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Admissions Information

Application for entry into Year 7 in September 2020

Applications open for the September 2020 entry on 10th September 2019. Parents will be able to apply for secondary school places for September 2020 from this date by applying to School Admissions at Northamptonshire County Council – details on how to apply.

The number of students who are admitted to Brooke Weston Academy in Year 7 will be 180. Please note as part of the admissions process, all applicants will be required to sit a cognitive ability assessment. All applicants will be placed in one of nine 'stanines' based on the results of the ability test and places will be allocated in a proportion that reflects the national ability range. Students who did not take the ability test will only be considered if there are places remaining once empty places have been offered to all those who did take the test. Further information about the assessment.

Where we receive more applications than we have places, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied - After the admission of children with an EHCP where Brooke Weston Academy is named as the appropriate provision, the following criteria will be applied to determine those children that will be offered places within each stanine: The criteria are listed in priority order:

  1. Children in public care including children who have previously been in public care but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area.
  3. Children who have an older sibling who is attending the Academy at the point of application and who is expected to be on roll at the point of admission - (See Appendix 1 for definition of 'sibling')
  4. Children living in Corby and Kettering.
  5. Other children based on the distance between home and school. Measurements will be carried out on a straight line basis from the child's home to the address point of the school. Home will be determined as the address declared on the Common Preference Form.

If the Admission Number is exceeded within criterion (b), (c) or (d) all places within that year group will be allocated at random in the priority order listed above. The random allocation will ensure that the correct proportions are allocated from each stanine. 50% of the places will be allocated to students from Corby and 50% to students from Kettering. The random allocation will be generated electronically and will be verified by an independent observer to guarantee fairness.

Where there is a large proportion of siblings in an individual stanine, it may not always be possible to admit all siblings within that stanine. It may also not be possible to ensure an exact 50% intake from Corby and 50% intake from Kettering. In this case the remaining places in a stanine will be allocated at random in order to get as close as possible to the 50% intake from Corby and 50% from Kettering.

For further information about admissions, please refer to the Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Policy

Timetable for September 2020 Admissions
10th September 2019 Online applications open and Information to parents/carers
31st October 2019 Closing date for applications (5.00pm). Applications received after this date will not be processed (until additional rounds of allocations)
7th December 2019 Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Test (From one site in Corby and on site in Kettering)
2nd March 2020 Offers made to parents/carers by NCC
Friday 10th April 2020 Deadline by which all appeal forms must be submitted by 5.00pm
19th June 2020 Appeals lodged before the closing date of 10th April 2020 (5.00pm) will be heard by this date (within 40 school days from the closing date).

Appeals Information for Parents

Applications for entry into Year 7 for September 2020

If you receive notification from the Local Authority that your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Brooke Weston Academy, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please download the appeal form and send the completed form in to Mrs Claire Allsopp at the Academy address given on the form and at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to access the document please contact the Academy Reception on 01536 396366 between 09:00 and 16:00 (Monday to Friday) and you will be able to give details of your name and address so that we can send the Appeals Form to you.

Brooke Weston Academy appeals timetable for Applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2020:
Date Information
Monday 2nd March 2020 Offers made to parents/carers by NCC.
Friday 10th April 2020 Deadline for parents to lodge written appeal with Mrs Allsopp at Brooke Weston Academy.
Friday 1st May 2020 Deadline for parents to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Independent Appeals Panel to hold the Appeal Hearing
Deadline for the Academy to supply the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel with all relevant documentation needed to conduct the Appeal Hearing
Deadline for the Clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and relevant parties

Friday 8th May 2020

Deadline for the submission of any further evidence from the Academy or from parents that was not sent with the original appeal, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel.
Monday 1st June -
Friday 5th June 2020
Appeal Hearings at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire. NN18 8ET
Friday 12th June 2020 Deadline for decision letters to be sent by the Clerk to parents

If you have any questions regarding Appeals please contact Mrs Claire Allsopp at Brooke Weston Academy. In order to submit an appeal please complete one of the forms below.

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