Chemistry

Admissions 2022/23

Introductory statement

Edgar Wood Academy is an 11-16, non-denominational and co-educational school with 6 forms of entry to meet the local need for new school places and support the local authority to meet its statutory duty to provide a school place for every child. This policy reflects the aim of the Altus Education Partnership (AEP) to build a sense of pride in the academy, in the community and in Britain. This aim is reflected in the academy’s admissions policy which ensures that the academy is fully representative of the local community.

Admission number(s)

The school has an admission number of 180 for entry in year 7.

Admissions for September 2022 is via Rochdale Borough Council at Apply for a secondary school place (rochdale.gov.uk)

The closing date for all applications is Monday 1 November 2021 in the year prior to starting secondary school.

National offer day is Tuesday 1 March 2022.

For further information about our admissions arrangement for Yr. 7 entry in September 2022/23 please see the full Admissions Policy:

Admissions Policy

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

    1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.[1] 
    2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs. Each application must include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the child’s need and why they must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs. If evidence is not submitted to the school with the application, a child’s medical or social needs cannot be considered.[2]
    3. Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received where an older sibling is in Year 11 siblings will not be prioritised under this criterion.[3] 
    4. Priority will next be given to children eligible for the service premium.[4]
    5. Priority will next be given to the children of staff who have been recruited to fill a skill- shortage area.
    6. Priority will then be given to other children living nearest the school. Distance will be measured using the shortest suitable walking route from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the front gates of the permanent school, using GPS coordinates of the property from the Ordnance Survey AddressBase database.[5]

Tie-break

If in categories 2-6 above a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted, the child living closest to the school will be given priority for admission. Distance is measured using the AddressBase system stated in the criteria section above.

Random allocation will be used as a tie-break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between a child’s home and the academy is equidistant in any individual case. Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twins and triplets etc.) from the same family tied for the final place. We will admit them all and exceed our PAN.

Late applications

All applications received by the school after the deadline will be considered to be late applications. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list.

Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted outside their normal age group. To do so parents should include a request with their application, specifying why admission out of normal year group is being requested.

When such a request is made, the academy trust will make a decision on the basis of the circumstances of the case and in the best interests of the child concerned, taking into account the views of the headteacher and any supporting evidence provided by the parent.

Waiting lists

The school will operate a waiting list for each year group. Where the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the 31st December. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant, they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list will be reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves the waiting list.

Appeals

All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Appellants should contact RMBC School Admissions Team at the following address:

RMBC School Admissions Team
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1XU

Tel: 0300 303 0340
Email:  school.admissions@rochdale.gov.uk
Website: http://www.rochdale.gov.uk 

RMBC Legal Services Team
School Admissions Appeals
Number One Riverside
Floor 2
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1XU

Tel: (01706) 921356

This appeal must be made in writing to Rochdale Local Authority Legal Services Team within 20 school days of notification of refusal. The date of notification of the appeal date will be shared with you and a decision following the appeal should be advised within two working days after posting by first class post.

The decision of the appeals panel is binding on all parties.

Information on the timetable for the appeals process will be made available on our website.

Notes:

1. A looked after child is 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).

2. ‘Social need’ does not include a parent’s wish that a child attends the school because of a child’s aptitude or ability or because their friends attend the school. ‘Medical need’ does not include mild medical conditions.

3. ‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a stepbrother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place. No sibling priority is given to cousins, regardless of their address.

4. Children are eligible if:
• one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment
as part of the full-time reserve service)• they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2016
• one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme. Children have to be flagged as service children ahead of the January school census deadline. Service parents need to make the school aware of their status by talking to the Headteacher or school admin staff.

5.  Shortest suitable walking distances are calculated using the address supplied on your Local Authority admission form which must be the child’s permanent place of residence. No other address will be used in this calculation. From the provided address we obtain the GPS coordinates of the property from the Ordnance Survey AddressBase database. Using these coordinates, we obtain the distance of the shortest suitable walking route to the front gates of the Academy to 3 decimal places using Google Maps APL. If for any reason, there is a significant difference in the distance between your property’s GPS coordinates and the Google Maps start point, then the Academy will check the reason for this discrepancy and deal with it accordingly and fairly. The Academy does not recognise any cut-through or shortcut not mapped by Google Maps.

