Queensmead is part of the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme and application forms for Yr7 transfer can be obtained from the local authority in which your child lives. Alternatively you can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 31st October 2011. Offer letters will be sent to parents by their local authority on 1st March 2012.
Students with a Statement of Special Education Needs
Applications for children for whom a Statement of Special Educational Need exists should apply using the common application form in conjunction with their SEN Officer.
A calendar for the allocation of Special Needs places has been agreed with the LA, and must be closely adhered to.
Criteria for Admission into National Curriculum Year 7 September 2012
The following criteria apply for applications to join National Curriculum Year 7 at the time of secondary school transfer for children not having a statement of SEN.
These criteria formed part of Queensmead School’s Academy submission and the Governors are now responsible to the Secretary of State for Education for their implementation.
Students will be admitted without reference to their ability or aptitude.
The Governors may in discussion with the LA allocate some places to children for whom a statement of SEN exists.
|In the event of over-subscription the following criteria will be applied in the order shown.
||Children in public care.
||Children who have evidence to prove to the Governors’ satisfaction that there are medical grounds that make it essential that they are admitted to Queensmead School.
||Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of application and who would reasonably be expected to still be attending Queensmead School in September 2011.
|A sibling is a brother or sister, which for admission purposes means brothers or sisters of whole or half blood, or any other child (including an adopted child) who permanently resides at the same address and for whom the parent also has parental responsibility.
||Children whose homes are nearest to the School measured in a straight line from the point set by Ordnance Survey at the child’s home address (including flats) to the school (co-ordinates 511852, 185609) using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.
If two applications have equal-distance addresses then both will be offered.
Where a child resides equally at two addresses the permanent address will be taken as where child benefit is paid.
Multiple births – Where applications are received in respect of twins, triplets or children of other multiple births and the school is able to offer one child a place in accordance with the Admissions criteria, the school will offer a place to the other child (children).
Additional Information Required
Medical Grounds: Full evidence must be supplied direct to the school by 31st October 2011. Please see the booklet “Applying for a Place At Queensmead” for full details regarding medical applications.
We have an Open Evening for prospective parents on Wednesday 21st September 2011.
Tours of the School
A tour of school can be arranged by appointment only; please contact the Admissions Team on 020 8845 6266.
Further information on the admissions process can be obtained from the following documents:
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS IN YEAR
Please refer to the In-Year Admissions Procedures in the Borough where you reside. For Hillingdon residents the in-year procedures and in-year application form can be accessed from the links below.
If a place is available and there is no waiting list then the Local Authority will communicate the Governors offer of a place to the parents. If there are no places available this will be conveyed to the Local Authority who will write to the parent with this information. You may ask for the reasons why a place cannot be offered and you will be informed of your right to Appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. When a place becomes available the school will advise the Local Authority of the child who is at the top of the waiting list so that the Home Local Authority can inform the parent that an offer is being made on behalf of the Governing Body.
Entry to Years 12 and 13 (Post-16)
Information about entry to the Sixth Form is given in the 6th Form Prospectus which is available at the Prospective 6th Form Evening on Thursday 24th November 2011, 6.30pm-9.00pm, or from the school if you are unable to attend on that date.
If you have applied for, but not been offered a place for your child at Queensmead School, you have the right to lodge an appeal against the decision. Such appeals are dealt with under the ‘Appeals Procedure’ established by the Governing Body. If you wish to lodge an appeal you should put your request in writing to Queensmead School, marking your envelope for the attention of the Clerk to Governors and include a stamped, self addressed envelope. You will then be sent an appeals pack with details of the appeals procedure. Requests for Appeals documentation for Yr7 Transfer for September 2012 should be registered by 20th March 2012, to enable the appeals to be heard before the end of the summer term. Appeals for all other year groups can be lodged at any time and must be heard within 30 school working days.