Admissions

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Published Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 : 240 and 30 external for Year 12

DfE Number: 878-4001

Age Range: 11-18

The PAN was lowered to 210 at determination following a response to the consultation and to reflect the physical capacity of the school

How It Works - All Parents Must Apply

Without exception, all parents have to make a formal application for admission to a state-funded school. Places aren’t allocated automatically and no child has a guarantee for admission. This includes children with siblings at a school or those at a linked or feeder school. We welcome visits from parents - and their children - who are considering applying for a place here. This is an opportunity to see what this school has to offer. Visits aren’t a compulsory part of the admissions process and won’t affect decisions on whether a place can be offered here. Parents can arrange visits by contacting the school office.

 

This school participates in the LA’s Normal Round and In-Year co-ordinated admissions schemes.

 

Schools can’t hold places in reserve in case a local parent forgets to apply or in case a family moves to the area later – there are very limited circumstances when an application can be refused. The responsibility for making applications and for providing information or evidence in support of an application lies with parents.

How To Apply

How to apply for a place at the Normal Round – Year 7

The normal round is the first opportunity for children to join a school. For all secondary schools, that’s at the beginning of Year 7. Parents apply using a Common Application Form from the LA where the child lives. In Devon that can be done at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by completing the D-CAF3 form. If an application is made outside Devon, it will be passed to Devon County Council which co-ordinates all applications for this school. Through this process, every parent who applies will receive a single offer on the National Offer Day.

 

There is an annual national closing date for applications – 31 October. Applications submitted after this will be late unless the parent can demonstrate that he or she was unable to apply by the deadline. This may be because of illness that prevented an application being made or because of a house move to the area. Otherwise, late applications will be considered after those received on time. Devon will send a list of all of the children whose parents have applied to come here to us. All normal round applications are considered in line with Devon’s Normal Round Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

 

How to apply for a place at other times – In-Year Admissions

Applications for admission into any Year Group made after 31 August 2019, after the normal round, are called In-Year admissions. Parents can apply at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by requesting a copy of the Devon Common Application Form, the D-CAF, from the Education helpline on 0345 155 1019. All applications received by the LA Admissions Team, either direct or via the school, by 2pm on the same day will be considered together, before later applications. All In-Year admissions will be made in line with Devon’s In-Year Coordinated Admissions Scheme.

 

How to apply for a place in the Sixth Form

Applications for admission to our Sixth Form – Years 12 and 13 can be made direct to the Academy. Information is available in our separate admissions policy for Sixth Form.

 

 

WhenTo Apply

 

Parents should apply between 1 September 2018, the opening date of the normal round application process and the national closing date of 31 October 2018. The opening date may vary in other LA areas.

 

In-year admissions applications can be made at any time after the start of the Year 7 intake until the end of a child’s secondary education in Year 11. Applications will not be considered, however, further in advance than 8 school weeks, that is 40 school days, (or 16 school weeks for children from UK service personnel families posted to a new area).

 

Oversubscription Criteria

  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.

  2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of a parent with evidence from a medical specialist or social worker of the child’s or parent’s need and why they must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs.

  3. Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area set out in the map below, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

  4. Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area, on roll at a linked school, named below.*

  5. Priority will next be given to other children living within the catchment area.

  6. Priority will next be given to children living outside the catchment area, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

  7. Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area, on roll at a linked school.

  8. Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.

  9. Other children.

 

*Priority for children at a linked school only applies at the normal round, not for In-Year admissions.

 

Catchment Area

Our catchment area is in the middle of the map, bordered by a light blue line. Dark blue lines represent the boundaries of primary school areas. You can view it in more detail at devon.cc/schoolareamaps. This will confirm whether addresses close to the boundary are inside or outside our area. We welcome admissions applications for young people living inside and outside our catchment area.

The Ilfracombe Academy

Worth Road

Ilfracombe

DEVON

EX34 9JB

Email: admin@ilfracombeacademy.org.uk

Phone: 01271 863427

Designated Safeguarding Officers: Mr Steve Rogers, Mrs Sharon Marshall, Mrs Sianna Clarke, Mr Rob Whitney

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