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Applying for a Secondary School Place 2012

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011


Warwickshire Admissions Admissions Service Service Warwickshire Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL

Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL

Or: School Admissions, FREEPOST NAT 4782, Warwick, CV34 4BR (The freepost address can take up to 5 working days) Tel

01926 742047 or 742037

Fax

01926 742084

Email

admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

Website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions

If the information is difficult to understand, we can provide it in another format. For example, Braille, large print or audiotape. Please contact the Admissions Service on 01926 742047 If your first language is not English, you can contact our Interpreting and Translation Service on 01926 412698 or email itsunit@warwickshire.gov.uk


Contents How to apply for a school place

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Applying Online: Advice and FAQs

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How offers are made

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11+ tests and Warwickshire grammar schools

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After receiving your offer of a school place

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Special Educational Needs

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School Transport

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Secondary Schools in Warwickshire - contact details and open evening information, split by area Central Warwickshire

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Eastern Warwickshire

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North Warwickshire

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Nuneaton and Bedworth

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South Warwickshire

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More information on Warwickshire secondary schools 33 Changing Schools (during an academic year)

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In-Year Fair Access Protocol

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Glossary 35 Useful Contact Details

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Surrounding Authority contact details

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Disclaimer 38

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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How to apply for a school place •

Apply online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions from 4 July 2011 onwards

Apply by telephone: Call the Admissions Service You will need your council tax reference number to hand This can be found on your council tax bill

Request a paper application form to be sent to you

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

(Contact details for the Admissions Service can be found on page 36)

The closing date for applying on-time is 31 October 2011 Important dates for admissions Please note: Dates relating to the 11+ tests are only relevant if you wish to apply for a place at Warwickshire grammar school (see page 10)

22 July 2011

Closing date for on time 11+ test registration

1 October 2011

Main 11+ test date

18 October 2011

Supplementary 11+ testing date

31 October 2011

Closing date for an on-time application for a school place

6 February 2012

Final date for families moving into Warwickshire to provide proof of address

1 March 2012

Offer day –Emails sent at 5pm and letters posted first class 11+ results only sent via first class post

16 March 2012

Closing date for acceptance of school place

Benefits of applying online • • • • •

Automatic email to confirm Warwickshire has received your application Quick and easy process Option to request your offer via email – Emails will be sent at 5pm on 1 March 2012 Ability to accept your school place online Option to print a copy of your application before submitting it electronically

I want to apply for schools that are not in Warwickshire You must apply through the Local Authority in which you live, regardless of where the schools you want to apply for are. For example, if you live in Warwickshire, and wish to apply for 2 Warwickshire schools and 1 Coventry school, you must apply to Warwickshire, ensuring you list all of your school choices. Warwickshire would then communicate with Coventry on your behalf.

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Late applications If you apply after 31 October 2011, your application will be classed as ‘late’. Late applications are considered after all on-time applications. This may have an impact on the school offer you receive.

Moving House If you are moving into Warwickshire, you must provide proof of this address by 6 February 2012. Please contact the Admissions Service for evidence required. If the Admissions Service does not receive sufficient proof by this date, your original address must be used for admissions purposes.

Choosing your school preferences Warwickshire residents can list up to seven schools on their application. It is advisable to list more than one school. Only applying for one school does not improve your chances of gaining a place. •

Listing more than one school will not affect your chances of gaining a place at your first choice school

If Warwickshire cannot offer any of the schools you have listed, we are legally obliged to offer the next nearest community or voluntary controlled Warwickshire school. This is why we suggest you list more than one school on your application

If you are applying for a Warwickshire grammar school, you must register for the 11+ test using the enclosed 11+ test registration form and also list the grammar school(s) you wish to gain a place at on your application for a school place

What order should I list my preferences in? The order of your preferences will only be looked at if we can offer you more than one of the schools you have listed. We would then offer a place at the school listed as the highest preference. This also applies to grammar schools. For example, where the local high school is the first preference and a grammar school is the second preference, if the child can be offered the grammar school and the local high school, a place at the high school would be offered because it is listed first.

Changing your school preferences If you wish to change your school preferences, you must request this by contacting the Admissions Service. After 31 October 2011, you can not amend your preferences, unless you are moving house. Please see ‘Moving House’ (see above).

Supplementary Forms Some aided and foundation schools require you to fill out an additional form to apply for a place. The school’s admissions criteria should indicate whether you need to complete a supplementary form. Harris School • Download the form from www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact Harris directly for a copy. • Return to Harris School by 31 October 2011 Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College • Contact Coventry Admissions or the school for a form • Return to Coventry Admissions by 31 October 2011

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Applying Online: Advice and FAQs To apply online you will need: • An email address • Your council tax reference number (found on your council tax bill)

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

I don’t have an email address You can create a free email address quickly and easily by going to this website: www.myguide.gov.uk Just click the register button and complete the simple online form. Once you have made an email address, you can use this to apply for your child’s school place.

Will my offer be emailed to me? You will receive an offer email if: 1. You applied on-line 2. You requested an offer email when you created your account Offer emails are sent at 17:00 on the appropriate offer day. If you opt for an offer email, you will also still receive an offer letter. Offer emails cannot be sent to parents who did not apply online. 11+ results are NOT sent via email.

I live in Warwickshire but I’d like to preference a non-Warwickshire school If you live in Warwickshire, you must apply through Warwickshire for a school place. You may list schools in any authority on your application and we communicate with the other Authorities electronically.

I can’t find the school I wish to apply for on the online form Firstly, check what the online form says at the top of the page. The first school you are asked to pick is your child’s CURRENT school. If you are on the page where you are asked to pick which school you want to apply for, try using the ‘School Search’ button at the bottom of the page. • • •

Select ‘ANY DISTANCE’ Ensure ‘LA’ is set to the Authority that the school you are looking for is in. This box defaults to Warwickshire. In ‘School Name’ just type in a small part of the school name. E.g. if you are looking for St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, just type in ‘august’.

If you still cannot find the school you are looking for, call the Admissions Service.

