Admissions

Primary admissions

For further details on applying for our 2017/18 Reception places, please contact the school office on 020 8443 3113 or Enfield Council admissions team on 020 8379 5501. You can download or read the council’s brochure on the primary admissions process here.

For information on In-year admissions (part-way through the academic year), please see here.

Secondary admissions

For further details on applying for our 2017/18 Year 7 places, please contact the school office on 020 8443 3113 or Enfield Council admissions team on 020 8379 5501. You can download or read the council’s brochure on the secondary admissions process here.

For information on In-year admissions (part-way through the academic year), please see here.

 

Admissions Criteria

Ark John Keats Academy is a non-selective school for local children. When we admit pupils, we prioritise children with statements of special educational needs. Then, if our academy is oversubscribed, places are offered in the following order of priority:

  • Looked after children and children who have been previously looked after
  • Children of staff at the school, only if the staff member fills a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage (as approved by Ark Schools). (This priority is limited to no more than one place in each form of entry in any year.)
  • Children who at the time of admission have a sibling who attends the academy.
  • Children of staff (where there is no demonstrable skills shortage)
  • Children who live closest to the school by straight line distance from their home to the academy main entrance.

The academy will keep a waiting list to fill casual vacancies occurring if students leave during the year, or withdraw from a place that has been offered.

Please find below Ark John Keats Admission Policy:

PDF iconArk John Keats Academy Admission Policy 2016-17

PDF iconArk John Keats Academy Admission Policy 2017-18

PDF iconArk John Keats Academy Admission Policy 2018-19

 

Appeals Timetable

September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 or Reception class in September 2016 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  1 March 2017 19th April 2017
    after 19th April 2017 (late appeals)
Primary 18 April 2017 20th May 2017
    after 20th 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.  Appeals for the secondary school are due to be heard on week commencing 12th June 2017.  Appeals for the primary school are due to be heard on week commencing 19th June 2017.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

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.

 

In Year Admissions

Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the academy. Parents/carers can apply for a place for their child at any time and to any academy. If more applications are received than there are places available, the oversubscription criteria shall apply.

On receipt of an in-year application, the academy will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome, to allow the local authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of academy places.