The Academy Trust has the following agreed admission numbers for the Academy as below and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years:
a) 240 for pupils in Year 7 for the years 2010/11 through to 2013/14 whilst located within the existing buildings of the former Sutton High Sports College which will increase to 270 for pupils in year 7 from 2014/15 onwards when in new premises.
b) The Academy has capacity for 150 pupils in the sixth form with 75 places in year 12 during the years 2010/11 through to 2013/14 which will increase to 200 pupils in the sixth form with 100 in year 12 from 2014/15 onwards
Procedures where The Sutton Academy is oversubscribed
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs, where The Sutton Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
a) +children who are in public care or who were previously in public care;
b) children from the following associated primary schools:
Robins Lane Community Primary
Sutton Manor Community Primary
Sutton Oak CE Primary
Thatto Heath Community Primary
Willow Tree Primary;
c) children who have a brother or sister at the Academy at the time of likely admission. The brother or sister must be on the school roll in Years 7-11. This includes full, half or stepbrothers and sisters, adopted and foster brothers and sisters, or children of the parent/carer’s partner and, in every case, who are living at the same address and are part of
the same family unit;
d) children whose parents have expressed a preference for a place at the Academy.
+Children in public care are defined as children who are (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or
(b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social
Services functions (under Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). Children previously in public care are those who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
In the event of any oversubscription in the number of applications made under any of the categories above, the Academy will offer places first to children whose family home is nearest the school. The measurement shall be done by the Local Authority in a straight line using a Geographical Information System (GIS) based on Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) data and the National Grid co-ordinates for the family home and the Academy.
Where the tie-break does not distinguish between applicants, e.g. children living in the same
block of flats, random allocation will be used. This will be done by drawing lots and supervised by someone independent of the Academy.
Special Conditions for Twins (etc.)
Where the final place in a year group is offered to one of twins (or triplets etc.), the Academy will not apply the tie-break as it will admit the other twin etc. too, even if that means going above the admission number for the Academy.
How places were allocated at The Sutton Academy for September 2012:
Places were allocated as follows:
|Admission Number||Total number of applications: First, Second and Third preferences||How places were allocated||Final number of places allocated after late applications, changes of preference and appeals|
First Preference: 186
Second Preference: 115
Third Preference: 80
|All preferences were met||
Please be aware that how places are allocated can substantially change from year to year.
This school has been oversubscribed in previous years.
Admission to the Academy is done through St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's website. A link to which can be found here.
The council offers an electronic admissions system, which can be accessed directly from here.
Should you require any additional information or support with this process please do not hesitate to contact the academy directly on: 01744 678859 or you may email us directly at: email@example.com.