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Uxbridge High School

admissions TO YEARS 7 TO 11

Uxbridge High School has one main year for admissions.  Children are admitted into the National Curriculum Year 7 at the age of 11.  Some places may become available during the year and parents may apply for an in-year admission by completing the In-Year Admission Form here and returning it to Uxbridge High School.  These places will be offered and filled from our waiting list in line with our admissions criteria.  Students are admitted into the Sixth Form each year at the age of 16+.

The Governors have agreed to process applications for admission to Uxbridge High School in Year 7 according to the co-ordinated Admissions Scheme managed by the London Borough of Hillingdon Education Authority.

To make an application for a Year 7 place at Uxbridge High School, either apply online at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schools or complete the relevant form provided by the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Admission Criteria 

The criteria for admissions to the school are set out below and we are required by the Secretary of State to follow these criteria.

We shall admit pupils at the age of 11, without reference to their ability or aptitude.  There will normally be 230 places for students in September of each year.

If there are more than 230 applications for places we shall use the following criteria, in the order shown, to decide which children to admit:

  1. A looked after child (as defined by the Children Act 1989) or a child who was previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption residence, or a special guardianship order.
  2. Children who currently have a brother or sister* as a pupil on roll at Uxbridge High School and who would reasonably be expected to still be attending at Uxbridge High School at the time of admission.
  3. Aptitude: Football - Children selected on the basis of aptitude for football as measured by the school’s aptitude assessment procedures. Priority will be given to a maximum of 10 students on the basis of aptitude in football.
    Music - Children selected on the basis of aptitude for music as measured by the school’s aptitude assessment procedures. Priority will be given to a maximum of 10 students on the basis of aptitude in music.
    Parents applying under the Aptitude criteria must contact the school for a Supplementary Information Form, which includes further details regarding the aptitude assessment process.  These forms are also available to download here.
  4. Children living nearest the School (measured in a straight line from the School Office to their  parents' permanent home as set by Ordnance Survey points of reference**).
    * This does not include cousins or other family members who live in the same household, but will include stepbrothers/sisters and adopted or foster children.
    ** This must be that of the child's permanent home with his/her parents or legal guardians.

Tie Breaker 

If two or more children have equal priority after applying all other criteria then the distance criterion set out in 4 above will be applied.  Where the applicants cannot be differentiated when the distance criterion is applied, a process of random allocation will be applied.

Admissions Procedure 

The procedure for deciding which children to admit will be carried out by Uxbridge High School and you will be notified of the result of your application by your Local Authority Admissions Team.

Should you apply for, but not be offered a place for your child at Uxbridge High School, you can request appeals information to be sent to you after you are notified of the result of your application.

Appeals 

If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Uxbridge High School, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel.

 

When considering whether to appeal, it is important that you are aware that although the law allows you to have the opportunity to appeal against admission decisions, it does not give your child the right to a place at a particular school. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful. If you are appealing for a place at Uxbridge High School, you should make arrangements for a place at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Accepting a place at another school does not affect your right to appeal for a place at Uxbridge High School.

 

Appellants will receive at least 10 school days' notice of their appeal hearing. 

If you would like to submit additional evidence, we would ask that you do so no later than 5 school days' before the hearing. This is so that evidence can be sent out to all parties from the appellant and the local authority in a reasonable time before the hearing.

Decision letters will be sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.

 

The guidance for parents booklet [305kb]  will explain your rights regarding admission to schools.

 

An Appeal Pack should be requested from Uxbridge High School by 28th March 2018. 

Appeals will be accepted after this deadline, but they may be heard at a later date.  

 

If you require further details or clarification of the Uxbridge High School Admissions policy, please contact Admissions at the school.

 

For information regarding transition events held at Uxbridge High School for students joining us in September, please see the link on the right hand side of this page.