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Admission Information

Admissions Arrangements

The admission arrangements for this college are managed by Leicester City Education and Children’s Services Department based at:

School Admissions Service,
Customer Service Centre,
York House,
91 Granby Street,
Leicester
LE1 6FB

Contact details:

Website: Link to LCC admissions
Telephone: 0116 454 1009
Email: admissions.online@leicester.gov.uk

When to apply for secondary school

1 September 2017
Leicester City Council Admissions Team send Year 6 parents letter advising how and when to apply.
11 September 2017
On-line application process begins.
31 October 2017
Closing date for applications. Applications received after this date will be treated as late.
1 March 2018
National offer day for on time applications.
16 March 2018
Deadline for parents to respond to offer.
May-July 2018
Appeals against a refusal of a place are held during this period.

Making the Right Choice for your Child

To help with the crucial decision, of choosing the right school for your child, we try and support parents/carers in the following ways:

  • We visit primary schools to build up links
  • We provide information packs to students, teachers and parents/carers at the primary school
  • We organise an ‘Induction Day’ where your child spends a day at our College to experience being a student here
  • Parents are invited to our Open Evening in September which gives the opportunity for parents/carers to visit the College and to talk to staff
  • We offer the opportunity for you to visit the College to have a tour

We would be happy to discuss any aspects of the application process with you and hope that the information here will help you in this process.

For any queries or questions on Transition or Admissions, please contact the Head of Year 7 & Transition Manager Mrs Bernie Walker on 0116 2318500 or email bwalker@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk

Transition from Primary School

The transition from primary school to secondary school can be an anxious time for both the student and their parents/carers. It is our aim to ensure that this is as positive an experience as possible for all concerned.

During Year 6, the Head of Year 7, Mrs Bernie Walker, and our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) Mrs Karen Simpson, visit our partner Primary schools to gather information about students who are transferring to New College Leicester.

If primary teachers, or you as parents/carers, feel that a meeting is needed to ensure a smooth transition to us, then please let your primary school know so that this can be arranged.

We take particular care if a young person is on their primary schools Special Educational Needs (SEN) register. If this is the case, we will place the student on our SEN register at the same level, which will be reviewed just before Christmas in Year 7. Parents/carers will be invited to review progress at this time, and throughout the year you will be kept informed of changes to your child’s SEN needs.

We also welcome parents/carers and Year 6 pupils to a parents’ information evening in the College where you will have an opportunity to meet our team. Additionally, we run an Induction Day in the latter part of the Summer Term when your child will have ‘taster’ sessions from the specialist teachers, prior to starting at the College.

Additional Transition Visits

We have also introduced a more targeted approach for additional transition support for students. This is usually based on information gathered from the primary schools and has the aim of supporting an individual or possibly a small group of students who might find the transition to secondary school particularly challenging.

We welcome any communication during the transition process, and our Transition Manager, Mrs Bernie Walker, will try to answer any questions raised by parents/carers and students.

KEY DATES:

Induction Day

Towards the end of the Summer Term a day is set for every secondary school to hold an Intake Day where Year 6 students spend a day at their chosen secondary school. At New College Leicester we use this time to introduce students to their form tutor and fellow classmates; to spend some time doing some ‘getting to know you activities’; to do some general administration; to familiarise students with the building through a tour; and to allow students to experience sample lessons. At the end of the Intake Day students will have gained an insight into the life of our college and had many of their questions and concerns answered.

New Intake Meet the Tutors Evening

Shortly after the Induction Day we hold an evening for parents to come and meet their child’s new tutor to have the college systems explained and any questions addressed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When do I apply for a place at secondary school?

You need to make your online application by the 31st October.
Applications received after this date will be classed as late applications and you may not get your first preference.

How do I make a decision of which school to send my child to?

Attend Open Evenings arranged at Secondary Schools to get a feel for the School and where you will have the opportunity to ask staff any questions. If you are still unsure, arrange an additional visit to the school who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

When is Induction Day going to take place?

Induction Day will be on Tuesday 3 July 2018. Your child’s Primary School will be informed of this information.

How should my child prepare for Induction Day?

Your child will need to be New College Leicester by 8.45 am on Induction Day and will leave at 3.00 pm.
If they have any siblings, friends or relatives at our college that you have given permission for them to escort your child back home, then your child can remain at school until 3.15 pm which is the end of the college day.

Your child will need to attend Induction Day in their Primary School uniform.

If your child receives Free School Meals then lunch will be provided for them at our college.
Otherwise your child can bring £2.50 and purchase a hot or cold meal from our extensive menu.

When can I meet my child’s tutor?

You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s tutor, Head of Year 7 and our SENCo during
Meet The Tutors Evening which will take place on Monday 2 July 2018 from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

How should my child prepare for starting Year 7 at your College?

School Uniform – please refer to our College Website which will show you what your child should be wearing at New College Leicester. Your child must adhere to our School Uniform Policy at all times.

School Equipment – Your child must bring the following equipment to school every day:

  • 2 Black pens
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Scientific calculator
  • Small English dictionary
  • School Planner
  • P.E Kit as per their individual school timetable
  • Home/English language dictionary (if applicable)
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Admissions Policy

New College Leicester’s student admission number is 180. This means that only 180 students can be admitted into each Year 7 to 11. The college operates an admission policy which is in accordance with the local authority. Students are allocated places to the college in Year 7 using the following criteria:

  • Students in the care of a local authority.
  • Students who are on the “list of children subject to child protection plans” and need to attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser.
  • Students who live in the priority catchment area for the College.
  • Students with a brother or sister who will be attending the same school in year groups
    7—10 from the proposed time of entry.
  • Students living in the area of a closed school whose parents name one of the linked schools to that area.
  • Children of parents/carers feeling “Domestic Violence”.
  • Students who live nearest to the College.

Parents/carers wishing to ensure their child secures a place at New College Leicester should identify us as their first choice.

However, if a child’s name needs to go onto our waiting list, should a place become available after Year 7 transfer, the above allocation criteria is used.

 

There have been some changes for any child due to start or change school in September 2016 and for in-year admissions from September 2015. These changes have been brought in as part of the council’s on-going commitment to improving their services.

From 1 September 2015 all admission applications will be online only, which is available to complete via the council’s admissions website www.leicester.gov.uk/admissions/ or via this link: Admissions

Paper forms will no longer be available. Moving to online applications will enable the council to quickly process the large volume of applications they receive and provide a more responsive service to schools and parents.

The new admissions website has been updated to include the latest admission guides for starting school, starting secondary school and transferring to junior school as well as guidance to help complete an application and where to go for help. Support will be available to parents from the following services:

  • Staff at all city libraries – Libraries.
  • Leicester City Council’s Customer Service Centre on Granby Street.
  • Choice Advice Service – Choice Advice Service.
  • Sue Dales, Choice Advisor vie email at sue.dales@leicester.gov.uk
  • Help sessions in city schools – Admissions website.

Parents/carers and students who want to visit the College can make contact via reception on 0116 231 8500.

Further details regarding the Education Authority’s Admissions Procedure including the appeals process can be obtained from the Education Department at:

School Admissions Service
Customer Service Centre
York House
91 Granby Street
Leicester LE1 6FB
0116 454 1009

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