ADMISSIONS & WAITING LISTS

 

YEAR 6 SECONDARY TRANSFER APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 +

 

Pan London Admissions Timetable 2023 (All local and admission authorities)

DATE  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Tuesday 1 September 2022

Information regarding the Pan-London secondary application process for September 2023 will be published by London Councils and key dates and links will also be reproduced here

 

 

 

 

   

 

Any applicants who made a paper application or who were not offered their first preference will receive a letter advising them about waiting lists and how to appeal.

 

NOT YET APPLIED?

Year 6 aged children who have not yet applied for or been offered a place at a secondary school for September 2022 should contact their local council urgently to secure a school place.

Cranford Community College is oversubscribed for September 2022 and places will be allocated from the waiting list if vacancies arise.

It is important, therefore, to ensure you are on the waiting list if you have not been offered a place but are seeking admission. 

 

CRANFORD'S OPEN EVENING FOR SECONDARY TRANSFER IN SEPTEMBER 2023 IS ON THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2022: Offering both a live, on-site experience alongside a complete virtual open evening.

 

FUTURE OPEN EVENTS

  • THURSDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022: OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 7 ADMISSI0N IN SEPTEMBER 2023 
  • THURSDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2023: OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 7 ADMISSI0N IN SEPTEMBER 2024 
  • THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2024: OPEN EVENING FOR TEAR 7 ADMISSI0N IN SEPTEMBER 2025 

 

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 2023 must complete Hounslow's online form, which can be accessed through this LINK HERE when it is published by Hounslow Council from 1 September 2022

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 2023 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 from 1 September 2022

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 from 1 September 2022

HOUNSLOW RESIDENTS

Hounslow's Secondary webpage can be found HERE from 1 September 2022  

  • The Hounslow Secondary Transfer Brochure for September 2022 can be found HERE and this will be replaced by an updated brochure for September 2023 when available.

How places were offered in Year 7 for 1st September 2022:

Preference

1

2

3

4

5

6

EHCP

Total

 

Applications

278

166

109

89

74

45

 

761

 

Allocations

187

9 (4.2%)

4 (0.19%)

1

1

0

8 (3.8%)

210

 

Criteria

LAC

Med/Soc

Sibling

Staff

Distance

 

EHCP

 

 

Allocations

1

0

98

0

103

 

8

210

 

The distance of the last successful applicant under the distance criterion was 1.071 miles

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 may in theory continue until 1st October each year but in practice closes much, much earlier as courses fill quickly.

Prospective students are strongly advised not to delay making an application and enroling immediatley following the release of public examination grades.

Click here for our OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT

Cranford Community College is a highly popular academy school. In 2022, 93% of places offered at secondary transfer were to first choices

Those wishing a place at the academy are advised to:

a) choose the highest ranking on their secondary transfer application form and / or

b) register for the waiting list for vacancies at any other time.

Places are allocated in order of the admissions criteria as set out in the admissions policy.

 

GDPR Statement regarding secondary transfer data collection / Year 6 Contact Form

 

  • The legal basis for collating the Year 6 data is that it is a public task and an integral part of the Year 6 into 7 transfer process which is one of the academy’s official functions.
  • The data is processed lawfully and collected for a specified and legitimate purpose which is the admissions process for students transferring into Year 7 in September.
  • The data will not be kept for longer than is necessary. The data for students who are admitted to year 7 will be kept as is legally expected until they turn 25.
  • The data is processed and stored in a secure way using the academy’s protected data management system with the relevant safeguards in place.
  • Please refer to our Data Protection Policy and our Privacy Notices on the Cranford Community College website.​
 

 

SECONDARY TRANSFER APPEALS 2022

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

If you have not been offered a place at Cranford Community College, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school.   

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form. Booklet Link 

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Depending on the situation at the time, your appeal could be heard online instead of a face to face meeting at the school.  Full details will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the independent clerk – email :  clerk@educationappeals.com

 

The timetable for appeals in 2022 was as follows: - 

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2022

All appeals must be submitted by 4pm on 30 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals. Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2022

You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 May 2022  (depending on the number of appeals). 

