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ADMISSIONS

 

How to apply to Saracens High School

This application is for pupils starting Year 7 in September 2018 only.

The official application deadline for Saracens High School (and all other secondary schools in London) was 31st October 2017.  However, you can still apply for a place at our school and be added to the waiting list.

Please note that the Saracens application is through a different online application.

The application to Saracens High school should be made through the following link online: https://enrol.barnet.gov.uk/Website/default.aspx.

You will hear from Barnet about your child’s school allocation on 1st March 2018 through the normal system, and you will also hear directly from Saracens about the place you applied for online.

If offered a place you will then need to let Saracens know directly if you are taking this up – at the latest by 15th March. You will also need to let Barnet know what you are going to do about any other school that your child has been allocated.

If you have not been offered a place in Round 1 of the admissions process (1st March 2018), please do not worry, you may still be offered a place in Round 2.

You may withdraw your application at any time.

If Saracens High School is full, we will operate a waiting list.

If you have any questions, please email us info@thesaracenshighschool.co.uk.

Please see below for our full Admissions Policy for 2018 entry.

 

 

Admissions policy for entry to the Saracens High School 2018

There are no selection criteria for admission to the school, nor a specified catchment area. Applications are welcome from all pupils who would like to attend Saracens High School.

We will only opening with Year 7 pupils, those who are currently in Year 6.

Detailed information on the admissions arrangements are shown below this summary.

If you have any questions, please contact us: info@thesaracenshighschool.co.uk .

 

 

Saracens High School admission arrangements for 2018.

Introductory statement

The Saracens High School is a co-educational, all-ability school for children aged 11-18.

Admission number(s)

The school has an admission number of 150 for entry in year 7.

The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Application process

The local authority (London Borough of Barnet) will process applications outside the normal local authority process for co-ordinating school offers. This means you will need to complete your LA common application form for your other choices of school in addition to a separate application for this school.

The closing date for applications is 31/10/2017 . Applications received by 31/10/2017 will be treated equally and applications received after this date will be treated as late and dealt with according to the London Borough of Barnet’s rules.

Offers will be made on 01/03/2018. If we have not entered into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State opening the school by that date, they will be conditional offers and will be confirmed once we have a signed funding agreement.

The application form can be obtained from the school website in September 2017.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs. Each application must include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the child’s need and why they must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs. If evidence is not submitted to the local authority with the application, a child’s medical or social needs cannot be considered.
  3. Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received [where an older sibling is in year 13, siblings will not be prioritised under this criterion].
  4. Priority will next be given to the children of staff who have been recruited to fill a skill-shortage area.
  5. Other children.

 

Tie-break

‘If in categories 2-5 above a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted, the child living closest to the school will be given priority for admission. Distance is measured from the child’s home to the GPS point for the school (TBC).

Random allocation undertaken by the local authority will be used as a tie-break in categories 2-5 above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between a child’s home and the academy/free school is equidistant in any two or more cases.’

Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twins and triplets etc.) from the same family tied for the final place. We will admit them all and exceed our PAN.

Late applications

All applications received by the local authority after the deadline will be considered to be late applications. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list.

Waiting lists

The school will operate a waiting list. Where the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the end of the academic year. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.  The waiting list will be reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves the waiting list.

Appeals

All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Appellants should contact  Schools Admissions Team, Building 2, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, N11 1NP for information on how to appeal. Information on the timetable for the appeals process is on the website at www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/schools-and-education/school-admissions/secondary-school-admissions.html . Parents have [at least 20 school days, so four weeks] from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to lodge an appeal”.

 

Notes:

Home address:

The home address is where a child normally lives.  Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received where the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be taken as the address where the child is registered with the doctor. If the residence is not split equally between both parents then the address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of the school week.

Sibling:

‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place.

Medical and Social Need:

‘Social need’ does not include a parent’s wish that a child attends the school because of a child’s aptitude or ability or because their friends attend the school.[1] ‘Medical need’ does not include mild medical conditions.

 

Admissions Process

We will be publishing our admission policy and process here in the summer  2017.

We will be open for applications from September 2017 for Year 6  pupils who will be starting secondary school in September 2018.

We will unfortunately not be opening up older year groups.