Admission Policies and Consultation

Consultation on the variation to the Local Authority’s published School Admission Arrangements for the 2019/2020 academic year

We are currently consulting on a proposal to discontinue Mackie Hill JI School and amalgamate it with Kettlethorpe High School. Subject to the outcome of the consultation we also intend to extend the current age range of Kettlethorpe High School from that of 11 to 16 to 3 to 16 in order to absorb the number of children at Mackie Hill JI School. Kettlethorpe High School will operate over two sites – one site will be the current Mackie Hill JI School site on Painthorpe Lane, Crigglestone and the other site will be that of the current Kettlethorpe High School on Standbridge Lane.

Copies of the complete proposals can be obtained from the Schools Organisation Team, Children and Young People, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2BR and in the school changes section.

We are also consulting on a variation to our published school admission arrangements for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The areas for consultation include the Local Authority’s School Admissions Policy and the Published Admissions Number (PAN) for Kettlethorpe High School.

Our Admissions Policy is for admission to Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools and includes details of how places are prioritised if a school is over subscribed.

The proposed variation to the Admissions Policy allows for any child on roll at a through primary/secondary school (such as Kettlethorpe High School) to be automatically admitted into Year 7 at the end of Year 6. This would mean that parents/carers of children in Year 6 at the through school will not have to apply for a place at the same school when their child is due to transfer into the secondary phase of their education. The Policy does however still give parents the opportunity if they preferred to apply for an alternative secondary school place through the normal admissions round.

Mackie Hill JI School admits 30 pupils into the Reception Year and this published admission number will not change. Currently, most pupils who attend Mackie Hill JI School transfer to Kettlethorpe High School at Year 7.

Should the proposal to extend the age range of Kettlethorpe High School go ahead the published admission number (PAN) for the school’s 2019/2020 intake year (ie Year 7) will be varied from 320 to 290. This will allow for the automatic admission of the children in Year 6 at the Painthorpe Lane site into Kettlethorpe High School on the Standbridge Lane site. The PAN for the remaining year groups 8 to 11 will remain at 320.

It can also be obtained from The Policy Officer, School Admissions Team, Children and Young People, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2BR.

Comments on the proposed changes to the Admission Arrangements should be made by 5pm on 17 May 2018 by email at koxer@wakefield.gov.uk or by sending them to The Policy Officer, School Admissions Team, Children and Young People, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2BR


Admissions Consultation 2019/2020

Community/Voluntary Controlled Schools Admission Policy

We want to ask people about our school admission arrangements for the 2019/2020 school year.

The areas for consultation include the School Admissions Policy, Secondary, Primary and In-year Co-ordination Schemes and planned admission numbers for the 2019/2020 school year.

The consultation period will last for 6 weeks between 13 November 2017 and 22 December 2017.

Our Admissions Policy is for admission to Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. A number of Trust Schools and Academies also use our Admissions Policy. The policy includes details of how places are allocated if the Council receives more applications than there are places available

See the proposed admissions policies and proposed admission numbers for 2019/2020 below.   

This consultation has now closed     

Academies and Voluntary Academies

These schools follow guidelines from their governing body and do not have to follow our Admissions Policy. Their Admissions Policies will also contain details of how places are allocated if the Academy is oversubscribed.

Any changes to an Academy's Admissions Policy will also have a six week consultation period that has to be finished by 31 January 2018.

Details of each academy's admissions policy and any changes they are making for 2019/2020 will be available on their website.

You should respond to any proposed changes to the academy itself by the date specified in their consultation notice.

You can contact the School Admissions Team on 01924 305624 or by email at koxer@wakefield.gov.uk if you need any information regarding an academy who is changing their admissions policy.

This consultation has now closed   

Voluntary Aided (Church) Schools, Foundation Schools and the Education Ossett Community Trust Schools

These schools set their own admission arrangements.

Any changes to their Admissions Policies will also have a six week consultation period that has to be finished by 31 January 2018.

Details for each school's admissions policy and any changes they are making for 2019/2020 will be available on the school's website.

You should respond to any proposed changes to the school itself by the date specified in their consultation notice.

Once the consultations are completed all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements for 2019/2020 by 28 February 2018.

If you would like a paper copy of any of the Admission Policies or catchment boundary maps available on our website, please contact the School Admissions Team or email koxer@wakefield.gov.uk

Contact us

School Admissions

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
WF1 2QL

01924 306 052