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When and how do I apply for a place at Conyers School?

Entry at age 11 to Year 7 In-Year Admissions during the School Academic Year
Entry at age 16 to the Sixth Form

Entry at Age 11 to Year 7

The Conyers School Prospectus is available on our website www.conyers.org.uk and is distributed to local primary schools during the second week of September each year. The prospectus contains a letter inviting parents of primary school children in Year 5 and 6 to attend the school’s Open Evening held on the last Tuesday in September each year from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. These details including the letter are also available on the school’s website.

If you do not receive a copy of the school prospectus from your child’s primary school and would like one, then please contact Conyers School either by email to conyers@conyers.org.uk or ring the school on Tel 01642 783253.

The governors of Conyers School have responsibility for admissions to Conyers School and offers 224 places (admission number) at age 11 for Year 7 in September. To apply for a place at Conyers School, an applicant must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) supplied by their home address local authority. If they reside within Stockton-on-Tees, then the form is available online at: https://www.stockton.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/schools-and-campus-stockton/school-admissions-and-transfers/

The completed form is then sent directly to the home address local authority. If resident within Stockton-on-Tees then it should be sent to the School Admissions Team (Tel No 01642 526605), Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1XE or emailed to school.admissions@stockton.gov.uk. It is very important that the form is returned by the closing date, 31 October, forms received after this date will be treated as “late”. Late applications are not dealt with until all those received on time have been through the application process.

For further details on admissions contact Mrs V Swansbury, School Administrator, at the school on Tel No 01642 783253 or follow the link to https://www.stockton.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/schools-and-campus-stockton/school-admissions-and-transfers/

Children with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 0-25 that names Conyers School will be admitted to the school.

Oversubscription Criteria

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the following priorities will apply: The Admission Policy will give priority to applications for admission to Conyers School if it is oversubscribed, in the following order:

  1. Students who are in the care of the Local Authority or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order;
  2. Students with complex needs who have been discussed at the local authority’s High Needs Panel and been identified as needing a ‘named’ secondary mainstream school;
  3. Students who have a brother or sister living at the same address and are still at Conyers School when the student begins; Children are ‘siblings’ if they are full, half or adoptive brothers or sisters living in the same household on a permanent basis, or if they are children who do not fall into one of the aforementioned categories, but who are living in the same household on a permanent basis.
  4. Students’ resident within the admission zone who have returned a Common Application Form by the closing date. In the event of Conyers School being oversubscribed with in-zone applications, we will offer places firstly to students living in the admission zone with social or medical needs for attending the school, then to students living in the admission zone in order of distance from home to school measured in a straight line ‘as the crow flies’.
  5. Students who have social or medical reasons for being admitted to Conyers School which would, should the child not be admitted, cause him or her to be seriously disadvantaged or put personal safety at risk. In all cases corroboration will be sought from independent sources such as a medical specialist who has had continuing involvement over a period of time, social worker, or other professional. It should be noted that places would not be allocated on the basis of aptitude or ability.
  6. Students who live closest to Conyers School measured in a straight line ‘as the crow flies’.

Oversubscription

In the event of oversubscription in any category, admission will be on the basis of closest proximity to the school. This would be measured in a straight-line distance from the front door of the child’s home to Conyers School’s front gates, using the local authority’s computerised measuring system.

In the event of a tie between two or more students when applying criterion then the distance criteria will be applied.

Appeals

The student and /or parents of students who are not offered a place, have the right to appeal against non-admission.

False Information

Where the school has made an offer of a place on the basis of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application which has effectively denied a place in the school to a student with a higher level of priority, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Please note:

  • A CYPIOC (Children and Young People who are in Our Care and was previously known as LAC) is a child who is (i) in the care of the Local Authority or (ii) being provided accommodation by the Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions or (iii) having ceased being ‘looked after’ because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
  • Live” means the child’s permanent home at the date when applications close or, if a significant house move is involved, the latest reasonable date before the final allocation of places. Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the School. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.

Notification of Offer of Place

The formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority which will write to parents/carers on 1 March, if this date is on weekend then it will be the closest working day to this date, allocating a single secondary school to a child or parents will be informed by email if they applied for a place online.

Waiting List / Appeals

The Governing Body will use the oversubscription criteria above to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered by the Local Authority if they become available. The waiting list will close on the final day of the school year.

Unsuccessful applicants may also contact Stockton’s Admission Department to be advised of their right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.

In-Year Admissions during the Academic Year

All applications for an in-year admission to Conyers School must be made on the applicant’s home address local authority school transfer form. If resident within Stockton-on-Tees, the School Transfer Form is available from the School Admissions Team (Tel No 01642 526605).

