Huish Episcopi Academy Admissions Policy 2014-15
Admission Arrangements for Transfer to Years 7 and 12 in September 2014 or joining a year group during 2014/15 academic year.
At Huish we strive to enable all our students to develop their potential to the full. We have high expectations of them and work hard to the provide support and opportunities they need in order to grow into confident and mature young people. Our academy is a safe and caring environment in which students are helped to develop individual responsibility and consideration for others, as they prepare for the challenges of adult life. To this end we have a very clear focus upon learning and upon academic achievement, which hold the key to future success and fulfilment.
These Admission Arrangements have been carefully developed to ensure that parents and students have all the necessary information required in order to apply for a place at either Huish Episcopi Academy or Huish Sixth.
The full Admission policy is available to download here or a paper copy can be requested from the Academy office.
To apply for a place within the 2013/2014 academic year please complete an application form which can be downloaded here or requested from the Academy Office. Application forms can be submitted via email or by post to the Academy Office on the contact details below. Decisions will be made within 10 school days of an application being submitted. Please read the admissions policy for full details of the application process. Acceleration and retention forms are also available on request.
Students with disabilities
We are a ‘disability friendly’ school being set almost entirely on one level. The whole school is built on a ‘single story’ basis with only a few steps and a wheelchair lift, which helps overcome this obstacle. Hearing loops have been installed in the main hall and foyer, automatic doors give access to the main building.
We presently have on role students who have a range of disabilities. We especially welcome such students as they add to the diversity of our school community.
We have achieved the ‘Dyslexia Friendly Status’ Award.
We are examining ways of increasing access still further for students with disabilities.
Details of our Accessibility Plan and information about our approaches to students with Special Educational Needs, can be obtained from the school. However, we strongly suggest that you visit us and talk with the relevant staff.
Liaison with primary schools
Mrs Robinson (Head of Year 7) spends time throughout the year in our partner primary schools meeting
staff and getting to know the students well before they transfer to Huish Episcopi Academy.
The primary students visit Huish Episcopi Academy on several occasions before transfer. They may come into the Academy for a treasure hunt; use the swimming pool, sports hall or gym; attend lessons and enrichment courses; take part in sports tournaments or galas and for an induction day.
Appeal against a school admissions decision
If your child has been not been offered a place at Huish you have the legal right to appeal against the decision. Details of the appeal process, timetable and an appeal form will be enclosed with your decision letter which also gives the reasons for refusal.
We currently employ the services of Somerset County Council to process appeals and hold Independent Appeal Panels on our behalf.
If your child has been refused a place for September you can download the appeals timetable here. Appeals for In-Year admissions will be held within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Somerset County Council will send out confirmation on receipt of an appeal form.
Although you will be sent an appeals form you can also download a copy here.
A guide for parents on making appeals and the appeals procedure from Somerset County Council can be downloaded here.
If you have any questions please contact Natalie Watford on the contact details given below.