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Lavington School

EQUA Trust

Year 7 Admissions

Admissions Policy (for admissions in September 2022)

Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23

Application to transfer between schools

Finding a Secondary School Place

How to apply

If your child was born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 then they will be eligible to start secondary school in September 2022.

 

 

Timetable of Events

1st September 2021 Please ready 'Finding a Secondary School' Place before submitting an application via the Wiltshire Council portal or using a paper application form
31st October 2021

Deadline for applications.

  • All paper and online applications must be received by midnight.
  • Applications received after the deadline without exceptional reasons are not considered until all the applications received on time have been allocated
  • You are less likely to secure a place at your preferred school and you will not receive an offer of a place until late April 2022
  • It is important that you apply on time to avoid disappointment.
17th December 2021

Exceptional circumstances deadline

Only in exceptional circumstances such as those listed here will a late application be considered at the same time as applications received by the deadline of 31 October 2021.

  1. where there has been a change of family circumstances after the deadline date which has a significant effect on the preferences given on the original application. (If this is a house move this must have been completed with an exchange of contracts before 17 December 2021)
  2. a move into Wiltshire from outside the county after the deadline date but before 17 December 2021. Confirmation of the new address (in the form of an exchange of contracts or a tenancy agreement) must be provided before 17 December 2021
  3. service personnel moving to a Wiltshire address after the deadline date. A posting notice must be provided before 17 December 2021
  4. where a common application form has not been received by the local authority, but the parent can provide proof of posting.

Such late applications can only be considered if they are received by the local authority on, or before, 17 December 2021.

Documentary evidence should be provided with the application (or at the latest by 17 December 2021) to verify the circumstances which caused the late application to be made. If evidence cannot be provided, the application will not be treated as an exception.

Applications received after the deadline without exceptional reasons are not considered until all the applications received on time have been allocated. You are less likely to secure a place at your preferred school and you will not receive an offer of a place until 29 April 2022.

1st March 2022

Offer day

  • Letters are posted to all parents who applied by the 31 October 2021 deadline offering them a place at one school
  • Parents who apply online will be able to log back on to the online system on national offer day to view the outcome of their application
  • You will require your username and password which was created at the time of application.
  • It is important that you keep these details safe as the school admissions team are not able to send duplicate emails to you confirming these details.
  • You will also receive confirmation of the offer by letter.
15th March 2022

Deadline

  • For parents to accept the place they have been offered
  • If you have been refused a place at your preferred school you can appeal and request that your child's name is added to the waiting lists

Further information will be contained in the decision letter that will be posted out to you on national offer day

29th April 2022

Second round offers

  • Late applicants (second round applications received between 1 November 2021 and 9 March 2022 ) will be considered alongside any applicants who were refused in the first round
  • All applications will be considered in line with the schools individual over subscription criterion and any spare place and places that have become available after the 1 March offer day, will be reallocated

For further information about the process for allocation places please view 'Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Schools' which can be found by clicking on (forms, guides and policy document)

18th May 2022

Third round offers

  • Late applicants (third round applications received after 09 March 2022 ) will be considered alongside any applicants who were refused in the first and second round
  • All applications will be considered in line with the schools individual over subscription criterion and any spare place and places that have become available after the 1 March offer day, will be reallocated

For further information about the process for allocation places please view 'Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Schools' which can be found by clicking on (forms, guides and policy document).

June/July 2022

Appeals are heard

Online applications

Wiltshire Council is responsible for co-ordinating and administering admissions.  Parents are required to rank three schools in order of preference, and all applications – regardless of parental choice - are then matched to schools according to a child’s eligibility for a place, rather than by parental preference.  Second or third choice applications may rank higher than first choice applications, and some first choice applications will be turned down. 

The Council's admissions portal opens on 1 September 2021 for applications for 2022 entry. The national deadline dates is 31st October, 2021.

All applications submitted after the national deadline date will be treated as late applications.  Late applications can be submitted using the parent portal.

If you have applied online you will be able to log back into the parent portal on national offer day to view the outcome of your application.

Paper applications

Paper application forms can be obtained by calling Customer Services on 01225 713010.  If you submit a paper application form this must be posted back to the address on the application form and not emailed.

 Primary transition

Transition between schools can be exciting for students, but we recognise many feel nervous too.  We work hard to ensure the change is smooth and students feel well supported and cared for.  Every Year 6 child (and their teacher) will be visited in their primary school to ensure they are happy with arrangements before they start with us. This gives them the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have.  There is a taster day in term 6, which gives the students the opportunity to explore the school and to experience lessons.  Parents are also invited to visit the school for an evening to meet the tutor, pastoral leader and senior staff.  On joining us, your child will be well supported by Year 7 buddies, peer mentors, friendly and approachable support staff as well as their tutor and pastoral leader.  Any concerns or worries are quickly addressed, and we find all students quickly settle into our community and are happy here.

Students joining us in other year groups are given a personalised induction programme and are well cared for.  Help is always at hand to make sure they feel supported and secure in their transition.

Lavington School maintains its own waiting list once the application process has been completed.  If any places become available at the school, applicants will be considered as outlined in the school’s policy.

 Admission Enquiries

For all enquiries including arranging visits to the school, please contact Miss Anna Matthews on a.matthews@lavington.wilts.sch.uk