The home address is where a child normally lives. Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received where the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be taken as the address where the child is registered with the doctor. If the residence is not split equally between both parents, then the address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of the school week.

#WeAreRochdale

We are looking for an outstanding, enthusiastic, and passionate Pastoral Mentor, who is keen to continuously improve the experiences of our students. For more information, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 or email: recruitment.ac.uk. https://t.co/sB5q9PB5lU
@EdgarWoodAc - November 3
At Edgar Wood Academy, it is our mission to ensure that all students achieve the best possible start in their lives and gain the knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish in later education and adult life. Apply here for September 2022: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/2z8bAMsfSI
@EdgarWoodAc - October 29
The parents of Edgar Wood Academy are really positive about their children’s experience. Applications to apply to EWA close Monday November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJtT2x https://t.co/iluzXt0mo0
@EdgarWoodAc - October 28
In the October 2021 Parent Survey, 100% of parents said they would recommend Edgar Wood Academy to another parent. This is because our staff have an unrelenting commitment to improve and enhance the lives of our students. Find out more and apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/coknbNO4gV
@EdgarWoodAc - October 27
It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback from the parents of Edgar Wood Academy students. The closing date for September 2022 applications is Monday 1st November 2021. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/JK38Fk08Ib
@EdgarWoodAc - October 26
In the latest October 2021 Parent Survey, 100% of parents said their child feels safe at Edgar Wood Academy. It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback. Applications to apply to EWA for September 2022 close November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/J9XVisQNYe
@EdgarWoodAc - October 26
It’s great to hear such positive feedback from our parents and that the students of Edgar Wood Academy are happy and enjoying their studies. Applications to apply to EWA for September 2022 close on November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/JCgrVvxpHc
@EdgarWoodAc - October 22
Amazing to see so many prospective students and their parents at the second Edgar Wood Academy open evening! Make sure to attend one of Mr Kojder's headteacher presentation to hear about the year ahead! https://t.co/taFDxrYf74
@EdgarWoodAc - October 6
There's still time to register to our open evening tonight at Edgar Wood Academy from 4.30pm-7.30pm. Open evening is a great chance to meet teachers and learn more about the curriculum. To register, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxDlzRH https://t.co/3Kyq7oDhTf
@EdgarWoodAc - October 6
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to open evening at EWA. The next event is Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm–7.30pm. Open evening is a great way to meet teachers and learn more about the curriculum. To register, visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 https://t.co/KrNqAY8XLO
@EdgarWoodAc - October 1
Great to see so many prospective students and their parents at the first Edgar Wood Academy open evening! There's still time to book for the next event on Wednesday 6th October. To book, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 https://t.co/1VkTH18jsl
@EdgarWoodAc - September 29
Great to see year 7 students exploring and experimenting with scientific concepts! It's not too late to book for tonight's open evening, to register please visit: https://t.co/6AcJfhemwD https://t.co/f76QxuW7GY
@EdgarWoodAc - September 29
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to Open events at Edgar Wood Academy. The events are on Wednesday 29th September and Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. To register for this event, please visit: https://t.co/6AcJfgWL83 https://t.co/rokATCCO8W
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
Last Thursday, Edgar Wood students took part in the Rochdale Cross County Championships. We took a strong team and everyone performed extremely well against all the other schools in Rochdale. They will be running again soon to secure their county positions. Well done runners! https://t.co/IiikxmBQP8
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to Open events at Edgar Wood Academy. The events are on Wednesday 29th September and Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. To register for this event, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxDlzRH https://t.co/rZJJrDZvbM
@EdgarWoodAc - September 21
Today is a very exciting day at Edgar Wood Academy. https://t.co/p1SVamVM7f
@EdgarWoodAc - September 7
@EdgarWoodAc - September 6
INSET training day is in full swing. We look forward to meeting the new Year 7 students on Tuesday. https://t.co/B1u9TlCC1b
@EdgarWoodAc - September 3