Admissions

Noticeboard

Year 6 into 7
  • Friday 30th March 2018: Closing deadline for Application to Appeal Forms (for on-time applicants only) - further information available here and 2nd Round of Offers
  • Friday 20th April 2018: 3rd Round of Offers
  • Friday 4th May 2018: 4th Round of Offers
  • Tuesday 15th - Thursday 24th May 2018: Appeal hearings for on-time applicants only - see further details here.
  • Friday 18th May 2018: 5th Round of Offers
  • Friday 8th June 2018: 6th and Final Round of Offers
  • Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th June 2018: Appeal hearings for late applicants only - see further details here.

If you are an out-of-Borough applicant, you may need to check the aforementioned dates for Rounds of Offers with your Local Authority, as they may differ from the London Borough of Ealing's.

Please note that late applicants or applicants on the waiting lists who are made offers in subsequent rounds are required to respond to either your Local Authority or Twyford Admissions by the next round of offers - if you do not respond to your offer your place may be withdrawn and offered to another child.

Between the 8th June and 31st August 2018 offers will be made as and when vacancies become available. Any applicants/information received after the closing date of each Late Offer Rounds will not be considered until the following Round of Offers.

External Sixth Form
  • Monday 26th February 2018: Successful applicants notified of conditional offers
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018: Closing deadline for confirmation of attendance to Information Evening 2018
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018: Information Evening beginning at 7:00 PM (further details will be provided)
  • Friday 9th March 2018: Closing deadline for the acceptance of a conditional place
  • Friday 1st June 2018: Information sent to external applicants regarding Induction events & tasks
  • Friday 15th June 2018: Closing deadline for confirmation of attendance to Induction Day
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018: Induction Day
  • Thursday 23rd August 2018: National Results Day & enrollment to Twyford Sixth Form
Internal Sixth Form (Current Year 11 Pupils at Twyford)
  • Monday 29th January 2018: Closing deadline for Year 11 pupils at Twyford/internal applicants to Twyford Sixth Form
  • April 2018: Outcome of applications
  • April 2018: Closing deadline for acceptance of conditional offers
  • Friday 1st June 2018: Information sent to external applicants regarding Induction events & tasks
  • Friday 15th June 2018: Closing deadline for confirmation of attendance to Induction Day
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018: Induction Day
  • Thursday 23rd August 2018: National Results Day & enrollment to Twyford Sixth Form
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Introduction & PAN

Twyford Church of England Academy has an admission number of 190 students for entry into Year 7. The school will accordingly admit at least 190 students in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. All applicants will be admitted if 190 or fewer apply.

These arrangements and the criteria listed below are reviewed annually by the governing body, and should not be regarded as binding for future years.

The ethos of Twyford Church of England High School is one which respects all faiths. We believe that all our lives are given and governed by God. We are inspired by the words of St Athanasius ‘The Glory of God is a life lived to the full’. We expect our students to fulfil their potential academically, personally and spiritually.

We ask all applicants applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. All applicants should be supportive of the aims, attitudes and values, expectations and commitment of this Church of England Academy. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the Christian faith to apply for and be considered for a place here.

All applicants, including those of no faith, wishing to apply for a place at the school must fill in their home local authority’s Common Application Form. When applying on behalf of a Looked After Child or Previously Looked After Child (see definitions below), applicants must ensure they indicate this clearly on the Common Application Form.

Of the 190 places available:

150 are designated as Foundation (Christian) places

21 are designated as World Faith places

19 are designated as Music places

Applicants wishing to apply for a place for their child for one of the above categories are asked to refer to the relevant admissions criteria for that category, and complete the appropriate Supplementary Application Form.

When there are more applicants than the number of places available, the Governors will admit according to their admissions criteria. After the admission of “Statemented” children, all Looked After Children (see definitions below) or children who were Previously Looked After, whether of a particular faith or no faith, have priority over all other applications.

Looked After and Previously Looked After Children, as defined below, will be allocated a place from one of the above categories. If a Supplementary Information/Application Form is not submitted in relation to a Looked After or Previously Looked After Child, they will be allocated a place pro rata from the Foundation/World Faith categories. The number of places available in these categories will be reduced accordingly and, in the event of oversubscription, the remaining places will be allocated according to the relevant oversubscription criteria for that category.

In the event of a shortfall of applicants providing a religious reference, those applicants who have listed Twyford as one of their choices on the Common Application Form, but not provided a religious reference, will be considered. If there are more of such applicants than places available, then the same “tie break” oversubscription criteria as that listed on page 2 of either of the Foundation/World Faith Policies will apply.

In Year Applications

Applicants wishing to make an in-year application should arrange for the Supplementary Information Form to be filled in and return it to the school. If a place cannot be offered at this time you will be informed of the reasons and placed on a waiting list which is ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the list at the end of June each academic year.

Definitions

“Statemented” Child

A child with a Statement of Special Educational Need/Education Health and Care Plan (“EHC Plan”) in whose statement/EHC Plan the school is named as the appropriate educational placement.

