APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL - for September 2021

 
APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL - for September 2021
APPLYING FOR
     SECONDARY SCHOOL
     for September 2021

                                                                                                                                                              Brent
The information above is a summary of the admissions criteria for this school. For the full criteria and admission arrangements please check the school’s website or go to
www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/education-and-schools/information-about-admissions/admissions-criteria. The criteria will apply after children with an Education,
Health and Care plan which names the school have been admitted. All schools operate a tie breaker in the event that two or more children have equal priority under the criteria.
APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL - for September 2021
Location of Brent secondary schools

    1                    Alperton Community School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9                    Michaela Community School
    2                    Ark Academy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10                   Newman Catholic College (Boys)
    33                   Ark Elvin Academy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11                   North Brent School – Based at the
    4                    Capital City Academy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wembley High Technology College site
    55                   Claremont High School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      until July 2022
    66                   Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College (Girls)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12                   Preston Manor High School
    7                    JFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13                   Queens Park Community School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               14                   St. Gregory’s Catholic Science College
    8                    Kingsbury High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               15                   The Crest Academy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               16                   Wembley High Technology College
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2   APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
Contents
Map of Brent secondary schools..................................................................................................... 2

Section 1 – Apply
Key Information............................................................................................................................. 4
Before you make your application.................................................................................................. 4
Myth Busters – get the facts!......................................................................................................... 5
School Open Events....................................................................................................................... 6
Using the online application system................................................................................................ 8
Your child’s address..................................................................................................................... 11
Fraudulent applications................................................................................................................ 11
Special Needs and exceptional social/medical circumstances......................................................... 11
Looked after and previously looked after children......................................................................... 12
All-Through schools..................................................................................................................... 12
Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs)....................................................................................... 12
Twins and multiple births............................................................................................................. 12
Children educated outside their normal age group....................................................................... 12
Late applications.......................................................................................................................... 12
Changing preferences.................................................................................................................. 13
In-Year Admissions....................................................................................................................... 13
In-year fair access protocol............................................................................................................ 13
Children of UK Service Personnel.................................................................................................. 13
Sixth form admissions.................................................................................................................. 13
14-19 Applications....................................................................................................................... 13

Section 2 – Offers
How we process your application................................................................................................. 14
Offers and responding................................................................................................................. 14
Waiting lists and appeals.............................................................................................................. 15

Section 3 – Brent secondary schools
How places were allocated for September 2020........................................................................... 16
School details and oversubscription criteria................................................................................... 17
Studio Schools/University Technical Colleges................................................................................... 33

Section 4 – Additional information
Contact information..................................................................................................................... 35
Applicants with special educational needs.................................................................................... 35
Home to school travel.................................................................................................................. 36
Free school meals......................................................................................................................... 37
Private fostering........................................................................................................................... 37
Data Protection............................................................................................................................ 37

                                                                                                        APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021   3
Section 1 – Apply

    Apply for...                                                   Before you make your application
                                                                   1   Are your             Read the admissions criteria for
    Secondary school for September 2021                                preferences          each school and look to see
                                                                       realistic?           which criteria apply to your child.
    If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and
                                                                       Consider how         The admissions criteria for Brent
    31 August 2010, you need to apply for them to start
                                                                       likely it is that    schools are listed on pages 17
    secondary school in September 2021.
                                                                       your child will be   to 31.
    Studio School and University Technical                             offered a place
                                                                       at your preferred
    College (UTC) for September 2021                                   schools.
    If your child was born between 1 September 2006
    and 31 August 2007, you can apply for a place at a             2   Do you live          Find the distance to your
    Studio School or University Technical College (UTC) in             close enough to      preferred schools using
    neighbouring authorites. More details can be found on              get a place?         the Direct Gov schools
    page 33.                                                           Find out your        finder (www.gov.uk/school-
                                                                       home to school       performance-tables)
    Sixth Form                                                         distance.            The distance of the last child
    Admissions to sixth form are dealt with directly by schools.       Compare with         offered a place at Brent schools
    Contact schools directly for further information.                  cut-off distances    from last year is on page 16.
                                                                       from last year.      Remember that although this
    In-Year Admissions
                                                                                            information can be used to give
    If your child does not currently have a school place or                                 you an idea of how likely it is
    you wish to transfer them to a different school, you will                               that you will be offered a place,
    need to make an ‘In-Year’ application. Please visit                                     the ‘last distance’ will change
    www.brent.gov.uk/inyearadmissions                                                       every year. We can never
    for more information.                                                                   guarantee any child will be
    Important Dates                                                                         offered a place at any school.
                                                                   3   Visit schools        Open event details for Brent
     Date                                                                                   schools are available on page 6.
     September/October       School Open Events (see p6)           4   Read Ofsted          You can view reports at
     31 October 2020         Applications deadline                     reports              www.ofsted.gov.uk
     1 March 2021            National offer day                                             Brent has many ‘Good’ and
                             (see page 14)                                                  ‘Outstanding’ schools.
     15 March 2021           Response deadline                     5   How will your        A long journey to school on
                                                                       child travel to      public transport may not be
     15 March 2021           Deadline for applications and
                                                                       school?              the best choice for a child.
                             changes for the second round
                                                                   6   Talk to your         Remember that the right school
     Week ending             Second round offers
                                                                       child and other      for your friend’s child may not
     26 March 2021
                                                                       parents              be the right school for your
     2 April 2021            Second round response
                                                                                            child. Don’t judge a school
                             deadline
                                                                                            based on what others say – visit
     3 May 2021              Deadline for applications and                                  the school and see for yourself.
                             changes for the third round
     Week ending             Third round offers
     21 May 2021
     28 May 2021             Third round response deadline
     September 2021          Children start school

4   APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
Myth busters – get the facts!
It is easy to make assumptions about how school admissions works. Here are some of the common myths and
misunderstandings, as well as the facts.

