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Applying for a Secondary School Place 2014

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013


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

t: 01926 742047 or 742037 f: 01926 742084 w: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions e: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

If the information in this booklet 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 2


Contents Introduction 4 How to apply for a school place

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Things to consider when applying

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How offers are made

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What to do after you receive your offer

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The 11+ test and Warwickshire’s Grammar Schools

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Special Educational Needs

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School Transport

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Useful Contact Details

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Secondary schools in Warwickshire - contact details and further information. Introduction to school information

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North Warwickshire

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Nuneaton and Bedworth

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Eastern Warwickshire

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Central Warwickshire

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South Warwickshire

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Changing Schools

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Warwickshire’s ‘In Year Fair Access Protocol’

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Surrounding Local Authority Contact Details

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11+ test registration form

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Harris School Supplementary Fom

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Disclaimer 48

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Introduction Who is this booklet for? This booklet is mainly for parents and carers with children born between 01 September 2002 and 31 August 2003. Your child is due to transfer to secondary school in September 2014. It is also for parents with children in due to start in Year 10 in September 2014 who are considering applying for a place at one of the new Studio Schools or University Technology Colleges. This booklet gives you all of the information you need to apply for a secondary school place starting in September 2014. It is primarily designed for Warwickshire residents but also contains information which non-Warwickshire residents may find useful. Please keep this booklet for future reference.

How do I decide which schools to apply for? In choosing a school you should consider very carefully all of the information available. Information on each of Warwickshire’s secondary schools can be found in this booklet. You should also look at the websites of schools you are interested in and ask schools about open evenings. These will give you an opportunity to look around the school. You may also wish to visit the Ofsted and the Department for Education websites as these contain information about exam and inspection results. If you are applying for a grammar school place your child will need to sit the 11+ test. Make sure you read very carefully the section in this booklet about the 11+ test and the way places at grammar schools are offered.

Important dates for admissions The closing date for applying on-time for a secondary school place is 31 October 2013. Failure to apply on-time will significantly reduce the chances of your child being offered a place at your preferred school. Please note that the dates listed below relating to the 11+ test are only relevant if you wish to apply for a place at a Warwickshire grammar school (see page 13).

10 July 2013

Closing date for on-time 11+ test registration (see page 13)

07 September 2013

Main 11+ test date

14 and 17 September 2013 Supplementary 11+ test testing dates

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11 October 2013

Provisional 11+ test results sent via first-class post

31 October 2013

Closing date for on-time applications for a school place

03 February 2014

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

28 February 2014

Offer letters posted second class

03 March 2014

Offer day – emails sent from 08.30am

14 March 2014

Closing date for accepting school place offered


If you need extra help If you are unsure about any of the information in this booklet or if you have any questions we are here to help. You can contact us in the following ways: • • • • •

Telephone: 01926 742037 or 01926 742047 Email: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk Fax: 01926 742084 Web: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions Post: Warwickshire Admissions Service, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL

How to apply for a school place • Apply online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions •  Apply by telephoning the Admissions Service. You will need your council tax property reference number. This can be found on your council tax bill. • Request a paper application form. Contact details for the Admissions Service can be found above and on the inside cover.

Benefits of applying online • • • • •

Automatic email to confirm your application has been submitted Quick, easy and secure process Option to request your offer via email – Emails will be sent from 8.30am on 03 March 2014 Option to accept your school place online Option to print a copy of your application before submitting it electronically

Applying online: Frequently Asked Questions To apply online you will need: • An email address • Your council tax property reference number (found on your council tax bill)

Will my offer be emailed to me? You will receive an offer email if: • You applied on-line • You requested an offer email when you created your account Offer emails will be sent from 8.30am on 03 March 2014. If you choose to receive an offer email you will also receive an offer letter. Offer emails cannot be sent to parents who did not apply online.

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013

11+ test results are not sent via email.

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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 located in. This box defaults to Warwickshire. •  In ‘School Name’ just type in a small part of the school name. For example, if you are looking for St Benedict’s, just type in ‘benedict’. If you still cannot find the school you are looking for call the Admissions Service.

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 2013 for it to be received on time by the Admissions Service. You have submitted your application. The Admissions Service can now pull your application through to their system. You must no longer amend any details. If you need to change any details on your application you must request the changes by contacting the Admissions Service. There is no guarantee your application can be changed after 31 October 2013. The Admissions Service now has your application in their system.

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 account. 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. You will need to 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 submission of your application. The status of your application will change to ‘LEA has received the application’ once your application is in the Admission’s Service system.

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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 the Admissions Service 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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Things to consider when applying Choosing your school preferences • • • • •

Warwickshire residents can list up to seven schools on their application. Listing only one school will not increase your chances of gaining a place. We strongly recommend you list more than one school on your application. Listing more than one school will not affect your chances of gaining a place at your first choice school. We strongly recommend you list more than one school on your application. If we cannot offer any of the schools you have listed we will offer a place at the next nearest community or voluntary controlled Warwickshire school with spaces or the next nearest own admissions authority school with spaces which is willing to offer a place. The next nearest school with spaces will be measured by straight line distance. If you are applying for a Warwickshire grammar school you must register for the 11+ test using the 11+ test registration form (which can be found on page 43). You must also list the grammar school(s) you wish to apply for a place at on your application for a school place.

What order should I list my preferences in? You should list your preferred school first. However, 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 local high school and the grammar school, a place at the local high school would be offered because it is listed as a higher preference. Securing a place at a school for one child does not guarantee their brother or sister will be offered a place at the same school. This is especially the case if it is not your priority area school.

Changing your preferences If you wish to change your school preferences, you must request this by contacting the Admissions Service. After 31 October 2013 you can only amend your preferences if you are moving house (see below). Other preference changes / additions will be considered ‘late’.

Definition of Home Address Where the child normally resides / sleeps when they attend school. Addresses involved in child minding arrangements, whether with professional child-minders, friends or relatives, are excluded. There is an expectation that the address used to apply for a school place is the address at which the child will live at the start of the Autumn term. You must notify us of any change in circumstance. The Local Authority may undertake a home visit without prior notice to verify a child’s home address. Where a school place is allocated on the basis of an address which is subsequently found to be different from the child’s home address that place can be withdrawn.

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Moving House Offers of places at secondary level will take account of a future move involving the child’s address only if it can be confirmed before 03 February 2014. Independent proof of the move such as a tenancy agreement that terminates after the start of the autumn term or proof that there has been an exchange of contracts in the purchase of a house will be required. There is an expectation that the address used will satisfy the definition of ‘home address’ (see above). Proof of residence at the address may be required. The Local Authority may undertake a home visit without prior notice to verify a child’s home address.

