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Students Joining in Year 7

All transfers from Year 6 to Year 7 for residents living in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea are coordinated by the School Admissions Team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. To find out more details about schools in general in the Southend area, please visit the following website: www.southend.gov.uk/admissions

Secondary School Admissions 2017/18

Applications for a September 2017 transfer to Year 7 must be submitted between 1st September 2016 and 31st October 2016.

Parents who wish to attend open evenings and information events for secondary schools can download the advert here.

Secondary School Admissions 2016/17
The Secondary Admissions Booklet 2016 - 2017 is available

Our admission limit is: 168 per year group

Students will be admitted from age 11, whatever their ability, up to the number of places available. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, priority will be given to the following:

1. Looked After Children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a

residence order or special guardianship order)

2. Students who will have siblings at the School;

3. Students living in the catchment area of the school on the basis of closeness to the School;

4. Students living outside the catchment area of the School on the basis of closeness to the School;

In the case of over subscription in any one category straight line distance will be used to measure the distance between the student’s home and the nearest student entrance to the School. If the student’s home is a flat the distance will be measured to the main external entrance of the building. If the same distance is shared by more than one student, and only one place is available, the place will be awarded on the basis of a computerised random allocation process (supervised by someone independent of the governing body).

Siblings are considered to be an older brother or sister, half-brother or half-sister, step-brother or stepsister, adopted brother or sister, living at the same address, who attends the School at the time of application with a reasonable expectation that he or she will still be attending at the time of the proposed admission.

In the exceptional situation where one twin or one or two triplets are refused a place, in order to keep family members together the additional student(s) will be admitted even if this results in the admission limit for the year group being exceeded.

Where the school is named in a childs EHCP the School and the Local Authority have a duty to admit the child.

The duty to comply with parental preferences does not apply where a child has been permanently excluded from two or more schools (for period of up to two years following the second exclusion).

Arrangements for appeals:

If it is not possible to offer your child a place, details of the appeals process will be forwarded to you by the School.

In-Year Secondary School Admissions

Guidance Notes for Parents/Carers of Children Seeking a Secondary School Place during the 2016/17 School Year.

Click here to view the In-Year Admissions Application Form

The following Guidance Notes provide information on how to apply for a Secondary School place for your child during the school year. Applying for a school place during the school year is referred to as an ‘In-Year’ admission.

Applications are usually necessary due to:

The above website includes links to school websites, together with a copy of the Secondary School Admissions Booklet. The Admissions Booklet details the name, address, admissions limit and admissions criteria of all the Secondary Schools in the Borough.

Changing Schools

Transferring Schools within the Borough

Moving schools is a serious step to take. Before applying for a place at an alternative school in the Borough, please discuss the reasons for your request to move with your child’s current Headteacher. Your child must continue to attend their current school and you must ensure you do not remove your child from school before securing a place at another school.

Before you apply at Futures Community College


It is advisable to find out about schools in the Borough by considering the details from various sources:

Many schools are already full which means that the nearest or catchment schools for your new home address may not be able to offer your child a place.

Please note if you have more than one child trying to obtain a place this can be very difficult. In some cases parents/carers may find that they can place one child into the school but not any others. Parents/carers should consider very carefully if there are sufficient places at their preferred school when making an application.

How to Apply for a School Place at Futures Community College

What Happens Next?

Waiting Lists

Futures Community College maintains a waiting list. If a Year Group is full and you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place, you can request that your child be placed on the waiting list. Students’ names will be kept on the waiting list for approximately one school year.

Where can I obtain further Information or Advice?

Please contact the Admissions Team at Futures Community College on 01702 415300, ext. 5316 or via email: admissions@southchurchschool.com