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Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 2020-21 

Admissions Policy 2021-22

We consulted on our admissions policy for September 2021 in December 2019 and January 2020. Three changes were proposed:

  1. The addition of an admissions criteria 4 – Children (by which is meant full,step, half, adopted, or fostered children who will be living permanently at the same address of the member of staff at the date of their entry to the school) of staff directly employed by St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School for two years or more before the admission application and still employed, without having given notice or been given notice that the employment will end, at the time the offer is made 
  2. The clarification of the Sixth Form Process now the KS5 provision is fully open – St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox Sixth Form will give priority to applications from internal students who have attended Year 11 of the school during the preceding academic year. St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox Sixth Form will also accept applications for entry to the Sixth Form from external students. The Published Admission Number for external students for entry to Year 12 in September 2021 will be 50, but more places may be available subject to the take up by internal students. Acceptance onto a programme of subjects/courses is dependent upon a student having achieved the necessary minimum entry and course requirements, as published in the prospectus and course guide. Individual subjects may be limited in the number of students they can accommodate. Application Process All application forms should be completed and submitted by the midday on the last Friday of the February Holiday. External students must meet the same academic minimum entry and course requirements as internal students. Where there are more applications than places available to external students, the ‘Oversubscription Criteria’ will apply. 
  3. The addition of an oversubscription criteria for external Sixth Form students – Should applications from suitably qualified external students (i.e. those meeting the minimum entry and course requirements) exceed the number of places available to external students, the Oversubscription Criteria (Criteria 1-6) as set out on pages 1 and 2 of this admissions policy will be applied to those applications in the given order e.g. criteria 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The Supplementary Information Form referred to in criterion 5) (Faith Criterion) should be completed by the Priest/Minister and returned to the school as described in criterion 5) save for the deadline will be the same deadline as given for the Sixth Form Application Form, which is midday on the last Friday of the February Holiday.

We received no responses, either positive or negative, to this consultation. Our Admissions Policy for September 2021 can be found at the top of this page, along with our Admissions Policy for the previous year. 

Proposal for Variation - September 2021

We are required to notify you that we are applying for an in-year variation to our Admissions Policy for entry to Year 7 in September 2021. This variation is related to families wishing to apply for a place under the “Faith Criterion” only and relates to verification of attendance at church.  An extract from the letter sent by the Board of the Russell Education Trust to the Regional School Commissioner is below:     

As Chair of the Board of the Russell Education Trust, I write to confirm that by Chair's Action, the Board resolve to propose that a variation be made to the Year 7 admissions arrangements at St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School for September 2021, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

 This request is made in order that parents seeking admission to the school can readily determine what the admissions oversubscription criteria are and how they may be met, and thereby enable the school to deal lawfully, fairly and transparently with admissions matters in the exceptional circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic. 

 The school’s admissions arrangements will be updated and published in due course, subject to the outcome of this application.

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