YEAR 7 PROCEDURES:
Various staff from the academy will visit feeder schools and liaise with headteachers and classroom teachers in order to ensure that all relevant information regarding your child is available to the academy.
The SENCO is responsible for liaising with the feeder school SENCO in order to ensure that all SEND information is appropriately transferred. The SENCO will also attend any Year 6 Annual Reviews for Statemented Students who will be joining Melior Community Academy.
In the Summer Term we hold a New Intake Day for all prospective students.
Our admissions policy conforms to the Local Authority policy on Admissions. Copies of our policies are detailed below. Our admission limit is currently set at 190.
At the beginning of the Autumn term of a child’s final year at primary school, parents are issued with details of the arrangements for transfer to secondary school. They are invited to visit the academy on our Open Evening and are issued with a copy of the Academy’s prospectus. Parents complete a Common Admission Form, (CAF), which must be returned to the LA by the end of October in the school year before transfer and parents receive notification of their child’s allocated school in March of that year.
IN YEAR ADMISSIONS:
The student’s current school should be informed of their intention to move.
The parent/carer and the current school should complete an “In-year Common Application Form” which should be submitted to LEA Admissions.
The parent/carer should contact Melior Community Academy to arrange a meeting with the Assistant Principal responsible for admissions in order to discuss the reasons for the proposed transfer. The high standards of work, homework and behaviour expected will be fully explained at this meeting.
If the transfer is agreed, the parent/carer and student must sign a “Home – School agreement”, to be retained in the student’s file. Please note that it is agreed protocol that students transferring from local schools will only transfer at the beginning of each term unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Prior to starting at the Academy, the student will need to come in for testing to enable appropriate setting in the core subjects and selection of GCSE options if appropriate.
Student Services will contact the previous school to ask for the student’s school records to be forwarded to Melior Community Academy.
Parents and any other interested party have the opportunity to object to the determined admission arrangementsif they contain practices or criteria that they consider do not comply with the law or the mandatory provisions of the schools admissions code.
Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.
You can more about our Admission Arrangements on our Statutory Information page here.