Sixth form Admissions FAQs
Q: Do the children who attend Knights Academy already have automatic entry into the Sixth Form phase?
A: No, as the Academy is no longer a 3 – 18 Academy. Parents will need to apply for entry.
Q: How many places will be offered to external applicants in the Sixth Form?
A: Our planned number for 2021 is 208. As we are no longer an all through Academy, students from Knights Temple Grove are not automatically guaranteed a place in the secondary phase, therefore the number of places available to external applicants is not impacted.
Q: I would like to apply for a place at the Academy for my child, what do I have to do?
A: You will need to name the Academy as one of your preferences on your local authority common application form (CAF). You will need to name all of the schools that you would like your child to be considered for on the CAF regardless of the local authority that the school is in.
Q: Where can I get the CAF?
A: The CAF is available on your local authority (to which your council tax is paid) website.
Q: It is my intention to name the Academy as the first preference on the CAF. Will this be taken into consideration?
A: No, only the local authority is aware of the applicant’s preferences, the Academy considers all applicants under the Published Admissions Criteria.
Q: I will be applying for Knights Academy and another Haberdasher’s school. Will I have to name each school on the CAF?
Q: Where is the distance measured from?
A: Home to Academy distance will be measured as the direct line distance between the pupil’s home address to the Academy`s main building entrance on Launcelot Road. Proof of Residency will be required if a place is offered. Dual Residency
Q: My child lives equally with both my partner and myself at different addresses, what address will you consider?
A: In order to ensure equal opportunity to all applicants, we can only consider the address that is on the CAF and this is normally the address of the parent who is in receipt of the child benefit or child tax credit.
Q: I live close to the Academy. Or Q: I know children who live further away from my address who attend the Academy; does this mean that my child will definitely be offered a place?
A: No, as all applicants will be considered under the published admissions criteria in their band.
Medical and Social Criteria
Q: How do you consider who to offer the medical & social needs places too?
A: The application will need to be supported by a letter from a hospital consultant, social worker or similar professional. “The information should demonstrate why the school is the only school able to meet the child’s specific needs.” A medical and social committee will review the documentation and make a professional decision as to whether the school is the only school able to meet the child’s needs.
Q: Why do I have to provide documentation?
A: The documents will allow the medical and social committee to make an informed decision as to whether the Academy is the only school that is able to meet the child’s needs. Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment
Q: Will my child have to take a test in order to be considered for a place at the Academy?
A: No, testing is no longer an entry requirement at Knights Academy. Special Education Needs
Q: My child has a statement, will I need to apply via the CAF?
A: No, You will need to complete the Special Educational Needs (SEN) secondary transfer application form which is available from your local authority’s SEN department. Sibling Criterion
Q: I have twins applying for Sixth Form entry. If one is offered a place will the other be offered under the sibling criteria?
A: No the sibling criteria does not take into consideration twins applying at the same time. They will be considered as individuals for the year 7 entry.
Q: My child is applying for Sixth Form and has a sibling who attends the primary phase; will he/she be considered under the sibling criterion? Or Q: My child has a Foster Sibling at the school?
A: No, in order to be considered under the sibling criterion your child would have to have an older sibling who is on roll of the secondary school (see definition below): “Pupils who, on the date of admission, will have an older sibling (i.e. a natural brother or sister, or a half brother or sister, or a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, or step brother or sister who will be living with them at the same address) on roll of the secondary school. Pupils will be considered under this criterion if they have a sibling who attends the secondary school and who will continue to be on roll when the pupil joins the secondary school. Proof of the sibling relationship will be required if a place is offered.”
Q: My child has a sibling at the Academy. Will he/she be guaranteed a place?
A: Only if there are not more siblings than there are places available. If there are more siblings then the distance criterion will be used as a tie breaker to determine who will be offered the places available. E.g. if there were 3 places available and 4 siblings then the 3 siblings that live closest to the Academy would be offered the places.
Q: My child has a sibling at another Haberdasher’s primary school and I would like to apply for Knights Academy, will they be considered under the sibling criterion?
A: No, they will only be considered under the sibling criterion if they have a sibling on roll of the secondary phase that they are applying for.
Q: My child has a sibling at the Academy. Can they still apply under the sporting aptitude criterion?
A: Yes, they can still apply under this criterion.
Q: My child is in Year 11, will my other child be considered as a sibling?
A: No, only pupils who, on the date of application, will have a sibling that is on roll at the secondary school in years 7 – 10 will be considered under this criterion.
Q: My child is in year 13, will my other child be considered as a sibling?
A: No – as they will not be on roll when their sibling joins the Academy.