Myth                                The facts
My child has a right to a place at The local authority must offer your child a place at the highest preference
one of my preferred schools.       school they qualify for. If your child does not qualify for any of your preferred
                                   schools (e.g. because your preferences were unrealistic), they will normally be
                                   allocated a place at the nearest school to your home with a vacancy.
I have an older child already at Everyone must apply for their child even if they have a brother or sister already
the school so I do not need      at the school. Most schools give priority to siblings, but if you don’t apply you
to apply.                        could miss out on a place.
Listing one school will mean        Listing only one school does not increase your child’s chances of being offered
that you will have to offer me      a place. If your child does not qualify for that school, then they will normally be
that school.                        allocated a place at the nearest school to your home with a vacancy.
Listing the same school six         Your child can only be considered once for a school and any duplicated
times will improve my chances       preferences will be deleted.
of being offered a place.
I live nearer to the school than    Although the information listed on page 16 can give you an idea of how likely
the last child offered under        it is that you will be offered a place at your preferred school, the ‘last distance’
the distance criterion last year    will change every year. We cannot guarantee any child will be offered a place at
so I’m guaranteed a place.          any school.
Children in my road go to the       The number of pupils offered under each criterion at each school can change
school so my child will too.        every year, so just because you know pupils living near you go to a certain
                                    school, it does not mean that your child will be offered a place there.
If I apply to a school in           An admissions authority cannot give preference to its own residents and
another borough, their              published admissions criteria cannot include the borough of residence. Brent
residents will have priority        does not discriminate between applicants who live in the borough and those
over me.                            who do not.
It does not matter if my form       If you apply after 31 October 2020, we will look at your application after all
is late.                            those who applied on time and it is very unlikely that you will be offered one of
                                    your preferred schools.
I can only apply for Brent schools. You can apply for both Brent and out of borough schools by listing them on the
                                    Brent application form.

                                                                         APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021   5
School open events

    All secondary schools in Brent have open evenings or mornings for parents. We would recommend that you visit all
    the schools that you are thinking of applying for to find out more about the school.

     DfE                                               SIF*       Type of
     Code         School                               required   School      Open events

     304          Alperton Community School            No         Academy     Wednesday 23 September 2020, 6pm
     5405                                                                     Dates for Open Days will be announced in the
                  Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex
                                                                              Autumn Term.
                  HA0 4PW
                                                                              See website in September for days and details
                                                                              www.alperton.brent.sch.uk

     304          Ark Academy                          No         Academy     Please check the website or contact school for
     6906                                                                     open day date and time
                  Bridge Road, Wembley HA9 9JP

     304          Ark Elvin Academy                    No         Academy     Every Wednesday between 9am and 10am.
     4001                                                                     All visits must be pre booked. Please email
                  Cecil Avenue, Wembley HA9 7DU
                                                                              info@arkelvinacademy to let us know when you
                                                                              wish to visit.

                                                                              Tuesday 15 September 2020, 5pm
                                                                              Tuesday 29 September 2020, 5pm

     304          Capital City Academy                 Yes        Academy     Wednesday 23 September 2020, 10am
     6905                                                                     Wednesday 30 September 2020, 5pm
                  Doyle Gardens, Willesden,
                                                                              Wednesday 7 October 2020, 10am
                  London NW10 3ST
                                                                              Thursday 15 October 2020, 10am

     304          Claremont High Academy               No         Academy     Wednesday 30 September 2020, 5pm
     5400         Claremont Avenue, Kenton,
                  Harrow HA3 0UH

     304          Convent of Jesus and Mary            Yes        Academy     Open Morning Events and Tours:
     5404         Language College                                            Tuesday 22 September 2020, 9.15am-12.15pm
                                                                              Wednesday 23 September 2020, 9.15am-12.15pm
                  Crownhill Road, London NW10 4EP
                                                                              Thursday 24 September 2020, 9.15am-12.15pm
                                                                              Friday 25 September 2020, 9.15am-12.15pm

     304          JFS                                  Yes        Voluntary   Thursday 10 September 2020, 9-10.30am
     4033                                                         Aided       Wednesday 23 September 2020, 9-10.30am
                  The Mall, Kenton Harrow, HA3 9TE
                                                                              Wednesday 14 October 2020, 4-8pm

    * SIF = supplementary information form

6   APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
DfE                                              SIF*       Type of
 Code         School                              required   School      Open events

 304          Kingsbury High School               No         Academy     Tuesday 29 September 2020, 5-7.30pm
 5402
              Princes Avenue, Kingsbury NW9 9AT

 304          Michaela Community School           No         Free        Thursday 1 October 2020, 10.20am
 4000                                                        School      Thursday 1 October 2020, 10.50am
              North End Road, Wembley, HA9 0UU
                                                                         Friday 9 October 2020, 10.20am
                                                                         Friday 9 October 2020, 10.50am
                                                                         Wednesday 14 October 2020, 5-6pm
                                                                         See website for full details and booking
                                                                         www.mcsbrent.co.uk

 304          Newman Catholic College             Yes        Voluntary   Thursday 24 September 2020, 4-7pm
 5407                                                        Aided       Tuesday 29 September 2020, 9.15-11am
              Harlesden Road, London NW10 3RN
                                                                         Wednesday 30 September 2020, 9.15-11am
                                                                         Thursday 1 October 2020, 9.15-11am
                                                                         Tuesday 6 October 2020, 9.15-11am
                                                                         Wednesday 7 October 2020, 9.15-11am
                                                                         Thursday 8 October 2020, 9.15-11am

 304          North Brent School                  No         Academy     Tuesday 15 September 2020, 5.30-8pm
 4003
              East Lane, Wembley, HA0 3NT

 304          Preston Manor School                No         Academy     Thursday 24 September 2020, 6-8.30pm
 5410                                                                    Monday 28 September 2020, 9-11am
              Carlton Avenue East,
                                                                         Tuesday 29 September 2020, 9-11am
              Wembley HA9 8NA

 304          Queens Park Community               No         Academy     Thursday 24 September 2020, 6-8.30pm
 5403                                                                    See website for days and details
              School
                                                                         www.qpcs.brent.sch.uk
              Aylestone Avenue,
              London NW6 7BQ

 304          St Gregory’s Catholic Science       Yes        Academy     Thursday 17 September 2020, 3pm
 5406
              College
              Donnington Road, Kenton,
              Harrow HA3 0NB