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What does the ‘status’ of my online application mean? Not Submitted

Submitted to LEA LEA has received the application

You have not submitted your application. You may make changes to it at this stage. However, you need to submit your application before 31 October 2011 for it to be received on time by the Admissions Service. You have submitted your application. School Admissions can now pull your application through to their system. School Admissions now has your application in their system. You can no longer amend any details. If you must change any details on your application, request this by contacting School Admissions. There is no guarantee your application can be changed after 31 October 2011.

I need to apply for a place for more than one child You only need to create one account on the online system. You can add as many children as you need onto this application. For each child you add, you must go through the stages of adding their details and listing the school preferences. You must submit each child’s application separately.

I have created an account for a previous year All accounts are removed from the system each year, so you must create a new account.

If I apply online, how do I know you’ve received my application? Once your online application is complete and you submit it, you will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of your application.

I’ve submitted my application online. Can I change it? No. Once your application has been submitted, any changes you wish to make must be made by contacting Admissions and requesting a change to your application. Any amendments you make online after you have submitted your application will not be sent through to the Admissions Service.

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How offers are made If you apply for a school that is over-subscribed (has more applicants than there are places available), your application is given a criteria. Places are then offered in criteria order to fill the school. The criteria that is used depends upon the type of school that you have applied for. Some schools use their own criteria and consider factors such as faith. Other schools are controlled by the Local Authority or opt to use Warwickshire’s over-subscription criteria. Please refer to ‘Schools in Warwickshire’ on page 17-32 to see which criteria are used by each school. The following page details the offers that were made to each school for admission in September 2011. This shows which criteria each school was able to offer up to. Offers change each year depending on the amount of applicants and the areas they are applying from.

Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) over subscription criteria (Used by community and voluntary controlled schools) Children with a statement of special needs are admitted first. 1.

Children in care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority (under section 22 of the Children Act 1989)

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Children living inside the priority area who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission

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Other children living inside the priority area

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Children living outside the priority area who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission

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Other children living outside the priority area

Within each criterion, priority is given in order of straight line distance between the home and school. The shortest distance has the highest priority. For more information on how distances are measured, please see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions All distances are subject to prepositional accuracy changes.

Priority areas You can see descriptions of priority areas at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or call School Admissions with your address to confirm which priority area you live in. Do not assume that the school closest to your address is your priority area school.

Schools that use their own criteria You will find a copy of the school’s admission arrangements on www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions, or contact the school directly to discuss their admissions criteria. Please refer to ‘Schools in Warwickshire’ on page 17-32 to see which criteria are used by each school. Grammar schools offer their places differently to other schools. Please read the information in the enclosed 11+ registration leaflet or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus. 8

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Offers made for admission in September 2011 Planned

Non-Selective Schools Admission Offers Breakdown of places offered Number

NORTH The Coleshill School - A Maths and Computing College

180

97

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Kingsbury School A Specialist Science and Mathematics College

126

126

All applicants inc Late Criteria 5 to a distance of 2.83 miles

The Polesworth School - A Specialist Language College

224

224

SEN, All on time Criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 3.638 miles

Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College

163

101

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Ash Green School and Arts College

170

170

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Etone Technology Language Vocational College

150

150

SEN, All on time Criteria 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 1.673 miles

The George Eliot School

190

123

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Hartshill School

210

210

SEN, All on time applicants. Plus late criteria 2 & 3.

Higham Lane School A Business and Enterprise College

238

238

SEN, All on time Criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 2.499 miles

The Nuneaton Academy

210

206

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College

300

227

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

St. Thomas More Catholic School and Technology College

156

156

SEN, All on time baptised Catholic children. Plus non Catholic Looked After Child to a distance of 0.176 miles

Ashlawn School (Non-Selective)

226

226

SEN. All on time Criteria 1, 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 1.579 miles

The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College

220

220

SEN. All on time Criteria 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 1.229 miles

Bilton School a Maths and Computing College

285

200

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Harris School

182

182

SEN, All on time Faith Places. On time Local Places offered to L2. L3 offered to a distance of 1.531 miles. (please see ‘what do I do next sheet’ for key to criteria)

Aylesford School A Specialist Language and Music College

206

180

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Campion School

155

111

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Kenilworth School and Sports College

270

270

SEN. All on time Criteria 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 1.784 miles

Myton School. A Specialist Science College and Training School

266

266

SEN. All on time Criteria 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 0.890 miles

North Leamington School

240

240

SEN. All on time Criteria 1, 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 9.619 miles

Southam College

210

210

SEN. All on time Criteria 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 6.70 miles

The Trinity Catholic Technology College. A Specialist Arts and Technology College

210

153

All applicants offered

Alcester High School Technology College

174

172

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Henley-in-Arden High School

123

123

SEN. All on time Criteria 1, 2, 3 & 4. Offered Criteria 5 to a distance of 4.549 miles

Kineton High School A Specialist Sports College

185

214

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers for children within Kineton’s Priority area.

Shipston High School A Specialist Technology College

77

90

SEN, All on time Criteria 2 & 3.

St. Benedict’s Catholic High School

106

106

SEN, All on time .Baptised children in feeder school and feeder school parish. Other Baptised Catholic Children to a distance of 4.071 miles

Stratford-Upon-Avon High School A Maths and Computing Specialist School

265

265

SEN. All on time Criteria 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Studley High School. Humanities and Music College

150

139

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

NUNEATON & BEDWORTH

EAST

CENTRAL

SOUTH

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11+ tests and Warwickshire grammar schools What is a grammar school? A grammar school is a state secondary school to which pupils are admitted on the basis of ability. Warwickshire’s grammar schools are non-fee paying and include a mixture of co-educational and single sex establishments. Entry is selective, by the means of the 11+ test, and only those deemed to be of ‘grammar school ability’ will be offered places. Warwickshire has six grammar schools; three in the southern area of Warwickshire and three in the eastern area. Southern Warwickshire

Eastern Warwickshire Lawrence Sheriff School (for boys) Rugby High School for Girls Ashlawn Selective School (mixed)

Rugby Rugby Rugby

King Edward VI School (for boys Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls Alcester Grammar School (mixed)

Stratford Stratford Alcester

How to gain a place at a Warwickshire grammar school Warwickshire parents, regardless of address area, can apply for a place at any Warwickshire grammar school. However, when offers are made on 1 March, priority is given to students whose home address is within the relevant priority area. To be offered a place in a Warwickshire grammar school in the first round of offers you must: •

Apply for a school place on-time through your Home Authority, listing the Warwickshire grammar school(s) as a preference

Register on-time for the 11+ tests (Closing date: 22 July 2011)

Live within the relevant priority area/circle (for more information on this, please see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus)*

Your child must achieve the qualifying score on the 11+ tests

*(If you live outside the priority area, your child will have a lower priority and will not be included in the first round of offers on 1 March 2012)

11+ tests Your child will only need to take the 11+ test if you want to apply for a place at a grammar school. Information about the test can be found in the 11+ registration form leaflet. If you do not find a copy of this leaflet enclosed, you can print one out from our website (www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus) or call the Admissions Service to request a hard copy.

