How to apply
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Parents and Carers seeking admission for their children should firstly complete an In Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF) below. Once we have received the completed application form we will be in contact with you with further details.
- Looked After Children
Looked After Children and all children who have been previously looked after, but following being
looked after became subject to an adoption order, child arrangement order or special
guardianship order (in the care of the Local Authority or provided with accommodation by the
authority for a continuous period of more than 24 hours), or children who appear to the Admission
Authority to have been in state care outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being
*A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or
were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care
whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society”.
- Children who, at the time of the admission, have a sibling who attends the Academy
For this purpose, “sibling” means a whole, half or step-sister or brother, or an adopted child
resident at the same address. The Academy will also include in this criterion children whose
parents are married or cohabiting and live together within the same household. In the case of
multiple births or siblings in the same year group, where there is only one place available in the
Academy, the other child/children will be offered place above PAN.
- Children of staff employed by the Academy
Following the criteria above, priority will be given to the child of a person (1) who has been
employed at the Academy for two or more years at the time the application was made and/or
(2) where the person was employed by the Academy to fill a vacant post for which there is a
demonstrable skills shortage.
- Child’s health reasons
Written medical evidence from a General Practitioner or hospital consultant must be provided
which demonstrates a specific health reason which requires the child to attend Goodwin
- Any other children
In the event of the school being oversubscribed, priority will be given within each criterion based
on distance from the school, with those closest being given higher priority. We will use the
distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight
line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data. Distances are
measured from a point defined as within the child’s home as determined by KCC to a point
defined as within the school, as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is
used for everybody. In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal
eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn
randomly to decide which child should be given the place.
In-Year Admissions Applications
This includes admissions arrangements for any transfers to any year up to and including Year 11, which do not fall within the initial Year 7 September admission.
- Parents/carers resident in Kent will be able to apply for a school place by using the form on line or by using a standard paper form known as the In-year Common Application Form (IYCAF), which is available from the Local Authority or the Academy Office.
- Students are accepted from all parts of Deal and the surrounding area/villages.
- The Academy does not ask for additional information on a supplementary information form.
- The Local Governing Body/Sponsor has the right to refuse the admission of children who have been permanently excluded from two or more schools.
Post 16 Admissions
All applications are to be made via the Kentchoices4U website. Both internal and external applicants will have to have met the minimum academic requirements to gain entry to the Sixth Form.
Students wishing to study:
- Level 3 subjects must gain a minimum of 5 x A*-C grades/Grade 9-5 at GCSE
(for entry onto A/S and A level programmes this will derive from individual subjects)
Goodwin Academy works with Kent County Council in accordance with their in-year fair access policy.
For all enquiries regarding admissions please contact:
Mrs B Wright
Tel: 03333 602 210
Or alternatively you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please link to the Kent Admissions for details of admission arrangements through the local authority.