 304          The Crest Academy                   No         Academy     Wednesday 30 September 2020, 5pm
 6907                                                                    See website for days and details
              Crest Road, Neasden,
                                                                         www.crestacademy@e-act.org.uk
              London NW2 7SN

 304          Wembley High Technology             No         Academy     Tuesday 15 September 2020, 5:30-8pm
 4006
              College
              East Lane, North Wembley HA0 3NT

* SIF = supplementary information form

                                                                         APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021   7
Section 1 – Apply
    Apply for your child’s school place online
    eadmissions.org.uk
    Applying online for a school place                             set your spam/junk mail filter to ‘Standard’ so that
                                                                   emails from eAdmissions go straight to your inbox.
    is quick and easy. Follow the steps
                                                                   You should check your spam/junk email folder now
    below and you are ready to start your                          and then to make sure that messages from the
    child’s online application.                                    eAdmissions website are not sent there by mistake.

    n Each screen will explain what you need to do;             n You can also sign up to get notifications during the
      there are guidance notes on the left hand side               admissions process either by text message or by
      of the screen to help you.                                   downloading the ‘Parent Comms’ mobile App.

    n You can select any text that is underlined (usually       n It is important that you register well before the
      a question/section of the form that needs to be              deadline, in case there are any problems making
      completed) and this will open in a new window with           your application. The closing date is:
      an explanation of what is required.
                                                                 31 October for Secondary and 14/19
      Step 1: Getting started                                    (Studio Schools and UTCs) applications
                                                                 n Register yourself on the eAdmissions website.
    n Before you start your online application, you will need
      do some research.                                          n You will then be asked to create your own password.

    n See the authority’s website for details about how         n We will send you an email with your username and
      applications are processed.                                  instructions on how to validate your email address.

    n Visit schools.                                             n The email will also contain a link which will
                                                                   take you to the eAdmissions login page to start
    n Check school websites.                                       your application.
    n Read the admissions criteria for the schools you are      n Please keep your username and password safe as
      interested in.                                               you will need them to login and apply for any other
                                                                   children you have, and to see the outcome of your
    n Check how places were offered in previous years.
                                                                   application on 1 March 2021.
    n You should check transport policies for local
      authorities (outside London).                                Step 3: What to do if you have applied
                                                                   before using eAdmissions or you have just
      Step 2: What to do if this is the first time                 registered and received your user name
      you are applying online using eAdmissions
                                                                 n On the home page select ‘Return to an existing
    n If you have used the eAdmissions system before to apply     account’ and enter your username and password.
      for a school place for any of your children you do not
      need to register again. Instead please go to Step 3.       n If you have forgotten your username or password
                                                                   we can re-send them to you when you select the
    n If this is the first time you are using the eAdmissions     ‘Forgotten your user name or password?’link.
      website you must register to apply online.
                                                                 n We will send you an email to the email address you
    n You will need an email address to register.                  used when you first registered (please check you
                                                                   spam/junk folder as it may have gone there).
    n If you already have an email address you should

8   APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
n Once you login the page with your personal details is     n If the schools you have selected allow medical or
  displayed. You must check if any of your details             social criteria and you would like your child to be
  have changed and update them straight away.                  considered under this criteria you must tick the
  If your details are correct tick the mandatory box to        relevant box and attach supporting evidence. You
  confirm that your details are correct.                       can attach documents once you have submitted your
                                                               application. If you do not provide the evidence
n You will need to read and agree the Privacy Policy by       to support your application, your request
  ticking the box.                                             cannot be considered under that criterion.
n Then select the ‘Save and continue’ button to move        n Some schools ask you to fill in extra forms called
  on to the application process.                               supplementary information forms (SIF). If you do not
                                                               fill in these forms and/or send them direct to the
  Step 4: Adding your child’s details                          relevant school, you risk your chance of getting a
                                                               place at these schools.
n The next page is your home page called ‘My school
  admissions’. If you can see your child’s name on your      n It is your responsibility to check that your online
  ‘My school admissions’ page, select the ‘Start new           application is fully completed and that you have
  application’ button below the child’s name. This             entered all details correctly. If you do not tick certain
  button will only be available for children whose date        boxes or enter relevant information (for example the
  of birth falls within a relevant age range. Check            sibling box) your application will not be considered
  existing details and select the ‘Next’ button.               under that criterion.

n If your child’s name is not listed, select the ‘Start a   n Each time you fill in the information on a page, make
  new application for a child that is not listed below’        sure that you select ‘Next’ button or the information
  button. Enter the details requested about the child          will not be registered.
  you are making the application for on the ‘Child
  details’ page and select the ‘Next’ button.                  Step 6: Submitting your application

Please remember                                              n You can make changes to your online application up
n Council tax account number: Brent Council ask you           until the closing date. Each time you make a change
   to provide this information for the address where           you must resubmit your application.
   your child lives.
                                                             n Select the ‘Submit application’ button on the last page.
n Child’s current school: Please select the school from
  the drop down list. Only type the name of the school       n After you have submitted your application you will
  in the box if your child is at a nursery school or you       receive an email confirming details of your online
  cannot see the current school name listed.                   application. The email will list an application reference
                                                               number similar to this: 304-2020-09-E-123456.
n Twins or triplets: If you have twins or triplets you
  must make an application for each child and tick           n If you do not receive a number it means your
  the multiple birth box.                                      application was not submitted successfully and
                                                               you must login and select the ‘Submit application’
  Step 5: Adding school preferences                            button again.

                                                             n If you have made changes to your details or your
n Add your preferences in the order you prefer them.          child’s details, you will have to resubmit your
  You can select up to six schools.                            application. Check the ‘My school admissions’ page
                                                               and select resubmit application for your most recent
n Make sure you include the details of any brothers or
                                                               changes to be recorded.
  sisters who will be attending one of the schools or
  linked schools you have applied for. If you do not tell
  us, you may lose out on the sibling criterion.

n Please be aware that not all schools have a medical
  or social criteria, please check before selecting your
  schools.

