ADMISSIONS - SEPTEMBER 2018

Walderslade Girls School would like to adopt the following arrangements with respect to the admission of students to the school for the academic year 2018-2019:

Into Year 7 at age 11
Into Years 8 – 11 if there is a vacant place
Into Year 12 at age 16

Procedure for admission into Year 7

Detailed information and guidance will be published in the Medway Council booklet ‘Admission to Secondary School: A guide for parents’.  Applications should be made using the online admission system or a common application form (CAF).

The age of admission is 11 years.  The planned admission number (PAN) for the year commencing 2018 will be 160.
The Governors will establish an Independent Statutory Appeal Panel to hear appeals against non-admission.

Over-subscription criteria

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below:

1. Children in public care  – (as defined in the LA co-ordinated scheme)

2. Sibling  – (a sister attending Walderslade Girls School  or brother attending Greenacre Academy at the time of application and who will still be attending in September 2018. Sibling means children who live as brother/sister in the same house and includes natural siblings, adopted siblings, foster siblings and step siblings. (Extended family, for example cousins, living in the same house, do not qualify as siblings).

3. Historical Sibling – girls with an older sibling who attended Walderslade Girls School but who has now left. This applies to girls whose older sibling left up to 5 years prior to September 2018. Sibling means children who live as brother/sister in the same house and includes natural siblings, adopted siblings, foster siblings and step siblings. (Extended family, for example cousins, living in the same house, do not qualify as siblings).

4. Child’s health reasons – Medical evidence must be provided to Medway Council. This evidence must demonstrate a specific link between the child’s medical condition and needs and how the named school can meet these needs.

5. Residence in the Walderslade Girls’ School access area

6. Nearness of children’s home – as defined in the LA co-ordinated scheme using Medway Council’s Geographical Information System

Tiebreaker –
In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.


Procedure for admission into Year 8-11

All applications for admissions for students in Year 8 – 11 must be made to the School Admissions Officer.

The above listed over-subscription criteria will apply.


Procedure for admission into Year 12

In addition to students applying for sixth form places from Year 11, up to 15 students may be admitted for the first time up to the Planned Admission Number (160).

Minimum entry requirements for Year 12:
To study Level 3 (Advanced level) courses – 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C with some subject specific requirements and an average point score at GCSE of 38 or above.

The over-subscription criteria are:

  1. Students in public care  – (see notes above)
  2. Sibling – (a sister attending Walderslade Girls School at the time of application and who will still be attending in September 2018. Sibling means children who live as brother/sister in the same house and includes natural siblings, adopted siblings, foster siblings and step siblings. Extended family, for example cousins, living in the same house do not qualify as siblings).
  3. Students attending Year 11 at Greenacre Academy.
  4. Nearness of children’s home – (see notes above)

Tiebreaker –
In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.


Waiting lists

A waiting list will be maintained for one term in Year 7. The Governors will be advised by the Admissions Team of the Local Authority in the first instance, who will co-ordinate the waiting list for a fixed period of time, and in accordance with the published over-subscription criteria of the school. This will then be maintained by the school for the remainder of the term.