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Admissions for entry from September 2020 (2020/21 academic year)
- Starting Secondary School in September 2020
- Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal
- Determined School Admission Arrangements for 2020 entry
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Mid Phase Admission Procedures
- Determined School Admission Arrangements for 2019 entry
- In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020
Mid Phase Admissions at Rokeby are students that start school after the first half term of Year 7 through to Year 11.
We welcome all students into the Rokeby community and offer every child an education. We are aware that students joining Rokeby mid-phase are doing so for a variety of reasons, some of which may be upsetting and difficult for them. At Rokeby we support all students and offer packages to meet their individual needs, whether emotional, learning or behavioural.
Parents and carers are an important part of the Rokeby community and are welcomed along with their children.
- To make every child and parent/ carer feel welcomed and a valued member of the school community.
- To assess every child accurately and provide any necessary support for them.
- To ensure that we are fully aware of any medical conditions, with the care plan if applicable.
- To ensure that every teacher is aware of the new arrival and any needs they have.
- To work with any outside agencies the child may be involved in.
- To pair students up with ‘buddies’ in order to encourage integration with peers.
Induction Process for students who arrive during the course of the school year (Mid-Phase Admission – MPA – students)
- The new student will be invited in for an interview with the Student Support Officer.
- After the admission interview the new student will have to complete a Maths and English assessment.
- The school prepares for the new students by:
- entering all the information onto the school database
- allocating the student a form group and a timetable
- organising ‘buddies’ (see below for explanation) for the new student, and briefing them on their role
- circulating information about the new student to all teachers, on a ‘need to know’ basis
- ensuring any support needed (Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language or Most Able) is in place
- The student starts on the agreed day, and is met by his ‘buddies’ or a MPA Leader and taken to his form class for registration.
- School encourages parents/carers to get in touch with any questions that come up.
- After four weeks the student and the allocated buddies meet with the Student Support Officers to discuss how the integration has gone. Any issues raised are passed on to the year coordinator.
- By week four, the student is a fully integrated member of the Rokeby community and our rigorous systems of tracking data and progress supports the student through their time at Rokeby.
Buddies: Student(s) in the same form class who are expected to help the new student settle in by introducing them to fellow students, help with integration, suggest clubs and help them to understand the school day.
MPA Leaders: An MPA leader is a student who will show the student around on the first day before registration and will act as a go-to-student for any new student who needs guidance or support when lost or confused.
The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (FAP), agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that for In Year admissions unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible. In agreeing a protocol, the local authority must ensure that no school – including those with available places – is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools, or who have challenging behaviour. Rokeby School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.
Determined Admission Arrangements – September 2020
The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.
All admission authorities must determine (i.e. formally agree) admission arrangements annually, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. Admission authorities must determine admission arrangements for entry in September 2020, by 28 February 2019. The Newham Community Schools Trust is the admission authority for Rokeby School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020.
For any proposed changes to the existing determined arrangements a formal consultation must take place and must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements which are to apply to applications in 2019 (entry in September 2020), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2019. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed arrangements. We did not propose any changes for 2020 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019
Our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020 are:
LB Newham School Admission Arrangements- September 2020
You can be object to these arrangements or the arrangements of any school by referring to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to admission arrangements for entry in September 2020 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2019. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.