Arrangements for Admission to the Sixth Form 2019-2020
Admission to Year 12 at the Academy is a separate and distinct point of entry. Entry to the sixth form will be in accordance with the Admissions Criteria set out below, which will be reviewed annually by the governors.
A predominantly academic Sixth Form of up to 200 students will be admitted in year 12 at the City of London Academy (Southwark). Children already on the school roll currently in Year 11 are entitled to transfer to year 12 if they meet the published academic entry requirements stated at paragraph 1.1
The published admission number for year 12 is 40.This is the number of places which will be available on an annual basis to external applicants who meet the published academic entry requirements stated at paragraph 1.1. If fewer than 180 of the School’s own year 11 pupils transfer into year 12, additional external pupils will be admitted until year 12 meets its capacity of 200.
1. Entrants will have to satisfy the following criteria
1.1 For Level 3 study, all students will have to meet our basic entry requirement, which is 5 x grade 9-4 GCSE grade A*- C (including English or Maths English GCSE). There are then individual subject requirements that students must meet. For more information on these requirements, please see the Sixth Form Prospectus.
1.2 The Academy will admit children with an Educational and Health Care Plan (EHCP) where the Academy is named in the Educational and Health Care Plan. The Academy makes particular provisions for pupils on the Autistic Spectrum.
1.3 Students to the (maximum 10%) 20 places will be selected on the basis of our Sports Specialism in Basketball in Years 12 and 13 based on a skill based assessment for external students.
2. Where there is oversubscription, the following preference criteria will be applied
- a). “Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders immediately following having been looked after. A looked after child who is (a) in care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.”
- Children already enrolled at the Academy, who have progressed through the Academy, meeting entry criteria.
- The Academy will admit children with an Educational and Health Care Plan (EHCP) where the Academy is named in the Educational and Health Care Plan. The Academy makes particular provisions for pupils on the Autistic Spectrum.
- Children of parents in armed forces.
- Children who live nearest to the Academy measured by the shortest safe walking distance from their normal family home to the corner of Lynton Road and St James Road by the main Academy Building. "Our measurements are performed using Hometrack software that calculates the shortest, safest walking route in metres” A centroid (centre point), supplied by Ordnance Survey (OS) “When dealing with multiple applications from a block of flats to the Academy, lower door numbers will take priority."
- Young people who have exceptional special medical or social needs for whom the course is appropriate will be considered on an individual basis. Evidence must be dated within the last six months.
- Students to the (maximum 10%) 20 places will be selected on the basis of our Sports Specialism in Basketball in Years 12 and 13 based on a skill based assessment for external students.
- Children of staff employed at the Academy with at least two years’ continuous employment or where the Academy reasonably considers a member of staff has been recruited for a permanent position for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
3. Waiting Lists
3.1 Waiting lists for Year 12 students will be maintained until the end of the Autumn term of the Academic Year. Additions to the waiting list will be ranked in line with the published oversubscription criteria.
3.2 The City of London Academy will use the following time-table for applications to the Sixth Form (exact dates may vary from year to year):
- September - the City of London Academy will publish in its prospectus information about the arrangements for admission to the Sixth Form, including oversubscription criteria, for the following September (e.g. in September 2018 for admission in September 2019). This will include details of Open Evenings and other opportunities for prospective students and their parents to visit the Academy. It will notify the date by which applications must be received. The City of London Academy will also provide information to Southwark LA for inclusion in LA Post 16 literature.
- October - the City of London Academy will hold an Open Evening/opportunities for existing students at City of London Academy, parents and for external applicants and parents to visit the City of London Academy.
- January - closing date for application is the last Friday of January. External applicants must ensure that Supplementary information sheet is completed and submitted by their current predicted grades are submitted by their school.
- February/March - Prospective students will be asked to attend a briefing to discuss subject choices, subject options and career options.
- March - Students will be informed of the results of their application.
Parents/Guardians/Carers whose children are not offered a place have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain the appropriate appeal form from the school. Independent appeal forms should be sent to reach the Clerk to the Appeal Panel, care of The City of London Academy (Southwark), within 30 working days of receipt of the Appeal Form or before our published deadline to receive appeals (whichever is earlier). Appeals information is also accessible via our website as appropriate. Every effort is made to hear appeals during the same period of time. Should an independent appeal be unsuccessful, the Governing Body will not arrange to be considered further appeals within the same academic year unless there have been significant or material changes in the child’s circumstances.
a) Please note that the Academy must consult once every seven years or consult if there are any changes to its admission arrangements.
b) Any other admission authorities for primary, special and secondary schools located within the relevant area for consultation set out by the Southwark and Corporation of London LAs.
5. Determination and publication of admission arrangements
Following consultation, the Academy must consider comments made by those consulted. The Academy shall then determine its admission arrangements by 28th February of the relevant year and notify those consulted what has been determined.