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After receiving your offer of a school place Your offer will be posted out, first class, on 1 March. If you applied on-line and requested to receive your offer via email, these emails will be sent at 5pm on 1 March 2012. The closing date for accepting the school you have been offered is 16 March 2012.

What if I don’t want the place that I am offered? Your offer letter will include a ‘What to do next’ sheet. This will contain all the relevant deadlines you need to be aware of.

Waiting Lists If you have not been offered your first preference, you will automatically be placed onto the waiting list for any school that you listed higher than the school you have been offered. If you have been offered a school that you did not list, then you will be on the waiting list for all the other schools you did list as a preference. This does not apply to grammar school waiting lists (see ‘grammar school waiting lists’ below). • • •

Waiting lists are held in criteria order Late applicants are not penalised on waiting lists Your position on a waiting list can change

-If other applicants are added to a waiting list, they will be added in criteria order. If their criterion is higher than yours, you will move down the waiting list. You can apply for up to seven schools. You can add your child to waiting lists for other schools if you have not already used up your seven preferences. On a waiting list, you are waiting for children who have been offered places to decline them. If places become available, re-offers will commence from 16 March 2012.

Grammar school waiting lists Your child will only be placed on a waiting list for a grammar school if: • Your child has achieved a score that qualifies them for the waiting list. This information will be found in your 11+ results letter • You have listed that grammar school as a preference on your application for a school place • You have not been offered a school that was listed higher than the grammar school on your application for a school place Grammar school waiting lists are held in score order. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list in score order. Being ‘out of area’ for a grammar school does not affect your position on the grammar school waiting list.

Appeals You have the right to appeal for any school that has refused to offer you a place. From 1 March 2012: You can submit your appeal on-line at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals. There will be a closing date to submit your appeal by, this will be found in your offer letter, on your ‘What to do next’ sheet. You can appeal after this date but your appeal may not be heard with the other applicants appealing for places at the school. This may have an effect on the outcome of your appeal. If you are successful at appeal, the school will offer your child a place. This process is different to the waiting lists. You are not waiting for other children to decline places. A successful appeal will mean the school will offer over its admission number.

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Special education needs In Warwickshire, we are committed to the needs of all children regardless of difficulty, within mainstream schools or sometimes in a Special School Information on Special Schools in Warwickshire is available in a separate booklet, for a copy please contact ASRS (contact details are in the back of this booklet). We always aim to work as partners with parents and carers to make sure we achieve this.

Support and advice available The Parent Partnership Service can help to make sure that parents/carers of children who have special educational needs have impartial support and guidance regarding all issues that affect your child, particularly during admission to school, school placements and in relation to SEN procedures. Staff are available to offer advice over the telephone or in person. For information, telephone Warwickshire Parent Partnership Service on 024 7658 8464 or e-mail pps@continyou.org.uk The Assessment, Statementing & Review Service (ASRS) can offer advice on special needs policy and practice. For general enquiries telephone 01926 742160.

Will my child be able to attend a mainstream secondary school if a statement of special educational needs is in place? The Local Authority has a duty to name the school that you ask for unless: • the school is unsuitable to the child’s ability, aptitude or special educational needs, or; • the attendance at the school chosen would be incompatible with the efficient education of other children with whom the child would be educated or with the efficient use of resources. You must still apply for your school place as outlined on page 4. It is very important if your child has a statement to write this clearly on the application for a school place. The ASRS will decide whether or not the school is appropriate to meet your child’s needs and will formally consult with your preferred school by sending them a copy of your child’s current statement and asking them if they feel that they can meet your child’s special educational needs.

My child has a statement. When do I express a preference for a secondary school to make sure a smooth transfer occurs? Issues around the statement should be discussed through the Annual Review process. The Year 5 Annual Review of the statement in the primary school should be a Transitional Review, because it is the time when transfers should first be discussed. At this review you should express your and your child’s preference for the type of secondary provision. This should be recorded on the Annual Review documentation. This does not guarantee a place but starts the process of exploring what is available.

Will my child who has special needs and a statement be guaranteed a place in the priority area school? For pupils with statements the Local Authority admission procedures for secondary are similar to those at primary, in that they relate to the child’s needs, the ability of the chosen school to meet those needs and the efficient education of others. Once a school is named on the statement, the school has to admit the child.

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Will my child get preferential treatment regarding admission to secondary school because of the statement? If the LA can agree to your choice of school and places are available, the preference for school will be treated in the same way as those made by parents of non-statemented children in accordance with the general admissions policy.

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Are there any special procedures I need to follow, relating to change of school in order to secure a place for my child who has a statement? Parents of children with statements are asked to follow the admission procedures set down in this booklet. On the form, you must make sure that the fact that your child has a statement of special educational needs is clearly stated. The Admissions team work closely with the ASRS to ensure proper consideration is given to your preferred school. It will help both the Admissions team and ASRS if your preferences are registered as soon as possible in line with the admissions procedures

My child is in a primary special school/designated provision-will a similar place be available in the Secondary sector? If it is still appropriate to meet your child’s needs in a Special School, transfer to a similar placement for secondary age pupils will take place. Issues such as this should be raised through the Annual Review. A form for admission to a secondary school must be completed. You may however express a preference for a mainstream school. If it is clear that your child needs to attend a Special School, the ASRS team and the school will make the decision regarding placement according to the needs of the individual child.

What if my child’s needs can’t be met in Warwickshire? Warwickshire has a wide range of provisions available (a list can be found in this booklet) and therefore it is not considered appropriate to seek placements elsewhere. As far as is possible we seek to meet the needs of pupils in mainstream schools or in local Special Schools. Only in very exceptional circumstances will placement outside the county be considered.

