The Schools Admissions Code 2014 sets out a requirement for all admissions authorities to undertake statutory consultation where they propose a variation to the Published Admission Number (PAN) of a school. The Governors of Gildredge House therefore wish to consult with stakeholders and the wider community on proposed changes to their admissions arrangements.
Proposed changes to the Admissions Policy would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2020.
Summary of the proposed changes to the Admissions Policy for Gildredge House 2020-21
- Reducing PAN for Year 7 admissions.
- Clarification of Sixth Form admission criteria.
Why does Gildredge House wish to make these changes?
Gildredge House is classed as an all-through school. This means that children attending Year 6 in the Primary phase have an automatic entitlement to transfer to Year 7 of the Secondary phase. The first all-through Primary to Secondary transfer cohort will take place in 2020-21. The Admissions Authority therefore wishes to accurately reflect that change in PAN and reduce the published PAN from 120 to 84 for Year 7 admissions from 2020-21 and thereafter.
The proposal to reduce the school’s PAN will mean that the number of external places available for children in Year 7 will be reduced to 84 so as not to exceed the maximum student capacity of 144 students in Year 7.
The Admissions Authority also wishes to clarify the admission process for Sixth Form.
These are the only proposed changes – all other criteria will remain the same.
How can I find out more?
The draft Admissions Policy for 2020-21 can be viewed here. The Admissions Consultation will run from Monday 5th November until Friday 14th December 2018. The Consultation will include one public meeting and you may like to join us at the school where you can discuss the proposals with the school Governors and senior colleagues. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 5.00pm.
If you would like to attend the meeting on Wednesday 21st November, please register your interest by logging on to www.schoolinterviews.co.uk and inputting the code 43mg4 Alternatively, you can email email@example.com or telephone 01323 400650 to book your place.
Who is invited to take part in the Consultation?
Gildredge House will consult with the following groups:
- Parents of children who attend Gildredge House
- Staff who are employed at Gildredge House
- Parents in the area
- Primary, Secondary, Special Schools and Sixth Form and FE colleges in the area
- East Sussex County Council
- Our neighbours and local community
The Gildredge House Free School Trust would like to hear your views on the above proposals. You can give us your feedback by email, letter or by completing our Google Form.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your letters to:
Mrs Julia Jenkins, Business Operations Manager
Gildredge House Admissions Consultation
Compton Place Road
Google Form: Admissions Consultation Questionnaire
If you would like further information, please contact us via one of the channels below.
Telephone: 01323 400650
All comments must be received by midnight on Friday 14th December 2018.
Once all comments have been received, The Gildredge House Free School Trust will collate comments in a summary document which will be published on the school website for full and detailed consideration.