Year 7 Admissions
Students will be admitted to the Lower Academy in Year 7 at age 11 without reference to ability or aptitude. The maximum number of admissions each year is set at 450.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions’ number, applications will be considered against the criteria, and in the order, set out below. The Company will admit to the Academy any student with a statement of special education needs that names the Academy under the terms of section 324 of the Education Act 1996. After the admission of children with statements of special educational need which name the Academy on the statement, application will be considered from:
- Students in public care / ‘looked after’ children.
- Students, who at the time of application, have a sibling on roll in the Academy and who will still be on the Academy’s roll at the time the applicant starts.
- Other children. Priority will be given on the basis of the closeness of the child’s home to either the Basildon Lower Academy or the Basildon Upper Academy, whichever is nearer. Proximity will be measured by straight-line distance.
Mid Term Admissions
Lower Academy admissions are for Years 7, 8 and 9 and Years 10 and 11 will be based on the Upper Academy site.
All such applications to the Academy will be considered and if the year group applied for has a place available then the child will be accepted. If more applications are received than there are places available at the Academy, the over subscription criteria shall apply (see above). Parents whose application is turned down will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision made by the Academy.
Mid-term applications made outside the normal admission round should be made directly to the Academy.
timetable for admissions and appeals