Will a place in a Catholic Comprehensive School be available? Pupils with a statement are dealt with in a similar way to those being admitted to any other secondary school, other than where the school’s governing body controls admissions.

When a transfer of school takes place will the statement be changed?

Yes, the statement will be amended to name the new school in Part Four. Unless the needs of the child have changed all other parts of the statement will stay the same. Only significant changes like the name of the school or SEN transport entitlement will be recorded on the amended statement. However, if a recent Annual Review has requested changes to the statement, these changes may be incorporated at the same time as naming the new secondary school. A new statement will be issued showing these changes – usually by 15 February of the year before the September that your child changes school.

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Support for the child in the secondary school These issues should be discussed at the Annual Review; usually staff from the secondary school liaise with the primary schools in order to learn about the child. The way the support is delivered may change because of the way schools are managed or because of the requirements of the Secondary Curriculum. If in doubt, you should contact the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at the new school and discuss this once a decision regarding placement has been finalised

Transport to school for children with special educational needs Please see the ‘Transport for children with Special Educational Needs’ section under School Transport, page 15. Transport arrangements can be discussed with ASRS officers when the statement is being written or reviewed or with the SEN Transport Liaison Officer.

If I do not agree with the naming of a school on my child’s statement, can I appeal and who and where do I go to do this? Appeals can be made to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal (SENDIST). The Parent Partnership Service is an independent source of advice and information to parents and carers of children with special educational needs. A regional independent mediation service is also available. Independent Parental supporters are also available to help parents and provide dedicated support and advice. These are trained volunteers who are not part of the LA. For information and advice relating to disagreements, please contact the Parent Partnership Service, telephone 024 7658 8464 or email pps@continyou.org.uk

Questions relating to the change of school Any questions that cannot be answered through your child’s current school or new school can be addressed by contacting the Assessment, Statementing & Review Service at Saltisford on: 01926 742160.

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School Transport Free transport information To qualify for free transport, the following criteria need to be met. • You (and your child) are resident in Warwickshire; • Y  our child is attending the nearest qualifying school to their home address. This is normally the priority area school but can be another school if closer to home by the shortest available walking route. For residents of the Eastern and Southern areas of Warwickshire, the nearest qualifying school may be a grammar school. • T  he walking distance (using the shortest available walking route) from your home address to the nearest qualifying school is over: i) Two miles for children under the age of 8 years ii) Three miles for children aged 8 –16 Free travel at the two-mile limit will only be provided up to the end of the academic year in which the child becomes eight years of age. If a child is unable to attend the nearest qualifying school because no place is available, or because of a permanent exclusion, free travel will normally be provided to the next nearest school where a place is available. This will be subject to the usual distance criteria. If a family moves to a new address within Warwickshire, after a child has started year 10, the Authority will assist with transport costs to enable them to complete their GCSE examinations. This will be subject to the relevant distance criteria. The child will also need to have been attending the nearest qualifying school based on their previous home address.

Extra help available for low-income families If your child is entitled to free school meals, or your family is in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit, free transport will also be provided for: • Children aged 8-11, attending the nearest qualifying school to home, provided it is more than two miles (by the shortest available walking route) from their home; • C  hildren aged 11-16, attending one of their three nearest qualifying schools, provided it is more than two miles (by the shortest available walking route), but not more than six miles (by motorised route) from their home; • C  hildren aged 11-16, attending the nearest qualifying school which accords with the parents’ religion or belief, provided it is more than two miles (by the shortest available walking route), but not more than fifteen miles (by motorised route) from their home. However, if the distance from home to school does exceed fifteen miles, and the school is within Warwickshire, transport may be granted. Where transport is granted on low-income grounds, eligibility will be checked on a regular basis. Should eligibility for free school meals cease, or if parents are no longer in receipt of their maximum level of Working Tax Credit, free transport will be withdrawn if places are available at a nearer school

What if my child does not qualify for free transport? Warwickshire County Council operates a Vacant Seats Scheme. This allows children not entitled to free transport to travel on Council services after entitled children have been accommodated. A parental contribution is required but there is no guarantee of a place. Details are available from the Education Transport Section. Full details of the Council’s transport policy and Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy can be found at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schooltransport

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Definitions for school transport ‘Walking Distance’ and ‘Walking Route’ These are not necessarily the shortest distance by road, but are measured by the shortest route along which a child, accompanied as necessary, may walk with reasonable safety. As such, the route measured may include footpaths, bridleways, and other pathways, as well as recognised roads. Walking Distance will be measured from the home boundary gate or the end of the property to the nearest school gate. ‘Motorised Route’ These are those routes which are passable by using a suitable motorised vehicle. Paths and roads not passable by motorised transport will not therefore be considered. Measurements will be made by the Education Transport Office using the Travel Manager Software package, or other appropriate measurement system used by Warwickshire County Council at that time.

Transport to church aided schools (formerly known as denominational transport) Traditionally, Warwickshire County Council has provided free transport to the nearest Church Aided School to the home address (subject to the normal distance criteria). However, from September 2012, new applicants for transport will only be eligible for free travel to a Church Aided school if they qualify under the eligibility criteria outlined above.

Transport to Warwickshire grammar/ selective schools For children resident in the Eastern or Southern areas of Warwickshire, grammar schools may be considered the nearest qualifying school. The Eastern area consists of the combined priority areas of Ashlawn School, The Avon Valley School and Bilton School. The Southern area consists of the combined priority areas of Henley High School, Studley High School, Alcester High School, Stratford-upon-Avon High School, Shipston High School and Kineton High School. Free transport is available subject to the usual distance criteria, but will only be provided to a grammar school within the same area as the home address. Where a child is not resident in the Eastern or Southern areas of Warwickshire, as described above, free transport will not be provided to grammar schools.