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional  supporting evidence

Wednesday 11 May 2022. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies. These should be sent to:

PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

The number of appeals for admission at the start of September 2022 heard was 14 with NONE were upheld. 

The appeals form for secondary transfer is above.

 

The timetable for ‘in-year’ appeals is as follows: - 

Last day for lodging appeal forms

20 School days after the decision letter informing you that you had not been offered a place.

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the hearing.  This MAY be e mailed.

Any additional  supporting evidence

FIVE working days before your hearing. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies. 

These should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Usually within 5 working days after the hearing.

 

The appeals form form for in year admissions is above.

 

POST 16 ADMISSIONS AND ENROLMENT 2022-23

Prospective students can apply here for a programme of study in the sixth form at Cranford Community College in 2022-23.

Please watch this video by students and staff at the academy. 

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

Places or Offers will be withdrawn if fraudulent or misleading information is given by the applicant or if relevant information is not disclosed at the outset.  The matter may also be referred to the police.

For the minimum academic entry requirements to enrol on courses for 2022-23, please see below

These requirements are applied identically for internal and external students.

The oversubscription criteria for external applicants to the sixth form are applied in the same order of priority as the rest of the academy. Meetings to discuss courses and discuss options do not form part of the decision process on whether to offer a place.

Cranford students (who attended in Year 11) only need to complete an enrolment form and do not need to apply, An enrolment form will be added HERE in due course.

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.

The agreed MINIMUM ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for the sixth form and individual courses can be found here. 

External students need to complete an admissions application form online, click here. You will need to bring proof of ALL their GCSE qualifications and their passport to enrol on DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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.

Click here for our OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT

 

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 School Admissions Code 2021

There is also additional guidance on admission priorities for children adopted from state care outside of England and the on local Fair Access Protocols.

Please note the Hounslow Fair Access Protocol is in process of being updated and will consulted upon.

Please see links below for the Academy's Admission Policy for 2021-22 and 2022-23.

 

Application Forms for  2022-23 and 2023-24

A new in-year application form for 2023-2024 will available from 1 September 2023

This applications form is for all applications other than applications for year 6 into 7 (secondary transfer) entry in September each year (see above).

The academy operates a waiting list system to manage over-subscription. Upon receipt of an in-year application, should there be a vacancy in the appropriate year group, places will be offered after applying the above oversubscription criteria to ALL applicants, including those already on the waiting list, if one exists in the order set out in the relevant admissions policy.

Where there are more applications than places available, each application will be ranked in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria in order to allocate places. No other factors will be used to determine the offer of a place at the academy.

Parents will be informed of the outcome in writing within 15 school days of an applicatioin and the reasons for the decision and given details of their right to appeal and the process for any appeals to be heard by an independent appeals panel. Where a place has not been offered, parents will be given the opportunity for their child to remain on the waiting list. 

 

ADMISSIONS WAITING LIST

Cranford Community College is normally full and over-subscribed in all year groups and hence the academy operates a waiting list system to ensure fair admissions.

Applicants need to apply directly to the academy in order to gain a place at the academy, and, failing that, can be added to the academy's waiting list. It is never 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 Panel.

See above for the 2022-2023 In-Year Application Form. 

A new in-year application form for 2022-2023 will be available from 1 September 2022 at the latest

 

Agreed Admissions Arrangements for 2022-2023 and 2023-24

NOTE: The ATB varied the above policies with effect from 1 September 2021 as it was necessary to give effect to the mandatory requirements of the School Admission Code 2021. These are the updated / current versions.

Cranford Community College consulted on its proposed Admissions Policy for 2023-2024 until Friday 31 January 2022. 

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 2024-2025 will open on 1 October 2022 and close on 31 January 2023. It will be considered by the ATB by 28 February 2023 and the agreed version published by 15 March 2023

Any consultation contributions or any admissions queries can be sent to the Head of Admissions, Ms Dhillon, via the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website.

 

Fraudulent or Deliberately Misleading Applications

The academy may withdraw the offer of a place, even after the child has started if, for example, the application is found to have been fraudulent or deliberately misleading.

The academy will 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.

Data Proection queries may be made using the drop down menu on the 'CONTACT US'  page of this website

 

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