Cavendish School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in The Cavendish School

Applying to The Cavendish School – Main Round

Primary Phase 2017-2018

Reception and Year 3 September 2017

Thank you for your interest in The Cavendish School.  We understand that choosing the right school for your child is of paramount importance.

The Cavendish Primary Phase is included in East Sussex County Council’s schools admissions booklet for 2017-2018 and parents are able to apply for a Reception place and a Year 3 place for their child to start here in September 2017.  These children will be located in the new Primary Phase building.

Please note that we are taking 2 x classes of 30 for Reception in September 2017 and only 1 x class of 30 for Year 3 in September 2017.

For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link. If you have any questions about the documentation to be considered when applying for a place please email it directly to admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk or send it to: The Chair of Governors, Admissions, Cavendish School, Eldon Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1UE.

Should you need any help with completing your child’s application please contact the Admissions Officer, by calling 01323 731340 ext 206 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have or email admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Reception Year – for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013
Year 3 – for children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010

Children whose fifth birthday falls after 31 August 2018 will not, under any circumstances, be admitted to school in 2017-2018 school year.

All main round applications to The Cavendish School must be made via the Local Authority – East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking this link alternatively; a paper form can be requested from the Local Authority instead. For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link.  You can apply online from 12 September 2016.

The deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 15 January 2017. The decision date is 18 APRIL 2017 = Allocation Day.

Waiting Lists

The Cavendish School is responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered, using our published ‘Oversubscription criteria’. Details of the ‘Oversubscription criteria’ can be found in The Cavendish School Admissions Policy Page Point 4 Cavendish Academy Trust Admission arrangements. If you have received a letter from Cavendish School denying your child a place because of lack of spaces, you can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by phone, letter or email admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk.  You will need to complete a Waiting List Application Form.  If a place becomes available and you are top of the waiting list you will be sent a letter from The Cavendish School inviting your child to take up the place. Please note our waiting lists are automatically cleared after Christmas and Easter and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.
Should you wish your child to be placed on our waiting list please contact the Admissions Officer for a Waiting List Application Form, by calling 01323 731340 ext 206.

Appeals

If you have been refused a place at The Cavendish School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. Please fill in the ESCC on-line form, or alternatively you can send in your appeal with any supporting documentation to:
Mr Stuart McKeown, Senior Democratic Services Adviser and Schools Appeals Manager, East Sussex County Council, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 481583

Deadline for submitting Primary appeals and supporting documentation to ESCC (relating to September 2017 intake): 19 May 2017.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeal Hearings to take place : appeals received by the above deadline will be heard by 21 July 2017.

For In-year appeals

Deadline for receipt of appeals : Parents have within 25 school days of the date of a letter confirming the decision to refuse an application. Appeal Hearings to take place: in-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Notification of the date, time and venue for the appeal hearing.

ESCC will send you a letter saying when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. ESCC will give you at least 10 school days written notice of the date of the hearing, unless you’ve agreed to a shorter notice period.  The information should also confirm the deadline for parents to submit additional information.

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted.

You should send ESCC all your evidence supporting your case when you make your appeal. However, you can send any extra evidence to ESCC up to 7 working days before the date of the hearing (not including the day of despatch or the day of their hearing).  You can send additional evidence after this deadline or bring extra items with you on the day of your hearing but the appeal panel may decide not to accept this late evidence.

Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to your hearing being adjourned, or even postponed to another day.
ESCC will normally send you a decision letter which sets out the reasons for the panel’s decision within five school days of your hearing; it can take longer at busy times.

Additional information

Additional information for Primary School Admission: Link
Cavendish School Prospectus: Link
Admission Booklet 2016-2017: Link
East Sussex County Council website admissions: www.eastsussex.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council website appeals: www.eastsussex.gov.uk

Joining The Cavendish School

If you are interested in your child joining any other year group, please contact
Admissions Officer on 01323 731340 ext 206

Applying to The Cavendish School – Main Round

Secondary Phase 2017-2018

Year 7 September 2017

Thank you for your interest in The Cavendish School. We understand that choosing the right school for your child is of paramount importance.

