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Cliff Park Ormiston Academy
Context
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Tamsin Poulter
Multi-school
Cluster
Age range
11-16
Status
Academy Sponsor Led
Type
Secondary
DfE Number
4011
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Contact details
Address
Cliff Park Ormiston Academy
Kennedy Avenue
Gorleston
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 6TA
Telephone
01493-661504
Fax
01493-440558
Areas
LA Area
North & East
Diocese
Not Applicable
Councillor division
Gorleston St. Andrews
District
Great Yarmouth
Councillor
Graham Plant (Conservative)
Ofsted
Ofsted outcome
Last inspection
20/09/2016
Pupil numbers
Nmber on Roll (September 2017)
863
Planned admission numbers (2017/18)
205
Planned admission numbers (2018/19)
205
Number on Roll (NOR) detail
NOR September 2017
Yr 7155
Yr 8168
Yr 9190
Yr 10168
Yr 11181
Yr 121
Total863
Admissions policy

School admission policy : 2017/18 (Agreed)

Although we welcome applications for enrollment from all students, we will apply the following criteria when applications exceed the number of places available:
1. A student who holds a statement of Special Education Needs and the academy is named under part 4 of this statement.
2. A student who is in the care of the local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority, being designated a looked after child.
3. The student is in the relevant age group which normally transfers from primary to secondary school and is living within the catchment area served by the academy, first priority being given to siblings at the time of application.
4. Where (at the point of transfer) a student has a brother or sister currently attending the academy, who is living at the same address.
5. Students of the appropriate age group living outside the designated catchment area, but attending a primary school within the designated catchment area.
6. Those of the appropriate age group not living in the designated academy catchment area (defined under 3 above, but living closest to the academy).
7. Other applications (including late applications or no preference expressed).


Whenever two applicants have the same priority, then the child who lives closest to the academy will be given the higher priority

Show School admission policy : 2018/19 (Agreed)

Show School admission policy : 2019/20 (Proposed)

School admission policy : 2018/19 (Agreed)

Although we welcome applications for enrollment from all students, we will apply the following
criteria when applications exceed the number of places available:
1. A student who holds a statement of Special Education Needs and the academy is named under part 4 of this statement.
2. A student who is in the care of the local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority, being designated a looked after child.
3. The student is in the relevant age group which normally transfers from primary to secondary school and is living within the catchment area served by the academy, first priority being given to siblings at the time of application.
4. Where (at the point of transfer) a student has a brother or sister currently attending the academy, who is living at the same address.
5. Students of the appropriate age group living outside the designated catchment area, but attending a primary school within the designated catchment area.
6. Those of the appropriate age group not living in the designated academy catchment area (defined under 3 above, but living closest to the academy).
7. Other applications (including late applications or no preference expressed).


Whenever two applicants have the same priority, then the child who lives closest to the academy will be given the higher priority

Show School admission policy : 2017/18 (Agreed)

Show School admission policy : 2019/20 (Proposed)

School admission policy : 2019/20 (Proposed)

The process detailed in this section is for admissions for secondary admissions. For further information on this process please contact Mrs Jo Spurgeon (PA to the Principal) on 01493 661504.

Number of spaces (PAN)

The academy has an agreed admission number of 180 per year.

Application process

Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year begins in September 2018.

To apply you need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) / academy’s form and submit this directly to the LA / academy by the deadline. You should apply online at www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk.

Late applications will not be considered until all other applications have been reviewed.

All offers of secondary places will be made through the LA. The academy will not contact parents about the outcome of their application until the offer from the local authority has been received. All offers will be made on the secondary national offer day.

Selection criteria

If the number of applications is less than the number of spaces then all children will be offered places.

Oversubscription criteria (to be read in conjunction with 2.1 "Definitions" above)

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with the academy named on an education, health care plan (EHC) or equivalent will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2. Children in the relevant age group which normally transfers from primary to secondary school and is living within the catchment area served by the academy, first priority being given to siblings at the time of application. If applications exceed the numbers in any one of these categories, then the highest priority will be given to children living nearest the academy, as defined in 2.1 above.

3. Children where there is already a sibling currently attending the academy, who is living at the same address.

4. Children of the appropriate age group living outside the designated catchment area, but attending a primary school within the designated catchment area.

5. Children of the appropriate age group not living in the designated academy catchment area but living Admissions policy Page 9 of 9

closest to the academy.

6. Other applications (including late applications or no preference expressed).

Whenever two applicants have the same priority, then the child who lives closest to the academy, as defined in

2.1 above, will be given the higher priority.

Should the academy still be unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria, places will be offered via a random draw which will be supervised by an individual independent of the organisation.

In-year admissions

Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the year.

Students should apply direct to the academy by completing an application form which can be obtained from Ms J. Spurgeon, PA to the Principal. The academy will notify the family within seven calendar days of the decision to accept or refuse the student’s admission.

It the academy refuses entry, parents can appeal to the local authority who may request a direction from the Education Funding Agency (on behalf of the Secretary of State). The academy will set out its reasons for refusal in writing to the local authority within 15 calendar days (for CLA this is reduced to seven calendar days) and may make further representations directly to the EFA (these will be made within seven calendar days). The decision of the Secretary of State will be binding upon the academy.

Unsuccessful applications

The academy will inform the child’s parent if a decision has been made to refuse their child a place at the academy for which they have applied, this will include the reason why admission was refused, information about the right to appeal, deadlines and contact details.

A child is allowed to be on the academy waiting list while lodging an appeal and the appeal will not affect their position on the list. The decision of the appeals panel is binding on the academy

If you would like to comment on the above proposed admissions policy please email admissions@norfolk.gov.uk, letting us know which school's policy you want to comment on, and any comments on it that you would like to share with us.

Show School admission policy : 2018/19 (Agreed)

Show School admission policy : 2017/18 (Agreed)