Looked After Child

A child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.

Previously Looked After Children

These are defined as those who immediately after being “looked after” became subject to an adoption, child arrangement, or special guardianship order.

Adoption Order

This is defined under section 46 of the of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 as an order made by the court on an application under section 50 or 51 giving parental responsibility for a child to the adopters or adopter.

Child Arrangement Order

Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 defines a “child arrangements order” as an order regulating arrangements relating to any of the following—

(a) with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact, and

(b) when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person;

Special Guardianship Order

This is defined under section 14A of the Children Act 1989 as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

Additional Information

Church of England/Anglican Point (or Churches in Communion therewith)

One point is awarded to applicants whose family's main place of worship is at a Church of England Church or Churches in Communion with the Church of England. Various pieces of legislation make reference to 'Churches in communion with the Church of England'. This term may be taken to include the following Churches, listed in Canon C8: Churches in Communion with the Church of England

CTBI & EA

Information regarding Churches with membership to the Evangelical Alliance (EA) or affiliation to Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI) can be found on their websites: https://ctbi.org.uk/member-churches/ and http://www.eauk.org/.

Affiliation to the CTBI means that your Church must be affiliated to a member of the CTBI (i.e. Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Acton is a subsidiary of the Roman Catholic Church, which is a member of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland).

Dates

The Academy will use Ealing Council's timetable for applications each year (exact dates within the months may vary from year to year). This will fit in with the timetable for the co-ordination of admission arrangements within London.

Admissions appeals for Year 6 into 7 entry in September 2018 will be scheduled for May (for on-time applicants) and June (for late applicants only) of 2018. Appellants will be given at least 10 school days' notice of their appeal.

Deanery Calculator

If you are unsure which Deanery you are in, enter your postcode in the calculator below and press the enter key to find out your deanery.

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2018 Procedure

General Admissions Policy to Twyford Church of England Academy

190 places are allocated into three categories:

150 places are designated as Foundation/Christian places for applicants who attend Church with membership/affiliation to either the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) or the Evangelical Alliance (EA)

21 places are designated as World Faith places for applicants who attend a Place of Worship from one of the five other major world religions (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism)

19 places are designated as Specialist Music Scholar places for applicants who have an aptitude for music (which are awarded on merit, following the conclusion of the Round 1 Musical Aptitude Testing and Round 2 Music Assessments)

Criteria & Applications

Foundation & Christian Admissions Criteria

Foundation & Christian Supplementary Information Form

World Faith Admissions Criteria

World Faith Supplementary Information Form

Specialist Music Criteria

Specialist Music electronic application: https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/specialist-music-scholar-admissions-application-form (NOW CLOSED)

Please note that all Open/Non-Religious applicants do not need to submit a Supplementary Information Form. A formal applications can be made by listing Twyford as a preference on the Common Application Form submitted to your Local Authority.

All applicants must also complete a Common Application Form through their Local Authority, listing Twyford as one of their six preferences – otherwise we will not be able to consider either your supplementary information form (made directly to the school) or your application for a Specialist Music place.

Deadlines:

Specialist Music applications should be submitted via the link above by Friday 29th September 2017. Supplementary information forms (applications) must be submitted directly to Twyford by 4:00 PM on Friday 27th October 2017. The submission deadline for common application forms will be dependent upon your Local Authority. Ealing Council's deadline is 31st October each year.

As released by the London Borough of Ealing, please refer to the chart below for the outcome of applications for National Offer Day:


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Over-subscription

After the admission of applicants with an Education, Health and Care Plan, in the event of over-subscription (i.e. more applicants than places available) after deducting the number of places (if any) allocated to Looked After and Previously Looked After Children (see definitions section referred to above) then, when deciding between applicants who ostensibly have equal entitlement, the Governors will use the following criteria when deciding priority:

1. The total points scored will be the first deciding factor based on the length and frequency of voluntary attendance (for both the child and parent/legal guardian) at a place of worship. Applicant families whose main place of worship is an Church of England Church will be scored an additional Anglican point.

2. Children with a sibling (sibling refers to all blood, half, step, adoptive and foster children who live at the same home address as the child already attending the school and will be attending the school at the time of the sibling’s attendance) at the school, with distance criteria as set out below being used as a tie break.

3. Applicants living in the Ealing Deanery area, with the distance criteria applied.

4. Applicants living in the Brent & Harrow Deanery areas, with the distance criteria applied.

5. Applicants living in the Hillingdon Deanery area, with the distance criteria applied.

6. Applicants living outside the above categories ii-iv, with the distance criteria applied.

In all cases, the distance from home to school is measured by straight line from a point in the property to the nearest gated entrance which is used by pupils to enter the school grounds. The measuring system ‘Synergy’ is an integral part of the admissions software produced by Servelec Synergy. It uses Ordnance Survey maps and is accurate to 2 metres.

For multi occupancy buildings such as flats, the measurement is taken from a point in the property and applicants from that building are ordered by independently administered random allocation.

