Admissions

2018 Admissions Numbers

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For entry into Year 7 in September 2018, William Perkin Church of England High School has an agreed admission number of 200 students for entry into Year 7. Of the 200 places available:

  • 19 are designated as Language Scholarship places
  • 40 are designated to Horsenden Primary School
  • 20 are designated to The Edward Betham Church of England Primary School
  • 121 are designated to criteria a, b, c & e as set out below

These arrangements and the criteria listed below are reviewed annually by the governing body, and should not be regarded as binding for future years.

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2018 Admissions Procedure

Applications for the 19 Language Scholarship places should be made by completing the Language Scholarship application form which can be downloaded from the school website. Parent(s) must also fill in their home local authority's Common Application Form. The full Language Scholarship Admissions Criteria are set out below.

Arrangements for applications for the remaining 181 places will be made solely in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and should be made on the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.

Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply via your Home Local Authority Common Application Form only.

The Academy Trust will use Ealing Council’s timetable for applications each year, which fits in with the timetable for the co-ordination of admission arrangements within London. The application deadline is 31st October 2017.

Unsuccessful applicants have a statutory right to appeal for a place at the Academy. Parents wishing to appeal should request a Notice of Appeal Form by emailing the school [email protected]. The a Notice of Appeal Form and any attachments should be addressed to the Clerk of the Appeals Committee and returned to the school within twenty days of the notification not to admit. Appeals will be heard by a panel which is independent of the Academy and the Governors.

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2018 Year 7 Criteria

Procedures where William Perkin CofE High School is oversubscribed for Admissions to Year 7

Admissions to Year 7

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria below. After admitting pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, where the Academy is named, the criteria will be applied in the following order:

Oversubscription Criteria

a. All Looked After Children (as defined by the Local Authority as children in public care subject to Section 22 of the Children Act (1989)) or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order, have priority over all other applications. (An adoption order is an order under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. A ‘child arrangements order’ is an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).) See Note 1.

b. Children with a sibling already on-roll at the Academy who will be on-roll when the child is admitted. See Note 2.

c. Children for whom William Perkin Church of England High School is the nearest maintained high school or academy, measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school. See Notes 3 & 4.

d. In order to improve the equality of access to a high school of their choice to parents in the North Greenford area, 40 places will be made available to children attending Horsenden Primary School and 20 places will be made available to children attending The Edward Betham Church of England Primary School. See Note 5.

e. Other children, with priority given to those living closest to the school, measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school.

Notes

  1. Governors will ask for written evidence from the responsible agencies.
  2. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.
  3. Distance is calculated using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system which is an integral part of the admissions software produced by Servelec Synergy. It uses Ordnance Survey data and is accurate to 2 metres. In the rare event that applicants’ distance measurements are exactly the same the place will be allocated randomly.
  4. Criteria a-c will be applied initially until 121 places have been allocated.
  5. Where the number of students eligible under criterion d exceeds the quota of 40 places for Horsenden and 20 places for Edward Betham, allocation will be made in accordance with criteria c then e until the quota in respect of the school they attend is reached. Any places not required by students at Horsenden Primary School or Edward Betham Church of England Primary School from within the quota of 40 places for Horsenden and 20 places for Edward Betham will be allocated solely according to criteria c and e.

Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply via your Home Local Authority Common Application Form only.

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2018 Language Scholarship

19 places within William Perkin CofE High School will be made available each year for students applying for a place in Year 7 and with an identified natural aptitude for Language. The application process is designed to test a child’s natural language and linguistic aptitude. As such, a child can be awarded a Language Scholarship place based on lingual aptitude, irrespective of any prior tuition.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply to William Perkin CofE High School in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements using the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.
  2. Download the Language Scholarship application form from the school website and return the completed form to the school by the specified Language Scholarship closing date Friday 29th September 2017 at 12noon. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
  3. All Language Scholarship applicants will be invited to attend a language and linguistic aptitude assessment.
  4. Your child’s assessment score will be issued via email together with their ranked position on the Language Scholarship List. Whether your child is offered a place will depend upon your ranked position for a Language Scholarship place at the time of offers being made as well as yours and others applications order of preference on the pan-London Common Application Form.
  5. Students who are not offered a Language Scholarship place in March will be placed on a Language Scholarship Waiting List, ranked according to their score. If a place becomes available it will be offered to the applicant who is highest on the waiting list. In the case of a tie on score, those students living nearer the school, measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, will be given priority.