                                                                         APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021   9
Step 7: Attaching documents

     Many local authorities need you to send them
     information to support your application. You can find
     out what each local authority needs by reading their
     information booklet about applying for school places.
     Select ‘Local Authority details’ button on the left hand
     side bar. Documents you may need to attach:

     n Confirmation of, your child’s address and their date
       of birth.

     n Information to support your application such as
       doctors letters if you have applied under the
       medical criterion.

     n Information to confirm your child was looked after or
       previously looked after.

     n Information to confirm that you are a crown servant.

       Important information

     If you have ticked any of the categories above and do
     not provide evidence to show this, the local authority is
     unlikely to take account of this when making allocations.

       What happens next?

     n If you submitted your application by the closing date,
       you will be sent the outcome of your application
       during the evening of the published national offer day.

     n You should respond within 14 days. To accept or
       decline your offer you should log back in to your
       eAdmissions account and select the ‘View outcome
       of application and respond’ button.

       Receipt details

     Keep a record of your application reference number as
     you may need to refer to this at a later date.

10   APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
Your child’s address                                               n   If we receive evidence of your change of address
                                                                       after 11 December 2020, we will not be able to
n   T he address used must be the child’s permanent home
                                                                       update your home to school distances until
     address on 31 October 2020.
                                                                       after 1 March 2021 (national offer day).
n    o not list an address of a relative or someone who
    D
                                                                   Fraudulent applications
    provides temporary care for your child, a business
    address, a childminder’s address or any address other          n   Brent Council takes any attempt to obtain a school place
    than the child’s permanent home address.                           through fraudulent means very seriously.

n   If the family own a property but are living at and apply      n   We will verify addresses to ensure that places are
     from a different address, the council will assume that the        allocated appropriately and fairly.
     second address is temporary and that the property that        n    ny address proof or supporting documentation which
                                                                       A
     you own is where the child ordinarily lives.                      is false or deliberately misleading may lead to offers
                                                                       being withdrawn.

Proof of address                                                   n   S tringent checks will be carried out to ensure
                                                                       applications are not fraudulent.
n    e do not require proof of address to be sent in with
    W
    your application.                                              nHome    visits may be carried out to verify addresses.
n   P lease supply your council tax reference number on the
     application (e.g. from your bill). If you don’t pay council
     tax directly, please leave this question blank.               Children with special needs
n    rent Council will check internal council databases in
    B                                                              n If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan
    order to verify your address.                                      (EHCP), please do not complete an application.

n    here it is not possible to verify your address or you
    W                                                              n    ou should contact Brent Special Educational Needs
                                                                       Y
    have recently moved, we will write to you asking for two           Assessment Service (SENAS) on 020 8937 3229 or
    proofs of address.                                                 sen.assessments@brent.gov.uk who will manage your
                                                                       child’s transition to secondary school.

Children living at two addresses
                                                                   Exceptional social/medical circumstances
n   An application can only be processed from one address.
                                                                   n   Some schools give higher priority to children with social
n   T he application should include the address the child             or medical needs, even if they do not have an Education,
     normally lives at for the majority of the school week.            Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
n   If a child resides equally between two addresses, it is       n   If you state a preference for a particular school because
     the parents’ responsibility to agree between themselves           of the medical, social or special educational needs of
     which address will be used. One application should be             your child you must demonstrate how only this school
     submitted using the address agreed by both parents.               meets your child’s special circumstances.
                                                                   n   T o be considered on this basis you must submit
Change of address                                                      independent, professional evidence which sets out the
n    e can only accept changes of address after you have
    W                                                                  particular reasons why the school is the most suitable
    moved. We will not process your application from an                and the difficulties that could be caused if your child has
    intended future address.                                           to attend another school.

n   If you move address prior to the closing date                 n    our evidence should be submitted directly to the school
                                                                       Y
     (31 October 2020) you should update your address                  and attached to your online application. It will normally
     online and resubmit your application. If the closing              be in the form of a report from a suitably qualified,
     date has passed, you must tell the council straight               independent professional like a doctor.
     away by emailing school.admissions@brent.gov.uk.              n   Evidence should be submitted by 31 October 2020
nYou   must supply evidence of your change of address.               (the closing date for on time applications). Evidence
                                                                       submitted after this date may not be considered until
n   Evidence must be received on or before 11 December 2020           the second or subsequent round of offers.
    in order for your new address to be used when processing
    your application and calculating home to school distances.

                                                                                 APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021    11
n   See individual schools’ oversubscription criteria for         n   Completed SIFs should be submitted direct to the school
         further information (pages 17 to 31).                              prior to the closing date, 31 October 2020.
     Looked after and previously looked after children                  n   S IFs can be obtained directly from school or downloaded
     n   If you are completing the application for a looked after          from the school or Brent Council’s website.
         child or a child who was previously looked after, please       n   Failure to complete a SIF may result in your application
         indicate this on the application.                                  to that particular school being given a lower priority.
     n   P reviously looked after children are children who were
         looked after but ceased to be so because they were
                                                                        Twins and multiple births
         adopted or became subject to a child arrangements or
         special guardianship order.                                    n   P arents with multiple birth children must complete a
                                                                            separate application form for each child.
     n   Applicants must name the council who looks after
         the child and provide a letter from the social worker          n   Most schools have admission arrangements that ensure
         confirming that the child is in care.                              multiple birth children will be offered places together,
                                                                            even if this means the school will admit more than their
     n   If the child was adopted immediately after being in care,
                                                                            published admission number.
         please provide a copy of the child arrangements order,
         special guardianship order or proof of adoption from           n   T he full admission arrangements for each school are
         your child’s home authority.                                       available on the school or Brent Council’s website.

