Hayesfield Girls’ School follows the Admissions Procedure as set by BANES Authority. Please click on the link called ‘BANES Secondary School Application Form’ for more information about the process that you will need to follow if you want to apply for your child to attend our school in Year 7.
Admissions to Year 7 from Primary School
Co-ordinated Admission of Students (with Beechen Cliff School)
Hayesfield and Beechen Cliff School operate a coordinated admission process. The admission process for Beechen Cliff can be accessed via their website: http://www.beechencliff.org.uk/admissions/lower-school-admissions/
Students will be admitted at age 11 without reference to ability or aptitude. The number of intended admissions for the year commencing 1 September 2018 will be 224. If the School decides that it is able to admit Year 7 students above its PAN, it will notify the local authority in good time to allow the local authority to deliver its co-ordination responsibilities effectively.
Hayesfield is an Academy and admission is the responsibility of the Governors. The Local Authority (LA) application form must be completed and returned to the LA by the closing date. An on-line LA application can also be made.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, all applications will be considered equally and the following criteria will be applied at the closing date for applications to be submitted to the Local Authority in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.
1. Looked after Children or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement or special guardianship order.
2a. Where the girl has a brother or sister, half brother or half sister, or step brother or step sister residing at the same address and currently attending Hayesfield Girls’ School and who will be in attendance at the time of admission (1 September 2018).
2b. Where the girl has a brother or sister, half brother or half sister, or step brother or step sister residing at the same address and currently attending Beechen Cliff School and who will be in attendance at the time of admission (1 September 2018).
3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed by the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, (A member of staff is defined as full time and part time, teaching and non-teaching staff employed and paid through the Academy Trust’s payroll)
4. Up to 12 places to be allocated on the basis of sporting or musical excellence. Forms are available on the Admissions to Hayesfield page of the School’s website. This form should be signed by the primary or prep school Headteacher or from the coaching staff. If there are more than 12 applications the School will allocate places according to its need.
5. Within the Bath City Boundary, after the allocation of places under criteria 1 to 4, 80% of the remaining places will be allocated to girls living within the Bath City Boundary. Those living closer to the School, as measured in a direct line on a map from the address point of the child’s home address to the point of the intersection of road between Bruton Avenue and the A367 (Wells Road), will be accorded higher priority. This geographical point has been chosen as the midpoint between both Hayesfield Girls’ and Beechen Cliff Schools. Measurements will be determined using the Local Authority’s GIS computerised mapping system.
6. 20% of remaining places will be allocated to girls living beyond the Bath City Boundary. Girls living closer to the School, as measured in a direct line on a map from the address point of the child’s home address to the point of the intersection of road between Bruton Avenue and the A367 (Wells Road), will be accorded higher priority. This geographical point has been chosen as the midpoint between both Hayesfield Girls’ and Beechen Cliff Schools. Measurements will be determined using the Local Authority’s GIS computerised mapping system.
Multiple births – In the event of one place remaining for offer, the school would admit over the number to ensure that the siblings were able to be educated at the same school. If a place would be available for a sibling in Beechen Cliff, then a place would be offered over the number to ensure that the siblings were educated at schools conveniently situated.
To be considered under the above criteria parents/carers must have named the school as a preference. Under the above criteria all preferences are considered equally. If a pupil qualifies for more than one school they will be offered their highest preference as stated on their application form.
Please note that the home address is the address at which the prospective student normally resides, at the time of application. The School reserves the right to seek verification of this address. The School retains the right to withdraw the offer of a place, if it has been made on the basis of false or misleading information.
Late applications will be made via the Local Authority who will inform the school after all on-time applications have been made. Late applications will then be admitted, if there is a place, or added to the waiting list in criteria order.
A list will be kept for a full academic year in accordance with the above criteria. Any late applications, stating Hayesfield as a preference or change of preference due to changed circumstances, will be added at the appropriate position. Places will be offered in order from the waiting list.
Students who are the subject of a direction by a Local Authority to admit, or who are allocated to a school in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol, must take precedence over those on a waiting list.
Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education Health and Care Plan [EHC]
There is a different procedure for the admission to school for children with a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education Health and Care Plan [EHC]. It is administered by the Local Authority (LA) in whose area the family lives. The LA is responsible for issuing the Statement and consulting parents and the Governing Body of Hayesfield School, before the school is named in the Statement. If the school is named in the statement, the child will be admitted.
In Year Admissions
Please click on the ‘In Year Admissions Information Sheet’ for more information about the process that you will need to follow if you want to apply for your child to attend our school within the academic year and for admission from Year 8 onwards. The In Year Application Form should be used.