Admissions

YEAR 7 TRANSITION 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 SEND Co-ordinator is responsible for liaising with the feeder school SEND Co-ordinator with the SENCO in order to ensure that all SEND information is appropriately transferred.  The SEND Co-ordinator/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 Transition programme 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 180.

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. Parents then complete a Common Admission Form, (CAF), which must be returned to the LA by the 31st of October in the school year before transfer and parents receive notification of their child’s allocated school in March of that year.

You should note that intake places are NOT allocated on a first come first served basis. Please take time to consider which schools you list on your application. Only listing one school on your application does not mean your child will get a place at that school. It is a good idea to think carefully about your choices for second and third etc and where you want your child to go. 

Further information is on the North Lincolnshire Admissions Website

You can contact the School Admissions Team on 01724 297133  or admissionstoschool@northlincs.gov.uk if you need some advice or would like a paper form sent to you.

IN YEAR ADMISSIONS:

If you want your child to move school (for example if you have moved house), this is known as an in year transfer.

The student’s current school should be informed of their intention to move.

The parent/carer should contact Melior Community Academy to arrange a meeting with a member of SLT responsible for admissions in order to discuss the reasons for the proposed transfer. This applies to moves both in and out of the Academy.

For students transferring into the Academy, a full copy of your current academic and behaviour record from your previous school may be requested. 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 arrangements if 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.