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 located. For example, if you live in Warwickshire and wish to apply for two Warwickshire schools and one Coventry school, you must apply to Warwickshire, listing all of your school choices. Warwickshire will then communicate with Coventry on your behalf.

My child is due to start Year 10 in September 2014 and I want to apply for a place at one of the new Studio Schools / University Technology College’s You should apply in the normal way described in this booklet. You may also need to complete an additional form. Please contact the relevant school(s) for further details.

Supplementary Forms Some schools require you to fill out an additional form to apply for a place. The school’s admissions criteria should indicate whether or not you need to complete a supplementary form. We are aware that the following schools will require a supplementary form for entry in September 2014. Harris School • •

Supplementary form can be found on page 45 or downloaded from www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions Return to Harris School by 31 October 2013

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 2013

Late Applications If you apply after 31 October 2013 your application will be classed as ‘late’. Late applications are considered after all on-time applications. Failing to apply on-time may significantly reduce the chances of your child being offered a place at your preferred school.

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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 are used depend 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 pages 27-38 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 2013. 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) oversubscription criteria Children with a statement of special needs are admitted first and this will reduce the number of places available for other applicants. 1. Children in care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order). 2. Children living inside the priority area who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission. 3. Other children living inside the priority area. 4. Children living outside the priority area who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission. 5. 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 changes which may occur with updates of mapping data.

Priority areas Priority areas are an important part of Warwickshire’s oversubscription criteria. They are also used as part of the oversubscription criteria in many other schools. Living in a priority area does not guarantee a place at a school but does improve the chances of being offered a place. You can enter your home postcode on an interactive map at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions to confirm which priority area you live in or call the Admissions Service with your address. Do not assume that the school closest to your address is your priority area school.

Schools that use their own oversubscription criteria Copies of admission arrangements can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the school directly to discuss their admissions criteria. Please refer to ‘Schools in Warwickshire’ on pages 27-38 to see which criteria are used by each school. Grammar schools offer their places differently to other schools. Please read the information on pages 13-19 or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus 10


Breakdown of 2013 Secondary Non-Selective Places in Warwickshire Non-Selective Schools

Published Admission Offers Breakdown of places offered Number

NORTH The Coleshill School - A Maths and Computing College

180

158

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Kingsbury School A Specialist Science and Mathematics College

126

112

All applicants offered

The Polesworth School - A Specialist Language College

224

215

All applicants offered.

Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College

163

103 All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Ash Green School and Arts College

170

170

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 2.023 miles

Etone School

155

150

All applicants offered.

The George Eliot School

190

144

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Hartshill School

210

210

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 3.291 miles

Higham Lane School. A Business and Enterprise College

238

238

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 2.313 miles

The Nuneaton Academy

210

134

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College

300

187

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

156

156

SEN, All on time Baptised Catholic in care, all on time Baptised Catholic attending a Catholic feeder school with sibling, Baptised Catholic attending a catholic feeder school, Baptised Catholic living in a feeder school parish area with a sibling, baptised catholic living in a feeder school parish, other Baptised Catholic, non-Catholic in care, siblings of non-Catholics attending St Thomas More, non-Catholic attending a Catholic feeder school. Other non-Catholic offered up to a distance of 0.657 miles

Ashlawn School (Non-Selective)

226

230

SEN, All on time in care, siblings of children in the school, met qualifying score on MFL aptitude scheme, child of staff, living in priority area. On time applicants offered living outside of priority area up to distance of 1.824 miles

The Avon Valley School And Performing Arts College

220

220

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 1.551 miles

Bilton School. A Maths and Computing College

210

166

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Harris School

182

174

All applicants offered.

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

206

137

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Campion School

155

109

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Kenilworth School and Sports College

270

270

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 6.94 miles

Myton School. A Specialist Science College and Training School

275

300

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 1.452 miles

North Leamington School

240

240

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. On time criteria 5 up to a distance of 5.556 miles

Southam College

210

210

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 3.871 miles

Trinity Catholic Technology College. A Specialist Arts and Technology College

210

129

All applicants offered.

NUNEATON & BEDWORTH

St. Thomas More Catholic School and Technology College

EAST

CENTRAL

SOUTH Alcester Academy

150

89

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Henley-in-Arden School

123

122

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ applicants

Kineton High School. A Specialist Sports College

150

150

SEN, All on time criteria 1,2,3,4. Offered 5 up to a distance of 8.868 miles

90

96

Shipston High School

All applicants

St. Benedict's Catholic High School

140

140

SEN, All on time baptised Catholic living in feeder school parish, other baptised Catholic, non-Catholic in care, non-Catholic attending catholic feeder school, and other non-Catholic up to a distance of 6.889 miles

Stratford-Upon-Avon School

290

284

All applicants offered including ‘unplaced’ offers

Studley High School.

150

133

All applicants offered.

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What to do after you receive your offer Offers will be posted second class on 28 February 2014. If you applied on-line and requested to receive your offer via email it will be sent from 8.30am on 03 March 2014. The closing date for accepting the school you have been offered is 14 March 2014.

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 information and 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 (an unplaced offer) then you will be on the waiting list for all the other schools you listed as a preference. This does not apply to grammar school waiting lists. Please note the following: • 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. Your child can be placed on the waiting list for a maximum of seven schools. On a waiting list, you are waiting for children who have been offered places to decline them. The re-offer process will commence from 17 March 2014 when any places then available will be re-offered in waiting list order. Grammar school waiting lists are held differently to other schools. Please see page 18-19 for further information.

Appeals Once you have received your offer you have the right to appeal for a place at any school where your child has been refused a place. If you wish to appeal for a Warwickshire school you can submit your appeal on-line at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals There will be a closing date by which to submit your appeal. This will be found in the ‘What to do next’ sheet sent with your offer letter. 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 Published Admission Number. If you wish to appeal for a school outside of Warwickshire you will need to contact the LA in which the school is located. 12


The 11+ test and Warwickshire’s Grammar Schools What is the 11+ test? The 11+ test is designed to reflect a child’s academic potential. The results from the test are then used to allocate places at Warwickshire grammar schools. You only need to register your child for the 11+ test if you wish to apply for a place at one or more of Warwickshire’s grammar schools. Only those children who score within a specific ability range for each grammar school will be considered for a place.

Registering your child for the 11+ test

When do I need to register my child to sit Warwickshire’s 11+ test? As soon as possible but no later than 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013. If you hand deliver the form to our office then you must ask for an acknowledgement slip.

