Admissions

Admissions

As an Academy, the Governors are responsible for establishing the admissions criteria for the College. However, we continue to operate the existing admissions criteria of the Local Authority.

Responsibility for the administration of the coordinated admissions process lies with the Local Authority. The pupil admission number will rise to 270 in September 2019. Last year we received 372 applications of which 252 were first preference.

Further information about the application process is available from the Admissions Team on 0345 045 1370 or by visiting the Cambridgeshire County Council website here.                      

Our Catchment area
The College’s catchment area is defined as the area served by the following Primary schools:Bottisham, Burwell, Cheveley, Kettlefields (Dullingham / Stetchworth villages), Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Teversham, Swaffham Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prior. 

A link to a map on the Cambridgeshire County Council website can be found here.

Oversubscription criteria
Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the college will be admitted.          
N.B. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that do not name the college will be referred to the Statutory Assessment and Resources (STAR) Team to determine an appropriate place.

  1. Children in care, also Looked After Children (LAC) and children who looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children who live in the catchment area, attend primary schools within the catchment area and who have a sibling at the college at the time of admission.
  3. Children who live in the catchment area with a sibling at the college at the time of admission.
  4. Children who live in the catchment area who attend the primary schools within it.
  5. Children who live in the catchment area.
  6. Children who live outside the catchment area, who attend primary schools within it and who have a sibling at the college at the time of admission.
  7. Children who live outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the college at the time of admission.
  8. Children who live outside the catchment area who attend the primary schools within the catchment area.
  9. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the college as measured by a straight line.

In cases of equal merit, priority will go to children living nearest the college by shortest straight line distance.

Year 7 joining the college in September 2019

Each year a number of our students come from outside our area - from Cambridge, Newmarket and neighbouring villages.  The number of additional places varies from year to year, depending on the size of the year group living in our area.  Interested parents/carers should contact the Admissions Team at Shire Hall and complete the preference form accordingly.
 
At other times of the year (all year groups)

Please contact the Admissions Team at Shire Hall to check availability of numbers and to begin the admissions process. We are always very pleased to meet with parents/carers to discuss admission arrangements and to show you around our facilities in order to help you to make your decision.
 
Students living within the catchment area and more than three miles from the College are entitled to travel free on a bus. There are also many students who live in Cambridge and who travel to and from the College on a service bus.
 

 

Jane Taylor
PA to the Principal
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Alison Logan
Attendance Manager
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