Schools created through this Voluntary-aided schools capital scheme will have the same freedoms as existing voluntary aided schools, including over their admissions. This will enable them to give priority for admission on the basis of faith for up to 100% of places, once they are oversubscribed. All new schools that open through the Voluntary-aided schools capital scheme will be required to have strong local integration and community cohesion plans to ensure that pupils from all faiths and none feel welcome at the school.
Kingston Church of England Secondary School will be non-selective, co-educational and as an inclusive school it will be open to all children from all backgrounds. Students from families of all faiths and no faith will be able to gain admission.
The Admissions Policy for Kingston Church of England Secondary School will satisfy requirements of the School Admissions Code, the School Admissions Appeals Code and admissions law. Our admissions process will be inclusive, open, fair and transparent.
The new school will have 6 forms of entry with 30 pupils per form, giving a Planned Admissions Number (PAN) of 180. Each year 180 pupils will be admitted to Year 7, subject to the judgement of an independent appeals panel.
In accordance with the law, children with statements of Special Educational Need or with an Education Health and Care Plan will be admitted to the school where the Local Authority has specifically named Kingston Church of England Secondary School as the most appropriate placement. In the event of there being greater demand than there are places available to the school, places will be offered using over subscription criteria in keeping with the School Admissions Code.