NOTICE OF CONSULTATION: ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS
The School Admissions Code (December 2014) requires schools to undertake a statutory consultation on their admission arrangements every seven years.
The Forest High School is undertaking a statutory period of consultation on our admissions arrangements for September 2018 under Paragraph 1.42 of the code to fulfil the obligation under the code.
We are not intending to make any changes to our Published Admissions Number, Catchment Area or Admissions criteria.
The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 23 November 2016. We invite you to look at our admission arrangements and send any comments by e-mail to Kevin Hamblin, CEO of the SGS Academy Trust via the Headteacher's PA email@example.com before 4 January 2017. The consultation process will end on Wednesday 4 January 2017.
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The current published admission number (PAN) for The Forest High School is 90.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:
Where any particular category at points 1-2 above is oversubscribed, criterion 3 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) will be used to determine which child is offered a place.
In the event of a tie between two or more children when applying criterion 3 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) where there are not enough places available to offer all children a place at the school, a process of random allocation will be followed by Governors. This will be in the form of a manual process which is overseen by an independent person. Where twins or children from multiple births are part of a random allocation process they will be considered as one applicant.
 An adoption order is an order under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. A 'residence order' is as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a 'special guardianship order' as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian (or special guardians).
If your application for a school place is unsuccessful, you will be advised of the appeal process with the outcome of the application.
The School Admissions Appeals Code requires normal admission round appeals to be heard within the following timescales:
Appeals will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel with an independent clerk.
If the school is oversubscribed, a waiting list will be held. The waiting lists are operated in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Once placed on a waiting list a parent/carer can enquire as to their position on the waiting list by contacting the School. From time to time, the School will update the waiting list by contacting parents/carers who must confirm their wish to remain on the waiting list. The lists for Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 will continue into the next academic year. The waiting list will be prioritised according to the school's oversubscription criteria. The school has signed up to the In-Year Fair Access Protocols, which is managed by the Local Authority. Should a vulnerable child within these protocols require a place at the school, they will take precedence over any child on the waiting list.
Click here to view Gloucestershire County Council's admissions procedure.
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