Admissions Policy

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Fox Hollies School follows the admissions procedure operated by the LEA for pupils transferring to secondary school i.e. 

i) parents of primary aged pupils are invited to visit the school during Year 5 and on our Open Day each April.

ii) parents complete secondary transfer forms stating

school preferences and these are returned to the LEA by the end of June

iii) the Local Education Authority (LEA) determine whether our school is appropriate to a child’s special educational needs.

iv) the LEA’s agreed formula for allocating places is applied in the following order.

1. First priority is given to children who have a brother or sister in our school and whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their first preference.

2. Next priority is given to children for whom Fox Hollies is the nearest appropriate school and whose parents have named it as their first preference.

3. Next priority is given to other children whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their first preference.

4. Fourth priority is given to children who have a brother or sister in our school and whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their second preference.

5. Next priority is given to children for whom Fox Hollies is the nearest appropriate school and whose parents have named it as their second preference.

6. Next priority is given to other children whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their second preference.

7. Seventh priority is given to children who have a brother or sister in our school and whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their third preference.

8. Next priority is given to children for whom Fox Hollies is the nearest appropriate school and whose parents have named it as their third preference.

9. Next priority is given to other children whose parents have named Fox Hollies as their third preference.

Detailed guidance on admissions procedures and contacts for advice can be found in the Birmingham City Council “Secondary Education 2006 – Opportunities for Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs in Birmingham.”

Pupils seeking a place at Fox Hollies School will have identified, as their predominant identified special need, learning and communication difficulties that require support within a small school environment and with a high staff - :pupil ratio. The pupil will have been identified as requiring a curriculum that is structured and differentiated so as to allow access to pupils through varying support strategies, at their particular levels of ability. It is expected that up to 50% of the pupil population will have severe autism or profound or complex learning difficulties. Currently our level of support by NHS specialist staff is not enough to enable us to admit pupils who have degenerative medical conditions. Admissions to the school will be monitored and evaluated in order to match pupils to the funded places and resources available. 

We will continue to consider the desirability of applying an additional criteria related to the school’s Arts College status for a small percentage of our intake. There is no such decision at this time and will not be applied until agreement on the principle and wording has been reached through formal Governing Body approval and in consultation with the LEA and Arts College Trust.

Local Offer

All pupils admitted to Fox Hollies School have a range of learning difficulties, which means they have a statement in accordance with the current legislation, the SEN Code of Practice and LA guidelines.  The Governing Body and staff of Fox Hollies School will ensure that the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils, that it is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.  Our pupils have Special Educational Needs (SEN) throughout their school career.

This policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the pupil.  Teachers’ planning takes into account a pupil’s SEN and the provision made therefore enables all pupils to engage effectively in all curriculum activities, in addition to broader aspects of school life.

Agreed by Fox Hollies Governors 17th Oct 2016

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Highbury Community Campus
Queensbridge Road
Moseley
Birmingham B13 8QB

              

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