Transport for children with Special Educational Needs Staff within the Assessment, Statementing and Review Team will discuss any specific transport requirements with parents, either when the statement is being written or reviewed. In some case a student with a statement of Special Educational Needs may qualify for transport assistance regardless of the distance between home and school. This will be dependent on the nature of the child’s Special Educational Needs. However where a parent chooses to send his/her child to a school which is not the nearest qualifying school, the authority will not provide assistance unless specified in the child’s statement. Transport will only be provided within the normal walking distance criteria if the student, accompanied by the parent if necessary, is considered unable to make the journey in any other way. Home to school transport is provided from the child’s home address (i.e. the main place of residence) to school and vice-versa. No variation to the journey can be accommodated without the prior authorisation. 16


Secondary Schools in Warwickshire

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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Central Warwickshire Schools Open Evening Information

Central

School Name

Date

Time

Additional Information

Open Morning

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

29 September 2011

6.30 -9pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6.30pm

Tour of school will take place: Monday 26 Thursday 29 September 2011 at 9.30am

Campion School

21 June 2011 and 5 October 2011

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 7.30pm

29 September and 4 October at 9.15am or 11.20am

Kenilworth School and Sports College

29 September 2011

6 - 9pm

There will be two talks from the head teacher throughout the evening

Please contact the school for information on open mornings

Myton School

North Leamington School

Southam College

Trinity Catholic School - A Specialist Arts and Technology College

14 July 2011

20 September 2011

22 September 2011

Tours by appointment during the start of the Autumn Term if unable to attend the open evening

6.30 - 8.30pm

6 - 9pm

6 - 9pm

Head Teacher’s Address: 7.30pm

12, 19 and 26 September and 3, 10 and 17 October at 9.10am

Head Teacher's Address: 6.15 and 7.30pm

29 September, 7 October and 18 October at 9.30 until 11am. Tours available on request

30 June and 1 July at 9.15 am and 11.30am

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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School Contact Information Aylesford School and Sixth Form College 206

Head Teacher

Mr Steven Hall

Admission Number

Address

Shelley Avenue, Warwick, CV34 6LA

Tel

01926 747100

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 494194

Total Preferences

Email

office@aylesford-elearning.net

Website

www.aylesford-elearning.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

265

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

701

Campion School 155

Head Teacher

Mr Mark Feldman

Admission Number

Address

Sydenham Drive, Leamington Spa, CV31 1QH

Tel

01926 743200

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 743201

Total Preferences

Email

head@campion.warwickshire.sch.uk

Website

www.campion.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

166

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 490

Kenilworth School and Sports College 270

Head Teacher

Mr Hayden Abbott

Admission Number

Address

Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA

Tel

01926 859421

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 859426

Total Preferences

Email

kenilworth.school@ksn.org.uk

Website

www.ksn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

479

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1336

Myton School 266

Head Teacher

Mr Edward McIntyre

Admission Number

Address

Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PJ

Tel

01926 493805/6

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 490380

Total Preferences

Email

head@myton.co.uk

Website

www.mytonschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Foundation

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

573

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1339

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School Contact Information (Continued) North Leamington School Head Teacher

Mr David Hazeldine

Admission Number

Address

Sandy Lane, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RD

Tel

01926 338711

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 429818

Total Preferences

Email

nls@we-learn.com

Website

www.northleamingtonschool.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

240

410

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 936

Southam College Head Teacher

Mr Ranjit Samra

Admission Number

Address

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW

Tel

01926 812560

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 815807

Total Preferences

Email

southamcollege@aol.com

Website

www.southamcollege.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

210

371

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1094

Trinity Catholic School – A Specialist Arts and Technology College Admission Number

210

Head Teacher

Dr James Ferguson

Address

Guys Cliffe Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV32 6NB

Tel

01926 428416

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 462928

Total Preferences

Email

schooloffice@trinity.warwickshire.sch.uk

Website

www.trinity-school.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed Catholic Comprehensive Voluntary aided

Admissions Criteria Used

School’s own policy. Go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the school

306

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

875

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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Eastern Warwickshire Schools Open Evening Information

East

School Name

Date

Time

Additional Information

Open Morning

Ashlawn School

23 June 2011 and 22 September 2011

Principal’s Address: 6.30 and 7.30pm

Bilton School - A Maths and Computing College

22 June 2011 and 21 September 2011

Head speaking at 5.30pm on 22 June and at 6pm on 21 September

Harris School

20 September 2011

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6 and 7pm

Lawrence Sheriff School

07 July 2011

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6 and 7pm

Rugby High School

29 June 2011

7 - 9pm

Principal’s Address: 7.15 and 8pm

The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts Colege

15 September 2011

Head Teacher's Address: 6.30 and 7.30pm

School Contact Information Ashlawn School 230

Principal

Mrs Lois Reed

Admission Number

Address

Ashlawn Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV22 5ET

Tel

01788 573425/6

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 536159

Total Preferences

Email

info@ashlawn.org.uk

Website

www.ashlawn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed Bilateral (part selective)

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

632

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1287

Ashlawn SELECTIVE 30

Principal

Mrs Lois Reed

Admission Number

Address

Ashlawn Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV22 5ET

Tel

01788 573425/6

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 536159

Total Preferences

Email

info@ashlawn.org.uk

Website

www.ashlawn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed Bilateral (part selective)

Admissions Criteria Used

Eastern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

484

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1287

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School Contact Information (Continued) Bilton School - A Maths and Computing College 285

Head Teacher

Ms Patricia Weighill

Admission Number

Address

Lawford Lane, Rugby, CV22 7JT

Tel

01788 840600

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 840610

Total Preferences

Email

office@biltonmail.com

Website

www.biltonschool.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Communtiy Mixed

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

365

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 957

Harris School 182

Head Teacher

Mr S Dobson

Admission Number

Address

Harris Drive, Overslade Lane, Rugby, CV22 7NW

Tel

01788 812549

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 816123

Total Preferences

Email

office@harris-school.co.uk

Website

www.harris-school.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Voluntary Aided, Mixed Church of England. Sports College

Admissions Criteria Used

School’s own policy. Go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the school

410

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

905

Lawrence Sheriff School 94

Head Teacher

Dr Peter Kent

Admission Number

Address

Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3AG

Tel

01788 542074

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 567962

Total Preferences

Email

lss@lawrencesheriffschool.com

Website

www.lawrencesheriffschool.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Voluntary Aided, Selective, Boys

Admissions Criteria Used

Eastern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

365

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 559

Rugby High School

22

94

Principal

Ms C Marten M.A

Admission Number

Address

Longrood Road, Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7RE

Tel

01788 810518

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 811794

Total Preferences

Email

rhsadmin@rugbyhighschool.co.uk

Website

www.rugbyhighschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Selective, Girls

