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Yate Academy

Admissions

Year 7 Admissions

Our Open Evening is on September 19th 2019. We look forward to welcoming prospective Year 5 and 6 students and their families.

Applications to Year 7 of Yate Academy should be made through the Local Authority for the area that you live and in line with their current processes.

Full details on the admissions process are available from online: www.southglos.gov.uk/admissions or through South Gloucestershire Council’s Childrens Information Service on 01454 868008.

Visiting Yate Academy

Although we often run tours of the academy during term-time, an appointment is not necessary, we would welcome you at any time to have a look around the school. If you would prefer to make an appointment, please call us on 01454 333560.

Please pay careful attention to the South Gloucesterhire Local Authority’s applications deadline, on 31st October, as late applications cannot always be considered.

In-year application form

In-year applications for Years 7 to 11 are made directly to the academy. Please complete the student registration form below or we can arrange a copy to be provided at reception or posted to  your address. 

Completed forms must returned to us at admissions@yateacademy.co.uk.

Transition from Woodlands Primary to Yate Academy

In the summer term, a two day visit for the children, with their primary school teachers, is arranged in school time. During these induction days, children undertake team building activities to help them become familiar with the academy surroundings, meet with their tutor groups and establish new friendships. In the evening, parents/carers of the new intake are also able to attend a meeting at the academy.

Admissions Policy for Secondary Phase (September 2019)

SEN/EHCP
Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) that name the school will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered. In this way, the number of places offered, as set out below will be reduced by the number of children with a Statement that has named the school.

Parents of children with Statements of SEN or EHC should contact their child’s casework officer for further information.

Oversubscription
The school has 150 places available in Year 7. Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the Published Admissions Number, the following criteria will be applied to determine those children that will be offered places:

1. Looked After Children
A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989), and for the purposes of these admissions arrangements includes a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

2. Local Siblings
Those living within the academy’s Area of Prime Responsibility (APR) and who have named the academy as a first preference. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, who is living as part of the same family unit at the same address, Monday to Friday. Where a sibling is in Year 11 or Year 12 at the time of application, they will be deemed as being in the school at the time of admission, unless the parent has specifically expressed that they will not be continuing into the following academic year.

3. Children of Staff
Where the member of staff has been employed at Yate Academy for two or more consecutive years; or the member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

In order of the proximity of their home address to Yate Academy, with the closest having the highest priority.

4. Geographical Considerations with the Area of Prime Responsibility
Priority will be given to applications from within the defined area who live closest to the preferred school.

5. Geographical Considerations outside of the Area of Prime Responsibility
After places have been allocated from within the Area of Prime Responsibility, any remaining places will be allocated to those children living closest to the school. Distances from home to school are measured in a direct line between the address point of the child’s home and a central point within the main school building using the Local Authority’s computerised mapping system.

6. Tie-break
Where two or more applicants share priority for a place, e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, and where there is only one place remaining, the child to be allocated will be selected by the drawing of lots.

Late applications (including changes of preference) are dealt with only after the demand for places received by the closing date has been met. If places become available following the allocation of places for a school/academy, the same criteria are applied to late applications and formal appeals, where the number of requests received still exceeds the number of places available.

Parents/carers who move to the area and/or wish their children to transfer to Yate Academy during the course of the year will be offered individual tours. These tours will not generally include visits to classrooms, in order to avoid interrupting lessons. This policy, we believe, is in the best interests of the students already at Yate Academy and utilises staff time effectively.

Link to Greenshaw Learning Trust Admissions page