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Admission Criteria

Admission limit: 196 (Year 7); 300 (for Sixth Form)

To apply for a place for your child at our School, Parents should apply through Southend Borough Council. For more information about school admissions visit www.southend.gov.uk/admissions

If, at the closing date for applications, there are not enough places for all those who have expressed a wish to have their child admitted to the school, places will be allocated using the following criteria:

Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
Pupils who live in the catchment area served by the school and who have an older sibling attending the school.
Pupils who live in the catchment area served by the school.
Pupils who live outside the catchment area served by the school and who have an older sibling attending the school. 
Pupils who live outside the catchment area served by the school.

Pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs that name a particular school are required to be admitted and the admission authority does not have the right to refuse admission.

In the case of over-subscription in any one category, ‘straight line’ distance will be used to measure the distance between the pupil’s home (including flats) and the nearest pupil entrance to the school. If the pupil's home is a flat, the distance will be measured to the main entrance of the building. Distances will be measured using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority. If the same distance is shared by more than one pupil and only one place is available, the place will be awarded on the basis of a computerised random allocation process (supervised by someone independent of the Council/Governing body).

All admission criteria for pupils applying for the start of Year 7 refer to the closing date for admission applications. For all other applications the criteria will refer to the date the application is received by the Council.

In accordance with the School Admissions Code, if the school is over-subscribed, any application received after the identified closing date will be slotted into the waiting list in the appropriate position (according to the admissions criteria) once the initial offers of places have been made.  

Siblings are considered to be an older brother or sister, half-brother or half-sister, step-brother or step-sister, adopted brother or sister, living at the same address, who attends the school at the time of application with a reasonable expectation that he or she will still be attending at the time of the proposed admission.

In the exceptional situation where one twin or one or two triplets are refused a place, in order to keep family members together, the additional pupil(s) will be admitted even if this results in the admission limit for the year group being exceeded. 

As an academy we are bound by the DFE’s School Admission Code a copy of which can be obtained from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code--2

Please see our full Admissions Policy below:

http://www.chasehigh.org/files/5015/0668/2722/Admissions_Policy_July_2017_Review_July_2018.pdf

In-Year Admissions (Years 7-11)

Please complete the documents below and return to Chase High School where your application will be dealt with in a reasonable time. Once a decision has been made we aim to complete the application within 5 school days. 

In-Year Admission Application Part 1

Please send to admissions(at)chasehigh.org

In-Year Admission Application Part 2

Please send to previous school (where appropriate)

Secondary school appeals

Please download the below document relating to admission appeals. If you have any queries, please contact admissions(at)chasehigh.org

Appeal Template 2017/2018

Sixth Form admissions

Prospective Sixth Form students are encouraged to visit the school in the Autumn Term. Application details, including a prospectus, can be obtained from the school office. The closing date for applications is April 30th, although late applicants can be considered any time up to September 30th. Prospective Sixth Formers will be invited to attend an induction programme in the Summer Term. 

Students should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the school. Up to an extra 30 students can be accepted into the Sixth Form from other schools, in addition to those already attending Year 11 in this school who achieve the Sixth Form entry requirements detailed below. The Sixth Form does not give priority to applicants from pupils enrolled at particular schools.

Places on Level 2 and Level 3 courses can normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. Our Sixth Form entry requirements are as follows: 

Level 
of 
course
Course 
equivalent 
to
Length of course Entry 
requirements

Level 2

BTEC

GCSE 

1 year Minimum of 2 x GCSEs at Grade D (or equivalent) 

Level 3

BTEC

A Levels 

 

2 years 5 x GCSEs 
at Grades A* – D (or equivalent including Grade 4 in English and maths)

A Levels

 

 

2 years

5 x GCSEs 
at Grades A* – C (or equivalent including Grade B in subject to be

studied at A Level and Grade 4 in English and Maths)

 

Agreements for appeals

Should there be more candidates of the required level than places, selections will be based on GCSE performance, with priority being given to Children in Public Care.

If it is not possible to offer your child a place, details of the appeals process will be forwarded to you by the school. 

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