     All-Through schools                                                Children educated outside their normal age group
     n    rk Academy and Preston Manor are “All-Through”
         A                                                              n   In rare cases a child may currently be educated a year
         schools which educate children aged between four and               group below or above their chronological year group.
         18. Primary school students in Year 6 continue directly into   n   If this applies to your child you should submit a letter
         the secondary school, with a guaranteed place in Year 7.           with your application from your child’s current head
     n    rk Academy admits 180 students to Year 7 in 2021
         A                                                                  teacher explaining why they are being educated outside
         of whom 60 may be students progressing from Year 6                 their chronological age group.
         within the school. Similarly Preston Manor School admits       n   E ach Brent secondary school you list will receive a copy
         252 students to Year 7 in 2021 of whom 60 may be                   of the letter and the head teacher or chair of governors
         students progressing from Year 6 within the school.                will decide whether your child can be admitted outside
     n   If you currently attend Year 6 at Ark Academy or                  their chronological age group.
         Preston Manor School                                           n   Email school.admissions@brent.gov.uk for
          n   If you want to stay at Ark Academy/Preston Manor              further information.
               School for Year 7 and you are not interested in
               any other schools you will be offered a place
                                                                        Late applications
               automatically. You do not need to apply.
                                                                        n   Applications received after 31 October 2020 will be
          n   If you wish to change school for Year 7 you must             classed as late.
               apply. List the schools you want more than Ark
                                                                        n   If there are exceptional circumstances why your
               Academy/Preston Manor School in the order you
                                                                            application was received after the deadline, please
               prefer them. The first preference is the school you
                                                                            provide independent written evidence by 11 December
               want the most.
                                                                            2020 (from someone who is impartial) explaining why
          n    ou will not be considered for any schools you list
              Y                                                             the application was late.
              as a lower preference than Ark Academy/Preston
                                                                        n The  evidence you provide will be considered by Brent
              Manor School.
                                                                            school admissions who will decide if your application will
     Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs)                                 be processed as late or on time.
     n   S ome schools require an additional or Supplementary
                                                                        n   Late applications will only be considered after all the
          Information Form (SIF) to be completed in addition to
                                                                            other applications that were received on time have been
          the normal application.
                                                                            offered a place. For this reason late applicants are very
     n    se the information on pages 17 to 31 find out which
         U                                                                  unlikely to be offered one of their preferred schools.
         Brent schools require a SIF.

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Changing preferences                                             Children of UK Service Personnel
n   If you wish to change your preferences before the closing   For families of UK service personnel with a confirmed
     date (31 October 2020) you should login to the online       posting to the area (or crown servants returning from
     application system, edit and resubmit your application.     overseas) admissions can be allocated in advance of
n   If you wish to change your preferences after                arriving in Brent.
    31 October 2020 use the online form at                       This is to ensure that children of UK service personnel
    www.brent.gov.uk/changeapplicationdetails                    are not disadvantaged when applying for schools as a
    Changes of preference cannot be accepted over                result of their mobility. These rules were introduced as
    the telephone.                                               a contribution to the Government’s commitment to the
n    egardless of the circumstances, changes requested
    R                                                            Military Covenant; however, they do not give automatic
    after the closing date can only be included for the          priority to service children over other children.
    second and subsequent rounds of offers after national        If you are moving to the borough of Brent as a result of
    offer day, 1 March 2021 (see page 14).                       a posting, please complete a common application form
                                                                 by the closing date, using your posting address. The
In-Year Admissions                                               application must be accompanied by an official letter
An in-year application is any application for a school place     that declares a relocation date, a unit postal address or
made outside the normal admissions rounds (reception             quartering area address.
and year 7 and, where applicable, year 3 and year 10).
                                                                 Your application will be processed using your posting address
The normal admissions rounds are for entry into school           and in accordance with each individual school’s criteria.
in September; whereas, the in-year applications are for
parents who either wish for their child to change schools,       Sixth form admissions (Year 12-13)
or who have moved to the area and need their child to            Each secondary school in Brent has a sixth form provision
start a new school during the academic year.                     for children in Years 12 and 13. Admissions to the sixth
Parents wishing to apply for an in-year transfer to a Brent      form are not co-ordinated by the local authority. If you
school can apply by completing the in-year application form      have a child eligible to apply for post-16 education or
available at www.brent.gov.uk/admissions, which also has         you would like information about open evenings and
full details about the application process. Some schools         admissions procedures, please contact each school directly.
accept their own applications directly and information           Contact details for secondary schools can be found on
about where to submit your application is provided in the        pages 17 to 31.
guidance notes available online or on request.
                                                                 14-19 applications
Brent residents wishing to apply for an in-year transfer
to a school that is not in the borough need to apply to          Children currently in Year 9 can apply to attend Studio
the relevant local authority or school directly. We would        Schools and University Technical Colleges which offer
suggest that parents contact the local authority first to        education for children aged 14-19 years old. Further
find out about the individual admission arrangements in          information about the establishments within a reasonable
their area.                                                      travelling distance from Brent can be found on page 33.

Where a school is full, its published admission criteria will
be used to decide the order in which applicants will be
added to the waiting list (if applicable). Where a school
has vacancies, a place will be offered for the child.

In-year fair access protocol
The School Admissions Code requires that all local
authorities must have an in-year fair access (IYFA)
protocol. This is to ensure that children without a school
place – especially the most vulnerable – are offered a place
at a suitable school as quickly as possible. The operation
of the Brent IYFA protocol is triggered when a parent of
an eligible child has not secured a place under in-year
admission arrangements.

