STEP Admissions and Appeals

Welcome to STEP Academy Trust and thank you for your interest in educating your child at one of our Academies.  The following notes are designed to provide guidance on enquiries or applications for places.

STEP Academy Trust is the admission authority for the Academies within the Trust and the allocation of school places has been delegated to the Local Authority School Admissions Teams.

CONSULTATION ON PROPOSAL TO VARY THE DETERMINED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE AT TURNHAM ACADEMY

Post Consultation for Turnham Academy Admissions – Summary

It was proposed that STEP Academy Trust undertake an admissions consultation to reduce Turnham Academy’s Published Admissions Number (‘PAN’) from 60 to 30, moving from a 2 Form Entry to a 1 Form Entry school with effect from 2023/2024.  The consultation took place for a minimum of 6 weeks between 14 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Responses to Turnham Academy Admission Arrangements Consultation

  • There were no responses to the consultation.
  • STEP have been liaising with Lewisham Local Authority regarding pupil numbers at Turnham and they are in support of the reduction in PAN.

Considerations for Determination

Turnham Academy admission arrangements for 2023/2024 have been determined and signed off by the Chair of Trustees in February 2022.

Determined Turnham Academy Admission Policy 2023/2024

 

STEP Academy Trust is consulting on the variation to the 2023 admission arrangements for Turnham Academy, Lewisham.  The School Admissions Code 2021, requires admission authorities to publicly consult where changes are proposed to admission arrangements.

This consultation seeks stakeholder’s views and comments. Please see below the documents in relation to the consultation and information on how to submit your views. 

Your feedback must be submitted no later than 31 January 2022

New School Admissions Code

Please note the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 Admission Policy has been updated in line with the requirements of the new School Admissions Code which comes into force on 1 September 2021 and will apply with immediate effect. Changes to the policies have been made to clarify the key issues around the admissions for vulnerable children, in-year admissions and Fair Access Protocols.

We welcome visits to our Academies before application and are flexible in trying to ensure you can look around at a mutually convenient time. Please telephone the Academy office to make an appointment with a member of the admissions team. If possible, we will try to arrange for a member of the Senior Leadership Team to be available for further questions.  Please check each Academy’s website for further details.

Applications for Reception places at one of our South London STEP Academies will be made in accordance with the Pan London coordinated admission arrangements administered by the Local Authority School Admissions team.

Applications for Reception places at one of our East Sussex STEP Academies will be made in accordance with the East Sussex County Council coordinated admission arrangements. 

Information on our Academies is displayed on their website.  The Academies will use the timetable specified by the Local Authority each year and published annually to parents for admissions of pupils to primary schools. For detailed information, please check the local authority website.

In year admissions (those that take place to all other year groups) are made as places become available. In recent years there have been very few places available for ‘in year’ admissions at our academies. However, you still make a formal application to your home Local Authority and your child’s name will be added to the waiting list for the academy of your choice.

Consideration of Applications

Applications are considered for reception places annually.  For ‘in year’ admissions, applications are considered as soon as a place becomes available. 

Waiting lists are maintained by the LA and all enquiries should be made to them. Children on waiting lists are ranked according to the priority they have under the published admission arrangements. Waiting lists do not operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis; if new applicants have a higher priority, they will be ranked higher than those who have been on the list for some time.

Please see below links to in year admissions information:

Secondary Transfer

Each September, parents/carers of children in Year 6, are able to apply for secondary school places for the following year. For detailed information, please check the Local Authority website.

Appeals

Parents/carers who are not offered a place for their child will be entitled to appeal to an independent committee under the provisions of the:

School Standards and Framework Act, 1998.

A service level agreement has been taken out with Local Authority Independent Appeals Services and Clerks Associates to carry out the role of clerk to administer appeals hearings.

Information about the appeals process can be located under the Appeals section on the Academy website.

Angel Oak Academy

Applegarth Academy

David Livingstone Academy

Gonville Academy

Heathfield Academy

La Fontaine Academy

Tudor Academy

Turnham Academy

Beddington Park Academy

Breakwater Academy

Burfield Academy

Hawkes Farm Academy

High Cliff Academy

Phoenix Academy

White House Academy

Benedict Academy

Park Academy

Peacehaven Heights Academy

Telscombe Cliffs Academy

Westbridge Academy

Angel Oak Academy
Burcher Gale Grove
London
SE15 6FL

TELEPHONE:
0207 703 3125
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Beddington Park Academy
Mallison Road
Beddington
CR0 4UL

TELEPHONE:
0208 688 1390
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David Livingstone Academy
Northwood Road
Croydon
CR7 8HX

TELEPHONE:
0208 653 4240
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Heathfield Academy
Aberdeen Road
Croydon
CR0 1EQ

TELEPHONE:
0208 353 4250
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Park Academy
Dorset Road
London
SW19 3EF

TELEPHONE:
0208 542 3365
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Turnham Academy
Turnham Road
Brockley
SE4 2HH

TELEPHONE:
0207 639 0440
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Applegarth Academy
New Addington
Croydon
CR0 9DL

TELEPHONE:
01689 841 528
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Benedict Academy
Church Rd
Mitcham
CR4 3BE

TELEPHONE:
0208 648 4726
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Gonville Academy
Gonville Road
Croydon
CR7 6DL

TELEPHONE:
0208 684 4006
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La Fontaine Academy
Nightingale Lane
Bromley
BR1 2SQ

TELEPHONE:
0208 353 4160
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Tudor Academy
King Henry's Drive
New Addington
CR0 0PH

TELEPHONE:
01689 843 103
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Westbridge Academy
Westbridge Road
London
SW11 3NE

TELEPHONE:
0207 228 1293
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Breakwater Academy
Valley Road
East Sussex
BN9 9UT

TELEPHONE:
01273 514 300
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Hawkesfarm Academy
Hawks Road
East Sussex
BN27 1ND

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 466
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Burfield Academy
Oaklands Way
Hailsham
BN27 3NW

TELEPHONE:
01323 819 309
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High Cliff Academy
Southdown Road
Newhaven
BN9 9FD

TELEPHONE:
01273 041 471
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Peacehaven Heights Academy
Peacehaven
Infants: Roderick Avenue, BN10 8UZ
Juniors: Hoddern Avenue, BN10 7QY

TELEPHONE:
01273 575 989
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Phoenix Academy
Marshfoot Lane
Hailsham
BN27 2PH

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 420
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Telscombe Cliffs Academy
Telscombe Cliffs Way
Peacehaven
BN10 7DE

TELEPHONE:
01273 583 113
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White House Academy
Marshfoot Lane
Hailsham
BN27 2FB

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 615
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