Huish Academy

Admissions

Overview

 

Huish Academy is a very popular school attracting students from a very large catchment area. We are consistently oversubscribed and demand for places is high. However, we are always happy to welcome prospective students and parents to tour the academy with our Principal Mr Wade or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Please feel free to contact us and arrange a tour and experience why we believe Huish is a very special place to learn.

A map of Huish Episcopi Academy catchment area can be downloaded here. You can view an interactive map of Somerset which shows catchment areas for all schools at https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zUNDkrH_JZWg.k--o3Mn-cHpc

If you have any questions and for further information please contact Natalie Watford on the main Academy number 01458 250501 or email admissions535@educ.somerset.gov.uk.

Information for new starters can also be found on our website at http://www.huishepiscopi.net/huish-academy/new-starter-information.php

For more information on how best to ensure your child is ready for secondary school, please click here.

ADMISSIONS POLICY 2018-19

Admission Arrangements for Transfer to Years 7 and 12 in September 2018 or joining a year group during 2018/19 academic year.

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.

The first round of applications for transfer to Year 7 in September 2018 should be made to Somerset County Council by midnight on 31 October 2016. Outcomes will be sent out on 1 March 2018. The closing date for the second round is March 2018. Further details and application forms can be found at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/choosing-a-school/apply-to-transfer-schools/

If your application is unsuccessful details of how to appeal the decision will be enclosed in the decision letter.

The timetable for appeals will be available here before 1 March 2018.

LIAISON WITH PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Mrs Robinson (Year 7 Progress Leader) spends time throughout the year visiting primary schools, meeting staff and getting to know the students well before they transfer to Huish Episcopi Academy.

Mrs Hills our SENCO will also be in contact with primary schools to ensure the needs of the students are continued here at the 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.

IN-YEAR APPLICATIONS

To apply for a place within the 2017/2018 academic year please complete an application form which can be downloaded here to complete online or here to download a printable version. A paper copy can be 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 2017/2018 admissions policy which can be down loaded here for full details of the application process. Acceleration and retention forms are also available on request.

The admission limits for each current year group are as follows:

Year 7   - 268
Year 8   - 268
Year 9   - 288
Year 10  - 268
Year 11   - 225
Year 12  - 125
Year 13  - 125

If your application is unsuccessful details of how to appeal the decision will be enclosed in the decision letter.

APPEALS PROCESS

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.

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.

ADMISSION POLICY 2019-2020

Admission Arrangements for Transfer to Years 7 and 12 in September 2019 or joining a year group during 2019/20 academic year.

These Admission Arrangements are currently under review and will be available to download from here before 1 March 2018.

OPEN EVENING

We will be holding our open evening in September which is a great opportunity for perspective parents and pupils to come and have a look at the academy and see what we can offer. You can talk to staff, pupils and our leadership team. As well as useful information for parents’ pupils can get involved in many hands on experiments and interactive lessons. Please check back in the summer for the dates.