to RBKC residents however Holland Park and Chelsea Academy DO give priority to children attending a RBKC primary school.
Online application help session Thursday 19 th September from 3.30 – 6.00 in the ICT Suite (opposite Y5) to offer support completing the application. If you are unavailable on the 19 th please arrange an alternative time with me.