The Cavendish Secondary Phase is included in East Sussex County Council’s Schools admissions booklet for 2017-2018 and parents are able to apply for a Year 7 place for their child to start here in September 2017Please note that we are taking 180 students in September 2017.

All main round applications to The Cavendish School must be made via the Local Authority – East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking this link alternatively a paper form can be requested from the Local Authority instead. For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link.  You can apply online from 12 September 2016.

The  deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 31 October 2016. The decision date is 1 MARCH 2017 = Allocation Day

Applying to The Cavendish School

In Year Admissions between September 2016 – July 2017

In Year Applications for admission to The Cavendish School (Primary and Secondary Phases) should be made in the first instance directly to The Cavendish School.  Please contact the Admissions Officer by calling 01323 731340 ext 206 to check if there is a place available in the year group you are enquiring about.  In Year Admissions is currently operating for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 to join The Cavendish School during the school year between September 2016-July 2017.

Our on-line application form can be accessed in PDF or MS Word format. Alternatively a paper form can be requested from The Cavendish School. For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link. If you have any questions about the documentation to be considered when applying for a place please email it directly to admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk or send it to: The Chair of Governors, Admissions, Cavendish School, Eldon Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1UE.

Should you need any help with completing your child’s application please contact the Admissions Officer, by calling 01323 731340 ext 206 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have or email admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Waiting Lists

The Cavendish School is responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered, using our published ‘Oversubscription criteria’. Details of the ‘Oversubscription criteria’ can be found in The Cavendish School Admissions Policy Page Point 4 Cavendish Academy Trust Admission arrangements. If you have received a letter from Cavendish School denying your child a place because of lack of spaces, you can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by phone, letter or email admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk.   You will need to complete a Waiting List Application Form.  If a place becomes available and you are top of the waiting list you will be sent a letter from The Cavendish School inviting your child to take up the place. Please note our waiting lists are automatically cleared after Christmas and Easter and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.

Should you wish your child to be placed on our waiting list please contact the Admissions Officer for a Waiting List Application Form, by calling 01323 731340 ext 206.

Appeals

If you have been refused a place at The Cavendish School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. Please fill in the ESCC on-line form, or alternatively you can send in your appeal with any supporting documentation to:

Mr Stuart McKeown, Senior Democratic Services Adviser and School Appeals Manager, East Sussex County Council, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 481583

Deadline for submitting Secondary appeals and supporting documentation to ESCC (relating to the September 2017 intake): 14 April 2017.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeal Hearings to take place : appeals received by the above deadline will be heard by 26 May 2017.

For In-year appeals

Deadline for receipt of appeals : Parents have within 25 school days of the date of a letter confirming the decision to refuse an application. Appeal Hearings to take place: in-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Notification of the date, time and venue for the appeal hearing

ESCC will send you a letter saying when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. ESCC will give you at least 10 school days written notice of the date of the hearing, unless you’ve agreed to a shorter notice period.  The information should also confirm the deadline to parents to submit additional information.

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted

You should send ESCC all your evidence supporting your case when you make your appeal. However, you can send any additional evidence to ESCC up to 7 working days before the date of the hearing (not including the day of despatch or the day of their hearing).  You can send additional evidence after this deadline or bring extra items with you on the day of your hearing but the appeal panel may decide not to accept this late evidence.

Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to your hearing being adjourned, or even postponed to another day.

ESCC will normally send you a decision letter which sets out the reasons for the panel’s decision within five school days of your hearing; it can take longer at busy times.

Additional information

East Sussex County Council website admissions: http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council website appeals: http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk
Cavendish School Prospectus: Link
Admission Booklet 2016-2017: Link

Joining The Cavendish School

If you are interested in your child joining any other year group, please contact

Admissions Officer on 01323 731340 ext 206.