|Entry at age 11 to Year 7||In-Year Admissions during the School Academic Year|
|Entry at age 16 to the Sixth Form|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
*Please note that for September 2019 only the governors of Conyers School have agreed an increased admission number from 224 places to 240 places.
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 email@example.com. 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.
To check if your address is within the Conyers School admission zone follow the link to http://www.maps.stockton.gov.uk/Internet/Maps@Stockton/main/default.htm?accept=true&theme=Education however, if there are spare places in the year group then children not living in the admission zone will be allocated places at Conyers School up to the admission number of 224 for the Year 7 year group as agreed by governors.
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.
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:
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.
The student and /or parents of students who are not offered a place, have the right to appeal against non-admission.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
• 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:
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:
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.
The student and /or parents of students, internal or external, who are offered a place, have the right to appeal against non-admission.
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.
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.