George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Admissions

Procedures for Admission into Year 7 - 2020

Applying for a place at George Salter Academy

You can apply for up to six schools but you must make sure you use the Sandwell application form (The Common Admissions Form) which can be found on the link below. The academy will liaise with Sandwell Local Authority and other neighbouring Local Authorities in line with the national coordinated admissions arrangements during the process.

OAT will use norm referenced banding to achieve an intake of the ability profile of applicants.

admissionsAll applicants will be tested using an NFER non-verbal reasoning test and placed into 5 equal bands with the same number of places in each band. All children will be placed in one of the bands and an equal number of children will be taken from each. No child can fail this test. The assessment will last 1 hour. Parents/carers will be given information on the dates for the test during September of that year. Any student not sitting the test at all will be considered for a place, but only after all students who did attend testing have been considered (this does not apply to students with an EHCP, a Statement of SEN, or who are looked-after children, or previously looked-after children.)

The CAF form must be submitted by October 31. Parents/carers wishing for their child to be considered for a place based on aptitude for Performing Arts must complete a separate Aptitude Registration Form, available from the Sandwell LA website and the GSA admissions office. If the application is not successful based on Performing Arts aptitude, the application will then be automatically considered using the remaining criteria. Parents/carers should be aware that the Aptitude Registration Form must be returned to George Salter Academy, Davey Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 9UW by Thursday 3 October, 2019. The Admissions Authority will send out letters and e-mails giving the decision about which school your child has got into on March 2, 2020. You must ensure you confirm the offer by March 20, 2020. Appeals must be received by Friday March 27, 2020.

 

Oversubscription Criteria

The academy will liaise with Sandwell Local Authority and other neighbouring Local Authorities in line with the national coordinated admissions arrangements during the process.

OAT will use norm referenced banding to achieve an intake of the ability profile of applicants.

All applicants will be tested using an NFER non-verbal reasoning test and placed into 5 equal bands with the same number of places in each band. All children will be placed in one of the bands and an equal number of children will be taken from each. No child can fail this test. The assessment will last 1 hour. Parents/carers will be given information on the dates for the test during September of that year. Any student not sitting the test at all will be considered for a place, but only after all students who did attend testing have been considered (this does not apply to students with an EHCP, a Statement of SEN, or who are looked-after children, or previously looked-after children .)

The oversubscription criteria for George Salter, if the academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan where the academy is named in the Statement or Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Children with a sibling attending the academy at the time of application. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
  3. Children of staff employed at the Academy or appointed to commence employment at the Academy .
  4. Other children by distance from the academy, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school as measured by using Ordnance Survey data to plot an address in this system. Distances are measured from the main entrance of the child’s home to the main entrance of the academy (Davey Road entrance) as specified in the academy information pack.

Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in category ‘4’ above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between two children’s homes and the academy is the same. This process will be independently verified by an officer of the Local Authority.

If the number of applications is less than the number of spaces, then all children will be offered places.

 

The Appeals timetable

Annual appeals commence from early May through to the end of July each year. You will be given 10 days’ notice of an appeal hearing date and time. You will be made aware of the decision within five school days unless there is a good reason why the decision has been delayed.

 

Admissions Policy 2021/2022

Click this link to access the Admissions Policy 2021/22 [pdf, 415 KB]

 

Admissions Policy 2020/2021

Click this link to access the Admissions Policy 2019/20 [pdf, 832 KB]

 

Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Click this link to access the Admissions Policy 2019/20 [pdf, 497 KB]

 

 

 

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