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Admissions explained

5. Secondary community schools and academy policies

Community Schools, Hazel Grove High School and The Kingsway School

For community schools, the local authority develops the admissions policy following statutory consultation with parents, the school governing bodies and other interested parties. Hazel Grove High School and The Kingsway School (who are academies) have chosen to align their admission arrangements with maintained schools. As such, they hold catchment areas and share the same oversubscription criteria.

The policy for allocating places at the above schools in 2017-18 is according to the oversubscription criteria set out below:

Categories A-G refer to applications received by the closing date 31st October 2016.

A - Looked After Children and previously looked after children (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
B - Children considered to have highly exceptional medical/social reasons
C - Children who live in the catchment area of the school and will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission
D - Children who live in the catchment area of the school
E - Children of staff who have been employed at the school for a minimum of two years or are offering a shortage subject/area (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
F - Children who will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission and reside outside the catchment area
G - Any other applicants, in order of straight line distance measured between home and the school
H - Applications received after the closing date ordered by the criteria detailed at A-G above

Cheadle Hulme High School

A - Looked After Children and previously looked after children (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
B - Children considered to have highly exceptional medical/social reasons
C – Children in attendance at ‘Cheadle Hulme Primary School’ ordered by categories D-H
D - Children who live in the catchment area of the school and will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission
E - Children who live in the catchment area of the school
F - Children of staff who have been employed at the school for a minimum of two years or are offering a shortage subject/area (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
G - Children who will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission and reside outside the catchment area
H - Any other applicants, in order of straight line distance measured between home and the school
I - Applications received after the closing date ordered by the criteria detailed at A-H above

Reddish Vale High School

A - Looked After Children and previously looked after children (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
B - Children considered to have highly exceptional medical/social reasons
C - Children who live in the catchment area of the school and will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission
D - Children who live in the catchment area of the school
E - Children who live outside of the catchment area sue to the changes to catchment from (2016/17) with a sibling on roll at the time of admission and fulfils one of two criteria:

  1. Sibling originally admitted to the school as a child resident within catchment area
  2. Sibling originally admitted to the school as a sibling resident within catchment area

AND

The family’s address has not changed since the sibling on roll was admitted to the school.

F - Children of staff who have been employed at the school for a minimum of two years or are offering a shortage subject/area (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
G - Children who will have a sibling at the school at the time of admission and reside outside the catchment area
H - Any other applicants, in order of straight line distance measured between home and the school
I - Applications received after the closing date ordered by the criteria detailed at A-H above

Stockport Academy

Stockport Academy is a member of United Learning which has a Christian ethos and welcomes children of all faiths or none. In keeping with the group ethos of bringing out the 'best in everyone'.

Stockport Academy believes in the concept of 'open and fair' admission for all; this includes the open and fair allocation and offering of places.
Categories A-D refer to applications received by the closing date 31st October 2016.

Where there are more applications than the school's Published Admission Number, places will be allocated in the following order:

A - Looked After Children and previously looked after children (See definition in our Glossary of Terms document)
B - Children who have specific medical needs, social needs and special needs where the application is supported by written professional advice
C - Siblings of pupils who will be attending the Academy on the proposed start date
D - Children whose permanent address is nearest to the academy
E - Applications received after the closing date

For further information for Parents and Carers, please view the applying for a secondary school 2018-19 booklet (PDF 856Kb.