Admissions Criteria Used

Eastern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

348

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 474


The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College 220

Head Teacher

Mr D O Neil

Admission Number

Address

Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 1EH

Tel

01788 542355

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 572050

Total Preferences

Email

admin@avonvalleyschool.org

Website

www.avonvalleyschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

401

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1109

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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North Warwickshire Open Evening Information School Name

Date

North

Kingsbury School A Specialist Science 29 September 2011 and Mathematics College Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College

28 September 2011

The Coleshill School - A Maths and 27 September 2011 Computing College The Polesworth School - A Specialist Language College

06 July 2011

Time

Additional Information

Open Morning

6.30 – 8.30pm

Head Teacher will address parents 3 times during the evening

Appointments can be made for guided tours from 11 July – 21 July or during the month of September

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 7pm

28 September between 9 and 11am

6.30 - 8.30pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6.30 and 7.30pm

27 September between 9 and 10am

4 - 8pm

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

24


School Contact Information Kingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics College 126

Head Teacher

Mr Simon Cotton

Admission Number

Address

Tamworth Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth, B78 2LF

Tel

01827 872316

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 873814

Total Preferences

Email

admin4111@we-learn.com

Website

www.kingsburyschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

170

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 620

Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College 163

Head Teacher

Mr Anthony Wilmot

Admission Number

Address

Witherley Road, Atherstone, CV9 1LZ

Tel

01827 712477

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 715253

Total Preferences

Email

qesahead@aol.com

Website

www.queenelizabeth.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Foundation Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

136

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 588

The Coleshill School - A Maths and Computing College 180

Head Teacher

Mr Mark Rhatigan

Admission Number

Address

Coventry Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 3EX

Tel

01675 462435

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01675 465232

Total Preferences

Email

enquiries@thecoleshillschool.org.uk

Website

www.thecoleshillschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

188

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 700

The Polesworth School 244

Principal

Mr Philip Hamilton

Admission Number

Address

Dordon Road, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1QT

Tel

01827 702205

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 702206

Total Preferences

Email

admin@thepolesworthschool.com

Website

www.thepolesworthschool.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

301

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1159

25


Nuneaton and Bedworth Open Evening Information School Name Ash Green School and Arts College

Etone College

North

Hartshill School

Date

Time

07 July 2011

6 - 8.30pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6pm

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6.15 and 7pm

Open days available from 3 to 7 October. Appointments can be made for guided tours

6 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6 and 7pm

Visit the school at any time between 3 -7 October for a tour. If you would like to meet with the Head Teacher, please contact the school to ensure his availability.

Head Teacher's Address: 6 and 7pm

29 September 2011

04 October 2011

Higham Lane School - A Business and Enterprise College

05 October 2011

6 - 8.30pm

Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College

21 September 2011

7 - 9pm

St Thomas More Catholic School and Technology College

06 October 2011

6.30 - 8.30pm

Additional Information Open Morning

5 October -Guided tours from: 9.10am-10.45am, 11.15am-12pm, 1.20pm2.55pm Visit the school at any time by appointment

Head Teacher's Address: 8pm

The George Eliot School

27 September 2011

6 - 8pm

Principal’s Address: 6.15 and 7pm

The Nuneaton Academy

28 September 2011

6 - 8pm

Principal’s Address: 6.15 and 7.15pm

7 October from 9.30am to 1pm Visit the school at any time for a tour. However, if you would like to meet with the Head Teacher, please contact the school to ensure his availability. 1 to 5 October. Contact the Academy to make an appointment

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

26


School Contact Information Ash Green School and Arts College 170

Head Teacher

Mr Andrew Clay

Admission Number

Address

Ash Green Lane, Coventry, CV7 9AH

Tel

024 76366772

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76366383

Total Preferences

Email

info@ashgreenschool.co.uk

Website

www.ashgreenschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Foundation Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

255

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 751

Etone College 150

Head Teacher

Mr Colin Turner

Admission Number

Address

Leicester Road, Nuneaton, CV11 6AA

Tel

024 76757300

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76352320

Total Preferences

Email

etonecollege@aol.com

Website

www.etone.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

459

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 788

Hartshill School 210

Head Teacher

Mr Michael Garlick

Admission Number

Address

Church Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0NA

Tel

024 76392237

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76394641

Total Preferences

Email

admin5402@we-learn.com

Website

www.hartshill.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

261

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 990

Higham Lane School - A Business and Enterprise College 238

Head Teacher

Mr Phil Kelly BA, MBA, NPQH

Admission Number

Address

Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, CV10 0BJ

Tel

024 76388123

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76370550

Total Preferences

Email

admin@highamlane.warwickshire.sch. uk

Website

www.highamlane.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

442

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

1219

27


School Contact Information (Continued) Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College 300

Head Teacher

Mr N R Smallman

Admission Number

Address

Bulkington Road, Bedworth, CV12 9EA

Tel

024 76312308

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76643183

Total Preferences

Email

enquiries@nicholaschamberlaine.co.uk

Website

www.nicholaschamberlaine.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

289

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1277

St Thomas More Catholic School and Technology College 156

Head Teacher

Mr Martin Moore MA (Ed) BA (Hons)

Admission Number

Address

Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton, CV10 7EX

Tel

024 76642400

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76321919

Total Preferences

Email

admin@st-thomas-more.net

Website

www.st-thomas-more.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Voluntary Aided, Mixed Catholic, Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

School’s own policy. Go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the school

