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Admissions, Appeals & Post 16 Admissions

Information for Parents

The Academy Governors will admit children with a statement of educational needs which names the Academy. This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.

  1. “Looked After” children or previously “Looked After” children
  2. Children living in the catchment area served by the Academy with a sibling on roll at the time of admission.
  3. Children living in the catchment area served by the Academy.
  4. The attendance of a sibling on the academy roll at the time of admission.
  5. Other children whose parents have requested a place.

In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the Academy as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured using the council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) from the seed point located at the child’s home address to the seed point for the Academy (or specifically defined point) using a straight line. The seed point is taken from the Ordnance Survey’s (OS) Address-Point® dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references.

Our in year admissions is administered by the local authority. Please contact [email protected] to  request an in year admission form. Completed forms are to be returned to the local authority at the address below:

School Admissions Team
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays

Or contact via telephone on 01733 864007.

Click the link below for more information.

For late applications, the local authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the Academy measured by a straight line as above.

The published admission number PAN for entry at year 7 is 210
Click here to view the Academies Admissions Policy 2020-21
Click here to view the Academies Admissions Policy 2021-22

Admission arrangements 2021/2022

Please note that the admission arrangements for 2021/2022 in line with the Local Authority, Peterborough City Council are currently under consultation.
Please click the link below to see the Peterborough City Council Admissions website for further details.

Please note that the consultation is open from 18th November 2019 and closes on 13th January 2020.

In Year Admission Appeals – All other appeals will be heard within 30 school days

For further information please contact [email protected].

Post 16 Admissions

All students on the academy’s roll in year 11 will be entitled to continue their education at the Academy into year 12 provided they meet the minimum criteria for any course/s they wish to follow.

External students will be admitted into year 12 or 13, if the capacity is not reached by internal students. In this case, applications from individual students who meet the minimum criteria for their preferred course/s will be considered.

The academy will publish specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements for the 6th form and for the range of courses available based upon GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. The criteria are the same for internal and external students. These will be published on the academy website on the online application page for post 16 students available at www.bushfield.co.uk

The external PAN for both years in the 6th form is 20.

Where the academy determines that there are one or more vacancies, an offer of admission to the relevant year group will be made in respect of all applications subsequently received up to the limit of available vacancies

OBA will first accept all students with a statutory right to a place at the academy through a statement of special educational needs naming the academy. After this the following criteria will be used

  1. “Looked After” children or previously “Looked After” children
  2. Proximity of a child’s home to the Academy

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