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Traded services

Our traded services help provide the best learning environments for our children.

School admissions services

Supporting the school admissions process for schools

Advice support and service delivery on Admissions for Academies, Foundation and Voluntary Aided Schools to help you comply with your statutory duties as Admission Authority. This service is free for Community Schools.

Benefits

Admission Team: This experienced team can advise and support schools in their role of Admission Authority.

More details

Routine admissions

It is a statutory requirement that schools accept application on the RBC CAF and that RBC hold a waiting list until Dec of the admitting year. If there is no buy in to the service then a list of all applicants and information provided by parents will be sent to the school to verify and a ranked list should be returned to the admissions team to follow for allocations. Late applications will be sent to the school to be ranked when spaces become available. If the school is not oversubscribed then the admissions team will allocate all future students as part of co-ordination until the school reaches its PAN. Places from the waiting list will be quoted to parents but enquiries regarding how places were decided will not be addressed.

  • Advice and support – The Admission Service will provide support, advice and guidance on all aspects of the school’s responsibility as the Admission Authority for example on their admission policies and consultation process. This could be telephone, email and personal visit if required from a named contact
  • The list of all applications will be ranked and verified before being sent to the school for governors to approve, for example:
    – Other details sent by parents
    – Siblings will be verified against Capita information
    – The catchment area will be checked
    – Feeder Schools Checked (if appropriate)
    – Use of RBC Pupil Premium form (if required)
    – Explanation to parents about how their application has been considered

In year admissions

  • Advice and support – The Admission Service will provide support, advice and guidance on all aspects of the school’s responsibility as the Admission Authority for example on their admission policies and consultation process. This could be telephone, email and personal visit if required from a named contact
  • Application on a Reading Borough Council Application Form
  • Management of waiting lists – including:
    – Measurement of distances for tie break situation
    – Allocation of places on schools behalf (if requested) or a copy of the full waiting list when a vacancy arises
    – Verification of application when required
    – Contacting Parents at First Instance when a place is allocated
    – Notification to the parents of the outcome of the application
    – Notification to renew place on the waiting list
    – Quote waiting list positions to parents

If there is no buy in from schools then We will not notify schools of the applications they receive. We will write to parents and advise them to apply directly.

Ad hoc services

  • Appeals Paperwork:
    – Appeals Statement – Includes;
    – Appeal Statement Part One – details of the law regarding appeals/admissions.
    – Appeal Statement Part Two – Details regarding the school – Pro Forma to be completed by School for information purposes.
    – Appeal Statement Part Three – How the application was ranked according to oversubscription criteria and number of other places from each category allocated (if appropriate).
    – Map – includes: Child’s home address, Local Schools Any schools for which the parent applied

Terms

This is an annual service which will be invoiced 50% at the end of the summer term and 50% at the end of the autumn term. Any additional costs will be invoiced at the end of the financial year.

Standard terms and conditions apply.

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