Admission into Brooke Weston Academy
Making the decision to chose the right school for your child can seem a daunting task. At Brooke Weston, our team are always willing to answer any questions and help make the process as smooth, welcoming and uncomplicated as possible at our Year 7 and Sixth Form entry.
If you are applying for entry into year groups during the academic year please see the 'In Year' move sections below.
BWT Propose change to school admissions policies due to Covid-19
The Brooke Weston Trust is proposing a variation to its September 2021 admissions policies for Brooke Weston Academy, Corby Business Academy, Corby Technical School, and Kettering Science Academy.
Usually these secondary schools use the Fair Banding assessment to decide their admissions and require children to complete a non-verbal reasoning test. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to hold this large assessment event and are proposing not to use Fair Banding as part of our admissions arrangements for the schools listed above.
The local authority will coordinate our admissions process for us as usual, but the priority for admission will be determined solely by the implementation of the oversubscription criteria set out within the relevant policies which can be found here.
If you would like to comment on this change, please do so through this link - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=vKCZSi63gkqAxuiwMPI6wV749iKRDxBCvFxO4PFGQsRUNDBQWDdSWFlQVzNTTFdFNUVWRURHRzA1Si4u before 5pm on 19th October 2020.
We hope you can understand our reasons for wanting to make this change and will support us in this decision.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
A copy of the letter sent to parents/carers regarding this proposal can be viewed here.
In Year Applications
Applications for 'in year moves' need to be applied for through the local authority. The below link will take you to the to the application forms as well as give you more information about the process. Please be aware that places are allocated according to space in the requested year group.
Please also note, we do not hold waiting lists for students in Years, 7 (Jan onwards of that academic year), 8,9,10 & 11. Applications can be submitted through the process explained above.
Appeals for In Year Applications
Appeals for in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appellants do not have the right to a second appeal in respect of the Academy for the same academic year unless, in exceptional circumstances, the Academy has accepted a second application from the appellant because of a significant and material change in the circumstances of the parent, child or Academy but the applicant is still refused admission. Appellants may apply for a place in the Academy in respect of a later academic year and have a further right of appeal if that application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions regarding Appeals please contact Mrs Claire Allsopp at Brooke Weston Academy. In order to submit an In-Year Appeal please complete one of the forms below.