Admissions

Admissions

The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton has an agreed admissions limit of 120 pupils in Year 7.

The following information is taken directly from the Wolverhampton City Council website:

http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/admissions

Applications to the School are made through the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. Parents are required to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) which is sent by their Local Authority.  If you would like to apply for a Year 7 place at the School you should name The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton as one of your preferences on the CAF.

The school will operate the same admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria as Wolverhampton City Council.  In accordance with these arrangements, where there are more applications received than there are places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied:

Criterion 1: Looked after children (as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989)

Priority will be given to a child who is in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority.

Criterion 2: Medical/Social

Whether there are specific medical or social circumstances that can be met only by the child’s attendance at The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton

Criterion 3: Siblings

Whether siblings attend the school and will still be attending the school at the time of admissions.  For admission purposes, a sibling is a child who resides at the same address as the child for whom a place is being requested, and is one of the following:-

Brother/sister.

  • Half brother/sister (i.e. share one common parent).
  • Stepbrother/sister (i.e. related by a parent’s marriage).
  • Any other child for whom it can be demonstrated that s/he is residing permanently at the same address (e.g. under the terms of a residence order).

The sibling connection only applies where families have a sibling attending the school at the time of the application as well as at the time of admission.

Criterion 4: Distance

How close the child lives to the school requested, with those living closest to the school getting the highest priority. The measurement between home and school will be determined by a straight line measurement from the designated seed point of the home address to the designated seed point of the school using the authority’s computerised system.

The home address of a pupil is considered to be the permanent residence of a child in a residential property when the place is offered. Documentary evidence relating to house moves taking place between National Offer Day on 1st March and the start of the academic year in September 2017 will be considered. The address must be the child’s only or main residence and is either:

  • Owned by the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • Leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s), carer(s) or guardian(s) under lease or written rental agreement.

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child and the child lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the child lives for a majority of the school week. If the child equally shares living with both parents, the parents must inform the local authority which address should be used for admission purposes and which parent will make the application. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used for the application.

Where more applications are received than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. Following an unsuccessful application, parents can ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. A child’s position on the waiting list and the allocation of a place will be determined solely in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Appeals

School admission appeals

What to do if your child has not been offered a place in your preferred school.

If your child has been refused a place in your preferred school, you have the right to appeal against the decision. Appeals should be lodged within 20 school days of the date you are notified of the decision.

Secondary School Appeals – September 2017 Entry

Appeals resulting from transfer applications for admission to Year 7 for September 2017 will be heard in accordance with the following timetable:

Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Secondary 1 March 2017 29 March 2017 15 June 2017 (40 school days)

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, whichever is the later date.

visit; http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/2541/School-admission-appeals

Waiting lists

Where more applications are received than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. Following an unsuccessful application, parents can ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. A child’s position on the waiting list and the allocation of a place will be determined solely in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.