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School admission arrangements

2017

As the Admission Authority for the area, we are required to create rules to follow when allocating school places. These rules must meet the School Admissions Code.

Details of how school places will be allocated in 2017 can be found in these documents:

pdf icon Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary School Admissions 2017 [88kb]

pdf icon Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary School Admissions 2017 [81kb]

pdf icon Primary Admissions Policy for Community Schools 2017 [127kb]

pdf icon Relevant Area for 2017 Admissions [69kb]

2018

Reading Borough Council are not opening consultation on our admissions policies for community schools for 2018 entry as there are no significant changes. 

Reading Borough council co-ordinates admission for entry to Primary, Junior and Secondary schools as required by the School Admissions Code. Reading Borough Council's co-ordinated scheme for Primary, Infant and Secondary schools for 2018 ensures each child receives one offer of a school place. Details of how these admissions will be co-ordinated can be found on the following documents:

pdf icon Primary Co-Ordinated Scheme 2018. [170kb]

pdf icon Secondary Co-Ordinated Scheme 2018. [164kb]

pdf icon Relevant area 2018 [117kb]

Reading Borough Council also operates admissions procedures for its community schools.

pdf icon Primary Admissions Policy for Community Schools [147kb]

pdf icon Catchment area maps [5Mb]

The schemes and policies were formally determined at a meeting of the Policy Committee on 13 February 2017.

2019

All Saints Junior School

As required by the School Admission Code 2014 (1.42) All Saints Junior School are consulting on their admissions policy for 2019/20 admissions. there are no changes to the policy. Please provide any comments to Amelia Athendriou, admin@allsaintsjuniorschoolreading.co.uk by 12 January at 5pm. The full policy can be viewed on the school website on the home page, www.allsaintsjuniorschoolreading.co.uk.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon

As required by the School Admission Code 2014, Blessed Hugh Faringdon School are consulting on their sixth form admissions policy for 2019/20. The policy has been amended to reflect the intention to publish entry criteria in the sixth form prospectus rather than in the admissions policy in future years, Catholic practice has been removed as an oversubscription criterion also. There are no changes to the year 7-11 admissions policy so comments are not sought on this aspect of the admissions policy. Please provide any comments to Mrs T Hayworth, Clerk to the Governing Body, at t.haworth@hughfaringdon.org. The closing date for comments is Friday 19 January. The full policies and SIF forms can be viewed on the Blessed Hugh Faringdon School website.

The Wren School

As required by the School Admission Code 2014 (1.42), The Wren School of 61-63 Bath Road, Reading, is consulting on its admissions policy for 2019 admissions. The consultation opens on 11 December 2017. The changes to the policy are as follows.

3. In-year admissions arrangements, including lat applications.
The addition of section 3 details the process for in-year admission, late applications and out-of-age group admissions.

4. Arrangements for admission to Year 12 in September 2020.
The addition of section 4 advises that the policy regarding admission applications to the sixth form (commencing September 2020) will be published separately, from 1 May 2019.

6. Oversubscription criteria
Oversubscription criterion D has been introduced to give priority to children of staff employed by the Trust.  At the time of this consultation, The Wren School Academy Trust has one academy within the Trust: The Wren School.  Excalibur Academies Trust (EAT) has seven academies within the Trust, based in Bristol, Hungerford and a regional hub centred in Marlborough, which can be found on their website excalibur.org.uk.  It is anticipated that EAT will look to build a regional hub in Reading.
Oversubscription criterion F, children living outside of catchment with a sibling already attending the school, has moved up the priority list.  It was previously beneath criterion H, children living within the catchment area, and above criterion I, children living outside the catchment area.
Oversubscription criterion G has been introduced to give priority to children attending another academy within the Trust.  At the time of this consultation, The Wren School Academy Trust has one academy within the Trust: The Wren School.  Excalibur Academies Trust (EAT) has seven academies within the Trust, based in Bristol, Hungerford and a regional hub centred in Marlborough, which can be found on their website excalibur.org.uk.  It is anticipated that EAT will look to build a regional hub in Reading. Comments are not sought on any other matters.

