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PLEASE NOTE: Application to Vary our 2021/22 Admission arrangements.

Due to the temporary closure of Churches and other places of worship during the Covid19 Lockdown, (which has impacted on our normal process for verifying church attendance/faith commitment as specified in our admission arrangements), the SNMAT Trust (as our admissions authority) has applied for a variation to our 2021/22 admission arrangements. Please see letter below from the Chair of the Trust Board. Once we have received confirmation of the proposed variation from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator we will then be able to upload our revised 2021/22 admission arrangements and Supplementary Information Form to our website.  In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the SNMAT admissions officer - alison.jacobson@southwell.anglican.org if you need to discuss this matter further.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021- 2022

All admission authorities must determine admission arrangements by 28 February every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT) determined its 2021-22 admission arrangements for all partner academies in the Trust on 11 February 2020. Following a consultation in October 2019, St Mary Magdalene’s 2021-22 admission arrangements have now been updated to include:-

  • A new standardised format for the arrangements.

  • A new standardised SIF

 

Right of Appeal

Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012, if you apply for and are refused a place at St Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School you have the right to appeal.

Admission Appeals at SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals Team, who provide an independent appeals process.  If you decide that you wish to proceed with an appeal, you should within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:-

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/appeal-a-school-admission-decision

For parents/carers who are unable to use the online form, a printed form can requested from NCC's customer contact centre – 0300 500 80 80.  

Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Impact of Coronavirus on SNMAT Admission Appeals

Given the situation relating to the current Coronavirus epidemic and the fast moving changes relating to Government advice on public health, the SNMAT, as an Own Admissions Authority, has taken the difficult decision to suspend  its admissions appeals, for the foreseeable future, pending further guidance from the Department for Education.  This decision has been taken for the protection of all parties involved in the appeal hearing.

 

Nottinghamshire County Council who administer SNMATs admissions appeals has confirmed they are still taking appeals from parents and logging them as normal, so if you wish to register an appeal for an SNMAT partner academy, please go to NCC’s website and complete the online appeals form:-

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/appeal-a-school-admission-decision

 

Please find below the school’s admission arrangements which explain:

  • the process you need to follow to apply for a place at this school
  • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • our over-subscription criteria (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places).

 

For in-year admission requests, we use the Nottinghamshire County Council Co-ordinated Scheme for requests to join this school. in such cases, please refer to their website using the link below. 

 

Appeals Timetable

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