How do I register my child to sit Warwickshire’s 11+ test?

The registration form is on page 43. Complete and return by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013.

You will receive an acknowledgement letter within 10 working days of your registration form being received. One passport sized photograph of your child must be attached to the registration form for identification purposes. Please ensure that the form has been signed in the appropriate place by either your child’s current Headteacher or their class teacher. The registration form only enters your child for the 11+ test and is not your application for a school place. See page 5 for details on how to apply for a school place. PLEASE NOTE that the freepost address can take 4-5 working days to arrive. Please only use this address to send registration forms up until 03 July 2013. After this date registration forms should be sent to: Admissions Service, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL. A stamp will be required and we recommend that parents obtain proof of postage.

What if my registration form is received after 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013? Your registration will be classed as late. Your child will be very unlikely to be offered a grammar school place on 03 March 2014 unless your form is late because you were moving address. Your child will not be tested on 07 September 2013. They will instead be tested at a later date. We cannot guarantee that you will receive your child’s test results before the closing date to apply for a school place. There is also no guarantee that your child will be tested before school places are offered on 03 March 2014.

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What happens if I move address? To qualify as a resident of a grammar school priority area you must provide Warwickshire’s Admissions Service with your council tax property reference number (for the relevant property). This will allow confirmation of your address. If you cannot provide your council tax property reference number you must contact the Admissions Service for a list of alternative evidence that you will need to submit. Parents / carers have until 03 February 2014 to prove their address. If you live outside of Warwickshire you will need to provide your home authority with proof of your new address which satisfies their requirements.

The 11+ test What types of test will my child take? Each child will sit two papers in one session. The papers incorporate Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning and Numeracy. The tests have been designed specifically for Warwickshire by Durham University’s Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring. Each test paper will have approximately 100-125 questions to be completed in approximately 45 minutes. As the papers are largely designed to test a child’s innate intelligence and potential, practice papers are not provided. However, in order that children can familiarise themselves with the type of question to be included in the test, short sample papers are sent two weeks before the test, along with details of the test venue allocated. Primary Schools are not expected to become involved in the preparation of children. Short sample papers from the previous three years can be downloaded at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

When will my child take the 11+ test? The main test date is Saturday 07 September 2013.

What if my child is not well or unavailable on 07 September 2013? Supplementary tests will be held in test centres on Saturday 14 September 2013 and Tuesday 17 September 2013. These dates will only be available to students whose parents provide proof that the student was ill on the day of the original tests (Doctor’s note) or who are able to provide, before the date of the original test, independent evidence of special circumstances such as religious grounds or previously booked engagements.

Where will my child take the 11+ test? The 11+ test is taken in test centres allocated by the Admissions Service. Children do not take the test in their own primary school. Tests are held in the morning and most test centres are situated in secondary schools. However, due to the number of children sitting the 11+ test, other types of venue are often used. Every effort is made to ensure that children attending the same primary or junior school will be allocated to the same test centre but this cannot be guaranteed. We also try to allocate children to the nearest centre to their home address but each centre does have a limited number of places. Parents having difficulty with transport arrangements should contact the Admissions Service in writing. For parents of children eligible to receive free school meals, travel assistance may be available. 14


When will I be informed of my child’s test date and venue? If your registration is received by 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013 you will be notified of the venue, time of the test, and sent a short sample test paper two weeks prior to the test date of Saturday 07 September 2013. If you do not receive this by 31 August 2013 you should contact the Admissions Service.

Will special consideration be given to children with certain learning or physical difficulties? If your child has a learning difficulty or disability which could significantly affect their performance or ability to access the tests you must include detailed information with your registration form. This includes students with Statements of Special Educational Needs or those for whom provision is being made in a school at School Action or School Action Plus. It also includes those students where English is a second language. Supporting information supplied must be dated within the last 18 months. The Admissions Service will contact your child’s current school for confirmation of the information supplied. The Admissions Service will then consider the information provided and may seek further guidance in deciding whether to make specific adjustments for the candidate. The Admissions Service will provide details of any provision or adjustments that are being made for a child before they sit the tests.

Are the test results standardised? Yes. Once the test papers have been marked and checked, the raw scores from both papers are standardised based on a child’s age on the day they took the 11+ test. Standardised scores are the best way to compare the performance of all children sitting the test regardless of their month of birth within an academic year. The total standardised score is then used to rank children in descending order (highest to lowest).

11+ test results Under the Admissions Code there is a requirement for admission authorities to inform parents of the outcome of selection tests before the closing date for secondary applications of 31 October 2013 so as to allow parents to make an informed choice of school – while making it clear that this does not equate to a guarantee of a selective place. The parents of all children who sit the 11+ test on Saturday 07 September, Saturday 14 September, or Tuesday 17 September 2013 will be sent on 11 October 2013 details of how their child has performed in the 11+ test. This will be broken down by performance in Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning and Numeracy. A provisional ranking of where the score places the child out of all children who have taken the test, and out of all children who have taken the test in the area relevant to their home address will also be provided. Parents will also be supplied with the automatic qualifying score and waiting list score range for the past three years. However, due to the fact that the rankings are subject to change, for example due to students moving into the area, and that qualifying / waiting list range scores will not have been set, there can be no guarantee that a particular child will be offered a grammar school place, regardless of their performance in the 11+ test. Some grammar schools have increased their Published Admission Number, therefore previous years qualifying scores should only be used as a guide. 15


The Committee of Reference What is the role of the Committee of Reference? The Committee of Reference is divided into two groups - one for the eastern area and one for the southern area. Each group is made up of representatives from the grammar schools and other Warwickshire schools within the respective area. The Committee of Reference will: • Review the arrangements which have been made for students whose parents applied for special consideration due to certain learning / physical difficulties or medical issues. • Discuss any matters arising from the tests. • Determine an automatic qualifying score for entry to each grammar school and determine a waiting list score range / reserve list as required by each school’s individual admission arrangements.

Does the Committee consider specific issues that could have affected a child’s performance in the 11+ test? No. Individual issues such as family emergencies or other personal circumstances can only be considered through the appeal process after receiving your offer of a school place, and not through the Committee of Reference.

The grammar school priority areas The three southern area grammar schools use a single priority circle as part of their admission arrangements. The three eastern area schools also use a priority circle which is then broken down into a further priority area which equals the eastern area of Warwickshire. More information on these priority areas can be found in the Eastern and Southern Grammar School sections of this booklet. The key thing to be aware of is that if your address is not in one of these priority areas, unless there are insufficient students of the required ability within the relevant priority area, your child will not be offered a grammar school place on 03 March 2014. We will notify you if your address falls outside one or both of the priority areas when we send you your test venue allocation two weeks prior to the test.

