Admissions policy and Open Days

Open Days for Reception Admission for September 2018

We hold annual open days for parents of prospective pupils to see around the academy and meet our staff and pupils.

Dates for open days for pupils starting in Nursery and Reception for 2018 are as follows:

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 9am start

Friday 1st December 2017 9.30am start

Wednesday 10th January 2018 9am start

 

Prospectus 

 Download our prospectus here

Admissions 

King Solomon Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school for local children. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority is given to pupils with statements of special educational needs where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places are then offered in the following order of priority:  

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  • Children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  • Children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)

The remaining places will be allocated children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

PLEASE BE AWARE: As Year 6 pupils of King Solomon Academy will automatically transfer to Year 7, there will be no or very few places available for children attending other primary schools. Applicants for this school are strongly advised to apply for other schools.

For full details, please see the full policies availablePDF icon2017/18PDF icon2018/19

Westminster co-ordinates admissions for Reception to Year 11. Applications must be made via the Westminster Council’s Admissions team on 020 7745 6433.

There are 60 school places available per year group. Westminster keeps a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if pupils leave during the year. Application forms for in-year admissions can be obtained direct from the school or from Westminster's admissions team. An online application form can be downloaded by clicking here

 

Admissions (Nursery)

King Solomon Academy co-ordinates their own admissions for nursery. Applications for Nursery 2018 will close on Friday,16th March 2018 at 4pm. If you would like to make an application for a nursery place you should attend one of the open days listed below. Application forms will be handed out at the end of the open day.

Dates for open days:

  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017 9am start
  • Friday 1st December 2017 9.30am start
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018 9am start

Please note that a nursery place at King Solomon Academy does not automatically guarantee a place in our primary school.

 

Appeals

September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 or Reception class in September 2017 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  1 March 2017 19 April 2017
    after 19 April 2017  (late appeals)
Primary 18 April 2017 20 May 2017
    after 20 May 2017 (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

If you wish to appeal for a place in year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please read this PDF iconguidance about infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form.

Please contact admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.