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POST 16 ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

  1. Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre also considers applications from external students aged 16 or 17 years old in September 2021 for admission into Year 12 in September 2022.  Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre does not accept new applications from students aged 18+. 
  2. The Academy Trust provides for a maximum number of 150 students in Year 12.  In order to pursue their preferred courses both internal and external students will be expected to meet the minimum requirements for the course(s) for which they are applying
  3. Both internal and external students wishing to enter the Sixth Form will be expected to have met minimum academic entry requirements for the Sixth Form

(an external student is a student not on roll at Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre in Year 11). If either internal or external applicants fail to meet the minimum course requirements they will be given theoption of pursuing any alternative courses for which they do meet the minimum requirements. These minimum requirements for each course offered will be published annually on the Post 16 section of Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre’s website/prospectus. Minimum class sizes will be set and if insufficient applications are received the school reserves the right to withdraw the course, an alternative course will be offered in these circumstances.

  1. The application process begins after the Open Evening in early November. Applicants usually complete an application form on the JC6 website. In schools that use PS16 applicants can apply through PS16. We invite all applicants to meet with a member of the Post 16 team to discuss their application and as an opportunity to meet JC6 staff and to ask questions - application meetings are scheduled from January onwards. A meeting with the school to discuss options and academic entry requirements will not play any part in determining whether an offer of a place will be made.
  2. If the number of successful applications (ie those students who have met entry requirements) exceeds the published PAN then oversubscription criteria will apply. 

POST 16 OVER-SUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA

  1. If, after allocating places to eligible internal candidates, there are more requests for a school place than there are places available within the school's admission number, places will be allocated to those pupils who meet the academic entry criteria in accordance with the following criteria and in the order shown below (please refer to oversubscription definitions for further information).  This process will be supervised by a person independent of the school. 
    1. Students who, at the time of admission, are in care of a local authority or are provided with accommodation by the authority (looked after children). Also, children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order. A looked-after child is defined in Section 22 of the Children Act 1989. 
    2. Students who live in the catchment area served by the school, who have a brother or sister attending the school provided that the brother or sister will be of compulsory school age and will continue to attend Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre the following year. 
    3. Other students who live in the catchment area served by the school. 
    4. Students living outside the catchment area with a brother or sister who currently attends Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre, provided that the brother or sister will be of compulsory school age and will continue to attend the following year. 
    5. Students by reference by distance to the school.  Please see the Distance definition at paragraph 21 of these admission arrangements.
  2. If it is not possible to determine all the applications received that meet any of the categories described above, priority will be determined by the proximity of the child’s home to Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre. This will be carried out using a straight- line measurement and a computerised mapping system, from the centre of the child’s residence to the centre of the school site. The address used must be the child’s permanent home address. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority. Where the final place in a year group can be taken by two or more children living an equal distance from the school as described above, the Directors will select by drawing lots. This process will be supervised by a person independent of the school, and a fresh round of random allocation will be used each time a child is to be offered a place from a waiting list.

POST 16 APPEALS

46     Appeals against the decision of the school to refuse a place must be made in writing to the Chair of the Local Governing Body (address below) within 20 school days of notice of the refusal. 

Chair of the Local Governing Body

Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Butt Lane

Hinckley

Leicestershire

LE10 1LE

 

Contact details for Clerk to Local Governing Body:

Clerk to the Local Governing Body

Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Butt Lane

Hinckley

Leicestershire LE10 1LE

mike.keen@thefuturestrust.org.uk 

      47     Appeals will be heard by an independent appeal panel.