Presentation on theme: "Learning Together for Life. If your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, they will transfer from primary to secondary school in."— Presentation transcript:
If your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, they will transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2015. The admissions process begins on 1 September 2014 and the deadline for submitting your application is 31 October 2014. We strongly recommend, however, that your application is submitted by 24 th October 2014. You will be able to apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the eAdmissions website. https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app
Secondary school admissions process for entry in September 2015 Application stageDate Admissions application period starts1 September 2014 School open eventsSeptember and October 2014 Closing date for applications31 October 2014 Results of applications (letters posted first class) People who have applied online will be able to view the results online on the day instead of waiting to receive a letter 2 March 2015 Deadline for accepting the offer of a place16 March 2015 Appeal hearingsMay and June 2015 Induction day at secondary school1 July 2015 Secondary school admissions process for entry in September 2015
Contact the School Admissions Service school-admissions @royalgreenwich.gov.uk 020 8921 8043 (Contact Centre) www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/admissions
Information about the geographical areas that secondary schools recruited from for entry in September 2014 are available on line This information will help you to consider whether your child is likely to be offered a place at a Royal Greenwich secondary school. The areas around each school on the map indicates the last (furthest away) place that was offered to a child based on distance. The distance from home to school is measured as a straight line from the centre of the home address to the main entrance of the school. St Ursula's Convent School is an exception as it does not use distance when making admissions decisions. http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/14/sec ondary_school_places/1400/secondary_school _offers_interactive_map
Many schools use a banding system to make sure that the school has, as far as possible, an even balance of pupils of different abilities. Children are placed in one of five ability bands (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and 3), depending on the scores they obtained in tests taken in year five. If you are looking at the distances schools recruited from, you should search by the relevant ability band. If you need advice about whether your child is likely to be offered a place at a particular school based upon the distance from your home to a particular school, please contact the School Admissions Service. Level 5 (Band 1) Level 4 (Band 2) Level 3 (Band 3) Below Level 3 (Band 4)
If there are more applications than there are places available at a school, the admission authority for the school will use its admission criteria to decide which applicants should be offered a place. Decisions about offers of places in community and voluntary controlled secondary schools are the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Decisions about admitting children to academies, free schools, voluntary aided schools, and Catholic places at St Paul’s Academy are made by the governing body First priority will go to children with a statement of special educational needs where the school is named on the statement. Remaining places will be given in the following order: 1.Looked after children and previously looked after children who have been adopted or become subject to a residence or special guardianship order immediately after having been looked after. 2.Children with a sibling living at the same address who already attends the school at the time the child will be admitted. 3.Children or an immediate family member with an acute medical or social need for a particular school. 4.Other children based on home to school distance. 5.If two applicants live an equal distance from the school, the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.
Application is NOT an automatic process If your child is in Year 6, you will need to make a secondary transfer Application If the application is not received, you may not be offered one of your preferred schools even if you have older children already attending If you are a Greenwich resident and wish to apply for a state maintained school in Royal Greenwich or in any other area, you can apply online or complete the Royal Greenwich common application Form Residents of other boroughs must apply through their home authority even if they wish to apply for a place in a Royal Greenwich school http://www.bromley.gov.ukhttp://www.bromley.gov.uk http://www.bexley.gov.ukhttp://www.bexley.gov.uk Special Educational Needs If your child has a statement of special educational needs, secondary transfer is organised through the Special Educational Needs Service. You do not need to complete a common application form. For further details please contact the SEN Service on 020 8921 8426.
The Families Information and Outreach Service offers support to parents and carers who may need help with the school admissions process. The service is available to everyone and provides: A wide range of information on local secondary schools. Support in making informed and realistic preferences. Help in completing the relevant forms. Information about the appeals process. If you have questions about which schools will best meet your child’s academic and developmental needs, or require support in making your application, please contact the Families Information and Outreach Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8921 6921
Offers of places Preferences will be considered individually under each school’s admission criteria If more than one offer can be made from your list of preferred schools, the one ranked highest will be offered. If only one offer can be made from your list, that school is the one you will be offered. if it is not possible to offer any of your preference schools, your child will be allocated a place at the nearest Royal Greenwich school that has vacancies after offers have been made. Please note that a school’s status (i.e. academy, community, free, voluntary aided or voluntary controlled) is not taken into consideration when allocating places. Online applications: a) email informing you of the outcome during the evening of 2 March 2015. b) be able log on to www.eadmissions.org.uk to view the outcome of your application at this time Paper Applications : letters posted first class 2 March 2015 If you applied online but it has not been possible to offer your child a place at your first preference school, we will also send you a letter, by first class post, providing more information regarding the decision and what you might do next