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Admissions, Appeals & Post 16 Admissions

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 Maureen Roberts (maureen.roberts@bushfield.co.uk)  to request an in year admission form. Completed forms are to be returned to the local authority at the address below:

School Admissions Team
Bayard Place

Or contact the local authority 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 150

The Academies policy for admissions arrangements remains the same for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Click here to view the Academies Admissions Policy

Appeals Admission Timetable 2016

  • Offer day – 1st March 2016
  • Closing date for appeals (20 school days) – 30th March 2016
  • All paperwork returned for appeals by 30th March 2016 will be heard by 17th June 2016
  • Appeals submitted by 19th June will be heard from 15th September 2016

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

For further information please contact Maureen Roberts, PA to Principal (maureen.roberts@bushfield.co.uk).

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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