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1 Secondary Transfer Application closing date: 31 st October 2013

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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.

9 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.

10 We wish you every success in your application!

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