                                                                             APPLYING FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021    13
Section 2 – Offers
     How we process your                                           Offers
     application                                                   nNational   offer day is Monday 1 March 2021.
                                                                   nOffer   emails are sent in the evening on 1 March 2021.
     Brent school admissions work closely with schools and
     other local authorities so that every child is offered a      nThe online application system is updated with offers
     place at the highest preference school for which they            and applicants can respond from the evening of
     qualify. The process involves the following stages:              1 March 2021.
                                                                   nOfferletters are posted first class on Monday 1 March
     1. Exchange information                                          2021 and should arrive by Wednesday 3 March. If you
     Applications are processed and addresses checked, and            have not had an offer letter in the post by Friday
     applicant’s details are sent to schools. The schools do not      5 March 2020, contact Brent school admissions.
     know the order of your preferences.
                                                                   nOnline applicants offered their first preference school
     Additional information?
                                                                      are not sent an offer letter.
     Supporting documentation for your application should be
     sent to the schools directly as well as to the Brent school   Responding to offers (accepting/rejecting)
     admissions team via the online application system. Some       nPlease   respond to your offer by 15 March 2021.
     schools require applicants to return a SIF (Supplementary
                                                                   nOnline applicants must respond to the offer online by
     Information Form) directly to the school. Check your
                                                                      logging into the online application system
     preferred schools, pages 17 to 31.
                                                                      (www.eadmissions.org.uk) using their email address
     2. Rank applications                                             or username and their password.
     Schools rank applications according to their published        nWe  strongly advise applicants to accept the place
     oversubscription criteria to determine which children            offered. Accepting the offer secures the school for
     have priority for places. Brent schools decide whether           your child, so you have a back-up, in case you’re
     your child qualifies for a place, not the council.               unsuccessful in seeking a higher preference in the
     Which criteria relate to your child?                             second or third rounds or if you appeal, and your
     Check the oversubscription criteria for your preferred           appeal is not upheld.
     schools, pages 17 to 31.                                      nAccepting  the place does not affect your waiting list
                                                                      position or right to appeals.
     3. Offer places
                                                                   nIfyou do not accept the offer, the place may be offered
     Every school has a maximum number of children that can
                                                                      to another applicant, and subsequent offers may be
     be admitted. The ranked lists for each school are used
                                                                      further away from your home.
     to determine the highest preference each child can be
     offered. Where an applicant qualifies for more than one       Further Offers
     school, the order of preferences determines which school      nAfter national offer day (1 March 2021) Brent school
     is offered.                                                     admissions continue to process applications and make
     What if the offer isn’t any of my preferred schools?            offers on behalf of schools until the end of August
     The council will offer every Brent child a place. When          2021. Schools do not offer places directly.
     applicants do not qualify for a place at any of their
                                                                   nTwo additional rounds of offers will be sent out
     preferred schools, a place is offered at the nearest school
                                                                      according to the timetable below.
     to your home with an available place.
                                                                   nAlllate applicants will be offered a place in the second
                                                                      and third round.
                                                                   nUnsuccessful  applicants will not receive notification in
                                                                      the second or third round, only successful applicants
                                                                      will be sent a letter.
                                                                   nAfter
                                                                          the third round, places will be offered as and
                                                                      when they become available.

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Late application timetable                                        Second Round                     Third Round
Deadline
Last date for changes to be included in the round                 15 March 2021                    3 May 2021
(e.g. changed address/preferences)
Offer
                                                                  Week ending                      Week ending
Offers will be sent by first class post to successful
                                                                  26 March 2021                    21 May 2021
applicants only

Response
                                                                  3 May 2021                       28 May 2021
Successful applicants must respond by this date

Waiting lists                                                     Appeals
n   If we cannot offer your first preference on national offer   n   If your child is not offered a place at one of the schools
     day (1 March 2021), then your child will be automatically        you listed on your form, you can appeal against this
     added to the waiting list for each school you ranked as a        decision to an independent appeal panel.
     higher preference than the school offered.
                                                                  n   Appeals are heard by an independent appeal panel of
n    ny vacancies available in the second and third round
    A                                                                 three members of the public who are independent of
    will be offered to applicants on the waiting list.                the school and the local authority.
n   P riority on the waiting list is determined by the           n   Brent secondary schools manage their appeals directly,
     oversubscription criteria for each school. There is no           Brent Council is not involved.
     guarantee that a place will be offered for your child        n    ou must approach each school directly if you wish to
                                                                      Y
     off the waiting list.                                            appeal for a place.
n    hen an applicant on a waiting list is offered a place
    W                                                             n   Your offer letter will give information about how
    any previous offer will be automatically withdrawn. You           to appeal.
    will not be given a choice between your current offer
    and the new offer. If you are happy with your current         n   T he deadline for submitting an appeal is set by each
    offer then you must advise Brent school admissions to             school and must be at least 20 school days after
    remove your child from waiting lists.                             National Offer Day (Monday 1 March 2021).

n    our child’s position on the waiting list can go up as
    Y                                                             n    ppeals must be heard within 40 school days of the
                                                                      A
    well as down when other applicants are offered a                  deadline for lodging appeals.
    place or join the list.
n    aiting lists are not operated on a first come, first
    W
    served basis. The length of time your child is on the
    waiting list will not give them priority over
    other applicants.
n   P lease note: Waiting lists for Brent schools will be
    maintained until at least the end of December 2021.
    Some schools may have different arrangements for
    maintaining waiting lists after this period. To ensure
    that your child remains on the waiting list and in
    consideration after the end of the year you must make
    a separate 2021/22 In-Year application online. In-Year
    applications for 2021/22 will open on Monday 5 July
    2021, visit www.brent.gov.uk/inyearadmissions. The
    local authority will not contact you again to remind
    you to re-apply.

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Section 3 – Brent secondary schools
     How places were allocated at Brent secondary schools – September 2020
     Data as at 2 March 2020. EHCP – Education, Health and Care plans
     SCHOOL NAME                                   Criteria/Band                                                                Number of offers   Max distance in metres
                                                   EHCP                                                                         2
                                                   Distance                                                                     92                 1574.09
                                                   Feeder School                                                                140                5047.32
     Alperton Community School (324)               Sibling                                                                      90
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        324