In any other case, where applicants have the same priority on distance, independently administered random allocation will be the final deciding factor. Where a child lives with parents who share parental responsibility at different addresses, the address as given on the Common Application form will be used.

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Current Year

Waiting lists for the 2017/18 academic year are finalised by the end of the second week of the Autumn term each year with offers being made before the half-term. In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the same over-subscription criteria as published for admission to Year 7 will be applied to in-year applications.

In accordance with the admissions criteria for entry 2017/18:

Foundation & Christian Supplementary Information Form

World Faith Supplementary Information Form

Specialist Music electronic application form: https://twyford.ealing.sch.uk/attending-our-school...

Open & Non-Religious electronic application form: https://twyford.ealing.sch.uk/attending-our-school...

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Appeals

Year 6 into 7 appeal hearings are held at Twyford and take place in May and June each academic year.

Applicants have the right to appeal against the decision of the Twyford Governors' Admissions Panel, not to admit their child to the Twyford Church of England High School. To lodge an appeal with an independent admissions panel, parents and carers will need to complete the following form:

Notice of Appeal Form: CLOSED

Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via this form (in PDF and/or JPEG format). Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via email to all appellants shortly after the closing deadline of Friday 30th March 2018. Further instructions regarding the appeal process will be included in this confirmation email.

For Year 6 into 7 entry into the 2018/19 Academic Year:

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018

Appeal Dates for LATE APPLICANTS ONLY (Rounds 2 - 6+)

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Wednesday 27th June 2018

If you applied after 31st October 2017 or submitted a late Supplementary Information Form to Twyford Church of England High School, you are able to submit a Notice of Appeal Form (using the same link above) before Friday 1st June 2018. We will be in touch with all late appellants shortly afterwards with further details regarding their appeals.

All in-year appeals are organised and managed by the Ealing Council:

If you wish to make an in-year appeal, you will need to submit the Application to Appeal Form directly to Ealing's Committee Section - the address is included on the form:

Guidance for Years 3-11, Entry 2017/18

Application to Appeal Form for Years 3-11, Entry 2017/18

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Sixth Form

The majority of Twyford students stay on into the Sixth Form, but we are also able to invite applications from external students to join the Sixth Form, whose roll is approximately 500. Twyford has a thriving Sixth Form. We offer a wide range of courses, ranging from traditional A Level courses to some more vocational options.

Course Guide, Entry 2018

Specific Entrance Requirements

Curriculum & Choosing the Right Programme

Twyford Additional Programme Speakers

Year 12 Results 2017

Year 13 Results 2017

Academic Reference Request Form for External Applicants (due to admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk by Friday 19th January 2018)

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​2019 Procedure

Determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) and supplementary information forms (applications) for the 2019/20 academic year:

General Admissions Policy to Twyford Church of England Academy

190 places are allocated into three categories:

150 places are designated as Foundation/Christian places for applicants who attend Church with membership/affiliation to either the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) or the Evangelical Alliance (EA)

21 places are designated as World Faith places for applicants who attend a Place of Worship from one of the five other major world religions (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism)

19 places are designated as Specialist Music Scholar places for applicants who have an aptitude for music (which are awarded on merit, following the conclusion of the Round 1 Musical Aptitude Testing and Round 2 Music Assessments)

Criteria & Applications

Foundation & Christian Admissions Criteria

Foundation & Christian Supplementary Information Form

World Faith Admissions Criteria

World Faith Supplementary Information Form

Specialist Music Criteria

The Twyford Church of England Academies Trust runs a single Specialist Music Admissions Test for Specialist Music places at Twyford Church of England High School and Ealing Fields High School. Applications are electronic and will be available on 1st September 2018 (to be submitted by 28th September 2018). A draft form is available to view here.

Please note that all Open/Non-Religious applicants do not need to submit a Supplementary Information Form. A formal applications can be made by listing Twyford as a preference on the Common Application Form submitted to your Local Authority.

All applicants must also complete a Common Application Form through their Local Authority, listing Twyford as one of their six preferences – otherwise we will not be able to consider either your supplementary information form (made directly to the school) or your application for a Specialist Music place.

Deadlines:

Specialist Music applications should be submitted via the link above by Friday 28th September 2018. Supplementary information forms (applications) must be submitted directly to Twyford by 4:00 PM on Friday 26th October 2018. The submission deadline for common application forms will be dependent upon your Local Authority. Ealing Council's deadline is 31st October each year.

Twyford Sixth Form:

For entrance into Year 12 at Twyford Sixth Form in September 2019, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found here. Electronic application forms will be available after the Open Evening with the closing deadline of Friday 30th November 2018.

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Contact Us

Admissions Office Hours are from 9.00am - 4.30pm during term dates.

The Admissions Office is available by email only - all queries, regardless of urgency will need to be emailed to admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk. Outside of peak processing times, we endeavour to respond to all queries within five working days.

Twyford is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year. Prospective applicants wishing to visit the school campus should attend our Year 7 Open Evening in September or our Sixth Form Open Evening in November.

Ealing Council's School Admissions Team contact information can be found here: https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201113/school_admis...

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