Consultation Period: Monday 2nd December 2019 to Friday 31st January 2020.

For admission to Bramcote College in September 2021, we are looking to amend our current arrangements.  In accordance with the requirements of the School Admission Code, Bramcote College must go out to consultation on this.

Comments are invited on the 3 proposed changes by completing the following consultation survey. 

If you would like a paper copy of the consultation documentation please contact:
Karen Sims, Trust Operations Manager, Bramcote College, Moor Lane, NG9 3GA

Who do we consult with?
Parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;
other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;
all other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools need not consult secondary schools);
whichever of the governing body and the local authority who are not the admission authority;
any adjoining neighbouring local authorities where the admission authority is the local authority; and
in the case of schools designated with a religious character, the body or person representing the religion or religious denomination.

Comments are invited on this proposal.  If you wish to respond please complete the quick questionnaire below. If you are unable to complete the questionnaire or have difficulty accessing it, please contact James Macdonald on 0115 916 8900 or write to him with your views to consultation@whptrust.org or by post to the school. All comments must be received by Friday 31st January 2020.

Our current Admission Policy can be found here: https://bramcote.college/admissions/admission-arrangements-2020-21
The proposed changes for September 2021 are outlined below:

1)  To reduce the Pupil Admission number from 130 to 120 on a permanent basis.
Nottinghamshire County Council have agreed to build a new secondary school with an 11-16 PAN of 600 plus 200 in the sixth form. Therefore the intake per year is 120 to match the size of the new building.

2)  To separate the White Hills Park catchment area into separate catchment areas for Alderman White and Bramcote College. The proposed catchment area for Bramcote College is the area north of the A52 on the map shown below.
This reflects the move from a Federation to a Multi-Academy Trust, geographical boundaries which impact on school admissions (e.g. A52) and admission patterns. It ensures that Bramcote College can serve its local community.
catchment map

3)  To separate the White Hills Park linked primary schools into separate catchment areas for Alderman White and Bramcote College. The linked primary schools for Bramcote College are listed below.
This reflects the move from a Federation to a Multi-Academy Trust, geographical boundaries which impact on school admissions (e.g. A52) and admission patterns.

Linked Primary Schools:
• Albany Junior School
• Bramcote Hills Primary School
• St Johns C of E Primary School
• Trowell C of E Primary School
• Wadsworth Fields Primary School


The oversubscription criteria below is based on the Nottinghamshire criteria and we do not propose any changes to these criteria. However, we do propose changing the catchment area and linked schools (see above).

Therefore the proposed oversubscription criteria for 2021-22 are the same as in previous years:


Oversubscription Criteria


In the event of oversubscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to decide which applications will be granted once places have been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school provided that the school can meet their needs:

1. Children who are looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children.
2. Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
3. Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications.
4. Children who live outside the catchment area but who are attending a linked primary phase school on the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the preferred secondary school.
5. Children who live outside the catchment area and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the preferred secondary school.
6. Children who live outside the catchment area but who are attending a linked primary phase school on the closing date for applications preceding admission to secondary school.
7. Other children.

Under the government’s school admissions code, any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy are unlawful, or not in compliance with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions can make an objection to the School Adjudicator in writing to:

Office of the School Adjudicator, Bishopgate House, Darlington, DL1 5CE
Tel: 01325 340402 / email OSA.TEAM@osa.gsi.gov.uk

Following the consultation, Bramcote College will take into account any responses received before determining final admission arrangements. We will publish the final policy on our website within the prescribed timeframes contained in the School Admissions Code.

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