The Vale Academy Admissions Policy 2016/17
The Vale Academy Admissions Policy 2017/18
The Vale Academy Admissions Policy 2018/19
Is your child due to start school in September 2017?
If your child is due to start school in September 2017 and you would like to have a look around our academy, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01582 211150. Mrs Stone (Attendance and Admissions Officer) will be able to book you in for a tour of the academy and a meeting with our Principal or member of the Senior Leadership Team to answer any questions you may have.
How to apply...
If you live in Central Bedfordshire, please click on the link to be transferred to their website where you can apply online or download a paper copy of the application form.
If you live in Luton, please click on the link to be transferred to their website where you can apply online or download a paper copy of the application form.
In line with the School Admissions Code (1.4) The Vale Academy wishes to notify all interested parties that it is increasing its Published Admission Number (PAN) in National Curriculum Years R – 4 from its previous PAN of 50 to 75 students.
Admission to The Vale Academy falls into one of two categories, but in all circumstances admission is subject to the statutory Admissions Code, which can be found by following the link below to the Department for Education website:
1. NORMAL ADMISSIONS ROUND - Admission to a year group starting in September of the current academic year
Application for admission to start in Year R for September 2017 – the Normal Admissions Round for 2017-18, is managed by the local authority’s admissions team, whose address can be found below. The closing date for applications is January 15th 2017, however late applications will still be processed by the authority after this date.
2. IN-YEAR ADMISSION - Admission to a year group after the starting date for that academic year (ie. September)
Applications for admission in-year to The Vale Academy are managed by The Shared Learning Trust Central Admissions Team, c/o The Chalk Hills Academy, Leagrave High Street, Luton. LU4 0NE. If you wish to apply for a place at The Vale Academy, after the academic year has started, and you live within the Central Bedfordshire authority boundary please click here for the form to complete and return it directly to the address above.
If you live within the Luton authority boundary please click here for the form to complete and return it directly to the address above.
If the year group applied for is full (over-subscribed), an application for admission may be unsuccessful and parents will be advised of this as soon as possible. In such circumstances parents will need to consider alternatives and are advised to seek clarification and/or advice from one or more of the following:
TSLT Central Admissions Team on 01582 601221
The Shared Learning Trust Central Admissions Team,
c/o West Academy,
Leagrave High Street,
Central Bedfordshire School Admissions Team on 0300 300 8037
Central Bedfordshire Council
High Street North
Telephone: 0300 300 8037
Luton Borough Council Education Department on 01582 548016
Luton Borough Council,
Telephone: 01582 548016
Further information about choosing an academy can be found on the Department for Education website: www.education.gov.uk
Refusal of a place at one of The Shared Learning Trust academies does not affect the parental right to appeal – details of which can be found below and also by following the link below to the Department for Education website.
Parents and Carers whose application for a place at The Vale Academy has been unsuccessful and who wish to appeal against that decision should do so by clicking here to download the form and submitting it to the TSLT Central Admissions Team at the address above.
On receipt of their written appeal, all appellants will be notified of the date and time of their hearing within statutory timescales and no later than 10 days in advance of the scheduled hearing date. Decision letters will be sent to parents/carers within 5 days of the appeal having been heard.