Eastern Area Grammar Schools There are three grammar schools in East Warwickshire.

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Rugby High School (Girls)

120 places available

Lawrence Sheriff School (Boys)

120 places available

Ashlawn Selective (Mixed)

30 places available


What is the priority area for grammar schools in East Warwickshire? East Warwickshire For admissions purposes the Eastern Area of Warwickshire is considered to be the following (being the aggregated priority areas of Bilton, Ashlawn and Avon Valley Schools): Rugby plus the parishes of Dunchurch, Cawston, Thurlaston, Leamington Hastings, Birdingbury, Grandborough, Wolfhamcote, Willoughby, Binley Woods, Brinklow, Brandon and Bretford, Rytonon-Dunsmore, Bubbenhall, Wolston, Church Lawford, Long Lawford, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Princethorpe, Frankton, Marton, Bourton and Draycote, Churchover, Clifton-on-Dunsmore, Combe Fields, Cosford, Easenhall, Harborough Magna, Kings Newnham, Little Lawford, Monks Kirby, Newton and Biggin, Pailton, Stretton-under-Fosse, Wibtoft, Willey, and Withybrook. Priority Circle This is a circle with a radius equal to the distance between the furthest point of the original priority area and a shared point for the two single sex schools in the area which is the water tower just outside Rugby town and runs approximately 10 miles to include Bubbenhall. This area includes Lutterworth, Swinton, Yelvertoft, West Haddon, Long Buckby, Daventry, Braunston, Napton on the Hill and Southam. Maps of the above areas can be viewed at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus Please be aware that children living within East Warwickshire / the Priority Circle are more likely to be offered a grammar school place on 03 March 2014.

How are grammar school places offered in East Warwickshire? Please note that the information below provides a summary of how places are offered. Please consult the school’s own admission arrangements for full details. Once the standardised scores of all children are available in rank order, places will normally be offered up to each school’s Published Admission Number on 03 March 2014 in the following order: Please note that within the following categories students are ranked based on their performance in the 11+ test (highest total standardised score to lowest). Where there is a need to split students within the same category (when they score the same total standardised score) consideration will first be given to the distance between the child’s home and school (shortest distance = highest priority). Distance will be calculated by straight line measurement from the applicant’s home address location to the centre point (“centroid”) of the preferred school. (All distances are subject to changes which may occur with updates of mapping data). I. Priority will be given to children in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority (under Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or children who were looked after but have ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or a special guardianship order) who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above. II. The first 50% of the remaining places will be allocated to children living in the Eastern Area of Warwickshire who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above. III. The residual 50% of places will be allocated to children living in the priority circle (the centre of which is the Rugby Water Tower) who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above. IV. Children living in the priority circle who score within the waiting list range as determined by the Committee of Reference. (Rugby High School and Ashlawn Selective School only). OR IV. Children living in the priority circle who have been considered by the Committee of Reference and placed on the reserve list. (Lawrence Sheriff School only). V. Other children who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above. 17


Please note that at the time of publication Lawrence Sheriff School were consulting on a permission to innovate request which would enable them to increase the opportunities for those in receipt of the pupil premium to gain admission to the school. Contact the school for further details.

How do waiting lists operate? After the initial round of offers on 03 March 2014 further places may become available. These places are then offered up to the Published Admission Number of the school subject to waiting list order. Any child being offered their second or subsequent selective preference will be added to the waiting lists of selective schools listed as a higher preference as long as they have scored more than the minimum waiting list score. Students are ranked in standardised score order without consideration of any other factor such as priority area, time of application or siblings at the school. In the case of children achieving the same score, first consideration will be given to the straight line distance between the child’s home and school (shortest distance = highest priority). Please note that a child’s position on a waiting list can move both up and down as other children are added and / or removed from the list.

Southern Area Grammar Schools There are three grammar schools in South Warwickshire. Stratford Grammar School for Girls

112 places available

King Edward VI School (Boys)

81 places available

Alcester Grammar School (Mixed)

120 places available

What is the priority area for grammar schools in South Warwickshire? This is a circle with a radius of approximately 17 miles from the Harvard Fountain Clock Tower in Stratford-upon-Avon. This area includes Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Evesham, Redditch, Dorridge, Balsall Common, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, and Southam. A map of the above area can be viewed at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus Please be aware that children living within the priority area for grammar schools in south Warwickshire are more likely to be offered a grammar school place on 03 March 2014.

How are grammar school places offered in South Warwickshire? Please note that the information below provides a summary of how places are offered. Please consult the school’s own admission arrangements for full details. Once the standardised scores of all children are available in rank order, places will normally be offered up to each school’s Published Admission Number in the following order: Please note that within the following categories students are ranked based on their performance in the 11+ test (highest total standardised score to lowest). Where there is a need to split students within the same category (when they score the same total standardised score) consideration will first be given to the distance between the child’s home and school (shortest distance = highest priority). Distance will be calculated by straight line measurement from the applicant’s home address location to the centre point (“centroid”) of the preferred school. (All distances are subject to changes which may occur with updates of mapping data).

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In all categories below the order of priority will be: i. ii. iii.

Looked-after children and previously looked-after children who meet the necessary academic entry requirements. Children in standardised score order. And, to differentiate in the case of children with the same score, those who live nearest the school in straight-line distance.

Category 1: All children who scored above the automatic standard level set by the Committee of Reference provided that: a)

the child is living (or proof is provided by 03 February 2014 that the child will be living by the start of the autumn term) within the priority circle for the area, and

b)

the child has been registered for the 11+ test by the closing date of 10 July 2013, completed that test and scored at or above the automatic level set by the Committee of Reference, and

c)

the parent / carer has named the school on the common application form submitted on time to their home authority and an offer from a higher preference has not been made.

Category 2: The highest scoring children on the waiting list will be given next priority for offers in the first round of offers up to the Published Admission Number provided that: a)

the child is living (or proof is provided by 03 February 2014 that the child will be living by the start of the autumn term) within the priority circle for the area, and

b)

the child has been registered for the 11+ test by the closing date of 10 July 2013, completed that test and their score on that test was ranked highly in the waiting list and

c)

the parent / carer has named the school on the common application form submitted on time to the home authority and an offer from a higher preference has not been made.

Category 3: Applications from children living outside the priority area will be considered in this category. Children whose parent / carers registered for tests after the closing date or applied for a place to their home authority after the closing date will also be considered in this category. The same selective standards will apply, and applicants will be placed in order in line with categories 1 and 2 above. Places will not normally be offered to category 3 in the first round of offers but retained on the waiting list.

