Admissions Consultation

The Governors and Trustees are proposing an amendment to the order of the school's oversubscription criteria in the school admission policy effective from September 2021.

The Deepings School Admission Policy 2021/2022

Consultation explanatory note

We have updated our admissions policy for admission into our school in September 2021. We are therefore running a consultation on the new admissions policy between 22 November 2019 and 3 January 2020. Comments are sought on any part of the new Admissions Policy. Comments are sought from any interested person or party, but in particular from parents and prospective parents.

The new policy is published on our school website and is also available in hard copy upon request from the school office.

Changes to our policy

We have updated our policy to make it clearer and easier for parents and the rest of the school community to read and use. Our policy is fully compliant with the Schools Admissions Code and local authority guidelines.

The new policy is set out in a new format which makes it easier to follow. The definitions have been amended so that they are easier to understand and fully compliant with the Schools Admissions Code.

There is no change to the year 7 PAN or the order of the over-subscription criteria except that the children with siblings at the school criterion has been moved to come above the children of staff at the school criterion as we feel this is fairer overall for the whole school community.

We have added more detail into our policy regarding sixth form admissions to ensure the process is as clear and as easy to follow as possible for students and parents. We have amended the PAN for external sixth form students from 20 to 10 to better aid the organisation of sixth form classes and management of resources. The full detail of our sixth form entry criteria remains in our sixth form prospectus.

Responses to the consultation should be sent to:

Claire Wilkins, Head of Legal, Anthem Schools Trust

All responses must be sent by the end of the consultation period.

The schedule is as follows:

Consultation period 22 November 2019 - 3 January 2020 
2021 Policy determined by 28 February 2020
2021 Policy published by 15 March 2020
Objections to arrangements must be referred to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2020




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