ADMISSIONS CRITERIA 2020/2021
The Governing Body of Langley Park School for Girls has determined the admissions criteria and arrangements for 2020-2021 will be as follows:
1. Admission to Year 7
1.1 In September 2020, Langley Park School for Girls will admit 240 students into Year 7. The published admission number is inclusive of students with a statement of special educational needs or an Educational Health Care Plan that are admitted to the school pursuant to the school being named in part 4 of their statement or Health Plan.
(i) Looked After Children (Children in Public Care) definition:
(ii) Siblings of students in school at the time of proposed entry.
(iii) Children of staff at the school
2. Waiting list
1.4 Any child not offered a place will be placed on the waiting list co-ordinated by the Local Authority and will have the statutory right of appeal. Waiting lists will be maintained in the order of the published admissions criteria.
4. Admission to Year 12
The maximum capacity of the school's accommodation for Year 12 students is 300 places, although there are other limitations on class sizes for specific subjects. In order to achieve entry into our Sixth Form, students must meet the required entry criteria for each of the courses they wish to study in the Sixth Form. Please see the Sixth Form courses page for entry criteria for individual courses. Students studying other qualifications such as Scottish Highers should contact the school for guidance.
Places in the Sixth Form will be allocated in the following order of priority:
- Looked after and previously looked after children who meet the entry criteria
- Applications from current LPGS students who meet the academic entry criteria
- Applications from external students who meet the academic entry criteria
In the event of over-subscription, the criteria set out above at 1.2 will apply.
Students and their parents have a statutory right of appeal against the decision to refuse them admission into the Sixth Form. Those wishing to appeal should register their intent to do so, by sending a letter addressed to the school c/o The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel within 30 days of the GCSE results day.
5. In-year Year 8-11 Admissions
Whenever an application is received for a student to join a year group at a time other than when transferring from Year 6, the school will, in the event of over subscription, consider each case in the light of genuine need. Any student not offered a place will be placed on the Local Authority waiting list. Parents have a statutory right of appeal.
6. Fair Access Protocol
This refers to a statutory requirement placed by the DCSF with effect from September 2007 to agree a protocol for sharing ‘hard to place’ secondary aged students in local secondary schools. Children directed via Fair Access Protocol will take precedence over any child already on the school waiting list and this includes admitting children over the published admissions number.
7. Falsifying information
Falsifying information to gain advantage in obtaining a school place will lead to the withdrawal of the offer of a place. If it is found that a place has been achieved by falsifying information, any further siblings will not be considered.
Current Appeals Procedures
The conduct of an Appeals Panel is governed by the DfE School Admission Appeals Code of Practice. This is a summary of current procedures:
- An appeal must be submitted in writing setting out the grounds on which it is made.
- Parents must be given the opportunity to attend and speak at the meeting.
- The appeal will be heard in private and be conducted in an informal atmosphere.
- The Appeal Panel will weigh-up the case submitted by the parent/carer against the case made by the school (which is normally that the school is full and to admit more pupils would cause prejudice).
- The Appeal Panel's decision is binding on the Authority and the School.
If you consider that the Panel acted improperly or unreasonably in handling your case you can make a complaint to:
Academy Admission Appeal Complaints
Academies Central Unit, Education Funding Agency
8th Floor, Earlsdon Park