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Admissions Policy Consultation

Admissions Policy Consultation

Consultation on Sigma Trust Admission Arrangements 2023/2024

The Sigma Trust is consulting on the 2023/24 admissions policies for the following academies within The Sigma Trust:

Clacton County High School Alton Park Junior School
The Colne Community School & College Holland Park Primary School
Harwich & Dovercourt High School Monkwick Infant & Nursery School
Paxman Academy Monkwick Junior School
Philip Morant School & College
St Helena School
The Stanway School
Thomas Lord Audley School

 

Due to falling rolls within the localities of two of our primary academies, we are proposing a reduction in the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Alton Park Junior School from 120 to 90 pupils and at Monkwick Junior School from 90 to 60 pupils.

We are proposing an increase to the PAN at Clacton County High School from 308 to 336 and at The Colne Community School from 248 to 280 pupils.

Whilst we are not proposing any amendments to the oversubscription criteria for the Trust’s academies, we have included an additional criterion: ‘any other applicants’ and provided clarification that, within each of the oversubscription criteria, proximity of the home to the academy will be taken into consideration, with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority.

The DfE’s 2021 statutory ‘School Admissions Code’ guidance requires the Trust to consult on admission arrangements when changes are proposed, and at least once every seven years. However, an increase to the PAN is not a change requiring consultation.

The consultation period will run from Thursday, 16th December 2021 until Friday, 28th January 2022; during this time, parents/interested parties are invited to express their views and any concerns about the proposed changes to the admission arrangements at Alton Park Junior School and Monkwick Junior School.

In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party, we are keen to hear your views on the proposed changes; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter.

If you wish to further discuss this matter or require a hard copy of the documentation, please contact The Sigma Trust via email admin@sigmatrust.org.uk.To view the documentation regarding admission arrangements for any of The Trust’s academies, please visit The Sigma Trust website: www.sigmatrust.org.uk.  Additionally, the individual academy’s Admissions Policy is available on each academy’s website.

All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 5.00pm on Friday, 28th January 2022 to: Mrs K Hook, Chief Administrative Officer to The Sigma Trust, The Sigma Trust, Tendring Education Centre, Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8BE, or alternatively via email to:  admin@sigmatrust.org.uk

Please note that written responses should outline your personal details, including your name, address and relationship to the academy.

At the end of the consultation period, the Trust Board will meet to consider responses. The outcome of the consultation will be published on The Trust and individual a’s websites as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the Board.

Alton Park Junior School Admission Policy 2023/24

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Clacton County High School Admission Policy 2023/24

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Colne Community School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Harwich and Dovercourt High School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Holland Park Primary School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Monkwick Infant School and Nursery Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Monkwick Junior School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Paxman Academy Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Philip Morant School and College Admissions Policy 2023/24

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St Helena School Admission Policy 2023/24

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Stanway School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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Thomas Lord Audley School Admissions Policy 2023/24

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The Sigma Trust is consulting on its 2023/24 admissions policies for all of its academies.
To view the admission arrangements for these schools, please click here