Please provide any comments to Lynn Smith at admin@wrenschool.org by 5pm on 31 January 2018. The full policy can be viewed on the Wren School website, or by requesting a copy from the school office on 0118 9591868.

Reading School

As required by the School Admission Code 2014 (1.42) Reading School are consulting on their admission policy for 2019/20 admissions. There are no changes to the policy, other than non-routine (in-year) admissions. Please provide any comments to govsckerk@reading-school.co.uk. The consultation ends on by 31 January 2018. The full policy and the proposed changes can be viewed on the Reading School website.

New Christ Church

As required by the School Admission Code 2014 (1.42) New Christchurch Primary School are consulting on their admissions policy for 2019/20 admissions. There are no changes to the policy. Please provide any comments to admin@newchristchurch.reading.sch.uk. The consultation ends on by 31st January 2018. The full policy can be viewed on the school website at New Christ Church School website.

The following schools in other Local Authorities are also consulting on their admissions. They are included here for reference only.

Kidmore End Primary School

The Governors of Kidmore End CE Primary School, an Academy which is part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, are consulting on proposed changes to their admissions arrangements. The proposed changes would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2019.

The changes are:

1. To remove Criteria 6, 7 and 8 which relate to church attendance.

2. To clarify Criteria 6 (currently Criteria 9) in relation to exceptional medical and social needs.

The full admissions policy and details relating to the consultation are available on the school's website - http://moodle.kidmore-end.co.uk/. The consultation will run from 4th December 2017 to 19th January 2018. If you wish to comment on the proposed changes, please contact Mrs Helena.

The Coombes CofE Primary School

As required by the School Admission Code 2014 (1.42) The Coombes CofE Primary School are consulting on their admissions policy for 2019/20 admissions. This admission policy is the first one post conversion to academy status and is based on the Diocesan model. Please provide any comments to Katy Martin, admin@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk by 24th January at 17:00. The full policy can be viewed on the Coombes School website.

St Mary and All Saints

St Mary and All Saints School in Reading is consulting on their admissions policy for 2019/20. They are seeking opinions on changing the oversubscription criteria to consider church attendance as a tie breaker.

Comments on the proposed change should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Carol Flach by 29 January 2018. Email: clerk@st-maryallsaints.reading.sch.uk. The full policy can be viewed at http://stmaryandallsaints.co.uk/. Consultation period: Monday 4 December to Monday 29 January 2018

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council is consulting on the proposed admissions criteria and admission arrangements for its Community & Voluntary Controlled Schools for the 2019/20 academic year. It is also consulting on the proposed scheme for co-ordination of the main admissions rounds to all maintained schools and academies for the 2019/20 academic year.

The consultation opened on Tuesday 05 December 2017 and will close on Saturday 20 January 2018.

Full details of the consultation and related documents can be viewed on the Hampshire County Council website

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

The Royal Borough of Windsor of Maidenhead as the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools is consulting on a  change to the admission arrangements from 2019/20 entry. The proposed change is a reduction in the Published Admission Number for Alwyn Infant School from 101 to 90 pupils. Further information can be found on the RBWM website.
Any comments should be sent to rbwm.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk or by post to School Admissions, Achieving for Children, Zone B, Town Hall, Maidenhead SL6 1RF.

West Sussex

West Sussex are also consulting on their admissions arrangements for various schools. Full information can be found on the West Sussex website.

Maiden Erlegh School - Wokingham

As required by the regulations, Maiden Erlegh School is consulting on their proposed Admission Arrangements for 2019/20 admissions

The consultation period is from 11 December 2017 until 31 January 2018.

Please provide any comments to office@maidenerleghschool.co.uk by Wednesday 31 January 2018. 

Buckinghamshire County Council

Buckinghamshire County Council are consulting on the Admissions Scheme for 2019 and Proposed Changes to the Admissions Policies of Voluntary Controlled and Community Schools for 2019 entry and setting the relevant areas for 2020. 

The consultation will run from 7 December 2017 until 31 January 2018.

 

 

 

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