Admissions

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Key Dates for the Autumn Term:

  • 1st September 2017: Suggested deadline for 2017/18 in-year admissions
  • 4th September 2017: Re-opening of the Admissions Office
  • 15th September 2017: Publishing of the 2017/18 in-year waiting lists & notification to parents & carers via email
  • 21st September 2017: Year 6 into 7 Open Evening
  • 22nd September 2017: Admin Team to accept bookings for Open Day Tours
  • 25th - 27th September 2017: Open Day Tours
  • 29th September 2017: Closing deadline for the electronic Specialist Music applications, submitted directly to Twyford
  • 2nd October 2017: Notification of the Round 1 assigned sessions to all applicants
  • 5th & 6th October 2017: Round 1 Musical Aptitude Testing
  • 9th October 2017: Notification of the Round 2 appointments to all successful Round 1 applicants
  • 12th & 13th October 2017: Round 2 Musical Assessments
  • 20th October 2017: Publishing & notification of the Specialist Music Ranked List
  • 27th October 2017 by 4:00 PM: Closing deadline for the Supplementary Information Forms, submitted directly to Twyford
  • 31st October 2017: London Borough of Ealing's closing deadline for Common Application Form, submitted to Council
  • 9th November 2017: Sixth Form Open Evening
  • 1st December 2017: Closing deadline for External Sixth Form applications
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Introduction

Admissions Policy for Twyford Church of England Academy

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).

Church of England (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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Year 6 into 7, Entry 2018/19

Main Round Admissions Arrangements, Entry 2018/19

General Admissions Policy to Twyford Church of England Academy

Foundation & Christian Admissions Criteria

World Faith Admissions Criteria

Specialist Music Criteria

Supplementary Information Forms (Applications), Entry 2018/19

Foundation & Christian Supplementary Information Form

World Faith Supplementary Information Form

Specialist Music electronic application system: https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/specialist-music-scholar-admissions-application-form (THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR TWYFORD APPLICANTS. Should you wish to apply for Ada Lovelace Church of England High School, please submit your application before the 11th October 2017).

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

Deadlines

  • Specialist Music Scholar Applications - Friday 29th September 2017
  • Foundation/Christian and World Faith Applications - Friday 27th October 2017 by 4:00 PM
  • Common Application Form - Tuesday 31st October 2017


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In Year, Entry 2017/18

Waiting lists for the 2017/18 academic year will be assembled by Friday 15th September 2017. Should Faith-based spaces become available in September 2017, offers will be made shortly after 15th September so please ensure your applications are submitted by Friday 1st September.

In-year applications are co-ordinated in-house by the school. Parents/carers 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 over-subscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Applicants are removed from the list on 30th June each academic year.

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the same over-subscription criteria as published for admission to Year 7 (see above) will be applied to in-year applications.

If a place becomes available it will be offered to the first person on the waiting list in the category for which they applied.

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

In Year Supplementary Information Forms (Applications), Entry 2017/18 Academic Year

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...

In Year applications for the Specialist Music Scholar programme should be submitted online before the 1st September. In-Year Specialist Music applicants will sit the Musical Aptitude Test in September during the Year 6 into 7 sessions.


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Sixth Form, Entry 2018/19

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.

Twyford Sixth Form Electronic Application Process: https://twyford.ealing.sch.uk/attending-our-school...

Application tutorial for external applicants

Application tutorial for internal applicants

Before completing your form, please ensure that you have the following information to hand:

1. Applicant details and contact information

2. Parent(s)/carer(s) details and contact information

3. Current school (including Head of Year 11 contact details)

4. Previous and current courses of study (including grades already achieved and predicted grades for current courses of study)

5. Sixth Form course choices (please review the Course Guide included in this Open Evening pack or available on our website)

Upon completion of the electronic application form, you will receive an automated receipt via email with your application ID number and the date of submission. You will also be able to save your application as a PDF and print - we strongly encourage you to do both. If for any reason you do not receive a confirmation email, are experiencing technical difficulties or you wish amend your course selections, please email Admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk with your application ID number, full name and date of birth. If you submit more than one application, we will accept your most recent submission as your active application.

