Academies are required to follow the law and guidance on admissions, special educational needs and exclusions as if they were maintained schools.
As a school which is performing well on conversion, we will be able to retain the admission criteria we currently use. These arrangements and related processes should at all times comply with the School Admissions Code.
Entry into Year 7
As an Academy, we will continue to be within the coordination of admissions by the Local Authority i.e. the process for allocating school places to children. This means that parents/carers only need to complete one application form (but they can name several schools on it). Parents/carers will be given an offer of a single school place. Parents/Carers must apply to the LA by 31 October. The LA will send a list of applicants to the schools by a date agreed in the locally agreed coordination scheme (this is owned by the LA who agrees it with all its schools). The Academy then ranks the applicants against its oversubscription criteria, and then sends a ranked list back to the LA. The LA then coordinates admissions across its schools and with neighbouring authorities and offers parents their highest available preference on 1 March. Local authorities will also coordinate admissions for in-year applications for applications for year groups other than the normal point(s) of entry. This will not affect the academy’s right to determine which applicants have priority for admission. For admissions to the Academy for September 2017, see their information booklet and website for further details and to apply online to ESCC.
Appeals: The Academy is responsible for setting up an appeals panel and hearing any appeals. This again follows the Code of practice and further information will be available later in the year. See DfE website - “Academies – FAQs for any further clarification.
In Year Admissions
For Parents/Carers wishing to transfer their child to Rinmger throughout the academic year they can either apply online through East Sussex County Council or they can apply directly by completing the Application Form and returning the application to the college. For further information or to arrange a visit to the college before applying, please complete the enquiry form below or contact Admissions on 01273 812220.
Fair Access Protocol Admissions
Ringmer Communityc College, as an Academy is also required through their funding agreements to participate in in-year fair access protocols. These are directed through East Sussex County Council. More information can be found on their website.