                                                   EHCP                                                                         4
                                                   Reserved for Year6 all-through students                                      48
                                                   Children of staff - Skill shortage                                           1
     Ark Academy (180)                             Distance                                                                     79                 1741.04
                                                   Looked After Children/ Previously Looked After                               2
                                                   Sibling                                                                      46
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        180
                                                   EHCP                                                                         3
                                                   Distance                                                                     91                 6901.41
     Ark Elvin Academy (240)                       Nearest school with vacancies                                                98
                                                   Sibling                                                                      34
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        226
                                                   EHCP                                                                         3
                                                   Distance                                                                     118                5741.64
                                                   Nearest school with vacancies                                                24
     Capital City Academy (208)                    Sibling                                                                      62
                                                   Sports And Arts                                                              1
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        226
                                                   EHCP                                                                         6
                                                   Aptitude In Music                                                            27
                                                   Distance                                                                     25                 761.80
     Claremont High School (270)                   Feeder School                                                                96                 8933.82
                                                   Sibling                                                                      115
                                                   Social/ Medical                                                              1
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        270
                                                   EHCP                                                                         2
                                                   All Other Applicants                                                         42                 5176.41
                                                   Christian, Bapt, Reg Church Att, Minister Support, Parent Cath Edu           4
                                                   Christian, Bapt, Reg Church Att, Minister Support, Parent Cath Edu, S/ Med   1
     Convent of Jesus and Mary                     None                                                                         51
                                                   Other Applicants With Siblings                                               5
     Language College (180)                        Other Baptised Catholics                                                     2
                                                   Other Lac And Adopted Children                                               1
                                                   Practising Catholic Applicants                                               20
                                                   Practising Catholic Applicants, Sibling                                      1
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        129
                                                   EHCP                                                                         4
                                                   10 Distance Places With C R P                                                10                 3617.07
                                                   All Other Crp Priority Applicants (random allocation)                        182                27400.11
     JFS (300)                                     L A C Or Previously L A C Both With C R P                                    2
                                                   Sibling With C R P                                                           172
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        370
                                                   EHCP                                                                         8
                                                   Children Of Staff                                                            1                  6554.57
                                                   Distance                                                                     92                 6175.93
                                                   Feeder School                                                                108
     Kingsbury High School (336)                   Looked After Children/ Previously Looked After                               1
                                                   Nearest school with vacancies                                                22
                                                   Sibling                                                                      104
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        336
                                                   EHCP                                                                         1
                                                   Children Who Live Within A 5 Mile Radius (random allocation)                 56                 5261.85
     Michaela Community School (120)               Siblings At The School                                                       63
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        120
                                                   EHCP                                                                          2
                                                   Nearest school with vacancies                                                56
     Newman Catholic College (120)                 Practising Catholic, Priest Ref, Distance                                    42                 6730.20
                                                   Practising Catholic, Priest Ref, With Sibling                                4
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        104
                                                   EHCP                                                                         8
                                                   Reserved for Year 6 all-through students                                     60
                                                   Distance                                                                     131                2201.52
     Preston Manor School (252)                    Looked After Children/ Previously Looked After                               1
                                                   Sibling                                                                      52
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        252
                                                   EHCP                                                                         6
                                                   Distance                                                                     12                 718.79
                                                   Feeder School                                                                111                1352.70
     Queens Park Community School (216)            Looked After Children/ Previously Looked After                               2
                                                   Sibling                                                                      85
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        216
                                                   EHCP                                                                         3
                                                   Bapt Cath With Certificate Of Catholic Practice                              88                 3675.56
                                                   Bapt Cath With Certificate Of Catholic Practice With Sib                     34
     St Gregory’s Catholic Science College (192)   Bapt Cath With Certificate Of Catholic Practice With Sib, All Saints Trust   15
                                                   Bapt Cath With Certificate Of Catholic Practice, All Saints Trust            51
                                                   Catholic - L A C/ Adopted                                                    1
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        192
                                                   EHCP                                                                         1
                                                   Distance                                                                     78                 5984.76
                                                   Nearest school with vacancies                                                70
     The Crest Academy (330)                       Sibling                                                                      69
                                                   Social/ Medical                                                              6
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        224
                                                   EHCP                                                                         5
                                                   Feeder School                                                                125                1559.59
                                                   Looked After Children/ Previously Looked After                               1
     Wembley High Technology College (210)         Sibling                                                                      92
                                                   Social/ Medical                                                              1
                                                   TOTAL                                                                        224

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Alperton Community School
www.alperton.brent.sch.uk                                                                                                                     DfE number: 3045405

  Head teacher: Mr Gerard McKenna                                                           Oversubscription Criteria:
                                                                                            Where applicants exceed the number of places
  Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex
                                                                                            available the following criteria will be applied in the
  Tel: 020 8902 2038
                                                                                            order set out below to decide which children to admit.
  Fax: 020 8900 1236
  Email: office@alperton.brent.sch.uk                                                       1. Where the child is or has previous been “looked
                                                                                               after” (Young People in Public Care). An application
  Admissions enquiries: Ms Gloria Hector
                                                                                               for admission to school must be made by the person
  Tel: 020 8902 2038
                                                                                               with parental responsibility and / or the child’s social
  Email: k.murphy@alperton.brent.sch.uk
                                                                                               worker.
  Supplementary information form needed?Yes
                                                                                            2. Brothers or sisters of a child who attends the school
  No denomination        Age range: 11-18 years                                               and who will continue to do so on the date of
  Type:                                Academy                                                 admission. This includes half and step brothers and
  Specialism:  Mathematics & Computing and the                                                 sisters and foster children so long as they live at the
                                     Visual Arts                                               same address – but not cousins. Pupils transferring to
                                                                                               the sixth form or students currently on roll at the sixth
  Published admission number (Year 7):              324
                                                                                               form are not considered as sibling connections.
  Number of pupils at the school in January 2020: 1653
  Number of on-time applications received                                                   3. Children attending one of following feeder primary
  for September 2020 admissions:                    763                                        schools at the time of application: Lyon Park, Barham,
  Physical accessibility:                High and Low                                         Vicar’s Green and Oakington Manor.

  The Ealing Road school site has three floors and is                                       4. Proximity to the school at the time of application.
  serviced by a single lift. The Stanley Avenue site has                                       Priority will be given to those living nearer the school.
  two floors which include split levels and is not serviced                                    The distance will be measured in a straight line from
  by a lift.                                                                                   the pupil’s permanent address to the school gate on
                                                                                               Ealing Road.

                                                                                            Tie Breaker
                                                                                            Within each criterion priority will be given to the
                                                                                            applicant who lives closer to the school. This will be
                                                                                            measured in a straight line from the pupil’s permanent
                                                                                            address to the school gate on Ealing Road.

The information above is a summary of the admissions criteria for this school. For the full criteria and admission arrangements, please check the school’s website or go to
www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/education-and-schools/information-about-admissions/admissions-criteria. The criteria will apply after children with an Education,
Health and Care plan which names the school have been admitted. All schools operate a tie breaker in the event that two or more children have equal priority under the criteria.

