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Admissions & Appeals

All Year 6 students who have selected a Brooke Weston Trust Academy as one or more of their preferred schools will need to sit the GL Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment on Saturday 8th December 2018.

The assessment must be sat on this date for students to remain eligible for a place in September 2019.

To apply for a place at Kettering Science Academy, please contact school admissions at Northamptonshire County Council. More details can be found on their website.”

Operation of waiting lists

Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in the Northamptonshire County Council 's co-ordinated admission scheme, the Academy will operate a waiting list for each year group.

Where in any year the Kettering Science Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a banded waiting list for that academic year of admission will operate until the end of the Autumn term. 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.

All 'in year' applications should be made to Northamptonshire County Council who will then pass these names onto the Academy.

For children applying for a place in year, the Academy will either offer 'wash-up' ability test or seek an alternative measure of performance (e.g. previous Head's assessment) to determine which band a child will be placed in.

Children's position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out in the paragraph above.

Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

Arrangements for admitting students to other year groups, including to replace any students who have left the Kettering Science Academy

Local authorities will co-ordinate admissions for in-year applications and for applications for year groups other than the normal point(s) of entry. This will not affect Academies' right to determine which applicants have priority for admission.

Subject to any provisions in the Northamptonshire County Council's co-ordinated admission arrangements relating to applications submitted for years other than the normal year of entry, the Academy Trust will consider all such applications and if the year group applied for has a place available, admit the child unless one of the permitted reliefs apply.

If more applications are received than there are places available, the oversubscription criteria shall apply. Parents whose application is turned down shall be entitled to appeal.

Appeals process

Information for Parents:

If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Kettering Science Academy, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please download the KSA Appeal Form  and send the completed form in to Mrs C Cliffe at the Academy address given on the form. If you are unable to access the document please contact reception on 01536 532700 between 9am and 4pm and you will be able to give details of your name and address so that we can send the Appeals Form to you.

Appeals Timeline - KSA 2018

Thursday  1st March 2018

Offer Day

29th March 2018 5.00pm

Deadline for parents to lodge written Appeal (Min 20 days)


Friday 4th May 2018

Deadline for parents to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Appeal Hearing

(post day before with guaranteed next day delivery)

Deadline for the Academy to supply the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel with all relevant documentation needed to conduct the Appeals Hearing

Deadline for the Clerk to send Appeal Papers to the Panel and relevant Parties

(10 school days before first day of appeal window)

Monday 14th May 2018

Deadline for any further evidence from the Academy or from parents that was not sent with the original Appeal, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel

(5 school days before first day of appeal window)

Monday 21st May-Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Appeal Hearings  at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire,
NN18 8ET

(max 40 days from appeal lodging deadline)

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Deadline for Decision Letters to be sent by the Clerk to Parents    

(5 school days after the last day of appeal window)

For a downloadable version of the Appeals timeline click here.

For further information on Year 7 admissions please click on this link.

Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Policy: