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School Admissions Service

What do we offer? 

The School Admissions Team is responsible for the administration and allocation of School places. The team organise and attend open evenings to publicise the admissions process. Admission guides are produced annually to fully explain the admissions process to parents and carers, which provides details for all schools in the area. 

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These are the services we offer:

Admission Appeals:

  • Appeal Case paper templates, maps and distances (based on eight appeals during the academic year) including presentation of appeal cases (Product code SAS001)

  • Additional appeals - cost per template, map and distances required including presentation of appeal case (per appeal) This package can only be purchased in addition to the initial package SAS001. (Product code SAS002)

  • Appeal Case paper templates, maps and distances (based on eight appeals during the academic year) excluding presentation of appeal case (Product code SAS003)

  • Additional appeals; cost per template, map and distances required excluding presentation of the appeal case (per appeal). This package can only be purchased in addition to the initial package SAS003 (Product code SAS004)

Admission Arrangements

  • Drafting admission arrangements and carrying out the consultation process on behalf of the school (Product code SAS005)

  • Facilitation of the consultation process on behalf of the school where the arrangements have already been drafted (Product code SAS006)

In Year Admissions

  • Admissions Team to administer the full in year admissions process for schools that are their own admitting authority (including calculating home to school distances, applying the schools oversubscription criteria to all applications and offering places accordingly) (Product code SAS007)

In Year Admissions – for schools choosing not to buy package SAS007 - Distances

  • For schools that consider their own admissions, we are able to provide home to school distances for any new applications, or where an address has been updated (Product code SAS008)

In Year Admissions – for schools choosing not to buy package SAS007 - Catholic schools

  • For Catholic schools that consider their own admissions, we are able to provide home to school distances for any new applications, or where an address has been updated to alternative Catholic schools (Product code SAS009)

Point of Entry Admissions

  • Admissions Team to administer the point of entry admissions process for schools that are their own admitting authority (Product code SAS010)

NEW In-year Admissions Catchment Checking Service

Catchment checking service for 2019-20 academic year for in-year admissions for all schools and academies (Product code SAS012).

If you would like any further information about our services, please do get in touch, our contact details are as below.

School feedback: ‘Thank you for the clear and good communication, support and advice you gave us regarding the school move for our children.’

 

 

 

 

Why choose us?

The Admissions Team have extensive knowledge, experience and expertise of all admissions issues and are abreast of new information /legislation. The Admissions Team work closely with other key departments so are able to investigate any issues that may arise with regards to applications received. This is a specialist area and we pride ourselves on being able to offer professional advice and support. 

What is provided free?

LA maintained schools will receive the following services free of charge: 

  • consultation of admission arrangements 

  • school admission appeals paperwork and presentation service 

  • the complete point of entry and in year transfer application process.

 

School feedback: ‘On the whole we are pleased with the services. Staff are always helpful & considerate.’

 

What is chargeable?

For academy and Voluntary Aided schools packages are offered which enable the Admissions Team to carry out the complete process from start to finish on the schools behalf – there is a charge for these services. 

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

This service will be delivered from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. 

 

Contact Point

Emily Heaton, School Admissions Manager
Telephone:  01793 465769
Email:         eheaton@swindon.gov.uk

Gareth Cheal, Commissioner – Education Place Planning and Admissions
Telephone:  01793 465802
Email:         gcheal@swindon.gov.uk  

 

Costs

* Please Note - the provision and cost of the in-year admissions and point of entry admissions traded service may need to be negotiated if the admissions criteria is different to that of the LA.