How do waiting lists operate? After the initial round of offers on 03 March 2014 further places may become available. These places are then offered up to the Published Admission Number of the school subject to waiting list order. Any child being offered their second or subsequent selective preference will be added to the waiting lists of selective schools listed as a higher preference as long as they have scored more than the minimum waiting list score. Students are ranked in standardised score order without consideration of any other factor such as priority area, time of application or siblings at the school In the case of children achieving the same score, consideration will be given to the straight line distance between the child’s home and school (shortest distance = highest priority). Please note that a child’s position on a waiting list can move both up and down as other children are added and / or removed from the list.

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Special Educational 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).

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 with regard to pupils who have been referred for statutory assessment or who already have a statement of special educational needs. For enquiries of this nature, 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 5. It is very important if your child has a statement to write this clearly on the application for a school place. The ASRS will formally consult with your preferred school by sending them a copy of your child’s current statement and ask 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? 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.

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Will my child who has special needs and a statement be guaranteed a place in the priority area school? ASRS will consult with your first preference of mainstream school as soon as your preferences are known. If the school agree to be named on your child’s statement and feel they can meet his/her needs, then ASRS will name the school in the statement and liaise with the Admissions Service to ensure that a place in that school is allocated to your child. ASRS will endeavor to issue an amended statement – naming your child’s secondary school by February before the September that your child transfers. Please note that if your preferred school is named, but is not your priority area school, then your child will not qualify for SEN transport assistance.

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 provision 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. 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 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 finalized.

Transport to school for children with special educational needs Please see the ‘Transport for children with Special Educational Needs’ section under School Transport, page 24. 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? 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. If mediation does not result in agreement between parents and the Local Authority then appeals can be made to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal (SENDIST). 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 and 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; • Your 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. • The 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; Children 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; Children 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 Department. More information on home to school transport can be found at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/transport

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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 faith schools (formally known as denominational transport)

Traditionally, Warwickshire County Council has provided free transport to the nearest faith 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 faith 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 for those living in the Eastern and Southern areas but will only be provided to a grammar school within the same area as the home address subject to the usual distance criteria. 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 cases 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.

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Free School Meals If your child attends a Warwickshire School on a full-time basis and you are in receipt of certain benefits then your child may be entitled to Free School Meals. Applications for Free School Meals for September 2014 can be submitted from 01 August 2014 in the following ways: • • •

By calling the Customer Service Centre on 01926 742060 who will process your application over the telephone. By applying on-line at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals. In most cases you will receive an instant decision. By completing a paper application form. These are available from schools, the Customer Service Centre on 01926 742060, or One Stop Shops. The form can also be downloaded from the Warwickshire County Council website at:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals The website also contains full details of all of the qualifying benefits and a useful list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please do not apply for Free School Meals before 01 August 2014 as we will be unable to process your claim.

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013

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Useful Contact Details Admissions Service , Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL Or: Admissions Service , 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 742067

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

0845 155 1793

Email

schoolappeals@warwickshire.gov.uk

Website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals

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Secondary Schools in Warwickshire

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013

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Introduction This section of the booklet contains information on all of Warwickshire’s secondary schools. Parents can apply for a place at any of the schools listed regardless of where they live Information on school performance tables and Ofsted reports can be found at www. warwicskhire.gov.uk/schools. Many schools also provide their own prospectus. Many schools also hold open evenings which allow parents and children to tour schools and speak with staff and students. Contact individual schools for details.

North Warwickshire School Contact Information Kingsbury School Admission Number

126

Head Teacher

Mr Simon Cotton

Address

Tamworth Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth, B78 2LF

Tel

01827 872316

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 873814

First preferences

111

Email

admin4111@welearn365.com

Total preferences

156

Website

www.kingsburyschool.co.uk/

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College Admission Number

163

Head Teacher

Mr Tony Wilmot

Address

Witherley Road, Atherstone, CV9 1LZ

Tel

01827 712477

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 715253

First preferences

98

Email

qesahead@aol.com

Total preferences

138

Website

www.queenelizabeth.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

The Coleshill School - A Business and Enterprise Academy

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Admission Number

180

Head Teacher

Mr Mark Rhatigan

Address

Coventry Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 3EX

Tel

01675 462435

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01675 465232

First preferences

143

Email

enquiries@thecoleshillschool.org.uk

Total preferences

225

Website

www.thecoleshillschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)


The Polesworth School - A specialist Language College Admission Number

224

Principal

Mr Philip Hamilton

Address

Dordon Road, Polesworth , Tamworth, B78 1QT

Tel

01827 702205

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01827 702206

First preferences

203

Email

admin@thepolesworthschool.com

Total preferences

283

Website

www.thepolesworthschool.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Nuneaton and Bedworth School Contact Information Ash Green School and Arts College Admission Number

170

Head Teacher

Mr Andrew Clay

Address

Ash Green Lane, Ash Green, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 9AH

Tel

02476 366772

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 366383

First preferences

168

Email

enquiries@ashgreenschool.org.uk

Total preferences

283

Website

www.ashgreenschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

155

Etone College Head Teacher

Mr Colin Turner

Address

Leicester Road, Nuneaton, CV11 6AA

Tel

02476 757300

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 352320

First preferences

129

Email

etonecollege@aol.com

Total preferences

387

Website

www.etone.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

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School Contact Information (Continued) Hartshill School – A Specialist Science and Arts College Admission Number

210

Head Teacher

Mr M Garlick

Address

Church Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0NA

Tel

02476 392237

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 394641

First preferences

204

Email

admin5402@welearn365.com

Total preferences

269

Website

www.hartshill.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Higham Lane School - A Business and Enterprise College Admission Number

238

Head Teacher

Mr Philip Kelly

Address

Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, CV10 0BJ

Tel

02476 388123

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 370550

First preferences

244

Email

highamlaneschool@welearn365.com

Total preferences

415

Website

www.highamlaneschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

300

Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College Head Teacher

Mr N R Smallman

Address

Bulkington Road, Bedworth, CV12 9EA

Tel

024 76312308

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

024 76643183

First preferences

159

Email

enquiries@nicholaschamberlaine.co.uk

Total preferences

256

Website

www.nicholaschamberlaine.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed Comprehensive

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

St Thomas More Catholic School and Technology College

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Admission Number

156

Head Teacher

Mr F Hickey

Address

Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton, CV10 7EX

Tel

02476 642400

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 321919

First preferences

164

Email

admin@st-thomas-more.net

Total preferences

289

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


The George Eliot School Admission Number

190

Principal

Mr David James

Address

Raveloe Drive, Nuneaton, CV11 4QP

Tel

02476 744000

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 741530

First preferences

130

Email

info@george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk

Total preferences

205

Website

www.george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk/

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used WCC (See page 10)

