3. Applying for a Secondary School Place

3.1:Applications to apply for a place in year 7 at secondary school can be made online. Paper application forms will be available for parents/guardians who do not have access to the online system. To apply online, you need access to a computer and an e mail address.

3.2: Applications should be made by all parents/guardians resident within Redcar & Cleveland who wish to express a preference for their child to be admitted to Year 7 of a secondary school, whether within, or outside, the Redcar & Cleveland area. This is for all schools including VA schools, foundation schools and academies.

3.3: Parents of children resident outside Redcar & Cleveland who wish to express a preference for a school maintained by Redcar & Cleveland should apply to their home local authority. Details of the application will then be passed by that local authority to Redcar and Cleveland.

3.4 When making the application parents will:
  • be invited to express up to three preferences for schools/ academies in rank order
  • be invited to give reasons for their preference
  • be encouraged to provide supplementary information in support of their preferences
  • be advised of the closing date for receipt of applications, and to whom they must be returned

3.5: The LA will make arrangements, to ensure that application details are sent to all parents/guardians whose children are resident within Redcar & Cleveland and are eligible for admission to Year 7 in the 2014/2015 school year.

3.6: The online application form can be accessed through the Redcar & Cleveland Council website at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk. then click on the link to secondary school admissions. The timescale for completion of the online application or paper form will be the same.

3.7: Where parents express a preference for a voluntary aided school,( Sacred Heart School or St Peter's Catholic College) a supplementary form has to be completed in order to provide further information to enable the governing body, as admissions authority, to apply their own admissions criteria if necessary. If a supplementary form is not included in your application pack you can either download the form from the Redcar and Cleveland website or to contact the school admissions team on 01642-444110 / 444108 to request the form.

3.8: Paper application and supplementary forms should be returned to the LA and not the pupil's current primary school or secondary school for which you are applying.

3.9: Full details for secondary admission arrangements will be published in the booklet Secondary Education - A Guide for Parents 2014 / 2015. Parents can obtain a copy on the Redcar and Cleveland website or by contacting the school admissions team on 01642-444110/444108. A quick guide to the application process is enclosed in the application pack.
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