Admissions

September 2017 entry

Please click the link below, to view our Admissions Policy for September 2018 entry.

Admissions Policy-2018-2019

In order to apply for a place for your Year 6 child to start secondary school in September 2017, you must apply online before 31st October 2016 via your local council’s website.

Lincolnshire Applications for Year 6  for those applicants living in Lincolnshire.

Rutland Applications for Year 6 for those applicants living in Rutland

Northamptonshire Applications for Year 6 for those applicants living in Northamptonshire

Peterborough City Applications for Year 6 for those applicants living in Wittering and Peterborough

Year 7 Admissions

Stamford Welland Academy, will admit 120 students each year.

We have 120 places in Year 7 in September 2018 and welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

Our Open Events for Admissions are on:

  • Open Evening (2018 Admissions/ Community) – Tuesday 3rdth October 2017 – 5:30-7:30pm
  • Open Evening (2019 Admissions/ Community) – TBC – 5:30-7:30pm
  • Open Morning/ Personal Tours – on request – contact Principal’s PA to book/ confirm: TChappell@stamfordwellandacademy.org

Applications for places will be made in accordance with the relevant local authority admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the local authority.

The Academy will work to the common admissions timetable agreed by Lincolnshire County Council for September 2017.

Admissions must be made via local authorities only and not directly to Stamford Welland Academy.

Mid-Year Admissions

Stamford Welland Academy is a comprehensive school and we welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.  If you would like to apply for a place at Stamford Welland Academy for your child, who is already of secondary school age, please contact Lincolnshire County Council here.

Applications for places will be made in accordance with local authority mid-year admissions arrangements.  If there are no vacant positions available your child, your application will be refused by the Academy, who will inform the local authority.  Please note giving false or deliberately misleading information on this form and/or supporting information may render the application invalid, or lead to any offer made being withdrawn.

Parents/carers will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the School Admission Appeals Code published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code and is binding on all parties. The Academy will prepare guidance for parents/carers about how the appeals process will work and provide parents/carers with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents/carers may have about the process.

More information can be found on their website: Mid-Year Admissions

Appeals Procedure

For Year 7 application (September 2018 entry) appeals, the school follows the published appeals procedure set out by Lincolnshire County Council here.

Lincolnshire County Council will arrange appeals for these schools according to the timetable below for the 2018 intake:

Offer dayTBC TBC
Deadline for Lincolnshire County Council to receive an appeal TBC
Begin hearing appeals TBC
Finish hearing appeals TBC

 

Parents wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision should complete the option on online Common Application Form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published admissions criteria.

The appeals will be heard in private by an Independent Appeal Panel organised by Lincolnshire County Council School Admissions Team. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time. Appeals may be made in English or the parents’/carers’ first language. Only one appeal per application is allowed.

Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend

For all mid-year application appeals for Years 7-11, parents wishing to appeal the Academy’s decision to refuse a school place should complete an Academy Place Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published admissions criteria. The form for mid-year application appeals can be downloaded here.

Parents have 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal to the Academy. Those appealing a decision will have 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing. All other mid-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy and organised by Lincolnshire County Council Legal Services. The arrangements for appeals will be in line with the School Admission Appeals Code published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code and is binding on all parties. The Academy will prepare guidance for parents/carers about how the appeals process will work and provide parents/carers with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents/carers may have about the process.

Changes for September 2016 entry onwards

Amendments were made to the Admissions policy for the September 2016 entry.

We increased the published admission number or PAN (i.e. the number of students which are allowed to be admitted in each year group) from 108 to 120.

We also changed the point from which the distance is measured to determine places, when a case of oversubscription occurs.  Formerly, those closest to the school took priority.  This was changed to a point in the centre of Stamford to ensure that all children within the boundaries of Stamford are able to attend the school.

 

Useful government documents

School Admissions Code

School Admission Appeals Code