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Course Guide, Entry 2018

Specific Entrance Requirements

Curriculum & Choosing the Right Programme

Twyford Additional Programme Speakers

Year 12 Results 2017

Year 13 Results 2017

Deadlines

  • External Sixth Form Application - Friday 1st December 2017
  • Internal Sixth Form Application - Monday 29th January 2018
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Appeals

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All In Year appeals are organised and managed by the London Borough of Ealing. You are welcome to contact either Ealing Council's Committee Section or Twyford Admissions for information on the appeal process.

Guidance for Years 3-11, Entry 2017/18

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

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.

The Year 6 into 7 (Co-ordinated) appeal hearings are held at Twyford and take place in May and June each academic year.

We strongly suggest that you submit the completed Notice of Appeal form and any supporting documentation via email to admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk to ensure safe receipt. Alternatively, if you are posting your form and documents to Twyford, we advise sending by recorded or registered delivery, as the Governors cannot accept responsibility for postal deliveries.

Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via email to all appellants shortly after the closing deadline. 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 before Friday, 1st June 2018. We will be in touch with all late appellants shortly afterwards with further details regarding their appeals.

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FAQ

1. Can we request a tour of the school?

Unfortunately, we are unable to facilitate personal tours at any time during the year. We suggest that prospective applicants wishing to visit the school campus attend our Year 7 Open Evening in September or our Sixth Form Open Evening in November.

2. What documentation should we submit with our application form?

In Year Applicants are required to submit proof of address in one of the following forms: Council Tax Bill, Tenancy Agreement (from a registered private letting agency) or a Utility Bill. Year 6 into 7 applicants do not need to submit any documentation with their Supplementary Information Form - proof of address will be provided by your Local Authority.

3. Can you give us an idea of where we would place on a Waiting List if we applied?

We are unable to comment or advise on any application prior to the consultation of the Governor’s Admission Panel. Waiting lists for all year groups are susceptible to frequent changes throughout the academic year.

4. Are we able to email our Supplementary Information Forms?

All Foundation and World Faith Supplementary Information Forms require a handwritten religious reference from your Religious Leader as well as an official stamp. Please DO NOT fill out any part of the religious reference yourself – this includes ticking the boxes on page 2. This will result in your application being withdrawn by the Governors’ Admission Panel.

5. We are Catholic. Which application form do we fill out?

Christians and Catholics complete the same ‘Foundation’ form, marked with ‘F’ in the top right corner.

6. How important is our distance from the school?

Although distance is important (as are all bands within our Admissions Criteria), priority falls to those who meet the criteria more closely within the first three bands, i.e. applicants who score higher points, applicants with siblings already in Twyford Church of England High School, and applicants within a closer deanery.

7. What Deanery are we in?

We have installed a Deanery Calculator under the Introduction section. Alternatively, you are welcome to ask your Religious Leader.

8. My child has a Education, Health & Care Plan (EHC). How do we apply for a "Statemented" place?

All applicants with an Education, Health and Care Plan must contact Mrs J Salter, Assistant Headteacher - Head of Learning & Inclusion/Head SENCO at jsalter@twyford.ealing.sch.uk.

9. What if we are not Religious?

In-Year applicants are welcome to submit a Non-Religious ‘Open’ Supplementary Information Form, available here, or for collection in Reception. Year 7 applicants who wish to apply as an Non-Religious ‘Open’ applicant must simply fill in the Common Application Form with their local authority and list Twyford Church of England High School as a preference. No Supplementary Information Forms are necessary for Year 7 ‘Open’ applicants.

10. Is Admissions available by telephone or a drop in meeting?

Admissions is available by email only. Outside of peak processing times, we endeavour to respond to all queries within three to five working days. We kindly ask that you contact us prior to stopping by the school site, as it is unlikely we will be able to meet with you.

If you are unable to find an answer to your query here…

The majority of Admissions queries and concerns can be answered by the review of our Criteria, or by emailing our Admissions Department. Should you have difficult, sensitive or outstanding circumstances and wish to discuss your application to Twyford, please let us know via email. We may schedule an appointment due to the complexity of the circumstance.

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Contact Us

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

The Admissions Office is not available by telephone. All queries, regardless of urgency will need to be emailed to admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk.

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