Sixth Form Consultation

Sixth Form Consultation

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One of the key features of an education at Beauchamp College is our commitment to both Academic Excellence and Holistic Development which means we not only ensure our students leave Beauchamp with the best academic grades but also the skills to do well in life after their education with us.

We are passionately committed to ensuring that this offer is available to as many students as possible who wish to come here whatever their background. We are deeply committed to social mobility and as such we aim to ensure that every young person has an equal chance of studying with us. In keeping with the 2018 Sutton Trust commissioned Parent Power Report we plan to achieve this equality through random allocation should we be oversubscribed.

This mechanism will ensure that no individual student or groups of students could be disadvantaged through the school they previously attended or where they currently reside.

Please note these admissions changes will not affect students of Beauchamp who complete their GCSEs with the school and are automatically offered a place if they meet entry requirements for 6th Form.

Proposal for Beauchamp Sixth Form (for entry in 2020)

Beauchamp College and its Governors wish to make changes to its Sixth Form over-subscription procedure for students new to Beauchamp.

This new form of admissions is open to consultation for a period of six weeks from 29 October 2018 to 7  December 2018.

The consultation process allows all stakeholders to have their say and feedback to the school before these findings are presented to Governors and shared with the local authority. For more information on our proposal for admissions to Beauchamp Sixth Form, view or download our consultation booklet and covering letter.

Consultation survey

We wish to hear your thoughts on the proposed changes to the admission policy to sixth form for 2020-2021. Please complete our survey to give us your feedback.

 

Consultation Sessions

If you would like to discuss the proposed admission changes in person we have 6 consultation sessions available that you can attend. Please use one booking per family with a maximium of 2 people attending from each family.

Book your Place
Friday, 2 November 2018
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Monday, 26 November 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find frequently asked questions below (click to expand)

An independent adjudicator ruled that Beauchamp College’s sixth form admission policy was in breach of the DfE School Admission Code. As a result of this ruling we had to change our policy to ensure we were fully compliant with the code.

It is a system that allows a defined number of students to be placed into a randomly sequenced order and is supervised by someone independent of the Beauchamp College.

We want to give all external applicants an equal opportunity of gaining a place in the sixth form and the fairest and most transparent way to achieve this is to use an unbiased system.

All internal students who apply to stay at Beauchamp College and meet the minimum entry requirements listed in the policy will be offered a conditional place and will continue to have priority of place over external applicants.

There is no catchment area for sixth form. Typically Beauchamp College sixth form students come from all areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Typically Beauchamp College sixth form students come from all areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The majority of post 16 students make their own way to Beauchamp College using school or public transport with Beauchamp College being on existing bus routes.

Students who are studying GCSEs at other schools.

The published admission number for external applicants is 200.

If your son / daughter is an internal student and meets the minimum entry requirements listed in the policy, we have a legal requirement to provide that existing student with a place. If your son / daughter is an external student there are no guarantees of a place and potentially they will be subject to the independent sequencing procedure as part of the oversubscription criteria.

If a student declines our offer of a place we will use the waiting list to fill the available space.

The Lionheart Academies Trust.

Consultation launched Monday 29 October 2018: booklet and letter sent to stakeholders in the area, banner and information posted on our website with ‘Survey monkey’ link. Weekly focus groups held (via ticket source link on website) for the six weeks. Designated email address created. Feedback collated from all sources.

Consultation closes noon Friday 7 December.

No. Admission authorities must consult when admission arrangements are changed or if they have not been consulted on within the last 7 years.

Please note that academies are not required to consult on their Published Admission Number (PAN) where they propose either to increase or keep the same PAN.

It is a 6-week consultation starting w/c 29 October and ending Friday 7 December 2018. Admission authorities must consult for a minimum period of 6 weeks and it should take place between 1 October and 31 January.

Communication material has been sent to secondary Head Teachers, named primary Head Teachers, the LA, adjoining local authorities, local shops, doctor’s surgeries, leisure centres and the Diocese.

The outcome will be shared on the 15 March 2019 via a variety of communication channels as well as the policy being updated on our website.