Cavendish School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in The Cavendish School
Admissions Consultation Questionnaire 2020-2021

Admission Arrangements School Year 2020-2021

The Department of Education Schools Admission Code 2014 sets out a requirement for all admission authorities to undertake a statutory consultation where they propose a variation to the Published Admission Number of the school.

The Governors of The Cavendish School wish to consult with the wider community on the proposed changes within the arrangements of the Admission Policy for 2020 and onwards.

The proposed changes to the Admission Policy will be effective from 1 September 2020.

Summary of the proposed changes for 2020-2021:

  • Published Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 in September 2020, September 2021 and September 2022 onwards.
  • Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria.  1) Looked After Children and Adopted Children now includes The Residence Order within this criteria.

The Cavendish School is an All-Through School (age 2-16).  This means that the pupils attending in Year 6 within the Primary Phase have an automatic entitlement to progress up to Year 7 of the Secondary Phase.

The first All-Through Primary to Secondary transfer cohort will happen from 2020-2021.

The Admissions Authority therefore need to confirm the change of PAN to show the number of external places that will be available for children applying for Year 7 places:

  • 2020-2021 there will be a reduction of 60 places as we have 2 x classes of 30 Year 6 pupils progressing up.  Therefore, 120 places will be available so as not to exceed the maximum pupil capacity of 180 pupils in Year 7.
  • 2021-2022 there will be a reduction of 30 places as we have 1 x class of 30 Year 6 pupils progressing up.  Therefore, 150 places will be available so as not to exceed the maximum pupil capacity of 180 pupils in Year 7.
  • 2022-2023 there will be a reduction of 60 places as we have 2 x classes of 30 Year 6 pupils progressing up.  Therefore, 120 places will be available so as not to exceed the maximum pupil capacity of 180 pupils in Year 7.

Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria

The Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria has had an additional consideration to the Looked after Children and Adopted Children / and Children with a Statement of SEN or EHCP criterion

We have included the statement: Residence Order is an order issued by the Family Proceedings Court, and details, which parent the children, should reside with.

The DRAFT Admission Policy for 2020-2021 can be reviewed here.

The Admissions Consultation will run from Monday 26 November 2018 until Monday 21 January 2019.

The Consultation will be available to the following groups:

  • Parents of pupils at The Cavendish School
  • Staff of The Cavendish School
  • Primary and Secondary Schools in the area
  • East Sussex County Council

The Cavendish School would like to hear your views on the above changes.

You can contact us by email, letter or by completing the form.

Email: admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Letter: Admissions Officer, The Cavendish School, Eldon Road, Eastbourne BN21 1UE

Admissions Primary Phase

Applying to The Cavendish School – Main Round September 2019

Primary Phase 2019-2020 for Reception Year 2019

Please note that we will not be taking Year 3 pupils in September 2019.

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 2018-2019 and parents are able to apply for a Reception place for their child to start here in September 2019. 

Reception Year – for children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.

Children whose fifth birthday falls after 31 August 2015 will not, under any circumstances, be admitted to school in 2019-2020 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 2019.

The deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 15 January 2019. The decision date is Monday 16 APRIL 2019 = Allocation Day.

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

Verification

In the event of over-subscription the school may seek verification of address when it is unclear whether the applicant meets the over-subscription criteria. Proof of residence e.g. council tax bill and proof of identity may be required.  The Governing Body reserves the right to seek verification from other official resources.

False or misleading information that materially affects the decision to award a place will result in the withdrawal of that place.  If the place has been awarded, accepted, or taken up, that play may still be withdrawn.

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 7 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. The best way to submit an appeal is online: https://apps.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/findingaschool/appeals/form/

The above link also provides useful information about the appeal process.

If you would prefer to submit your appeal in paper format, please send a written request for an appeal form and guidance notes to East Sussex School Appeals Service, West E, East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 482290.

The appeal deadline for children starting in the Primary Phase in September 2019 (for Reception Year) is Friday 17 May 2019.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeal Hearings will be heard by mid July 2019.

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 notification confirming 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
Welcome Booklet: LinkEast Sussex County Council website admissions: www.eastsussex.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council website appeals: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/schoolappeals

Admissions Secondary Phase

Applying to The Cavendish School – Main Round

Secondary Phase 2019-2020

Year 7 September 2019

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 2019-2020 and parents are able to apply for a Year 7 place for their child to start here in September 2019Please note that we are taking 180 Year 7 pupils in September 2019.

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 2018.

The  deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 31 October 2018. The decision date is Thursday 1 MARCH 2019 = Allocation Day

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 7 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. The best way to submit an appeal is online:http: https://apps.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/findingaschool/appeals/form/eastsussex.gov.uk/schoolappeals

The above link also provides useful information about the appeal process.

If you would prefer to submit your appeal in paper format, please send a written request for an appeal form and guidance notes to East Sussex Schools Appeals Service, West E, East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 482290.

The appeal deadline for children starting in the Secondary Phase in September 2019 (for Year 7) is Monday 16 April 2019.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeal Hearings will be heard by 25 May 2019.

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 notification confirming 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
Welcome Booklet: Link

Applying to The Cavendish School For In Year Admissions

between September 2018 – July 2019 (during the academic year)

In Year Applications for admission to The Cavendish School (Primary and Secondary Phases) can be made directly to The Cavendish School or to the Admissions & Transport Team at East Sussex County Council.  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.

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