Welcome to Braintcroft AcademY
Please watch our Welcome video
All parents whose children have a place in our Nursery (September 2021) must apply for a reception place for September 2022 before the closing date on 15th January 2022.
There is no automatic transfer from nursery to reception, and you must apply before the closing date.
Parents/Carers should be aware that they must apply for a nursery place even if there is a sibling already in the academy. The demand for places means that late applications may miss out on a place at the academy.
Parents applying for a place at the Nursery need to apply directly to the academy. Please contact the academy office to pick up an application pack and to arrange for a tour.
Regrettably, admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a reception year place at the academy. A separate application for a place in Reception needs to be made to Brent Council.
Applying for your child’s school place should be hassle free. We have put together key information to help you with your application process. We look forward to hearing from you to have a tour of our academy (subject to Covid restrictions).
Please get in touch to book a personal tour or details on our open events via our contact us page
Our academy is part of E-ACT, a multi-academy trust. E-ACT is the Admissions Authority for the academy and has a planned admission number (PAN) in nursery for year 80 and Reception for 90.
How do I apply?
To apply for a place at the Academy you need to complete a ‘Common Application form’ via the Council’s website. The easiest way to complete the application is online, see the link below to start your application:
Application link: click here
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022 (Primary)
For further information, about the admissions process, criteria and appeals, please visit Brent Admissions.
What happens after I have submitted our choices?
Once you have submitted your choices to the council, your formal offer of a place will come from the council who will write to parents/carers on National Offer Day allocating a single school to your child.
Key Dates for September 2022 – 2023 Primary Admissions
Here are key dates about the admissions process:
Stage of process Date
Applications open 01 September 2021
Academy open days October
Closing date for applications 15 January 2022
National offer day 19 April 2022
Deadline for accepting the offer 04 May 2022
Deadline for submitting appeals 19 May 2022
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time June 2022
Second round of offers
Deadline for applications and changes 04 May 2022
Second round of offers Week ending 13 May 2022
Second round response deadline 20 May 2022
Third round of offers
Deadline for applications and changes 20 May 2022
Third round offers Week ending 17 June 2022
Third round response deadline 24 June 2022
Submit your application on time!
Any forms received after 15 January 2022 (Primary) will be deemed late and will not be processed until after 19 April (Primary), when offers have been generated for ‘on time’ applications.
Where can I find out more information?
We have detailed information in our ‘Admissions Arrangements 2022 – 2023 document about the following:
Published Admission Number (PAN), admission criteria, waiting lists, tie-breaker, appeals, in-year transfers and more, please take a look.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
- Parents inform the academy via the Brent’s Application Form. The Special Needs Co-ordinator is alerted and if the child has a Statement a formal meeting is set up with the parent, headteacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator to discuss if the academy can meet the needs of the child.
- Resource implications are discussed – both staffing and equipment.
- The Special Needs Co-ordinator from the previous school is contacted
- The child is discussed and his or her SEN records are requested.
- Liaison with outside agencies takes place and the class teacher is consulted.
- An individual education plan is put in place on admittance.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities
- Doorways are wide enough to allow wheelchair access.
- The parent informs the academy via Brent’s Admission form.
- The SENCO is informed by SENAS (Special educational needs assessment service) if a child has a Statement. A formal meeting is set up with the parent and the SENCO, to discuss whether the academy is able to meet the child’s needs.
- The Special Needs Co-ordinator attends regular training which she cascades to other members of staff through INSETs. Staff also attend a range of courses to ensure that they have the expertise to support the pupils in their care.
Appeals for Reception September 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): arrangements for School Admission Appeals
Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Department for Education has extended the temporary regulations in place to make School Admission Appeals more flexible until 30 September 2021.
The key changes are:
• where face-to-face hearings cannot take place, hearings should be conducted by telephone or video conference
• if telephone or video conference is not possible, appeals can be carried out in writing
• appeals lodged as part of the main admissions round should be determined before the start of the September term, wherever possible
The changes mean:
• admission authorities will have sufficient time to deal with the annual peak in appeals for children due to start new schools at the beginning of September 2021
• parents will continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place
Summary of changes
The new regulations:
• disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
• relax the rules with regard to what happens if one of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently) to make it permissible for the panel to continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2
• amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force
Further information for Parents
Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Further details on how to appeal and the timescales can be found here