Consultation: Admission Policy for Entry September 2020

Update 12/02/2019

The consultation period for the Admissions Policy for Entry September 2020 is now closed.  Responses will be considered by the Academy Council and the policy will be revised as appropriate following the consultation process.  The Admissions Policy will be displayed on the school’s website by 28 February 2019.

Consultation period Monday 17 December 2018 – Thursday 31 January 2019

Consultation with regard to a proposed change to the Admission Policy for St. Mary’s Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy for the academic year 2020/2021.

Please find attached the following appendices:

i. Draft proposed policy with appendix attached, which identifies Eastern Orthodox Churches

ii. Document reflecting the proposed changes within the Supplementary Information Form for admission to an Academy.

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has worked with the Office of Schools Adjudicator (OSA) in order to produce a model policy and oversubscription criteria that meets the requirements of the schools admission code (Appendix 1).

The main proposed change is the introduction of a new oversubscription criteria ‘members of an Eastern Christian Church’ as requested by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales (Appendix ii and Appendix iii).  

A further change has been made to category 1 in the oversubscription criteria. You will note that all Catholic looked after children are included in one category.

The Office of School Adjudicator (OSA) have also requested that the admission arrangements for sixth form are clear. The proposed policy reflects the OSA guidance.

The proposed changes require consultation.

The consultation period is for a minimum of six weeks; this will commence on Monday 17 December 2018 and finish on Thursday 31 January 2019.

During the consultation period all feedback correspondence should be sent to the Clerk to the Academy Council at the following contact address:

At the close of the consultation period, the Academy Admissions Committee will consider all correspondence received during the consultation.

The determined policy will be placed on the school website by 28 February 2019.

Thank you for your time and due consideration of this consultation process.

Yours sincerely,

Darren Beardsley


St. Mary’s Menston Draft Admission Policy 2020 for consultation with appendix attached (PDF)

St. Mary’s Menston Draft SIF School Information Form 2020 for consultation (PDF)