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Ark Academy
     www.arkacademy.org                                                                                                                            DfE number: 3046906

       Head teacher: Mrs Delia Smith OBE                                                         Oversubscription Criteria:
                                                                                                 If the number of applications received for any phase
       Bridge Road, Wembley
                                                                                                 or year group is greater than the number of spaces
       Tel: 020 8385 4370
                                                                                                 available, places will be allocated according to the
       Fax: 020 8385 4371
                                                                                                 oversubscription criteria and order below.
       Email: info@arkacademy.org

       Admissions enquiries: Mrs Clodagh Boyle                                                   1. ‘Looked After Children’ and children who have
       Tel: 020 8385 4370, option 3                                                                 previously been a ‘Looked After Child’ but
       Email: c.boyle@arkacademy.org                                                                immediately following this became subject to
       Supplementary information form needed?No                                                    adoption, a child arrangements order or special
                                                                                                    guardianship order.
       No denomination                         Age range: 3-18 years
       Type:                                                Academy                              2. Children of staff at the school who occupy, or
       Specialism:                        Mathematics and Citizenship                               have been recruited to, a post where there is a
                                                                                                    demonstrable skill shortage. Ark Schools must
       Published admission number (Year 7):                                        180              approve the Principal’s assessment process and
       Number of pupils at the school in January 2020:                                              designation of such posts to confirm the staff
                                                                                 1137               members’ eligibility under this criterion. Priority will
       Number of on-time applications received                                                      be limited to one place for each form of entry in any
       for September 2020 admissions:                                         948                   year (e.g. 3 places in each 3-form year group).
       Physical accessibility:                                            Medium
                                                                                                 3. In respect of the Primary phase only; children who, at
       School is on three levels. There is a lift and there are                                     the time of admission, have a sibling* who attends
       also wheelchair accessible toilets                                                           the school in the Primary phase (Reception to Year 6).
                                                                                                 4. In respect of the Secondary phase only; children
     Ark Academy will admit up to 180 students to Year 7 in                                         who, at the time of admission, have a sibling* who
     2021 of whom 60 may be students progressing from                                               attends the school in Reception to Year 13.
     Year 6 within the school. See page 12 for further
     information about All-Through schools.                                                          *For this purpose, “sibling” means a whole, half or
                                                                                                     step-sibling or an adopted child resident at the same
                                                                                                     address.
                                                                                                 5. Children of staff in the school who have been
                                                                                                    employed at the school for two or more years at the
                                                                                                    time the application is submitted. Ark Schools must
                                                                                                    approve the Principal’s decision to allocate places to
                                                                                                    staff under this criterion. Priority will be limited to
                                                                                                    one place for each form of entry in any year (e.g. 3
                                                                                                    places in each 3-form year group).
                                                                                                 6. Distance measurement – Priority will be given to
                                                                                                    those children who live closest to the school.

                                                                                                 Tie breaker
                                                                                                 If Ark Schools is unable to distinguish between
                                                                                                 applicants using the published oversubscription criteria,
                                                                                                 places will be offered via a random draw which will be
                                                                                                 supervised by someone independent of the school.

     The information above is a summary of the admissions criteria for this school. For the full criteria and admission arrangements please check the school’s website or go to
     www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/education-and-schools/information-about-admissions/admissions-criteria. The criteria will apply after children with an Education,
     Health and Care plan which names the school have been admitted. All schools operate a tie breaker in the event that two or more children have equal priority under the criteria.

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Ark Elvin Academy
arkelvinacademy.org                                                                                                                           DfE number: 3044001

  Head teacher: Ms Rebecca Curtis                                                           Oversubscription Criteria:
                                                                                            If the number of applications received for any phase
  Cecil Avenue, Wembley, London
                                                                                            or year group is greater than the number of spaces
  Tel: 020 8902 6362
                                                                                            available, places will be allocated according to the
  Fax: N/A
                                                                                            oversubscription criteria and order below.
  Email: info@arkelvinacademy.org

  Admissions enquiries: Ms Alice Cellan-Jones                                               1. ‘Looked After Children’ and children who have
  Tel: 020 8902 6362 ext.223                                                                   previously been a ‘Looked After Child’ but
  Email: admissions@arkelvinacademy.org                                                        immediately following this became subject to
  Supplementary information form needed?Yes                                                   adoption, a child arrangements order or special
                                                                                               guardianship order.
  No denomination                              Age range: 11-18 years
  Type:                                                      Academy                        2. Children of staff at the school who occupy, or
  Specialism:                                                     N/A                          have been recruited to, a post where there is a
                                                                                               demonstrable skill shortage. Ark Schools must
  Published admission number (Year 7):                                        240              approve the Principal’s assessment process and
  Number of pupils at the school in January 2020:                             989              designation of such posts to confirm the staff
  Number of on-time applications received                                                      members’ eligibility under this criterion. Priority will
  for September 2020 admissions:                                             357               be limited to one place for each form of entry in
  Physical accessibility:                                                  High               any year (i.e. 8 places in each 8-form year group).

  The school is on multiple levels with full wheelchair                                     3. Children who, at the time of admission, have a
  access including lifts, adapted classrooms and fully                                         sibling who attends the school. For this purpose,
  accessible toilets on every floor.                                                           “sibling” means a whole, half or step-sibling or an
                                                                                               adopted child resident at the same address.
                                                                                            4. Children of staff in the school who have been
                                                                                               employed at the school for two or more years at
                                                                                               the time the application is submitted. Ark Schools
                                                                                               must approve the Principal’s decision to allocate
                                                                                               places to staff under this criterion. Priority will be
                                                                                               limited to one place for each form of entry in any
                                                                                               year (i.e. 8 places in each 8-form year group).
                                                                                            5. Distance measurement – Priority will be given to
                                                                                               those children who live closest to the school.

                                                                                            Tie breaker
                                                                                            If Ark Schools is unable to distinguish between
                                                                                            applicants using the published oversubscription criteria,
                                                                                            places will be offered via a random draw which will be
                                                                                            supervised by someone independent of the school.

The information above is a summary of the admissions criteria for this school. For the full criteria and admission arrangements please check the school’s website or go to
www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/education-and-schools/information-about-admissions/admissions-criteria. The criteria will apply after children with an Education,
Health and Care plan which names the school have been admitted. All schools operate a tie breaker in the event that two or more children have equal priority under the criteria.

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