370

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 789

The George Eliot School 190

Principal

Mr David James Bsc (Hons), Msc, NPQH Admission Number

Address

Raveloe Drive, Nuneaton, CV11 4QP

Tel

024 76744000

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76741530

Total Preferences

Email

info@george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk

Website

www.george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

195

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

675

The Nuneaton Academy

28

210

Principal

Mrs Helen McEvoy

Admission Number

Address

Radnor Drive, Stockingford, Nuneaton, CV10 7PD

Tel

024 76341134

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76375459

Total Preferences

Email

info@nuneatonacademy.co.uk

Website

www.nuneatonacademy.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

275

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1238


South Warwickshire Open Evening Information School Name

Date

Time

Additional Information

Alcester Grammar School

07 July 2011

6 - 8.30pm

Principal's Address: 6.30 and 7.30pm

Alcester High School Technology College

21 September 2011

6.30 onwards

Henley-In-Arden High School

22 September 2011

6.30 - 9pm

Kineton High School A Specialist Sports College

29 September 2011

6.30 - 8.30pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6.30 and 7pm

22 June 2011

From 7pm

Head Teacher's Address: 7pm

Shipston High School A Specialist Technology College

21 September 2011

7 - 9pm

Head Teacher's Address: 7pm

St. Benedict's Catholic High School

15 September 2011

7 - 9.30pm

05 July 2011

2 - 3.15pm and 7 - 9pm

South

King Edward VI School

Stratford-uponAvon Grammar School for Girls A Specialist College for Language and Science

Open Morning

30 September 9.30am -12.30pm, tours available, contact the school to book an appointment

27 September from 10am – 12 noon

Head Teacher's Address: 2.15, 7 and 7.45pm

Stratford-uponAvon High School A Maths and Computing Specialist College

19 September 2011

4 - 8pm

Head Teacher's Address: 6pm

14 and 15 September at 10am. If you wish to attend on these dates please contact the school

Studley High School, Humanities and Music College

13 July 2011

6.30 onwards

Head Teacher's Address: 6.30 and 7.15pm

13 July at 9am 11am, 11.30 - 1pm and 2 - 3pm

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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School Contact Information Alcester Grammar School 90

Principal

Mr Iain Blaikie

Admission Number

Address

Birmingham Road, Alcester, B49 6QQ

Tel

01789 762494

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400626

Total Preferences

Email

office@alcestergs.com

Website

www.alcestergs.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed, Selective

Admissions Criteria Used

Southern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

592

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 456

Alcester High School Technology College 174

Principal

Ms Jane Brooks

Admission Number

Address

Gerard Road, Alcester, B49 6QQ

Tel

01789 762285

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400095

Total Preferences

Email

admin4240@we-learn.com

Website

www.ahstc.net

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Due to convert to Academy in August 2011 Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

238

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

783

Henley-In-Arden High School 123

Head Teacher

Mr Paul Wright

Admission Number

Address

Stratford Road, Henley-in-Arden, B95 6AF

Tel

01564 792364

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01564 792411

Total Preferences

Email

admin@henleyhigh.com

Website

www.henleyhigh.com

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

260

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 633

Kineton High School - A Specialist Sports College

30

185

Head Teacher

Mrs Julia Morris

Address

Banbury Road, Kineton, CV35 0JX

Tel

01926 640465

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 640872

Total Preferences

Email

admin4110@we-learn.com

Website

www.kinetonhighschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

Admission Number

291

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 763


School Contact Information (Continued) King Edward VI School 75

Head Teacher

Mr Bennet Carr BA FRGS

Admission Number

Address

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HB

Tel

01789 293351

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 293564

Total Preferences

Email

office@kes.net

Website

www.kes-stratford.org.uk moving to www.kes.net over summer 2011

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Voluntary Aided Selective, Boys

Admissions Criteria Used

Southern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

361

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11

403

Shipston High School - A Specialist Technology College 77

Head Teacher

Mr Jonathan Baker

Address

Darlingscote Road, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4DY

Tel

01608 661833

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01608 663459

Total Preferences

Email

info@shipstonhigh.co.uk

Website

www.shipstonhigh.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

Admission Number

175

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 407

St. Benedict’s Catholic High School 106

Head Teacher

Mr T P Sara

Admission Number

Address

Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Tel

01789 762888

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400192

Total Preferences

Email

admin@st-benedicts.org

Website

www.st-benedicts.org

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Voluntary Aided, Mixed Catholic, High

Admissions Criteria Used

School’s own policy. Go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the school

202

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 539

Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls - A Specialist College for Language and Science 75

Head Teacher

Ms Kathryn Barnett

Admission Number

Address

Shottery Manor, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HA

Tel

01789 293759

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 264572

Total Preferences

424

Email

admin4002@we-learn.com

Website

www.stratfordgrammar.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

Southern Grammar School see: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 378

31


School Contact Information (Continued) Stratford-upon-Avon High School - A Maths and Computing Specialist College 265

Head Teacher

Mr David Williams

Admission Number

Address

Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9DH

Tel

01789 268051

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 261919

Total Preferences

Email

staff@stratfordhigh.org.uk

Website

www.stratfordhigh.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

485

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 1262

Studley High School, Humanities and Music College

32

150

Head Teacher

Mrs Elaine Young

Admission Number

Address

Crooks Lane, Studley, B80 7QX

Tel

01527 852478

2011 Admissions Information

Fax

01527 854469

Total Preferences

Email

office@studleyhighschool.org.uk

Website

www.studleyhighschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WWC (See page 8)

192

Expected pupils on roll in Year 7 to 11 747


More information on Warwickshire School Information on school performance tables and Ofsted reports can be found on www.warwickshire. gov.uk/schools. Each school may provide its own prospectus, please contact the individual school directly to request a copy (if available).

Changing Schools If you wish to apply for your child to change schools during a school year, you must apply through your Home Authority. For Warwickshire residents, from the date your application is received, the transfer should take place within ten school days. However, for children in current year 10 or 11, or children applying for a grammar school, the process can take longer. Children in year 10 and 11 may fall into Warwickshire’s In Year Fair Access Protocol (below). Please contact the Admissions Service to request an application form or leaflet on the change of school process.

Warwickshire’s ‘In Year Fair Access Protocol’ (IYFAP) Introduction In line with the School Admissions Code, published by the Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF) in February 2009, all admission authorities must operate an In Year Fair Access Protocol (IYFAP). Admission Authorities must ensure that no school or academy, including those with places available, is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools or academies, have challenging behaviour, or who are known to have a history of behavioural problems. The aim of the protocol is to enable schools and academies to share these pupils equally, and it applies to all Community, Controlled, Voluntary Aided, Academies, Trust and Foundation schools and Teaching and Learning Centres. Selective Schools will only be required to participate in this protocol should a young person meet the entry requirements for the school. Details of Warwickshire’s IYFAP as of May 2011 can be found below. Parents are advised to contact the Admissions Service or consult the Warwickshire County Council website for the latest information.