Students admitted to William Perkin CofE High School under a Language Scholarship Place will be expected to:

  1. Become dual-linguists at GCSE Level and make outstanding progress across the four disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  2. Engage fully in the Language College by participating in foreign trips and exchange programmes and hosting exchange students.
  3. Make an active contribution to the Language College community through commitment to the Language College’s extra-curricular programme, including Extended Electives in further languages.

Language Scholarship Key Dates:

Language Scholarship Application Deadline: CLOSED. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Assessment Date:CLOSED

Results Date: Friday 13th October 2017

Main Application Deadline (through your Local Authority): 31st October 2017

The Language Scholarship Application Form for entry to Year 7 in September 2018 can be found here.

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Tie-break and Waiting List

Tie-break

In the event of oversubscription in any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those living nearest to the academy measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. In the rare event that applicants’ distance measurements are exactly the same, in blocks of flats for instance, the place will be allocated randomly.

Waiting List

Unsuccessful applicants will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list operated in-house by the school. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which the applications are received or placed on the waiting list. Children who are the subject of a direction by the Local Authority to admit, or who are allocated to the school in accordance with the Fair Access Protocol, take precedence over those on the waiting list. Names will be removed from the list at the end of June each academic year. Those applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list must notify the school in writing via email to [email protected]. If a place becomes available, the criteria above are reapplied to all those on the waiting list and a subsequent reordering of the waiting list may take place.

From 1st September 2017, all waiting lists will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2017 which can be found here.

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In Year Admissions

In Year Admissions are for those wishing to apply for a place at the school during the academic year.

In Year Admissions are co-ordinated in-house by the school. Parents/carers wishing to make an in year application should download the relevant in year application form below and return it to the school as soon as possible. If a place cannot be offered at the time of application, you will placed on a waiting list. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out for the current academic year and not in the order in which the applications are received or placed on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available the oversubscription criteria for the current academic year are reapplied to all those on the waiting list and a subsequent reordering of the waiting list may take place.

Those applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list must notify the school in writing via email to [email protected].

From 1st September 2017, In Year Admissions will be open for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2017 which can be found here.

The Year 7 In Year Application Form is available here (for current Year 7 only).

The Year 8 In Year Application Form is available here (for current Year 8 only).

The Year 9 In Year Application Form is available here (for current Year 9 only).

The Year 10 In Year Application Form is available here (for current Year 10 only).

The Year 11 In Year Application Form is available here (for current Year 11 only).

Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF).

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Appeals

IMPORTANT: all appeal hearings will be heard at Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2BY.

In-year Notice of Appeal Forms can be requested by emailing your child’s name and address to [email protected].

Completed Appeal Forms should be returned to: Cheryl McLean, Committees Section, Ealing Council, Perceval House, 5th Floor (Blue), 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, W5 2HL.

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Sixth Form Admissions

William Perkin Church of England High School intends to open its Sixth Form in September 2018.

Below are the confirmed admissions arrangements for the William Perkin Sixth Form (entry in September 2018) which reflect the recent GCSE reform from the National Curriculum Levels to the new grading structure, the 9-1 grading structure.

Sixth Form Criteria & Policy, Entry in September 2018

Further information regarding the application process will be posted here in November 2017.

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Queries

Please note that William Perkin is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year. We strongly advise prospective applicants to attend the Year 7 and Sixth Form Open Evenings.

Details of Open Evening, Sixth Form Open Evening & Open Day Tours can be found here.

School Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8832 8950.

Ealing Council Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8825 5522.

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