Admissions

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ADMISSIONS WAITING LIST

Cranford Community College is oversubscribed for Year 7  in 2020-21. The academy is also full and over-subscribed in all existing year groups and hence the academy operates a waiting list system to ensure fair admissions. Students need to apply directly to the academy in order to gain a place on the academy's waiting list.

To join the waiting list for any year group in 2019-20, you must first complete the 2019-20 in-year application form using the link below. 

An acknowledgement will be sent by post, normally within 15 school days, to confirm the application has been added to the waiting list, and details of how to appeal, but it is not possible to provide an estimate of the position on the waiting list as, in accordance with the national admissions code, this is only determined at the point at which allocations are made by the Academy Trust Admissions Committee.

A new application form for 2020-2021 will be added to the website by 1st September 2020.

SECONDARY TRANSFER APPEALS

Appeals for Secondary Transfer must be made directly to the academy.

You can appeal the refusal of a place at Cranford Community College and this will be heard by an independent appeal panel. You can download appeals guidance here. To download an appeal form, please click here. Completed forms must be returned by 30th March 2020.

If your appeal is received after the deadline, your appeal hearing will still be scheduled but may be later than those who returned their appeals forms on time. Please note that only one appeal may be made by the parent(s) in any academic year.

The appeals process is the same for refusal of a place to any year group. The Appeals Code states that parents have 20 days from receipt of the letter of refusal to make an appeal against the decision.

The number of appeals for admission at the start of September 2019 heard was 15 and none were upheld.

POST 16 ADMISSIONS AND ENROLMENT 2020-21

Prospective students can apply here for a programme of study in the sixth form at Cranford Community College.

Enrolment takes place at the academy in August, immediately after GCSE results have been released. Standard enrolment closes on 1st October each year but places may fill up much earlier so prompt enrolment following the publication of examination results in August 2020 is highly recommended.

For the minimum academic entry requirements to enrol on courses for 2020-21 (currently in draft), please click here.  Entry requirements are reviewed and confirmed as final just before enrolment opens annually in August.

Cranford students (who attended in Year 11) only need to complete an enrolment form and do not need to apply, click here. Cranford students must still meet the academic entry requirements for the sixth form and the subjects they will study in order to be accepted in the sixth form and for particular courses.

External students need to complete an admissions application form online, click here and will need to bring proof of ALL their GCSE qualifications and their passport to enrol on 21st August 2020.

Information and documentation, verbal or written, which is provided during the application process and subsequently found to be untrue, falsified, incomplete or deliberately misleading, will result in the withdrawal of the place even once a student has started at the academy and fraudulent applications will be referred to the police.

 For any queries, please contact the academy using the 'Contact Us' tab on this website > Enquiries > Head of Admissions.

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All Other Admissions (In - Year)

Applications for a place at other times and other year groups can only be made directly to the academy (not via a local authority), using the application forms below.

The Academy Trust of Cranford Community College is the academy's admissions authority and is responsible for admitting students to the academy in accordance with the national Admissions Code of Practice (link here).

The academy operates a waiting list system to manage over-subscription.

Please see links below for the Academy's Admission Policy for 2019-2020, for 2020-21 and 2021-22.

There are also links to the applications forms for the academic year 2019-2020 and the appeals form for secondary transfer is above.

These applications forms are for all applications other than applications for year 6 into 7 (secondary transfer) entry in September each year (see above).

Admissions Arrangements for 2019-20 and 2020-21

Application Forms for 2019-20

(*) If your application for Cranford Community College is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal to an independent panel.

 

Admissions Policy for 2021-22 (FINAL)

Click HERE for the AGREED Admissions Policy 2021-22

Cranford Community College consulted on its proposed Admissions Policy for 2021-2022 until Friday 31st January 2020.

The consultation was for parents of children aged 2-18, other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements, all other admissions authorities within the local area, the local authority and any adjoining neighbouring local authorities. 

The consultation for 2021-2022 has now closed

Any further queries can be sent to admissions@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk or to the Head of Admissions, Ms Dhillon, via the 'Contact Us' tab on this website.

 

Home Address Fraud

The academy may not accept an address provided in an application if we consider it to be an address of convenience. All academy admission applications are subject to rigorous address checks to ensure school places are allocated fairly and in accordance with published admission arrangements. 

Applicants may also be required to provide additional evidence to support their application.

The academy will not accept possible future addresses as a basis for allocating academy places. If you move after submitting your application you must inform admissions@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk within two weeks of your move.

It is for the admissions authority to determine if, on the balance of probability, the address given on an application is a child’s normal place of residence or is considered to be an address of convenience. Some examples of circumstances which may be considered an address of convenience are:

  • using the address of a relative, friend, childminder or business
  • using the address of a parent with whom the child spends the minority of the week
  • purchasing a new property or renting accommodation and using this address in order to gain a school place, whilst continuing to own or rent an alternative property.
  • owning a property which is or has previously been used as your home address and applying from another address in order to gain a school place, but still retaining ownership of the initial property
  • use of a local address whilst the child lives overseas

For detailed guidance, please click here

If a fraudulent address or address of convenience is found to have been used after the allocation of places, any offer made will also be withdrawn, and this may be the case even if your child has started at the academy. The matter may also be referred to the police.

 

GDPR notice for applicants (Data Protection Act 2018)

We will only use this data during the admissions process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from applications allows us to manage the admissions process and to carry out our legal obligations.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will not keep your data beyond what is required in accordance with statutory requirements.

If your application is successful, we will keep your data as required during your time at Cranford Community College.

You are under no statutory obligation to provide us with personal data during the admissions process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

 

YEAR 6 SECONDARY TRANSFER APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 (ARCHIVE)

HOUNSLOW RESIDENTS

Parents/Carers resident in the London Borough of Hounslow who wish to apply for a place in Year 7 at this academy in September 2020 must complete Hounslow's online form, which can be accessed through this link here when it is published by Hounslow Council.

RESIDENTS OF ALL OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Parents/Carers of students who do NOT reside in the London Borough of Hounslow and wish to apply for a place in Year 7 at this academy in September 2020 are very welcome to apply.

Approximately half Cranford's current students come from other local authorities and the other half from Hounslow. Applications are welcome from anyone who wants their children to be educated at Cranford and to be happy and successful here.

All parents/carers of children seeking a place at Cranford must complete the application form available from their home local authority (see links below for examples of online forms from our immediate neighbours).

Parents/Carers can get assistance with the application process by contacting their home local authority.

HILLINGDON RESIDENTS

Hillingdon's secondary transfer webpage can be found here.

EALING RESIDENTS

Residents in Ealing can choose a secondary school in Hounslow and are not limited to 'High Schools' in Ealing.  For Ealing's 'step by step' guide to making an online application can be found here.

HOUNSLOW RESIDENTS

Hounslow's Secondary webpage  can be found here.  

How places were offered in Year 7 for 1st September 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preference

1

2

3

4

5

6

SEN

Total

Applications

245

176

130

103

65

62

 

781

Allocations

173

14

9

4

2

2

8

212

Criteria

LAC

Sibling

Staff

Distance

 

 

SEN

 

Allocations

2

89

1

112

 

 

8

212

 

*last distance offered 2018 – 1.050

The siblings of any student, including post 16 students, have higher priority in the academy's admission policy criteria than those applying on distance alone. Post 16 Enrolment will continue until 1st October each year.

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