The Midland Studio College, Nuneaton Admission Number

75

Executive Principal

Mr Dan Rosser

Address

Bermuda Park Innovation Centre, St David’s Way, Bermuda Park, Nuneaton, CV10 7SD

Tel

02476 243460

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 375459

First preferences

N/A

Email

enquiries@mscnuneaton.co.uk

Total preferences

N/A

Website

www.midlandstudiocollege.co.uk

Age Range

14 - 19

Type of School

Studio School

Admissions Criteria Used

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

The Nuneaton Academy Admission Number

210

Principal

Mrs Helen McEvoy

Address

Radnor Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7PD

Tel

02476 341134

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

02476 375459

First preferences

116

Email

info@nuneatonacademy.co.uk

Total preferences

197

Website

www.nuneatonacademy.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

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

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Eastern Warwickshire Schools School Contact Information Ashlawn School Admission Number

226

Principal

Mrs Lois Reed

Address

Ashlawn Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5ET

Tel

01788 573425

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 536159

First preferences

157

Email

info@ashlawn.org.uk

Total preferences

555

Website

www.ashlawn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Mixed Bilateral (part selective)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Ashlawn School (Selective Stream) Admission Number

30

Principal

Mrs Lois Reed

Address

Ashlawn Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5ET

Tel

01788 573425

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 536159

First preferences

86

Email

info@ashlawn.org.uk

Total preferences

366

Website

www.ashlawn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust (Grammar School)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Bilton School

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Admission Number

210

Head Teacher

Ms Patricia Weighill

Address

Lawford Lane, Rugby, CV22 7JT

Tel

01788 840600

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 840610

First preferences

96

Email

office@biltonmail.com

Total Preferences

327

Website

www.biltonschool.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)


School Contact Information (Continued) Harris School Admission Number

182

Executive Head Teacher

Dr Julie Roberts

Associate Head Teacher

Dr Vicky Lundberg

Address

Harris Drive, Overslade Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 6EA

Tel

01788 812649

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 816123

First preferences

124

Email

office@harris-school.co.uk

Total preferences

317

Website

www.harris-school.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Voluntary Aided

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Lawrence Sheriff School Admission Number

120

Head Teacher

Dr Peter Kent

Address

Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3AG

Tel

01788 542074

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 567962

First preferences

219

Email

lss@lawrencesheriffschool.com

Total preferences

282

Website

www.lawrencesheriffschool.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Voluntary Aided (Grammar School, boys)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Rugby High School Admission Number

120

Principal

Ms Charlotte Marten

Address

Longrood Road, Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7RE

Tel

01788 810518

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 811794

First preferences

209

Email

rhsadmin@rugbyhighschool.co.uk

Total preferences

283

Website

www.rugbyhighschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust (Grammar School, girls)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College Admission Number

220

Head Teacher

Mr Don O’Neill

Address

Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 1EH

Tel

01788 542355

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01788 572050

First preferences

191

Email

admin@avonvalleyschool.org

Total preferences

370

Website

www.avonvalleyschool.org

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Foundation Mixed

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

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Central Warwickshire Schools School Contact Information Aylesford School and Sixth Form College Admission Number

206

Head Teacher

Mr Steven Hall

Address

Shelley Avenue, Warwick, CV34 6LA

Tel

01926 747100

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 494194

First preferences

108

Email

office@aylesford-elearning.net

Total preferences

219

Website

www.aylesford-elearning.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

155

Campion School Head Teacher

Mr Mark Feldman

Address

Sydenham Drive, Leamington Spa, CV31 1QH

Tel

01926 743200

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 743201

First preferences

86

Email

head@campion.warwickshire.sch.uk

Total preferences

168

Website

www.campion.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 19

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

270

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form Head Teacher

Mr H Abbott

Address

Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA

Tel

01926 859421

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 859426

First preferences

232

Email

school@ksnadmin.ksn.org.uk

Total preferences

441

Website

www.ksn.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Trust School

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

275

Myton School - A Specialist Science College

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Head Teacher

Mr Edward Paul MacIntyre

Address

Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PJ

Tel

01926 493805

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 490380

First preferences

324

Email

head@myton.co.uk

Total preferences

594

Website

www.mytonschool.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

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


School Contact Information (Continued) North Leamington School Admission Number

240

Head Teacher

Mrs Joy Mitchell

Address

Sandy Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RD

Tel

01926 338711

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 429818

First preferences

216

Email

northleamington.co.uk

Total preferences

437

Website

www.northleamingtonschool.warwickshire.sch.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed Comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

210

Southam College Head Teacher

Mr Ranjit Samra

Address

Welsh Road West, Southam, CV47 0JW

Tel

01926 812560

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 815807

First preferences

257

Email

southamcollege@aol.com

Total preferences

401

Website

www.southamcollege.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Mixed comprehensive Community

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

210

Trinity Catholic School Head Teacher

Mr Christopher Gabbett

Address

Guy’s Cliffe Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6NB

Tel

01926 428416

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 462928

First preferences

111

Email

trinityschooloffice@we-learn.com

Total preferences

278

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

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South Warwickshire School Contact Information Alcester Academy Admission Number

150

Principal

Ms J Brooks

Address

Gerard Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6QQ

Tel

01789 762285

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400095

First preferences

62

Email

admin@alcesteracademy.org.uk

Total preferences

170

Website

www.alcesteracademy.org.uk/

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

120

Alcester Grammar School Principal

Mr Iain Blaikie

Address

Birmingham Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5ED

Tel

01789 762494

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400626

First preferences

203

Email

office@alcestergs.com

Total preferences

432

Website

www.alcestergs.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust (Grammar School)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Henley-in-Arden School Admission Number

123

Head Teacher

Mr Paul Wright

Address

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

Tel

01564 792364

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01564 792411

First preferences

87

Email

admin@henleyschool.com

Total preferences

206

Website

www.henleyschool.com/

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

150

Kineton High School, A Specialist Sports College

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Head Teacher

Mrs Julia Morris

Address

Banbury Road, Kineton, CV35 0JX

Tel

01926 640465

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01926 640872

First preferences

125

Email

enquiries@kinetonhighschool.org.uk

Total preferences

243

Website

www.kinetonhighschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Community Mixed High

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)


School Contact Information (Continued) King Edward VI School Admission Number

81

Head Teacher

Mr Bennet Carr

Address

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

Tel

01789 293351

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 293564

First preferences

185

Email

office@kes.net

Total preferences

270

Website

www.kes.net

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust (Grammar School Boys)

