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Yr7 Admissions 2025-2026

Visiting the School – Open Evening and daytime tours

We know that you can only make an informed decision about a school if you see it in action on a normal school day.

Opening Evening Wednesday 18th September 2024

Our Open Evening is being held on Wednesday 18th September from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. The Headteacher presentations will take place at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Also included in the evening is a tour where you can get a feel for the school. We would advise you to arrive in good time as the evening is very popular with prospective parents.

Open days

Parents will have an opportunity to tour the school with the Headteacher each morning starting at 9am or 9.45am. These tours begin on Thursday 19th September and conclude on Tuesday 22nd October. The tour is an opportunity for you to see the school in action and have your questions answered by the Headteacher. To arrange a tour please telephone the Headteacher's PA Mrs J Walsh on 01452 713340 ext 224 or email school@churchdownschool.com

 

Our staff and students look forward to meeting you.

 

ADMISSIONS YEAR 7 2024-2025

The school’s admission policy (see below) sets out the criteria for admission preferences in case of over-subscription. Admissions are organised county wide by the local authority, Gloucestershire County Council. Reminder of key dates:

 

From noon 22 May 2023 to noon 30 June 2023

Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test

September 2023

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places

4 September 2023

Online application facility opens

16 September 2023

Grammar School Entrance Test Day

Prior 31 October 2023

Grammar School Test results sent out - all results will be sent to parents/carers by the schools, this team does not have access to the results so please direct all queries to the schools

Midnight, 31 October 2023

Closing date for applications

TBC

Late Grammar School Entrance Test Day

1 March 2024

Allocation Day & parents/carers will receive the results of the late grammar school entrance test from the grammar schools directly (1st round)

Midnight, 8 March 2024

Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests

After 29 March 2024

Outcome of waiting list requests sent out (2nd round)

3 April 2024

Closing date for waiting list round responses

May to July 2024

Appeals

 

APPEALS

Yr 6-7 transition appeals 2024-2025 transfer to Secondary school

Parents/Carers whose application has been unsuccessful have the right to appeal to an independent Appeals Panel.  Appeals will be conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice for Schools Admissions Appeals. If you would like to appeal for a Year 7 place at Churchdown School for September 2024, please email school@churchdownschool.com for an appeal form. Please only do this once the 2nd round of allocations has been issued by the Local Authority (end of March).

  • The deadline for returning the completed Notice of Appeal forms will be Friday 10th May 2024.
  • The date for the year 7 appeal hearings will be the week beginning 10th June 2024.
  • Parents will be informed of the hearing arrangements two weeks before.

 

 

In-Year Admissions
For late entrants i.e. all other admissions except for Sixth Form and entry into Year 7 in September, parents are advised to contact Mrs J Walsh, on 01452 713340 to check whether the school has vacancies for the relevant year and to arrange an interview and obtain an application form if there is a vacancy.

In-Year Admission Application