ADMISSIONS TO YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2021
1. Our admissions policy for the 2021-22 academic year can be viewed here: Admissions Policy 2021.
2. If you are applying for a faith place at the school, please download and complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and organise its return with your priest or minister by noon on the last working day in November 2020 ( Monday 30 November 2020). The earliest this form should completed and submitted to the school is September 2020.
Admissions applications will be managed through the Essex Coordinated Scheme. Please apply through the Local Authority for the area in which you live.
Due to the current climate we are unable to confirm the Open Events and tours for families interesting in attending the school from September 2021. We do have information for the students joining us in September 2020 here which you may find useful and this includes a virtual tour of the school and answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
PROPOSAL FOR VARIATION - SEPTEMBER 2021
Proposal for variation to the admissions arrangements for September 2021
We are required to notify you that we are applying for an in-year variation to our Admissions Policy for entry to Year 7 in September 2021. This variation is related to families wishing to apply for a place under the “Faith Criterion” only and relates to verification of attendance at church. An extract from the letter sent by the Chair of Governors to the Regional School Commissioner is below:
As Chair of the Board of Governors for Becket Keys CofE School, I write to confirm that by Chair's Action, the Governing Body resolve to propose that a variation be made to the Year 7 admissions arrangements at [Becket Keys CofE School] for September 2021, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.
The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship".
This request is made in order that parents seeking admission to the school can readily determine what the admissions oversubscription criteria are and how they may be met, and thereby enable the school to deal lawfully, fairly and transparently with admissions matters in the exceptional circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic.
The school’s admissions arrangements will be updated and published in due course, subject to the outcome of this application.