Admissions Criteria Used

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

Shipston High School Admission Number

90

Head Teacher

Mr Jonathan Baker

Address

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

Tel

01608 661833

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01608 663459

First preferences

88

Email

info@shipstonhigh.co.uk

Total preferences

164

Website

www.shipstonhigh.co.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

140

St. Benedict’s Catholic High School Head Teacher

Mr T P Sara

Address

Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX

Tel

01789 762888

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 400192

First preferences

127

Email

admin@st-benedicts.org

Total preferences

192

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

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School Admission Number

112

Head Teacher

Ms Kate Barnett

Address

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

Tel

01789 293759

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 264572

First preferences

201

Email

info@sggs.org.uk

Total preferences

313

Website

www.sggs.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust (Grammar School), Girls

Admissions Criteria Used

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

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School Contact Information (Continued) Stratford-upon-Avon School Admission Number

290

Head Teacher

Mr Neil Wallace

Address

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

Tel

01789 268051

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01789 261919

First preferences

199

Email

staff@stratfordschool.co.uk

Total preferences

466

Website

www.stratforduponavonschool.com

Age Range

11 - 18

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Admission Number

150

Studley High School Head Teacher

Mrs Elaine Young

Address

Crooks Lane, Studley, B80 7QX

Tel

01527 852478

2013 Admissions Information

Fax

01527 854469

First preferences

118

Email

office@studleyhighschool.org.uk

Total preferences

192

Website

www.studleyhighschool.org.uk

Age Range

11 - 16

Type of School

Academy Trust

Admissions Criteria Used

WCC (See page 10)

Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013

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Changing Schools If you live in Warwickshire and wish to apply for your child to change schools during the school year (in-year admissions) in most cases you will need to apply through Warwickshire Admissions. Upon receipt of a fully completed application form we aim to process change of school requests within ten school days. A small number of schools deal with their own in-year admissions and you will need to apply to the school directly. Details of these schools can be found on our website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ changingschools or by contacting Warwickshire Admissions Service on 01926 742037. If you live outside of Warwickshire and wish to transfer your child to a Warwickshire School you should contact your home authority for details on how to apply. If you are applying to move your child to a different school because of problems at their current school, we would recommend that you speak with the school’s headteacher, head of year or class teacher. Changing schools can be disruptive for the child and it is always best to explore all other options. There are some cases when a change of school request may take longer than ten school days to process, for example children with full Statements of Special Educational Needs, applications for grammar school places, children in Year 10 and Year 11, and those who fall under the In-Year Fair Access Protocol (more information about this can be found in the following section below). Change of School Application forms can be downloaded from our website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/changingschools or by contacting Warwickshire Admissions Service on 01926 742037.

NEW IMAGE?

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Warwickshire’s ‘In Year Fair Access Protocol’ (IYFAP) Introduction The main purpose of Warwickshire’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol (IYFAP) is to ensure that outside the normal admissions round, unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as soon as possible. Selective (grammar) schools will only be expected to admit children under the protocol where the child concerned meets the relevant entry requirements (selective schools will normally need to make arrangements for testing). If your application for a school place falls under the IYFAP then you will notified of this when we receive your application. It will then be dealt with by our IYFAP officer who will explain the process in more detail.

Definition of Children who fall under the IYFAP The criteria for eligibility under the terms of the Warwickshire IYFAP are those of compulsory school age identified as falling into at least one of the following categories: a) Children excluded from school who are eligible to be re-integrated back into mainstream education. b) Children who have been out of education for two months or more. c) Children whose parents have been unable to find them a place after moving in to the area, e.g. because of an absolute shortage of available places. d) Children moving school during year 11. e) Children withdrawn from school by their family and unable to find another school place. f) Children who are homeless. g) Children with unsupportive family backgrounds for whom a place has not been sought. h) Children from the criminal justice system or Pupil Referral Units who need to be reintegrated into mainstream education. i) Children without a school place and with a significant history of persistent non-attendance (defined as below 85% for the relevant academic year). j) Children of Gypsies, Roma Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers. k) Children who are carers. l) Children with special educational needs but without a statement. m) Children with significant disabilities or serious diagnosed medical conditions. n) Children who are recent arrivals in the UK and have little or no English. o) Children of UK service personnel and other Crown Servants. The full IYFAP can be found in Warwickshire County Council’s admission arrangements for 2014/15 at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions

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Apply online at www.warwickshire. gov.uk/admissions by 31 October 2013

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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

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Tel

0300 1261000

Website

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ admissions


11+ Test - Registration Form

For office use only

Registering for the test is NOT an application for a grammar school. Please also complete your secondary school application form through your Home Authority, listing the Warwickshire grammar school(s) as a preference. Child’s Surname

S E1 E2

o

o

o

O-T L

o

o

Date of Birth

Child’s Forename Current School Name

(or middle school from September)

Current School Postcode

(or full address if non Warwickshire school)

Head Teacher’s Name at Current School (or middle school from September)

Home Address Postcode Email address Daytime Telephone No.

Mobile Telephone No.

Parent/Carer’s Name Signature

Date Additional Information about your child

Does your child suffer from any medical condition?

Yes o

No o

If yes, please provide details below

For example: asthma, epilepsy, severe allergy Is your child eligible for Free School Meals or have they ever been eligible for Free School Meals?* Does your child have a specific learning difficulty which may affect their performance in a selection test?

Yes o

No o

Yes o

No o

If yes, please provide details below

If yes, please provide current supporting evidence (not older than 18 months) Warwickshire County Council will contact your child’s current school to discuss your child’s needs. Do you intend to register your child to sit the Birmingham King Edwards Foundation selection tests? Confirmation of this will be required as test dates may clash. If you have attached additional information to this registration form, please tick this box.

Yes o

No o

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11+ Test - Registration Form

Registering for the test is NOT an application for a grammar school. Please also complete your secondary school application form through your Home Authority, listing the Warwickshire grammar school(s) as a preference. Child’s Surname

Date of Birth

Child’s Forename Current School Name

(or middle school from September)

Photo Validation Section To be completed by child’s class or head teacher Class/Head Teacher’s Name

Signature

Attach current photo here

Date

PLEASE RETURN THIS REGISTRATION FORM AND ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO: ADMISSIONS SERVICE FREEPOST NAT 4782 WARWICK CV34 4BR PLEASE NOTE: The freepost address can take 4-5 working days to arrive, please only use this address up until 03 July. After this date, please send registration forms to: Admissions Service, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL (stamp required, proof of postage is advisable).