The completed form, after being signed by your child (ren)’s present Headteacher / Principal is then sent directly to the home address local authority. If resident within Stockton-on-Tees then it should be sent to the School Admissions Team, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1XE or emailed to school.admissions@stockton.gov.uk

Entry at age 16 to the Sixth Form

The Sixth Form Prospectus is available on the school’s website www.conyers.org.uk and issued in December to Year 11 students presently attending Conyers School and the school’s Sixth Form Open Evening is held on the second Tuesday in January each year from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to the School and the anticipated capacity for the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) is 300 students.

To apply for a place at Conyers Sixth Form, an applicant must complete the Application Form available on the website and return it to the Sixth Form by the date specified in the Sixth Form Prospectus. Further admission details are on the school’s website, www.conyers.org.uk

Conyers School’s policy is to ensure that all students accepted into the Sixth Form are placed on appropriate courses where they are likely to succeed. For this reason, all applicants are asked to attend a meeting with members of the school’s staff to discuss the most suitable courses of study.

‘A’ Level Entry Requirements
(including grade 4 or better in Maths & English)

From September 2017 all A level courses will have reformed specifications. The main difference between these new specifications and the old specifications is that performance at AS level no longer contributes to the final ‘A’ level result. Conyers Sixth Form has therefore decided that students who enroll on A level courses will not be entered for AS exams at the end of Year 12. The basic entry requirements are five or more GCSEs at grade C or grade 4. Guidance about the number of A level courses students should study is as follows:

• Students who achieve fewer than 5 ‘B or 6’ grades study three A level courses

• Students who achieve 5 ‘B or 6’ grades and 4 ‘A or 7’ grades study three A level courses plus either an EPQ or Core Mathematics

• Students who achieve 5 or more ‘A or 7’ grades have the option to study four A level courses

Students who do not achieve a grade 4 or more in Mathematics or an English GCSE will be considered for admission for a three A level programme plus Maths or English resit if they have 5 or more ‘B or 6’ grades.

BTEC Extended Diploma Entry Requirements
(including grade 4 or better in Maths & English)

• Students who achieve 4 ‘C or 4’ grades or above at GCSE will be considered for a BTEC Extended Diploma course
A final decision about the number of courses will be confirmed at enrolment.

The Admission Policy will give priority to applications for admission to Conyers Sixth Form in the following order:

  1. Students with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 0-25 that names Conyers School and who meet the minimum entry requirements for their chosen courses are required to be admitted to the school.
  2. Admission to the sixth form will then be from: a. Students currently in Year 11 at Conyers School (internal applicants) And then b. Students from outside of Conyers School (external applicants)
  3. The minimum entry requirements for admission to the Sixth Form shall be the same for internal and external applicants.
  4. Students will be admitted into the Sixth Form at the start of the Autumn Term in each school year. For enrolment onto courses in Year 13 students are expected to have already passed their Year 12 course.

Over-subscription Criteria

Where the number of eligible external applicants for a course of study exceeds the places available then admission for external applicants will be determined in accordance with the following priority of admission criteria:

  1. Students with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 0-25 that names Conyers School and who meet the minimum entry requirements for their chosen courses will be admitted to the Sixth Form.
  2. Children and Young People who are in Our Care (known now as CYPIOC and was previously LAC) who meet the minimum entry requirements for their chosen courses.
  3. Students who have a brother or sister living at the same address and are still attending Conyers School when the student begins; children are ‘siblings’ if they are full, half or adoptive brothers or sisters living in the same household on a permanent basis, or if they are children who do not fall into one of the aforementioned categories, but who are living in the same household on a permanent basis.
  4. Students who live closest to Conyers School measured in a straight line ‘as the crow flies’.

In the event of oversubscription in any category, admission will be on the basis of closest proximity to the school. This will be measured in a straight line ‘as the crow flies’ from the front door of the student’s home to Conyers School’s front gates, using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. In the event of a tie between two or more students when applying criterion then the distance criteria will be applied.

Appeals

The student and /or parents of students, internal or external, who are offered a place, have the right to appeal against non-admission.

False Information

Where the school has made an offer of a place in the Sixth Form on the basis of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application which has effectively denied a place in the Sixth Form to a student with a higher level of priority, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Late Applications

If an application is received after the deadline outlined in the prospectus, this will be considered late. Unless exceptional circumstances apply (or example hospitalisation of student or parent or if a family has just moved into the area) late applications will be considered after the allocation of places. If the Sixth Form is full, late applicants will be placed on the waiting list in the order of oversubscription criteria. Evidence will be required of exceptional circumstances.

Applications received after the start of the academic year will only be considered before 31 October (unless the student is moving into the area and following a broadly similar programme of study in a similar institution). Applications after the start of the year will only be considered if there are places available on the requested courses and the student meets the minimum entry requirements.