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Admissions for September 2022
Our Open Evening is scheduled to take place on Thursday 21st October 2021 from 6pm – 9pm.
Day tours take place from Monday 4th October to Tuesday 19th October (on weekdays) at 9.15am or 2.15pm, by appointment. Please check back in September for more information and on how to book if COVID-19 restrictions allow.
If the number of preferences for the school exceeds the number of places available at the school, the LA will allocate places in the following priority order:
1. Looked after children (children in public care) and previously looked after children.
2. Children previously in Care outside of England – Children who appear to Medway Council to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
3. Children who will have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) on the roll of the school at the time of the sibling’s admission.
4. Child’s health reasons, supported by medical evidence, which requires the child to attend this school.
5. Children who at the time of application have a parent who is a member of staff at the school (where the member of staff has been employed for three years or more at the time at which the application for admission is made and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage).
6. Nearness of children’s homes.
Distance will be measured by the shortest available safe route between home and school as measured by the council’s geographical information system. Those living closer to the school will receive the higher priority. Medway Council’s Geographical Information System measures the start point, end point and distance of each route.
Parents who believe that they qualify under criterion 2 are advised to send evidence directly to the local authority Admissions team, who will decide if they qualify. The local authority will then inform all preferred schools of the outcome of the decision at the same time that rank lists are made available.
In the event of two or more pupils having equal ranking for the last place the deciding factor will be the shortest available safe distance between the home address and the school as measured by the Medway Council Geographical Information System and determined by Medway Local Authority. Where this cannot be determined, the available place(s) will be allocated by drawing lots.
A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
The SJWMS SEN Information Report
The School aims to give every student the opportunity to develop his/her potential to the full. It recognises too that all students have their own particular needs and seeks to ensure that each student is able to learn, experience success and feel valued in an environment free from obstacles and prejudice.
The School is committed to ensuring all students receive their full entitlement to a whole-school curriculum.
SEN Information Report
The SJWMS SEN Department
- Mrs H Dennis – SENCO
- Mrs A Parker – Deputy SENCO
- Mrs Sue Hyder – Learning Support Assistant
- Mrs Rita Nankervis – Learning Support Assistant
- Mrs Heidi Kingham – Learning Support Assistant
- Mrs Val Lewis – Learning Support Assistant
- Mrs Claire Carberry – Learning Support Assistant
SEN Policy with Appex B
The method to apply for a place at this school during the academic year is the casual admission process.
Please complete the casual admission form (available here) and return it by email to email@example.com . Please refer to our admissions determination policy before completing this form.
When we receive your completed form, your son will be invited to sit an 11+ style test (if he is in Year 7, 8 or 9) to determine if he is of selective school ability. Children who are of Year 10 age or older will sit tests in English, Mathematics and Science.
Please note that if your son has already been deemed selective by Medway Council, the result is valid for 12 calendar months. If your son reaches the required academic standard and if a place is available in the year group, a place will be offered. Parents will be notified of the outcome of a casual admission no more than 15 days from receipt of the application form.
If an offer is not given (including sixth form places), due to the school being oversubscribed or your son/daughter not reaching the required academic standard, you will be able to appeal. To request an admission appeal please complete the appeal form.
Please note that, as set out in the School Admission Appeal Code 2012, section 5, para 5.1, parents can only appeal once for a place in the same school in the same academic year.
This school is currently oversubscribed in all year groups.
The casual admissions flowchart may also be helpful to parents.
The school does not hold a waiting list for in-year admissions.
Admission appeals for Year 6 to Year 7 have now all been completed. Please check back here next summer for details of the appeal process for September 2022.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all queries regarding appeals.
Admission Appeals Statement