We have chosen to become our Own Admissions Authority for in-year admissions, as this generally speeds the process up considerably.
If you are interested in transferring your child mid-year, please contact the school office who will gather relevant information in order that the Senior Leadership Team can meet to consider your request. Following this the Vice Principal will contact you with an outcome.
If we are in a position to make an offer of a place you will be invited to meet with the Vice Principal and look around the school. For this meeting you will be requested to bring a copy of your child’s most recent report.
Once the offer of a place has been made, we ask all students to attend for a morning to do a series of tests, primarily in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We use this information help allocate your child to a teaching group and also inform teaching when they arrive.
Students choose their options in Year 8 and start GCSE subjects in Year 9. Unless you are new to the area, we would discourage you from applying to transfer schools after this date: often we cannot offer students their preferred options or they miss important chunks of work when moving schools.
If, educationally, we think transferring your child to us is the wrong thing to do, we will not offer them a place. Details of the right of appeal are included in our Admissions Policy.
Admissions Policy 2017-18