Admissions

Introduction & PAN

For entry into Year 7 in September 2019, 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:
  • 20 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
  • 120 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.

Applications for the 20 Language Scholarship places should be made by completing the Language Scholarship application form which can be found on the school website. Parent and carers 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 180 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 2018.

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2019 Procedure

Criteria & the Application Process

General Admissions Criteria for Entry 2019: here

Applications can be made to the Academy by listing William Perkin Church of England High School as a preference on your Common Application Form (CAF) submitted to your Local Authority by 31st October 2018. Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply via your Home Local Authority Common Application Form only.

There will be a single Specialist Language Assessment Day for Specialist Language Scholarship Places at William Perkin Church of England High School and Ada Lovelace Church of England High School. This Assessment Day will be held at William Perkin Church of England High School on Monday 1st October 2018 at 4.00pm. This is the ONLY assessment session and late applications will NOT be accepted.

20 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.

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 28th September 2018 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.

Specialist Language Scholar Admissions Application Form here. (NOW CLOSED)

Deadlines & Key Dates
  • Friday 28th September 2018 by 12:00 PM: Closing deadline for the Specialist Language Scholar Admissions Application Form to be submitted via the link above
  • Monday 1st October 2018: Specialist Language assessment day at 4:00 PM
  • Friday 12th October 2018: Specialist Language assessment results communicated to parents & carers
  • Wednesday 31st October 2018: Common application form (CAF) to be submitted to your Local Authority, listing Wiliam Perkin as a preferred school choice
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Over-subscription

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 120 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.

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.

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In Year

2018/19 Academic Year

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

Applicant families are able to apply from the beginning of the Autumn Term and onward throughout each academic year. Parents and carers who submit application forms at the beginning of September will be notified at the end of the second week of the Autumn term. Should any places be available, offers will be made before the October half-term.

Please note that William Perkin's in-year process operates outside of co-ordination (with Ealing Council). Applicant families who apply throughout the remainder of the academic year can expect to receive the outcome of their application within 20 school days to allow measured distances to be verified.

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the same over-subscription criteria as published for admission to Year 7 will be applied to in-year applications.

From 1st September 2018, 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 2018.

In accordance with the admissions criteria for entry 2018/19:

In-Year Application: https://williamperkin.org.uk/attending-our-school/admissions/apply-in-year

In-Year Specialist Language Application: https://williamperkin.org.uk/attending-our-school/...

The assessment sessions for in-year Specialist Language applications will be co-ordinated by the Admissions Team, who will be in touch shortly after receipt of an application.

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Appeals

Applicants have the statutory right to appeal against the decision of the Academy, not to admit their child to William Perkin Church of England High School.

  • All Main Round (Year 6 into 7) and In-Year appeal hearings are held at Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2BY.

If you wish to make an appeal following the unsuccessful outcome of your application, you will need to submit the Application to Appeal Form directly to Ealing's Committee Section - the address is included on the form. Instructions on how to obtain an in-year application to appeal form can be found here: https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201113/school_admis...

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Sixth Form

William Perkin Church of England High School opened its Sixth Form in September 2018.

Below are the confirmed admissions arrangements for the William Perkin Sixth Form (entry in September 2019) 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 2019: here

William Perkin Sixth Form Electronic Application Process will be posted on the website in November 2018.

Application tutorial for external applicants

Application tutorial for internal applicants

Before completing your form, please ensure that you have the following information to hand:

1. Applicant details and contact information

2. Parent(s)/carer(s) details and contact information

3. Current school (including Head of Year 11 contact details)

4. Previous and current courses of study (including grades already achieved and predicted grades for current courses of study)

5. Sixth Form course choices (please review the Course Guide included in this Open Evening pack or available on our website)

Upon completion of the electronic application form, you will receive an automated receipt via email with your application ID number and the date of submission. You will also be able to save your application as a PDF and print - we strongly encourage you to do both. If for any reason you do not receive a confirmation email, are experiencing technical difficulties or you wish amend your course selections, please email [email protected] with your application ID number, full name and date of birth. If you submit more than one application, we will accept your most recent submission as your active application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Friday 7th December 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS: Monday 28th January 2019

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Visiting the School

William Perkin is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year.

William Perkin hosts two Open Evenings during each Autumn term - one for Year 6 into 7 pupils and the other for prospective Sixth Form students. At these events applicants are able to tour the school site and meet with current pupils and teaching staff from all six of our current year groups, as well as our Language College and Music College specialist departments. Applicants with Education, Health & Care Plans are able to visit our Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC). Headteacher Talks are held throughout the evening to provide insight into the school’s history, ethos and community in addition to our curriculum, pastoral and wider learning opportunities.

Open Evening dates are announced annually at the end of the summer term and can be found here: https://williamperkin.org.uk/news/open-evening

Although bookings are not required, the Headteacher Talks are ticketed in order to arrange seating. Tickets are distributed upon arrival on a first-come-first-serve basis. In recent years, tickets have been heavily over-subscribed and we therefore advise arriving earlier in the evening even if you are planning to attend the latest talk.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin or available parking in the surrounding residential areas of the school site. We suggest using public transport in order to reduce congestion and to respect the rights of our local residents to access their properties. All evenings are expected to finish at 8:30 PM.

Outside of these specified events, William Perkin is closed to the public and is unable to host personal tours throughout the academic year.

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Contact

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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