Definition of children who fall under the IYFAP Within Warwickshire, children falling under the IYFAP are those of compulsory school age who fall into one of the categories below, or any other relevant category as listed in the School Admissions Code. • • • •

Children attending Teaching and Learning Centres who need to be reintegrated back into mainstream education; Children who have been out of education for longer than one school term; Children whose parents have been unable to find them a place after moving to the area, because of a shortage of places; Children withdrawn from schools or academies by their family, following fixed term exclusions and unable to find another place; 33


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Children of refugees and asylum seekers; Homeless children; Children with unsupportive family backgrounds, where a place has not been sought; Children known to the police or other agencies; Children without a school place and with a history of serious attendance problems; Children of Traveller Families; Children who are carers; Children with special educational needs but without a statement; Children with disabilities or medical conditions; Children returning from the criminal justice system; Children of UK personnel and other Crown Servants; Y11 children; and Children with English as second language.

Main Principles Schools and academies will continue to admit children who apply for an available place under the casual admission arrangements provided that the young person does not fall under the IYFAP. Warwickshire County Council will identify all children who fall under the IYFAP upon receipt of an application for a school or academy place and, when determining where they should be placed, must consider the circumstances of the individual child, in terms of what is best for them, whether they are ready for mainstream school, and if so, which mainstream school or academy will be best able to meet their needs. Schools and academies cannot refuse to admit a child falling under the IYFAP on the grounds they are full/over-subscribed. If a school or academy is asked to admit a pupil under the IYFAP, the availability of a place is not a factor, as all schools and academies will be expected to admit pupils above their planned admission number in compliance with the IYFAP. The application of the IYFAP should avoid an inflexible approach that could result in schools or academies being routinely expected to admit the next child in line without any consideration of other factors. Children falling under the IYFAP will be given priority for admission over any other children on a waiting list or awaiting an appeal. Schools and academies must respond immediately to requests under the IYFAP so that the admission of a child is not unduly delayed and to enable the child to be placed on the school or academies roll as quickly as possible. For ‘difficult’ admissions, particularly where the pupil has been out of school for some time, a phased attendance pattern may be necessary. Full time attendance should then be in place within 4 weeks of entry, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Procedure for the Placement of Pupils The placement of Warwickshire children, falling under the IYFAP, will be managed by the In Year Fair Access Officer, following consultation with the relevant Area Behaviour Partnership (or equivalent). Area Behaviour Partnerships are attended by Head Teachers or other senior school staff along with relevant officers from Warwickshire County Council. The function of the partnerships is to monitor children causing concern within a relevant area and to place those children falling under the IYFAP. The majority of children will be placed via Area Behaviour Partnerships. Each of the Area Behaviour Partnerships should hold their own operational guidance and use the IYFAP database to identify the next school or academy due to take a child. 34


The IYFAP database consists of system that ranks the children being considered in order of priority by assigning points to a variety of different factors. Point weightings are given to each factor which gives a total point score for each year group by school or academy. Each Area Behaviour Partnership will ensure that it has procedures that enables children to be allocated a place at a school or academy at their area meetings and between meetings. The effectiveness of the IYFAP will be assessed by the Admissions Forum. Wherever possible, parents’ views will be considered in the placement of a child, but they will not override the IYFAP if their preferred school or academy is unable to admit their child or is not instructed to admit them under the IYFAP. Parent and carers will, however, continue to have a right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if the school does not have spaces in the relevant year group.

Glossary Criteria Home / Local Authority (LA) Sibling

Supplementary Form Unplaced

WCC

Rules used when offering school places The council responsible for your council tax. If you are unsure of your Home Authority, please refer to your council tax bill. Brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission to include the sixth form (Y12 and 13) is brother or sister (including half brother or half sister, adopted, step brother or step sister) living at the same home address as the child applying for the place. Extra information needed by the school A school offered because no school that was listed on the school place application could be offered. This will be the next nearest community or controlled school to your home address with spaces available (distance measured in a straight line) Warwickshire County Council

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Useful Contact Details School Admissions, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL Or: School Admissions, FREEPOST NAT 4782, Warwick, CV34 4BR (The freepost address can take up to 5 working days) Tel

01926 742047 or 742037

Fax

01926 742084

Email

admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

Website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions

School Transport, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL Tel

01926 742059 or 742051

Fax

01926 742084

Email

Website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schooltransport

To apply for school transport

educationtransport@warwickshire.gov.uk

Enquiries on bus routes and services

busservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

Special Educational Needs Assessment, Statementing & Review Service (ASRS) For advice on special needs policy and practice Tel

01926 742160

Email

sen@warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwickshire Parent Partnership Service Impartial support and guidance regarding all issues that affect your child, particularly during admission to school, school placements and in relation to SEN procedures. Tel

024 7658 8464

Email

pps@continyou.org.uk

Email

sen@warwickshire.gov.uk

School Appeals, PO Box 9, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RR Tel

01926 736381 Website

Email

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals

schoolappeals@warwickshire.gov.uk

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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Surrounding Local Authority Contact Details Birmingham City Council

Coventry City Council

Tel

0121 675 0555

Tel

024 7683 1622

Website

www.birmingham.gov.uk/ school-admissions

Website

www.coventry.gov.uk/admissions

Gloucestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council

Tel

01452 425407

Tel

0116 305 6684

Website

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ admissions

Website

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/ admissions

Worcestershire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council

Tel

01905 822700

Tel

01865 815175

Website

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/ admissions

Website

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Council

Tel

0121 704 6693

Tel

01785 278593

Website

www.solihull.gov.uk/schools

Website

www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Northamptonshire County Council Tel

01604 236599

Website

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ admissions

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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If you require further details or hard copies of any information that can be found on the website, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Service.

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

Our office hours are: 8.30am - 5pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 4.30pm (Friday).

Disclaimer The information in this booklet was correct at the time of publication (June 2011). Much of the information is based on the Admissions Code of Practice which came into effect on 10 February 2010. A new Admissions Code of Practice is expected to be published during 2011 and there may be changes which affect the accuracy of the information contained. Please contact the Admissions Service or consult the Warwickshire County Council website for the most up to date information. Warwickshire County Council accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any reliance on information provided by third parties.

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Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2011

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