Longfield Academy Admissions Arrangements 2018 – 2019
The admission arrangements for Longfield Academy for the academic year 2018 – 2019 and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years are:
Applications for places at the Academy will be made in accordance with Kent County Council’s coordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) provided and administered by the Kent County Council. Longfield Academy will use the following timetable for applications each year (exact dates within the months may vary from year to year), which whenever possible, will fit in with the common timetable agreed by Kent County Council or its Admissions Forum.
Longfield Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer than the published admission number for any relevant age group are received, the Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.
Requests for admission outside of the normal age group should be made to the Principal as early as possible in the admissions round associated with the child’s date of birth. This allows the academy and admissions authority sufficient time to make a decision before the closing date. Parents are not expected to provide evidence to support their request, however where provided it must be specific to the child in question and may include medical or Educational Psychologist reports. There is no legal requirement for this medical or educational evidence to be secured from an appropriate professional, however, failure to provide this may impede the academy’s ability to agree to a request for admission outside of the normal age group. Parents are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case their request is declined. Deferred applications must be made via paper CAF to the Local Authority, with written confirmation from the academy Principal attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications for the cohort in the following admissions round, and offers will be made in accordance with the academy’s oversubscription criteria.
PROCEDURES WHERE LONGFIELD ACADEMY IS OVERSUBSCRIBED
Where the total number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number for any relevant age, applications will be considered (after the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the Longfield Academy is named on the Statement) against the following criteria. These will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in Kent County Council’s coordinated admission scheme, Longfield Academy will operate a waiting list. Where in any year the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. This will be maintained by Longfield Academy 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 set out in paragraph 3a)-3e) above. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria;
Longfield Academy will publish specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements for the Sixth Form and for the range of courses available based upon GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. These criteria are the same for internal and external transfers. All internal applicants who meet the criteria will be admitted to the Sixth Form, even if this number is greater than the planned admissions number. The academic entry criteria will be published in the autumn immediately preceding the year of admissions (that is autumn 2017) for September 2018 admissions. The criteria will be included within the Academy’s prospectus and within the local authority composite admission prospectus.
If 150 or more students from within Longfield Academy meet the admissions criteria and wish to enter Y12 of the 6th form, no external applicants will be considered.
Where there are more external applicants for any available Sixth Form places than places available, after the admission of students with special educational needs where the Academy is named on the statement, the oversubscription criteria in paragraph 3a)-3e) above will be applied to determine who is admitted. There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants, whether they are internal or external applicants.
Students respond well to skilful questioning. As a result, they think deeply and use skills such as inference and empathy to move their learning on. Very effective learning was observed in a science lesson in Year 7 where skilful questioning led to students challenging their own thoughts and considering the views of others.Ofsted
Students receive excellent information, advice and guidance, including careers advice. All students leaving the academy go on to further or higher education, employment or training.Ofsted
Students in the sixth form feel valued and supported. During their time in the sixth form, they take on many different responsibilities around the academy, including supporting and mentoring younger pupils.Ofsted