Closing date for on-time registration is: 10 July 2013 Telephone: 01926 742037 Fax: 01926 742084 Email: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk *We are asking this question as Lawrence Sheriff School are consulting on a permission to innovate request which would enable them to increase the opportunities for those in receipt of the pupil premium to gain admission to the school. The pupil premium is paid where a child is eligible for Free School Meals. Contact the school for further details.

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Harris School Christian Minister’s/Lay Reader’s Reference form in support of an application for a Faith Place at Harris School. Name of Child: ………………………………………

Date of birth of child ……./……./…….

How long has the child/family been known to your Church/place of worship: Over 2 years c (please tick only one) Less than 2 years c EITHER I can confirm that the child named above is at the heart of this Christian Church (definition overleaf). Name of Minister/Lay Reader: …………………………… (please print) Signature …………………………………..

Church Stamp: (please stamp here)

Name of Christian Church ……………………………………. Date ……………….. OR I can confirm that the child named above is attached to this Christian Church (definition overleaf). Name of Minister/Lay Reader: …………………………… (please print) Signature …………………………………..

Church Stamp: (please stamp here)

Name of place of worship ……………………………………. Date ……………….. OR I can confirm that the child named above is known to a Christian Church (definition overleaf). Name of Minister/ Lay Reader/School Headteacher ………………………………. (please print) Signature …………………………………..

Church Stamp: (please stamp here)

Name of place of worship ……………………………………. Date ……………….. This form does not constitute an application for Harris, but is required if your application is for a Faith place under the school’s admission policy. It should be returned at the same time as the Local Authority’s Common Application Form but should be returned directly to Harris School by the date published in the Local Authority Booklet, to be considered as an “on time” application.

Parent’s Signature ……………………………..……..

Date …………………………. 45


ADMISSIONS NOTES 1. In line with the advice from the National Society, a child is “at the heart of the Church” if they are, or one of their parents is, a regular worshipper, who worships twice a month. To accommodate difficult patterns of work and family relationships, account will be taken equally of attendance at weekday and Sunday acts of worship. (For clarification of ‘parent’ see note 8 below). The qualifying period for being “at the heart of the Church” is a minimum of two years. Only a signed Christian Minister’s/Lay Reader’s Reference form (preferred) or letter will be accepted as evidence in order for the applicant to be offered a place under priority criteria 2 and 3. 2. In line with the advice from The National Society, a child is “attached to the Church” if they are, or one of their parents is, a regular but not frequent worshipper, who worships once a month at either a weekday or Sunday act of worship or attends a church activity (such as a Church Parade Service) which includes an element of worship. (For clarification of ‘parent’ see note 8 below). The qualifying period for being “attached to the Church” is two years. Only a signed Christian Minister’s/Lay Reader’s Reference form (preferred) or letter will be accepted as evidence in order for the applicant to be offered a place under priority criteria 4 and 5. 3. In line with the advice from The National Society, a child is “known to the Church” if they are, or one of their parents is, an occasional worshipper, who worships more than twice a year at either a weekday or Sunday act of worship or attends a church activity (such as a Church Parade Service) which includes an element of worship. (For clarification of ‘parent’ see note 8 below). The qualifying period for being “known to the Church” is two years. Only a signed Christian Minister’s/Lay Reader’s Reference form (preferred) or letter will be accepted as evidence in order for the applicant to be offered a place under priority criteria 6 and 7. 4. Priority within each criterion is given in order of straight line distance between the centre of the child’s home and the centre point (centroid) of the school. (All measurements are subject to pre-positional accuracy changes). Priority will go to those living nearest to the school. This applies equally to those living inside and outside the County boundary. 5. Sibling is defined as 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. A sibling connection will not be accepted if the original place was obtained by using fraudulent or false information. Where the final place in the year group is offered to one of twins or triplets etc., the parent(s) will have to decide which child, if any, takes up that final place. 6. Home address is defined as where a child normally resides/sleeps when attending school. Addresses involved in child minding arrangements (professional or with relatives) are excluded. Rented accommodation will not be considered as a home address unless there is clear evidence that the family have moved into the property. If a place is offered on the basis of an address, which is subsequently found to be different from the child’s normal home address, that offer is likely to be withdrawn. 7. Where a child lives with two parents in separate addresses, the qualifying address will be that where the child spends (i.e. sleeps) the majority of the school week. If the child spends exactly equal amounts of time in the two addresses the parents themselves will need to nominate which address they wish to be the child’s main address for school admission purposes. 8. The definition of ‘Parent’ denotes any person with parental responsibility for the child concerned. 9. The definition of a Christian Church is any that is part of, or affiliated to, the Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Alliance, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, or other nationally recognised Christian bodies.

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Glossary Appeal

A school appeal is a formal process where you appeal against the decision to refuse your child a place at a school you applied for. See page 12 for more information. ASRS Assessment, Statementing and Review Service. This team deals with children with statements of Special Educational Needs. Home / Local Authority (LA) The council responsible for your council tax. If you are unsure of your Home/Local Authority, please refer to your council tax bill. Oversubscription Criteria Rules used when offering school places when there are more applicants for a school than there are places available. Different types of schools use different criteria. (See page 10) Preferences When you apply for a school place, you can apply for up to seven schools. Each school you list is a preference. Your first preference should be the school you most want your child to attend. Priority Area

Sibling

Supplementary Form Unplaced Offer

Waiting list

WCC

Each school has an area of Warwickshire that is called their priority area. If you live within a school’s priority area you have more chance of gaining a place at that school. However, a place at that school is not guaranteed as more applicants may apply from inside the priority area than there are places available. Descriptions of the school’s priority areas can be found on our website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/secondaryschool Brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission to include the sixth form (Y12 and 13) living at the same home address as the child applying for the place. This includes a half brother or half sister, adopted, step brother or step sister. Extra information needed by the school. Please see page 9 for more information. Where the LA is unable to allocate a place at any preferred school, a place is allocated at a child’s next nearest community, controlled or own admission authority school with availability that has agreed to make unplaced offers. This is know as an ‘unplaced’ offer. If you are offered a school that is not your first preference, you will be placed onto the waiting list for any school you have listed as a higher preference than the one you have been offered. Waiting lists are held in criteria order. See page 12 for more information. This does not apply to grammar schools. Warwickshire County Council

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

t: 01926 742047 or 742037 f: 01926 742084 w: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions e: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

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. 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 (May 2013). Much of the information is based on the School Admissions Code which came into effect on 01 February 2012. 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. Please also note that Admissions Authorities can change admissions policies if required, subject to relevant consultation. 48

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