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Applications for September 2014 are now open.
There are two ways to apply for a year 7 place for 2014:
Please note there is a supplementary form for Charter Academy.
Applications for year 7 places in September 2014 must be submitted by 31 October 2013.
Charter Academy is a non-selective school for local children. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with statements of special educational needs, where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places will then be offered in the following order of priority:
Please see the full admissions policy for more details.
The academy keeps a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if students leave during the year, or withdraw from a place that has been offered.
The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the school mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the school; please first read the guidance notes, and then complete the application form.
We will endeavour to process your application within 7 days. If your application is unsuccessful, your child will be place on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy.
Parents/Carers/Legal Guardians who are not offered a place for their child are entitled to appeal to an independent committee under the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Parents/Carers/Legal Guardians wishing to appeal should complete an appeals form, available from the school office or from the ARK Admissions Team; email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by post at ARK Schools, 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD.
ARK Schools Appeals Timetable
September 2014 entry
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2014 will be heard in line with the Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
Appeals lodged by
3 March 2014
4 April 2014
after4April 2014 (late appeals)
‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by ARK Schools, at least 10 school days before the hearing. They will provide a copy of the school’s statement of case which will be sent to each parent/carer at least 10 school days before the hearing.
Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.
If you have any queries about the appeals process, please contact the ARK Schools central office at email@example.com.
The appeal form is available here.
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