Students will be admitted without reference to academic ability or aptitude. The number of intended admissions for the year commencing September 2022 and 2023 will be 297. The school proposes to continue to admit students with Statements of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan, where that is the wish of the parents and of the Local Authority administering the statement or plan.
Where parental preferences for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.
Distances will be calculated using the Local Authority’s GIS system (Geographical Information System). To ensure consistency applies, all measurements will be carried out by the Local Authority’s GIS system and no other method of measuring distance will be considered. Each property has a coordinate taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT data. This is the point which distance measurements will be taken from. In the event of calculated distances for two or more students being equal, a tie-breaker based on Calderdale MBC Admissions Section random allocation system will be applied.
If there is oversubscription within any category, the next criterion would be applied (except for sporting criterion, which is based on the rankings in the sporting aptitude test).
|07/10/22||Applications to apply under the sporting criterion to be submitted to the school|
|w/c 17/10/22||Sporting aptitude tests to be carried out|
|21/10/22||Parents/carers informed of outcome|
|31/10/22||Deadline for online application to be submitted to the Local Authority|
Parents/carers who wish to make an independent appeal for a place for their child must contact the Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel at the school.
The Clerk will inform parents/carers about the procedure and send them all the relevant documentation including an appeals form to complete and return to the school.
Click here for some general notes about the appeals process.
Appeals are administered by an independent panel and the school follows the statutory requirements in both the School Admission Appeals Code and the School Admissions Code when organising admission appeals.
For information regarding this scheme, please click here.
For students placed on the waiting list during their transition year from Year 6 – Year 7, the waiting list will be maintained in accordance with the co-ordinated admission scheme by the Local Authority. If parents/carers wish the student to stay on the list after 30th September, they must inform the school in writing. The school does not maintain waiting lists beyond December each year.
The Brooksbank School can take up to 10% of each Year 7 admissions based on sporting aptitude where spaces are available.
The students accessing this route will receive the same high quality academic provision as other students as well as;
If your child is already attending one of our nominated primary feeder schools:
When you complete the common preference form for your choice of secondary school make sure you put The Brooksbank School down as a preference.
Make sure you submit the common preference form on time to the LEA – late applications will not be dealt with until after the first allocation process.
If your child attends another primary school and he/she would like the opportunity to be offered a place here under the sporting aptitude criterion
You are strongly advised to attend the open evening in the September prior to your child making the transition to secondary school to find out more about the application process