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Admissions Policy Consultation

Admissions Policy Consultation

Consultation on Sigma Trust Admission Arrangements

The Sigma Trust is consulting on the admissions policies for all schools within the Trust which includes the following schools:

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

The consultation period will run from Monday, 16 December 2019 until Tuesday, 28 January 2020; during this time, parents/interested parties are invited to express their views and any concerns about the proposed changes to the admission arrangements at any of the schools within The Sigma Trust.

In accordance with the DfE’s 2014 statutory ‘School Admissions Code’ guidance, as a Trust we must consult on our admission arrangements when changes are proposed, and at least once every seven years.

Please find attached the proposed admissions policies for 2021/22 for all schools within The Sigma Trust. As you will see, The Trust has adopted common admissions criteria for all 12 academies that centres around priority admission areas for all schools.

Following discussions with Essex, we are proposing a reduction in the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Monkwick Infant and Nursery School from 90 to 60 pupils.

We are also proposing an increase to the PAN at Clacton County High School, from 279 to 308 pupils. When the planned expansion works for Clacton County High School and The Colne Community School & College are completed, we intend to further increase their PANs appropriately.

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.

For further information regarding the consultation process, to access the proposed policies and admission areas, please refer to The Sigma Trust and individual school websites. If you wish to further discuss this matter, please contact The Sigma Trust on tel: 01255 750900 or admin@sigmatrust.org.uk. All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 5.00pm on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 to: admin@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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

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 school’s websites as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the Board.

Alton Park Junior School Admission Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Alton Park Primary School.

Clacton County High School Admission Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Clacton County High School.

Colne Community School Admissions Policy 2021/22

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Holland Park Primary School Admissions Policy 2021/22

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Harwich and Dovercourt High School Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Harwich and Dovercourt High School.

Monkwick Infant School and Nursery Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Monkwick Infant School and Nursery.

Monkwick Junior School Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Monkwick Junior School.

Paxman Academy Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Paxman Academy.

Philip Morant School and College Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for Philip Morant School and College.

St Helena School Admission Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for St Helena School.

Thomas Lord Audley School Admissions Policy 2021/22

Click the buttons below to view either the admission policy 2020/21 or the map of priority admission area for the Thomas Lord Audley School.