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Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2024-2025 Academic Year 

 

On 1st January 2023, the four schools of the Galaxy Trust and five schools of The Pathway Trust are due to merge to form The Golden Thread Alliance.  In order to have a consistent and equitable approach to school admissions across the new trust, a review has taken place of the determined admission arrangements for all schools within the Golden Thread Alliance. 

 

As a result of this review, we are now going out to formal public consultation on our proposed Admission Policy for pupils entering our schools in the 2024-2025 academic year. 

 

The draft policy can be viewed below, alongside a detailed overview of the changes being sought.  The consultation period runs from Monday 5th December 2022 through to Wednesday 18th January 2023.  Should you wish to submit your comments on the new policy please email them to admissionsconsult2022@galaxytrust.co.uk or in writing to Sarah Steven, Admissions Consultation 2022, c/o West Hill Primary Academy, Dartford Road, Dartford, DA1 3DZ. 

Current Admissions Arrangements

 

If you would like your child to attend our academy, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Alternatively, please do contact our School Office who would be happy to provide you with a paper copy.

 

For in-year admissions, please contact Courtney Rowlings via the Main Office.

 

We prioritise applications from children using the following criteria:

 

  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
  2. Current Family Association
  3. Health, social and special access reasons
  4. Children of staff
  5. Nearness of children's homes to the school

 

For full details, please see the Admissions Policy above.

 

APPEALS

 

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).

You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/appeal-a-school-offer#tab-1

 

The Local Authority, Kent County Council, is responsible for processing school place applications.  Please see full details on the link below:

Kent County Council Primary Admission Arrangements

Secondary Admissions 2023

 

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